Counterfeit condoms put consumers at risk of STIs as millions are imported over the last 18 months

Millions of fake condoms smuggled into UK over last 18 months raising risk of STIs Fake condoms from Far East use cheaper materials that burst more easilyMHRA has employed sniffer dogs trained to spot counterfeit condoms , 1.5m worth of counterfeit condoms were seized at Heathrow Airport, with a similar amount found in Yorkshire.

Father whose hand was sliced in half by industrial machinery has it sewn back together…AND regains feeling in his fingers

Father whose hand was sliced in half by industrial machinery has it sewn back together…AND regains feeling in his fingers Atushkumar Patel, 37, lost four fingers and part of his right hand when the machine he was cleaning turned itself on automatically Was rushed to Broomfield Hospital in Essex, where surgeons spent ten hours painstakingly wiring his bones, tendons and nerves back togetherNow, just five weeks after his horrific accident, he has managed to regain the movement and feeling in his fingers | UPDATED: 18:39 GMT, 13 December 2012 A father-of-two whose hand was sliced in half by a machine has made a miraculous recovery, thanks to painstaking surgery.

Sex shakes up female genes as single sperm molecule "affects female fertility, behaviour, eating and sleeping"

Sex shakes up female genes as single sperm molecule 'affects female fertility, behaviour, eating and sleeping' Scientists discovered that a single protein found in semen generates a wide range of responses in many genes in females | UPDATED: 08:17 GMT, 12 September 2012 Sex can trigger 'remarkable' responses in women – including altered fertility, immunity, libido, eating and sleep patterns – by the activation of diverse sets of genes, according to a study.

The one vitamin pill experts say really IS worth taking (and you"ve probably never heard of it)

The one vitamin pill experts say really IS worth taking (and you've probably never heard of it) | UPDATED: 22:51 GMT, 30 July 2012 Who would have thought that the earth beneath our feet could be to blame for health woes ranging from heart disease to thyroid problems to cancer Yet that’s the view of some experts who say levels of selenium, a mineral essential for good health, are so low in British soil that it’s affecting the food chain, our diets and, ultimately, our risk of disease.

More wet weather could spark outbreak of asthma attacks, healthcare expert warns

More wet weather 'could spark outbreak of life-threatening asthma attacks' Heavy rain stirs fungal spores such as alternaria, which can cause serious attacks | UPDATED: 07:09 GMT, 8 May 2012 Life-threatening asthma cases will rocket this summer if the record-breaking rainfall continues, a leading healthcare expert has warned.

London 2012 Olympics: UK at "extreme" risk of flu pandemic

UK at 'extreme' risk of flu pandemic as millions of foreign visitors expected for Olympics 5.3 million extra foreign tourists expected in UK this summerPandemic could spread from visitors from high-risk countries in South-East Asia | UPDATED: 17:30 GMT, 2 April 2012 This summer’s Olympics will increase the already 'extreme risk' of a flu pandemic spreading in the UK, according to a new report.

High heels "are to blame for flat feet"… but a cure may be around the corner

High heels 'are to blame for flat feet'… but a cure may be a few steps away The risk of flat feet is increased in women who spend more time standing up, according to researchers It is a discovery that might leave high-heel fans feeling a little flat

Pregnant women and new mothers are 70 times more likely to get tuberculosis

Pregnant women and new mothers are 70 times more likely to get tuberculosis GPs warned: Pregnant women are at much higher risk of tuberculosis (posed by a model) Pregnant women are at much higher risk of tuberculosis, researchers claim. A major study has found that expectant mothers or those who have given birth within the past six months are 69 per cent more likely to get the illness. The researchers from the Health Protection Agency warned midwives and GPs to look out for the symptoms of TB because it can be fatal if not treated