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    Gay people are more likely to have trouble sleeping

    Gay men are more likely to have trouble nodding off and require medication Lesbians more at-risk of waking feeling unrested and struggling to stay asleep Due to them being more likely to smoke and suffer severe psychological distress Over a year, up to 40 percent of US citizens report...
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    Marmite can curb symptoms of stress and anxiety

    You either love it or hate it. But new research suggests you should have no qualms about Marmite – the spread famed for its bitterly divisive taste. Starting the day with a slice of toast covered in the dark brown paste can help to battle stress and anxiety, scientists...
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    Meet the Canadian toddler who can only eat peaches

    A 23-month-old Canadian boy survives on just peaches – but they can’t be frozen, canned or dried. Micah Gabriel Masson Lopez, from Quebec, suffers from an agonising condition which means he is allergic to almost every other food. He faces a risk of going into a deadly shock or...
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    Woman 'prescribed' orgasms by doctor to treat depression

    A woman has revealed how her doctor ‘prescribed’ her orgasms to treat her depression. Penny Sullivan – not her real name – had pulled her own hair out as a youngster, and suffered anorexia and bulimia. After struggling with low moods, anxiety and anger for decades she was finally...
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    Cannabis could prevent mental decline in HIV sufferers

    Cannabis could prevent mental decline in up to 50 percent of HIV sufferers, new research reveals. Patients who use marijuana have fewer inflammatory white blood cells, which are involved in the immune system, a study found. This could save infected people from mental decline, which affects up to 50...
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    Elderly woman has a tumour TWICE the size of her head

    Teresita Briones, 79, had a small blemish on her right cheek removed 5 years ago But she began to suffer complications within a few months of the short operation Jaw began to swell and by the end of 2012 a large bulge had started to appear Teresita refuses to...
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    'Heat-not-burn' tobacco is still a health risk

    ‘Heat-not-burn’ tobacco products are harmful to health even if they are safer than conventional cigarettes. Although ‘smokeless’ products expose users to up to 90 per cent fewer harmful chemicals, limited data means their precise risk is unclear, according to a Committee of Toxicology (COT) report presented to Public Health...
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    Bristol Uni says smokers less attractive to opposite sex

    Smokers may defy the health warnings by telling themselves their habit makes them look cool.  After all, sex symbols James Dean and Humphrey Bogart were rarely seen without a cigarette. However, the latest evidence shows that smoking actually makes you less attractive to the opposite sex. Telltale wrinkles from...
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    Queensland woman loses 50kgs without a diet

    Tipping the scales at 120kgs and struggling to fit into a size 22, Queensland woman Chenai Boucher was afraid to even step outside.  But after losing some weight ahead of her 18th birthday, the now 20-year-old gained an insatiable taste for fitness that has led her to a whopping...