Women who wax or shave their bikini lines are more likely to get a viral skin infection, warn doctors


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Women who wax or shave their bikini lines are more likely to get skin infections, warn doctors 'Micro trauma' caused by shaving, waxing or scratching may aid the spread of pox virus Molluscum contagiumThe virus can be passed on through sex and the number of sexually transmitted cases is rising .

Number of gay men catching HIV has doubled in 20 years because new drugs have "encouraged unsafe sex"


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Number of gay men catching HIV has doubled in 20 years because new drugs have 'encouraged unsafe sex' Between 1990 and 2010 there was a 26 per cent increase in the number of men having unprotected sexCases of HIV rose by 76 per cent in this period Experts say introduction of effective drugs is to blame By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:31 GMT, 16 February 2013 The number of gay men catching HIV has almost doubled in 20 years because new drugs have encouraged unsafe sex, new research shows.

Doctors warn about worrying rise in DIY penis implants which could lead to fatal infections


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Doctors warn about worrying rise in DIY penis implants which could lead to fatal infections Say men using objects such as melted toothpaste caps, buttons and dice to 'extend' their manhoodTheory is implants create a different sensationTrend emerged after increase in male prisoners with skin infections on their genitals due to foreign objects By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:29 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:32 GMT, 4 February 2013 Doctors have reported a worrying increase in the number of men performing DIY penis implants.

Synthetic poo could cure deadly superbugs: Packed with probiotics, scientists say it could kill off deadly bacteria


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Is artificial POO the key to curing deadly superbugs Packed with probiotics, scientists say it could kill off deadly bacteria Faecal transplants already successfully used to tackle the superbug C.

Pregnant women who see the dental hygienist reduce their risk of a premature birth by a third


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Pregnant women who see the hygienist reduce their risk of a premature birth by a third Severe gum infections cause an increase in the production of chemicals which induce labourWomen with gum disease who had a high risk of premature birth benefited from having a procedure called scaling and root planing | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 31 December 2012 Severe gum infections cause an increase in the production of chemicals which induce labour Pregnant women who go to the hygienist may cut their risk of premature birth by a third, new research suggests.

Woman dies after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with ANTHRAX


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Woman dies after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with ANTHRAX Death is the third in Britain linked to an outbreak of anthrax amongst people using heroin | UPDATED: 16:27 GMT, 19 December 2012 The death is the third in Britain linked to an outbreak of anthrax among drug users believed to have used contaminated heroin A woman has died after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with anthrax.

Amoxicillin: Widely prescribed antibiotic is useless at treating coughs and may be harmful


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Widely prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin is useless at treating coughs and may be harmful | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amoxicillin does nothing to help treat coughs and could be harmful if used when it is not needed, researchers claim Commonly prescribed antibiotic amoxicillin does nothing to help treat coughs and could be harmful if used when it is not needed, warn experts.

Exterminate! Robot takes on superbugs


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Exterminate! Doctor Who-villain lookalike robot taking on superbugs could save NHS 200 million per year | UPDATED: 22:02 GMT, 15 December 2012 Deep clean: The Tru-D device uses UV lights It may look like a gadget from Doctor Who, but this robot is a new, efficient method of tackling hospital superbugs that could save the NHS more than 200 million a year if adopted nationwide.

Miscarriage conveyor belt: Women in depths of despair are treated heartlessly by NHS staff, says watchdog


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Miscarriage conveyor belt: Women in depths of despair are treated heartlessly by NHS staff, says watchdog A report by Nice says that patients who have lost their baby are often dealt with by 'insensitive' doctors, nurses and receptionistsMany are left to wait on wards where they can hear others giving birth, according to the report | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 11 December 2012 Distress: Women who suffer miscarriages are often dealt with by 'insensitive' doctors, nurses and receptionists, according to a new report Women who suffer miscarriages are being treated in a heartless ‘conveyor belt’ system, according to the NHS watchdog.

Colds, flu… and fungal feet: How going to the gym could actually make you SICK


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Colds, flu…