Man catches smallpox-like virus through sex with someone who had been vaccinated against the disease


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Man catches smallpox-like virus through sex with someone who had been vaccinated against the disease U.S military are vaccinated against smallpox before they are deployed abroadCan pass on related form of the disease via close contact if injection site is left uncovered Virus causes rash and fever and can be deadly to those with compromised immune systems By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:13 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:41 GMT, 1 March 2013 A man has become infected by a smallpox-like virus after coming into close contact with someone who had been recently vaccinated against the deadly disease.

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.

Forget tennis elbow, we"re all suffering from "office knee" – and desk jobs and obesity are to blame


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Forget tennis elbow, we're all suffering from 'office knee' – and desk jobs and obesity are to blame <br>Almost a quarter of workers aged 16 to 65 surveyed said they have been living with pain for up to two years Obesity, the rise of the internet and desk based jobs have been blamed for the latest in a line of joint ailments <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 15:23 GMT, 20 November 2012 </p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/20/article-2235771-1621DD02000005DC-975_306x423.jpg" width="306" height="423" alt="More than a quarter of UK workers are suffering from painful knee joints, a new survey has revealed" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">More than a quarter of UK workers are suffering from painful knee joints, a new survey has revealed</p> <p>More than a quarter of UK workers are suffering from painful knee joints, it has been revealed.</p><p>And surgeons and physiotherapists say that rising levels of obesity and desk-based jobs across all age groups are to blame.

Millions of pet lovers warned: You could pass flu on to Fido


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Millions of pet lovers warned: You could pass flu on to Fido! A total of 13 cats and one dog in the U.S are believed to have caught the H1N1 virus in 2011 and 2012 from their owners Researchers say there needs to be greater awareness of the phenomenon | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 4 October 2012 Pet owners have been warned next time they have the flu, they may not just pass it on to friends and family – they might also infect their animals.

Our ageing world: UN predicts there will be more pensioners than children by 2050


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Our ageing world: UN predicts there will be more pensioners than children by 2050The number of people over 60 set to hit two billion by 2050Over-60s will outnumber under-15s in 40 years, according to reportNations urged to prepare for greater strain on healthcare and pensionsPopulation ageing fastest in developing countries | UPDATED: 03:21 GMT, 2 October 2012 A startling UN report into global ageing has revealed that there will be more pensioners than children by 2050, when the number of people aged 60 or over will hit two billion.

NHS spends 4m a week on elderly who block beds with managers blaming cuts for problems getting worse


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NHS spends 4m a week on elderly who block beds with managers blaming cuts for problems getting worse Nine in ten health managers fear 'bed blocking' is worse following financial cuts | UPDATED: 23:08 GMT, 23 September 2012 The NHS is being forced to spend nearly 4million a week keeping elderly patients in hospital who are well enough to go home, according to a report.

The cloud with no name: Meteorologists campaign to classify unique “Asperatus” clouds seen across the world


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The cloud with no name: Meteorologists campaign to classify unique “Asperatus” clouds seen across the world . Whipped into fantastical shapes, these clouds hang over the darkening landscape like the harbingers of a mighty storm.

From consumption to Gulf War Syndrome, how sickness becomes fashionable


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The changing tastes in disease: From consumption to Gulf War Syndrome, how sicknesses fall in and out of fashion Consumption 'was known as a poetic or beautiful disease' By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 09:36 GMT, 11 July 2012 | UPDATED: 10:55 GMT, 11 July 2012 Why is it that some diseases like Aids and Sars capture the public's attention while other serious illnesses remain stubbornly under the radar This is the question being addressed in a ground-breaking new research project at Northumbria University.

Gardeners warned to wash their hands after using compost as rare strain of Legionnaire"s disease infects six in Scotland


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Gardeners warned to wash their hands after using compost as rare strain of Legionnaire's disease infects six in Scotland One man has died and five taken ill in unrelated casesRare strain is 'Legionella longbeachae', which authorities believe comes from compostSix compost cases are first to be confirmed in Britain | UPDATED: 13:57 GMT, 28 May 2012 Gardeners have today been warned to wash their hands after using compost due to a rare strain of Legionnaire's disease, previously unseen in Britain, that has infected six people in Scotland.

Diet tips: Cut out 300 calories for good or you"ll pile the pounds straight back on


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Lost weight Cut out 300 calories for good or you'll pile the pounds straight back onExperts now know why so many dieters pile the pounds straight back onSlimmers need to eat less than someone of the same weight who has not dietedThe phenomenon is caused by the effect dieting has on the way muscles work | UPDATED: 07:14 GMT, 16 May 2012 As every slimmer knows, it is when the diet ends that the hard work really begins.