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Flu outbreak has now killed 93 people in Britain this winter

People have been encouraged to get the flu jab (Picture: Shutterstock) The number of people to have died after contracting the flu in Britain this winter has soared to 93. New data from Public Health England states that 27 flu-related deaths were reported in England in the first week of January. Surgeon who branded his initials onto patients’ livers fined ...

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Baby born weighing just 400 grams is ‘one of the smallest ever to survive’

Manushi is said to be one of the tiniest babies to survive (Picture: Newslions/MEGA) This tiny newborn weighing just 400 grams is thought to be one of the smallest babies ever to survive. Manushi was born 12 weeks prematurely after her mum started suffering from complications, and when she arrived her foot was the size of her dad’s thumbnail. She ...

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When does flu season end?

(Credit: Getty) Recently, UK doctors have been panicking about a severe outbreak of Australian flu. Flu in general can be fatal, and this strain is particularly dangerous. If you’re worried about getting flu, it’s a good idea to find out when the season starts and ends so you can be prepared. (Credit: Getty) When is flu season? Typically, flu season ...

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Feeding Raw Meat Diet To Your Pets Could Be Dangerous

Cat and dog owners have been warned against feeding their animals raw meat-based diets as it could prove harmful to both animal and human health.  As the name suggests, the diet involves feeding pets raw meat, bones and animal organs alongside vegetables. It has become increasingly popular over as many believe it is healthier than giving animals processed pet food. ...

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Can you take paracetamol during pregnancy? Yes, but there are some to avoid

(Picture: Getty) Paracetamol is regarded by many as a safe and effective drug – but should pregnant women avoid taking paracetamol? Many women avoid drugs of any kind during pregnancy, however some seek out treatments from over-the-counter painkillers to combat morning sickness. Can I take paracetamol when pregnant? The NHS says women can take paracetamol as long as they use ...

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Essential oils and aroma diffusers are dangerous for your cats

(Picture: Getty) Sorry to ruin your very hygge home, but we have some worrying news about that fantasy you’ve cooked up about Muji interiors with an elderly cat walking around. In case you weren’t aware of this, using essential oils in an aroma diffuser can be seriously dangerous for your cat. After a Facebook post went viral in which a ...

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Morbidly obese couple lose enough weight to finally have sex for the first time

The couple weighed 51 and 39 stone respectively at their heaviest (Picture: TLC/Backgrid) A morbidly obese couple who got together 11 years ago have finally been able to have sex for the first time. Lee Sutton and Rena Kiser weighed a combined 90 stone at their heaviest, but managed to shed nearly half their body weight after both had surgery. ...

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HIV positive man reveals his status on Facebook in a bid to reduce stigma

Andrew Gamez-Heath with his pet dogs (Collect/PA Real Life) This is Andrew Gamez-Heath. He’s just revealed his HIV+ status in a public Facebook post in a bid to reduce the stigma around the condition. Now happily married to nurse Ricardo, Andrew took the test initially as a precaution at the start of their relationship and was shocked to be told ...

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3 Out Of 5 People Who Try Cigarettes Become 'Daily Smokers'

At least three out of five people who start smoking go on to become daily smokers, a pioneering study has found.  The data of more than 215,000 people, analysed by Queen Mary University of London, found at least 60.9% of people who try smoking repeat the habit daily, at least temporarily. Study authors said the findings provide strong support for ...

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Talking openly about my mental health is the best thing I’ve ever done

By Ellen Scott, Lifestyle editor Tuesday 9 Jan 2018 10:13 am Admitting to people that I have obsessive thoughts about houses setting fire and people coming to stab me was bloody terrifying. Finally coming clean about suicidal thoughts, even more so. There’s a big difference between making jokes about my super fun, quirky dating paranoia (I suspect that everyone’s a ...

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