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Manuka honey may be antibiotic powerhouse

CNN (US) - 25/11/2017
Manuka honey is often touted as a "superfood" that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds.

Losing the stars: Light pollution rising rapidly

CNN (US) - 25/11/2017
Artificial lighting at night is contributing to an alarming increase in light pollution, both in amount and in brightness, affecting places all over the world, a new study has found.

Aspirin link to cerebral palsy in babies

Daily Mail (UK) - 25/11/2017
Newborns were almost two-and-a-half times more likely to have the incurable condition if their mothers took aspirin and 50 per cent more likely if they took paracetamol, a

'Robot surgery' could save men from prostate cancer

Daily Mail (UK) - 25/11/2017
The £1 million Da Vinci robots have saved over 500 men with the advanced disease. They perform the life-saving surgery at University College London Hospitals.

Equestrian left vomiting own excrement after minor cyst op

Daily Mail (UK) - 25/11/2017
Kelly Yeoman, from Bristol, had day case surgery to have fluid-filled sac on her ovary removed. She developed an infection in bowel and is now 'severely faecally impacted'.

50 Essential Health employees fired for refusing flu shots

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/11/2017
A Midwestern hospital introduced a policy mandating the flu vaccine for its employees. Daily Mail Online spoke to Sharon Beaulieu, who refused the shot on principle and was fired.

The most common Black Friday injuries

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/11/2017
As reports of Black Friday violence roll in, paramedics, hospitals and retailers prepare for the worst. Before you set out to shop, know the most common ways that Black Friday can turn bloody.

Federal judge strikes down Texas abortion ban

CNN (US) - 24/11/2017
A federal judge has struck down Texas' ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure.

Frenzy over Playboy Lindsey Pelas' 'lopsided' breasts

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/11/2017
The 26-year-old, from Louisiana, shared two snaps that showed her breasts appearing to look different sizes. A study has revealed about 47% of women have breasts that are not symmetrical.

Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control...

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/11/2017
Kings College London researchers and schizophrenia patients used computers to fine-tune the voices of these avatars, so the patients could come face-to-face with their tormentors.

Test to calculate oral sex risk

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/11/2017
More than three in four adults do not consider themselves at risk of mouth cancer, found a Oral Health Foundation survey. There are 7,500 UK cases each year – a rise of 68% in 20 years.

Autism risk for babies of overweight pregnant women

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/11/2017
The findings from the Virginia Commonwealth University highlight the direct implications the current obesity epidemic could have on the generations to come.

Antimalarial drugs could support existing cancer treatments in two-pronged attack

Science Daily (US) - 24/11/2017
Antimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could make tumour cells more sensitive to cancer treatment.

'UK's vainest man' plans to spend even more on surgery

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/11/2017
TOWIE super fan Sam Barton, 25, from Sutton Coldfield, has spent tens of thousands on emulating his idol, Joey Essex, in a string of operations - including one on the NHS.

Brisbane blogger says 'cancer isn't bad' in Instagram post

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/11/2017
Health blogger Olivia Budgen, from Brisbane, Australia, made an Instagram post to 'challenge' people's beliefs about cancer, arguing that it isn't 'actually bad at all'.

Can tattoos or back hair protect you from the sun?

ABC Australia - 24/11/2017
Slip, slop, slap… ink?… don't wax? Do things like tattoos and hair protect you from UV radiation?

The New Old Age: Older Voters Stymied by Tighter ID Requirements

New York Times - 24/11/2017
Restrictive eligibility rules have kept older citizens from the voting booth, experts say.

Children who exercise have more brain power

Daily Mail (UK) - 24/11/2017
A study of 8-11-year-olds carried out by researchers at the University of Granada in Spain found exercise boosts cognition, executive function and academic achievement.

Uncooked flour may have E. coli

CNN (US) - 24/11/2017
Think twice before licking that spoon as you prepare cake batter or cookie dough for holiday treats.

Women have 1.9 children on average, a record low

BBC Health News - 24/11/2017
Women in England and Wales are having 1.9 children on average, fewer than their mothers who had 2.2 children.