Thursday, February 25, 2021
Robert Pascarelli (left), held a stethoscope to his chest on Monday so that Megan Erickson (right) could hear the heart her late husband, John, donated when he was killed suddenly in a car accident in 2016

Organ donor’s family hears his heart beat in the chest of the man whose...

For the first time, the widow and mother of the late John Edwin Erickson met the man whose life John saved by donating his heart. Robert Pascarelli, a 66-year-old retired police...
Harvey Hawkins, 11, of Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, has received thousands of animal videos from well-wishers across the world to make him happy in his last days

Terminally ill boy, 11, is sent thousands of cute animal videos to cheer him...

Terminally-ill boy, 11, who loves dogs is sent hundreds of cute animal videos from as far away as...
More than one million Britons aged 18 to 20 were prescribed antidepressants in the last year. Stock picture

Doctors give mental health pills to more than one million 18 to 20-year-olds in...

Doctors give mental health pills to more than one million 18 to 20-year-olds in a year as the...
Researchers looked at the effect of surgical masks and homemade single-layer cotton face coverings. A person standing 6ft away from someone without a mask was up to 1,000 times greater risk of inhaling droplets than 1.5ft away from someone with a mask (above)

Homemade cotton masks can prevent 99.9% of coronavirus droplets from spraying into the air

Homemade cotton masks can prevent 99.9% of coronavirus droplets from spraying into the air when someone coughs or...
Heidi Crawford, pictured on her wedding day in 2014, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer claiming she was repeatedly misdiagnosed with a UTI for months

Woman, 42, diagnosed with ovarian cancer after claiming she was repeatedly misdiagnosed with a...

A woman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after she was repeatedly misdiagnosed with a UTI for months, she claims.Heidi Crawford, 42, went to her GP on three occasions because she...
Rebecca Woodthorpe, 18, pictured with her parents, Anne and Paul, both 42, had suffered with agonising periods for five years was shocked when doctors discover a football-sized cyst

Teenager who suffered with ‘period pain’ for five years was shocked when doctors found...

A teenager who had suffered with agonising periods for five years was shocked when doctors had to remove a 15cm cyst.Rebecca Woodthorpe, 18, had to have her ovary removed because she...
About 60 percent of children that get their tonsils removed are prescribed opioid painkillers, despite medical associations

Six out of 10 children are given addictive opioid painkillers after routine tonsil surgery

Six out of every 10 children that get their tonsils taken out receive prescription opioid painkillers after surgery, a new study found. Those drugs may do nothing to keep kids from...
Americans who have survived cancer pay an average of $1,000 a year in out-of-pocket medical costs, compared to non-survivors who pay $622 a year in such bills, the CDC reports (file)

Cancer survivors have to pay 40% more out-of-pocket for medical care

Cancer survivors and those battling the disease spend nearly 40 percent more out-of-pocket on doctor appointments, drugs and other medical expenditures than people who have never been diagnosed with the...
Perfect transmission point: Shops can be a place where the virus lingers but you’re more likely to catch Covid at the checkout than by touching food

The truth about catching Covid when you’re in a supermarket

First, it was little more than a tickly cough and scratchy throat. Then there was a mild, nagging headache that came and went. In normal times, Adrian Simpson, 38, wouldn’t...

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