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Statin users more at risk of piling on the pounds say researchers

Recent advice means 17million adults are eligible to take statins regularly But research finds users gain an average of half a pound over four years Experts last ...

Obese pupils 'do worse at school'

Six studies show obese boys and girls do worse at school One reason suggested was that teachers write them off as being lazyGirls were found ...

The earlier you start drinking the more likely they are develop alcoholism later in life, study finds

Study finds the earlier a teenager gets drunk, the more likely they are to become a binge drinker or even an alcoholicTeenagers who delay getting ...

160 British medics sign up to help the fight against Ebola

The volunteers will spend six weeks battling spread of deadly diseaseThe outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 2,800 peopleBy Fiona Macrae for the Daily ...

Sports drinks have 'no proven benefits' and promotion by celebs should be banned, say doctors 

Study: The health benefits of popular rehydration drinks remain unprovenSpecialist sports drinks offer little benefit over plain water for those exercising for 90 minutes or ...

Meet the snake boy who has shed his skin every 41 days since he was born...and has to soak his body in water every HOUR to stay alive

Indonesian teenager Ari Wibowo has an skin condition where he sheds his skin every 41 daysErythroderma, also known as red man syndrome, causes the skin ...

Eat healthily and exercise regularly? You can still get Type 2 diabetes

In England alone, 3.2million adults are thought to have type 2 diabetesMore than half of those newly diagnosed were obese. But 11.3% normal weightNational Diabetes ...

Nurses' poor handwriting and maths 'is costing lives'

Researchers calculated 750 deaths prevented in a year at the hospitalsNurses are meant to measure patients’ heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen levelsOften these readings ...

Offices with potted plants, good views and natural daylight boost workers

Ventilating an office can boost staff productivity by up to 11 per centNice views, potted plants and natural daylight boost health and satisfactionGood design also ...

Cystitis sufferer has endured excruciating condition for 11 years

Lauren Sutcliffe suffers the chronic illness interstitial cystitisShe is one of 400,000 people with the extreme bladder condition in the UK Causes her to suffer excruciating ...

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Devastated mother tells of anguish at watching teenager drown in lake tragedy not realising it was her own son 

A devastated mother has spoken of her anguish at witnessing a teenager drown in a reservoir tragedy, not realising it was her own son. Melanie Goodship, ...

I've had no complaints about my kissing, says Miliband as he admits he FORGOT to mention the deficit in his conference speech

Ed Miliband today insisted said his wife has 'never complained' about his kissing technique after an awkward moment during his party conference speech. The Labour leader ...

'We're getting warm': Foreign Secretary says hunt for Jihadi John is closing in

Philip Hammond was speaking to CNN at United Nations summit in New York He said the hunt for ISIS executioner with a London accent was moving ...

The hilarious moment a car rolls through a security gate ... as driver tries to chase it

Man pulled four-door sedan up to security gate without putting it into 'park' Rolled right through gate while man scrambled to catch up with his vehicle Onlookers ...

This wouldn't happen in CSI! Hilarious moment road sweeper ducks underneath police cordon and starts cleaning up a crime scene closed off for forensic investigators 

Amused passerby photographs eager road sweeper cleaning crime scene The woman went under a police 'do not cross' cordon to collect the litter But watching police officers ...

This nurse and single mum could be deported to the Philippines because her 9 year old son has AUTISM and will 'be a burden on the health system' 

Nurse and son set to be deported from Australia due to the child's autism Maria Sevilla and son Tyrone have lived in Australian since 2007 Their family ...

Rob Greenfield spends MONTH eating from bins to raise awareness of food waste

Rob Greenfield, 28, saw huge amounts of food thrown away on cycling tripDecided to survive by eating only from dumpsters for a monthIs touring the ...

Karen Williams murder mystery search resumes 24 years after she disappeared

Karen Michelle Williams was last seen in August 1990 Friends last saw her leaving a party in the remote opal mining town of Cooper Pedy in ...

I want some! Sneaky pet pooch watches owner eating watermelon... but looks away each time he's caught staring

Man pretends to eat his food while dog tries to grab a sneaky peek Just before man eats he glances at dog and dog hurriedly turns away Pomeranian ...

Abu Qatada cleared of plotting terror attacks in Jordan and will walk free 

Jordanian court ruled there was insufficient evidence against Abu Qatada He was linked with plans to target Israeli and U.S tourists, and diplomats Earlier David Cameron insisted ...