A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stone


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A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stoneAverage weight has gone from 12.3 stone to 13.7 stone Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.

Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones


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Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones 'Excruciatingly painful' condition affects 12 per cent of men and four per cent of women in the UKSome of the vitamin C absorbed by the body is excreted in urine as oxalateThis is one of the key components of kidney stones By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:05 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 5 February 2013 Men who took vitamin C supplements at least once a day had the highest risk of kidney stones Men who take vitamin C supplements every day double their risk of suffering from kidney stones, new research suggests.

Mother of 3 girls Suzanne Doherty has hysterectomy only to be told afterwards she was pregnant with a son


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Mother of three girls had hysterectomy only to be told afterwards she was pregnant and doctors aborted the son she always wanted Suzanne Doherty paid 62,000 in compensation after experts failed to spot the unborn child in her womb before the major operationShe woke up to be told she had been 14 weeks pregnant but the child had been abortedRoyal Cornwall Hospital in Truro apologise for the botched operation David Cameron's youngest child Florence was born there in 2010 | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 18 December 2012 A mother of three girls had a hysterectomy only to be told by doctors afterwards that while she slept they had also aborted the son she had always wanted but did not know she was carrying.

Yet another good reason to tuck into that salad: Eating tomatoes could ward off depression


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Yet another good reason to tuck into that salad: Eating tomatoes could ward off depression Eating tomatoes just a few times a week could halve a person’s chances of suffering the bluesContain antioxidant chemicals thought to protect against some diseasesBut other fruits and vegetables do not have the same benefits, the Chinese study found | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 4 December 2012 The humble tomato could play a crucial role in warding off depression, according to a new study.

Heartbroken woman aborts baby due to rare phobia of pregnancy


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Heartbroken woman aborts baby after traumatic loss of first son leaves her terrified of pregnancy Charlotte Arnold, 24, lost her first son just weeks before he was due to be bornShe was desperate for a child, but terrified of going through the distress againShe terminated her second child at eight weeks – but after counselling she and her partner are now considering trying for another | UPDATED: 19:12 GMT, 27 November 2012 Charlotte Arnold took the decision to abort her unborn baby after losing her first son just weeks away from his due date.

Doctors withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they think it is "futile"


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Doctors 'are withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they think it is futile to continue'<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 10:14 GMT, 21 November 2012 </p> <br> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236148-028B4207000005DC-10_233x423.jpg" width="233" height="423" alt="Shocking: Doctors are withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they do not think it worthwhile, a report warns" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Shocking: Doctors are withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they do not think it worthwhile, a report warns.

Dancer suffering from profuse sweating disorder holds hands with boyfriend for the first time at 22 thanks to operation


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Dancer suffering from profuse sweating disorder holds hands with boyfriend for the first time at 22 after operation to sever glands Lynsey Dare, 22, from Worcester, suffered from excessive sweating disorderHer affliction was so severe it water-damaged mobile phones and laptops | UPDATED: 15:34 GMT, 10 October 2012 A dancer has told of her joy at being able to hold hands with her boyfriend for the first time, thanks to an operation to cure an excessive sweating disorder.

Elderly care "reduced to a production line of tasks" as hard-pressed carers struggle to cope


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Elderly care 'reduced to a production line of tasks' as hard-pressed carers struggle to cope Many left suffering in loneliness as care workers spend as little as 15 minutes in someone's homeReport says carers received little training before performing difficult tasksOne care worker said: 'It's only a matter of time' before an accident happens | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 5 October 2012 Councils are treating vulnerable pensioners as a mere ‘production line’ of tasks to be completed by hard-pressed carers, according to a report which lifts the lid on the horrendous state of home care for the elderly.

Family of girl, 5, given all-clear for brain tumour now told she has just weeks to live


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Family who raised almost £300,000 to fly cancer-suffering daughter, 5, to U.S.

Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm: Depressed woman “fed herself to crocodiles” at popular Thai tourist attraction


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Depressed woman “fed herself to crocodiles” at popular Thai tourist attraction. A woman who was suffering from depression is believed to have fed herself to the crocodiles at a popular tourist attraction in Thailand.


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