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How could doctors be so callous?

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Heart-rending story of the mother who spent a day in labour, the baby son left to die in her arms – and the doctors who never intended to save him but hadn’t bothered to tell her.

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You could have heard a pin drop at Chelmsford coroner’s court ten days ago when Tracy Godwin spoke at the inquest of her baby son Tom.

‘Why didn’t you try to save him — just try?’ she begged of the staff from Southend Hospital, who left him to die in her arms.

‘If you’d just put him in an incubator even for an hour then I could have thought: “You know what? You tried.” But he was gasping for breath and you just walked out of the room and left him.’

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Kathleen Sebelius Resigns

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Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. health secretary who oversaw the botched rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reforms, has resigned, a senior administration official said Thursday.

Obama has chosen Sylvia Mathews Burwell, his budget director, to replace Sebelius, a second official said. Obama was due to announce the change with Sebelius and Burwell at his side at a White House event on Friday.

Sebelius, 65, became the public face for the problem-plagued start to the enrollment period for Obamacare, which was meant to reduce the number of Americans without health insurance and cut into massive U.S. healthcare costs.

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Ask Healthy Living: Why Do I Look So Terrible After A Night Of Bad Sleep?

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Why does my face look so terrible when I don’t sleep enough?

There’s a million reasons to get a good night’s rest, but one of them is the simple fact that people tend to look terrible when they’re exhausted.

In fact, a recently published study in the journal Sleep showed that eyes get more swollen and red, eyelids get droopier and skin gets more wrinkled when people skimp on shuteye. Meanwhile, another study showed that getting eight hours of sleep makes faces appear more attractive and healthier, compared with the faces of people who stay up all night.

But why do the eyes and skin on our face seem so affected by sleep (or lack thereof)?

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Why You Look So Terrible After A Bad Night’s Sleep

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‘Year Of No Sugar’: The Schaub Family Went Sugar Free For An Entire Year

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Inspired by research and writings by prolific food-industry researchers like professor Robert Lustig, M.D., and journalist Michael Moss, Eve Schaub decided to try an experiment. She, along with her husband and daughters Greta and Ilsa, spent all of 2011 eating no added sugar.

They combed packaged foods for other names for sugar, including high fructose corn syrup, crystalline fructose, maple syrup, honey, molasses, evaporated cane juice, as well as artificial sweeteners. They started preparing more foods at home. Each family member was allowed one regular exception that contained a small amount of sugar — Eve opted for a glass of red wine — and once a month, the family would have an agreed-upon dessert.

We recently caught up with Eve to chat about the experience, as well as the upcoming memoir of that sugar-free year, Year of No Sugar, available April 8.

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Medical First: 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

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Another day, another advance in 3-D printing technology.

Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman’s life in the process.

The 23-hour surgery took place three months ago at University Medical Center Utrecht. The hospital announced details of the groundbreaking operation this week and said the patient, a 22-year-old woman, is doing just fine.

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The Shameful Truth About the Naked Juice Class Action Lawsuit Settlement and What American Consumers Can Do About It

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Last week, Naked Juice agreed to settle a very important class action lawsuit which accused the company of deceptive labeling.

The primary basis of the lawsuit stemmed from the company’s use of the words “All Natural” on products that contained Archer Daniels Midland’s Fibersol-2 (“a soluble corn fiber that acts as a low-calorie bulking agent”), fructooligosaccharides (an alternative sweetener), other artificial ingredients, such as calcium pantothenate (synthetically produced from formaldehyde), and genetically-modified soy.

Since these ingredients are either genetically-engineered or synthetically produced and do not exist in nature, it is completely misleading to consumers for these juices to claim to be “All Natural.”

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Get the ADHD Facts You Need to Help Your Child

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Sometimes you envy your child’s energy. Other times you wonder if your Energizer Bunny will ever wind down. If that’s often the case, it’s possible your kid has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Before you worry, get the truth behind 11 common ADHD myths…

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ADHD Facts

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Treating OA of the Knee Video

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The treatment shown in the video might prove helpful to those who suffer from this problem.

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Landmark Alzheimer’s Study Pinpoints Protein That Protects Aging Brain

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The conundrum has stumped doctors for years. Why do neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s affect only the elderly? Why do some people live to be over 100 with normal brain functioning while others develop dementia decades earlier?

Now, a new study by Harvard scientists points to a possible answer, one that could spark further research that — ultimately — could lead to new drugs and treatments for dementia.

Researchers have found that a protein active during fetal brain development, called REST, switches back on later in life to protect aging neurons from various stresses, including the toxic effects of abnormal proteins. But in those with Alzheimer’s and mild cognitive impairment, the protein — RE1-Silencing Transcription factor — is absent from key brain regions.

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Alzheimer’s Hits Women Hardest, Report Finds

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Women are carrying the bigger burden of Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S., according to a new report — making up not only most of the cases, but paying more of the cost of caring for the growing population of people with the mind-destroying illness.

The new report from the Alzheimer’s Association paints Alzheimer’s as a disease that disproportionately affects women, both as patients and as caregivers. It points out that women in their 60s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s over the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer.

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