Stephen Matthews Assistant Health Editor For Mailonline

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    Anorexic woman Kristina Karyagina who weighs just 38lbs

    An anorexic woman who weighs 38lbs (17kg) has been told by her doctor she could play a role in a horror movie. Kristina Karyagina, from Russia, was warned by a specialist the only way of being cured is by learning to laugh at herself.  And the 26-year-old was asked...
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    Dog owners face a higher risk of E. coli, salmonella and MRSA

    They may be considered a man’s best friend, but dogs could be giving their owners more than just love and affection. Scientists have discovered their water bowls can harbour life-threatening bacteria, including E. coli, salmonella and MRSA. Experts have now warned the evidence is ‘clear’ to show dog water...
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    Could a compound found in red wine ward off knee pain?

    A powerful compound abundant in red wine could help millions of osteoarthritis patients battle their daily agony. Researchers found patients with painful knee joints given resveratrol – found in the skin of red grapes – reported much less pain. They also had much lower levels of inflammation in their...
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    Struggling ambulance trust will force patients to SHARE vehicles

    A struggling ambulance trust may get patients to share vehicles in a bid to improve response times under a controversial new policy. The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAT), which looks after almost six million people, is one of the slowest at responding to emergencies.  In a...
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    Gout drug offers hope for thousands of patients battling the painful arthritis

    An anti-inflammatory drug may offer hope for thousands of patients battling gout, a study suggests. Scientists tested canakinumab on thousands of heart attack patients and found it halved their risk of suffering a gout attack. Gout, a form of arthritis, is heavily linked to heart disease – a major...
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    'No evidence' having high levels of bad cholesterol causes heart disease

    No evidence exists to prove that having high levels of bad cholesterol causes heart disease, leading cardiologists have claimed. Researchers have warned statins – cholesterol-busting drugs – offer no protection to millions of people and doctors should ‘abandon’ them. The findings add fuel to the ever-growing, controversial row over...
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    Stunning before and after pictures of a new scientifically-developed cream

    Scientists have created the thickest ever foundation that deep fills facial scars and can make the disappear.  The cosmetic product, currently unnamed, offers hope for thousands of patients living with deep scars on their face. Japanese researchers tested their product on 18 patients, who were happy with how the...
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    A urine test to detect ovarian cancer?

    A urine test that could detect ovarian cancer and boost survival rates from 20 per cent up to 90 per cent is being developed. Ovarian cancer is often known as a ‘silent killer’ – because it is most often detected after it has spread around the body and it...
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    Second person is struck down with deadly monkeypox virus in UK

    A second person has been struck down with the deadly monkeypox virus just days after health officials revealed the first ever case had reached the UK.  Public Health England said the patient is currently receiving treatment at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, a specialist centre. Officials believe they caught...