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March 27, 2018Christin Lipinski, a 37-year-old mother-of-three of Scottsdale, Arizona, has been cured of the flesh-eating bacterial infection the cost her 30 percent of her skin. After 10 operations to remove the infected tissue, doctors were afraid to use any more tissue for grafts, so they used an experimental skin spray. Now, her wounds are 95 percent healed, and, with physical therapy, Christin is expected to make a full recovery. Mail.

March 27, 2018Oncology nurse Laura Harris was due to have a bowel cancer drug not available on the NHS yesterday after Crowdfunding. Metro.

March 27, 2018. Viagra is available over-the-counter in pharmacists for about £5 a pill from today. Maker Pfizer has revealed that Boots will charge £19,99 for a four-tablet pack. The drug will be sold in other chemists in two weeks. Metro.

March 27, 2018A chief locksmith at a major hospital conned his NHS bosses out of nearly £6000,000, a court heard. Taylor was jailed for 6 years for fraud at Inner London Crown Court. It is the first conviction secured by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority. Metro.

March 27, 2018. The Mirror leads on hospital overcrowding “chaos”, claiming that patients faced waiting up to 15 hours at an A&E department in Nottingham. Papers

March 27, 2018. The Sun features the recent wedding of trans actor Jake Graf, who was born a girl, to transgender army officer Hannah Winterbourne. Papers.

March 26, 2018. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits 98 million Americans were given cancer virus via the polio shot. The CDC has admitted that between 1955-1963 over 98 million Americans received one or more doses of a polio shot which was contaminated with a cancer-causing virus called Simian vacuolating virus 40 (SV40). The CDC quickly took down the page, along with Google, but the site was luckily cached and saved to symbolize this grand admission. To further confirm this unbelievable admission, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Loyola University in Chicago Dr. Michele Carbone has been able to independently verify the presence of the SV40 virus in tissue and bone samples from patients who died during that era. He found that 33% of the samples with osteosarcoma bone cancers, 40% of other bone cancers, and 60% of the mesothelioma’s lung cancers all contained this obscure virus. This leaves the postulation that upwards of 10-30 million actually contracted and were adversely affected by this virus, to be deadly accurate. Vaccine News.

March 26, 2018. Experts in tackling female genital mutilation have admitted for the first time that the number of cases in Britain is ‘lower than expected’. Mail.

March 26, 2018Single jab that protects against all strains of flu for 10 years could be available on the NHS in just two years. The results of a UK human trial being announced today suggest the jab is more effective than existing vaccines which target only a few types of the virus. Mail.

March 26, 2018The prime minister faces an "NHS funding revolt", reports the Daily Express. More than 30 Conservative MPs have called for a "radical overhaul" of the NHS and to establish a parliamentary commission into the future of health care. The paper notes this comes as Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt raised "the idea of a dedicated tax to fund hospitals and social care". Papers.

March 26, 2018The front page of the Mirror celebrates the "miracle" of Martin Hibbert - a man left paralysed by the Manchester bomb. The paper reports that after "radical therapy in Australia" Mr Hibbert has regained movement in his legs. He says "I'm going to keep going until I'm walking." Papers.

March 25, 2018Advice to dog owners not to walk their pets in muddy areas in order to avoid "mystery killer disease" Alabama rot. Cases of the illness, which kills 80 per cent of affected animals, have increased year-on-year since it arrived in the UK in 2012. There were just six in 2012, growing to 19 in 2016 and 40 in 2017, and this year looks likely to set a new record, with 29 cases confirmed already. The disease has baffled vets, and is often are not spotted until it is too late and the dog is already dying, as it presents itself initially as relatively harmless cuts and sores on the leg. Sunday Telegraph.

March 25, 2018. The Sunday Express says children with Down's syndrome are not being put on transplant lists because "they may not live as long as other children." A petition is calling for equal treatment when it comes to organ donation. The paper also leads on government plans to increase the number of NHS maternity staff. It says more than 3,000 extra midwives will be trained over the next four years. Papers.

March 24, 2018Scientists have created the world’s most complex biological computer - a group of engineered cells that could one day be implanted into the body to detect diseases and deliver treatments. NewScientist.

March 24, 2018. Some of the worlds biggest landmarks will turn off their lights for 'Earth Hour' tonight. The idea is a global symbol of solidarity for ways of protecting our planet. Places like Buckingham palace and Edinburgh castle will switch their lights off for 60 minutes at 8:30 pm tonight. Heart FM.

March 24, 2018How we can all 'hack our brains' to make ourselves happier and more resilient. How often during your day do you stop to notice some fleeting moment of happiness, or appreciate a minor positive experience? It might be a colleague smiling at you with genuine warmth, making you feel momentarily appreciated; or perhaps you accomplish some small task that leaves you feeling quietly satisfied; or your child takes your hand in theirs and for a few short seconds, everything is right with the world. These transient instances of pleasure occur all the time, for most of us. we’re generally poor at harnessing them. Rick Hanson, American psychologist. Telegraph.

March 24, 2018An appeal to raise money for an NHS nurse with terminal cancer leads the front page of the Daily Express. The paper says Laura Harris, who has bowel cancer, has been "denied" cancer drugs. The nurse tells the paper: "I am terrified of dying... I have not come to peace with anything and am so scared of death." Papers.

March 24, 2018Environment Secretary Michael Gove will introduce a bottle deposit scheme, reports the Daily Mail. The scheme would refund customers who take their empty bottles to "reverse vending machines". The paper claims this as a victory for the the Daily Mail's "10-year campaign against plastic pollution". Papers.



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