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Facebook bans mastectomy reconstruction tattoo pictures

[ad_1] Image caption Gemma Winstanley said she relies on Facebook to promote her services A woman who provides nipple tattoos to women who have undergone mastectomies has criticised Facebook for banning pictures of her work.Gemma Winstanley from East Yorkshire carries out the work for free, but last week she was blocked by the social media giant after sharing images online.She said her account was suspended for "displaying sexual content".Facebook said
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Skin creams can lead to fire deaths

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images People who use emollient creams to treat dry and itchy skin conditions are being warned they can build up in fabrics and cause them to catch fire more easily. The medicines regulator says clear warnings on product packaging is needed to alert consumers. The MHRA says it has heard of more than 50 such deaths reported by UK fire and rescue services.People should not stop
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Gently stroking babies ‘provides pain relief’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Gently stroking a baby reduces activity in their brain associated with painful experiences, a study has found. The study, by University of Oxford and Liverpool John Moores University, monitored the brain activity of 32 babies while they had blood tests. Half were stroked with a soft brush beforehand and they showed 40% less pain activity in their brain. Author Rebeccah Slater said: "Touch seems to
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NHS Fife offers patients hip replacement day surgery

[ad_1] NHS Fife has become the first health board in Scotland to perform hip replacements in day surgery. The procedure is only suitable for about 15% of patients but can speed up recovery and free up hospital beds. Following a method developed in Denmark, staff can have patients back on their feet just hours after the operation.Doctors hope the new treatment will eventually be rolled out across the country.Ten years
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Dingwall Pupils fall ill after drinking vaping fluid

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption NHS Highland and Highland Council have issued warnings about the liquid inside electronic cigarettes Pupils at a school in Highlands became seriously ill after drinking vaping fluid contained within electronic cigarettes.Dingwall Academy has sent letters home with its students warning that the liquid is "highly toxic and can be fatal".NHS Highland has issued a wider warning about the potential risks of the behaviour.Signs someone
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Psychiatric nurse jailed for patient punch

[ad_1] Image copyright TONY Hendron Image caption Patrick Maguire has worked as a nurse for 38 years A psychiatric nurse who broke a patient's nose when he punched him three times has been given a nine-month prison sentence.Patrick Maguire, from Tollymore Brae in Newcastle, admitted causing actual bodily harm to the male mental health patient.A judge said it was "with some regret" that he was sending him to jail.However, he
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Loughborough woman who lied about brain cancer jailed

[ad_1] Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Police said Jasmin Mistry's fraud was "bizarre" and "shocking" A woman who pretended to have brain cancer and claimed about £250,000 from family and friends has been jailed.Jasmin Mistry, 36, created messages from a fictitious doctor to convince people she was terminally ill.Her con was uncovered when it emerged a brain scan, which she said was her own, had been taken from Google.At
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Are parents prepared for holiday hangovers?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images With the festive season upon us, many parents are bound to find themselves drinking more than normal, be it at the pub or at any of the various Christmas parties.For those with young children, this may involve calling on the help of a kindly grandparent or a local babysitter for some childcare. But how many parents think about how they will look after young children
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Overactive immune system ‘may trigger ME-like symptoms’

[ad_1] Image copyright dragana991 Image caption Researchers linked an overactive immune system with ME-like symptoms An overactive immune system may help explain the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, scientists from King's College London have suggested.Many sufferers of CFS, or ME, say their condition began with a challenge to their immune system like an infection. The scientists studied 55 patients with Hepatitis C who were given a drug that causes a