Stephen Matthews For Mailonline

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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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    Cases of meningitis W have rocketed by 922% in eight years

    A promising student was left on the verge of death after being struck down with the virulent meningitis W, her family has revealed. Shirali Patel, who had only just started her medicine degree at Cambridge University, was forced to restart the year because of her illness.  Her symptoms began...
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    Gay man, 40, develops arthritis after catching a STI

    A 40-year-old gay man has developed arthritis after catching a sexually-transmitted infection through anal sex, a case report reveals. The English patient, whose identity is unknown, was diagnosed with reactive arthritis – which caused severe pain in his joints. Tests revealed he caught shigella flexineri, which causes diarrhoea and...
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    A cure for Huntington's disease could be in the pipeline

    A cure for Huntington’s disease could be in the pipeline following the results of a groundbreaking new drug trial. For the first time, scientists have been able to correct the defect that is responsible for the devastating neurodegenerative disease. The results, hailed as the ‘biggest breakthrough in 50 years’,...
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    Singing Dentist's hilarious take on song 'Man's Not Hot'

    MAN’S NOT HOT – BY BIG SHAQ Two plus two is four  Minus one that’s three, quick maths  Everyday man’s on the block  Smoke trees See your girl in the park  That girl is a uckers  When the ting went quack-quack-quack  You man were ducking  Hold tight, Asznee He’s...
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    PAY mothers to breastfeed

    Paying new mothers to breastfeed could tackle low rates of breastfeeding, a new study reveals. Researchers found financial incentives, in the region of £120, were responsible for a 6 per cent jump in breastfeeding rates. Breastfeeding levels in the UK are the lowest in the world. In some areas...
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    Boy dies from meningitis within 24 hours of falling ill

    Heartbroken parents of a six-year-old boy who died from meningitis B have released the final images of their son in hospital.  Oliver Hall, from Halesworth, Suffolk, died 24 hours after contracting the bacterial infection which mainly strikes babies and children. His grieving parents, Georgie, 37, and Bryan, 43, are...
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    Doctors weren't properly informed of vaginal mesh

    A company owned by a multi-billion pound pharmaceutical failed to fully inform doctors of how dangerous vaginal mesh can be, a BBC Panorama investigation has found. The programme, airing tonight, will also reveal how an implant made by Ethicon was only tested on 31 women and in sheep before...