Dawn Carter: Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgery


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Woman who underwent a pioneering six-organ transplant dies just 15 months after surgeryDawn Carter had a new stomach, liver, kidney, colon, pancreas and intestine53-year-old was only the third person to have the procedureShe spent six months in hospital recovering and had to re-learn how to walk But her health deteriorated suddenly in January after a series of infections By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 16:22 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 10 April 2013 Dawn Carter died just over a year after complex transplant surgery A woman who was given a pioneering six-organ transplant has died 15 months after surgery.

A 17-hour operation under four surgeons: The woman who became the third in Britain to survive a six-organ transplant


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A 17-hour operation under four surgeons: The woman who became the third in Britain to survive a six-organ transplantDawn Carter, third person ever in Britain to survive such a procedureGiven a new liver, pancreas, colon, stomach, intestine and kidney By Christine Fieldhouse PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 16 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:07 GMT, 16 February 2013 Saved survivor: Dawn Carter's six-organ transplant surgery took 17 hours It was an extraordinary operation – transplanting six organs into a 53-year-old woman in 17 hours of surgery.

50 ways to live to 100: Live on a hill, read a magazine upside down, have sex twice a week…


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Live on a hill.

Kissing your dog could cause gum disease, pet owners warned


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Why a smooch with your pooch could make your teeth fall out! Pet owners warned that dogs can pass on gum disease | UPDATED: 10:09 GMT, 11 October 2012 They say a dog is a man’s best friend – but being overly affectionate with your pet could be bad for your health.

Low dose of aspirin could slow down memory loss


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Taking low dose of aspirin to prevent heart disease could slow down memory loss Older women taking low doses to prevent heart disease found it helped to preserve memory | UPDATED: 00:43 GMT, 4 October 2012 Older women who took low doses of aspirin found it helped to preserve their memory Taking a low dose of aspirin may help keep the brain young, claim researchers.

Viruses could be used to infect and kill acne when antibiotics don"t work


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Viruses could be used to infect and kill acne when antibiotics don't workScientists have isolated genomes of 11 bacteria-destroying virusesCould lead to topical therapies to treat condition associated with adolescence | UPDATED: 08:32 GMT, 25 September 2012 Breakthrough: Viruses could be used to target and kill acne, a condition that commonly develops during adolescence Viruses could be used to treat acne, according to a new study.

Women who regularly take ibuprofen or paracetamol are "more likely to lose their hearing"


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Women who regularly take ibuprofen or paracetamol are 'more likely to lose their hearing' The more often a woman takes either medication, the higher her risk of hearing loss, researchers claimNo link between aspirin use and hearing loss By Graham Smith PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 13 September 2012 | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 13 September 2012 Regular use of household painkillers including ibuprofen and paracetamol can lead to an increased risk of hearing loss in women, according to a study.

Rosacea: Heat gun that can blast away rosacea in a flash


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Heat gun that can blast away rosacea in a flash | UPDATED: 01:05 GMT, 11 September 2012 A ‘gun’ that fires energy waves and light has been developed to treat rosacea and other skin conditions.

Why fortified bowl of soup for mothers-to-be could be key to preventing childhood asthma


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Why a fortified bowl of soup for mothers-to-be could be key to preventing childhood asthma | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 6 September 2012 Scientists think adding vitamin E to soup could be a good way of increasing levels in pregnant women A fortified bowl of soup could help pregnant mothers to reduce their child's risk of developing asthma, say scientists.

Heart disease: It"s never too late to exercise: Major new British study proves that starting gardening, walking and DIY in your fifties can cut…


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It's never too late to exercise: Major new British study proves that starting gardening, walking and DIY in your fifties can cut risk of heart diseaseTwo-and-a-half hours of light exercise a week can suppress inflammation in the body – which is believed to contribute to heart diseaseThe exercise simply has to raise the heart rate to be of benefitPeople of all ages can improve their health by working on a DIY or gardening project every week | UPDATED: 23:10 GMT, 13 August 2012 Stepping up exercise levels in your 50s is likely to cut your chances of suffering a heart attack in later life.


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