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Boy, 12,  after brain surgery defies the odds to become a dance champion & actor

Boy, 12, after brain surgery defies the odds to become a dance champion & actor

A young boy whose parents were told he may never walk or talk after brain surgery has defied the odds to become a dance champion and actor. Ben Wilby underwent a nine-hour operation because the plates in his skull had not fused correctly after birth. The youngster was diagnosed with Craniosyno

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Athlete cheated death EIGHT times

Athlete cheated death EIGHT times

When Matthew Hawksley made it to the finish line of the triathlon at Mullaghmore, Co Sligo, Ireland, it was the the final victory in a a fight for life that began in that very town three years earlier. For in the same chilly North Atlantic waters that the 26-year-old raced rival athletes, he had

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Baby boy is saved by a COW heart

Baby boy is saved by a COW heart

A baby boy born with two life-threatening holes in his heart has just celebrated his first birthday - thanks to a cow heart. Ruben Weber-Jackson, from Beverley, Yorkshire, was suffering from restricted breathing because of the holes. Now, during two major operations, they have been repaired -

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Teenager with cancer, raised £3 M for charity DISCHARGED from hospital after 'remarkable' fightback

Teenager with cancer, raised £3 M for charity DISCHARGED from hospital after ‘remarkable’ fightback

A teenager with incurable cancer who has raised more than £3 million for charity - and was this morning praised by the Prime Minister - has been discharged from hospital. Stephen Sutton, 19, was being treated for multiple tumours at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital and was recently pictur

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Walking May Spark Creative Thinking

Walking May Spark Creative Thinking

From artists to office workers, people in all walks of life claim that going for a stroll helps them work out ideas or overcome creative blocks, and now new research finds that stretching one's legs really does give a mental boost. "Many people anecdotally claim they do their best thinking whenÂ

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Scorpion-Eating Mice Feel No Sting

Scorpion-Eating Mice Feel No Sting

The sting of the Arizona bark scorpion is so fierce that humans say the pain is like being hit by a hammer. But the tiny grasshopper mouse shakes off the sting like it's nothing. Now, researchers have found for the mouse, the sting really is nothing. Instead of causing pain, the scorpion venom bl

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New research gives hope for cancer victims

New research gives hope for cancer victims

New research may have secured a vital breakthrough in the treatment of brain cancer, with a Perth-based professor discovering a protein that kills tumour stem cells and stops them regenerating. Professor Arun Dharmarajan, from the School of Biomedical Sciences at Perth's Curtin University, said t

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Migrating Birds Fly Nonstop for Six Months

Migrating Birds Fly Nonstop for Six Months

Scientists have long suspected that the Alpine swift -- a swallowlike bird that has a wingspan of about 22 inches (57 centimeters) and a body length of about 8 inches (20 cm) -- spends much of its life in flight, based on field observations and radar data collected during its migration. But, until n

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Facebook helped me beat cancer

Facebook helped me beat cancer

An aspiring model says the overwhelming support she received from her Facebook friends is the secret behind her cancer recovery. Caris Hedd-Bowen, who has 2,127 friends on the social networking website, was told she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January after doctors spotted a lump on her

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Doctor 'regrows' man's finger

Doctor ‘regrows’ man’s finger

ope, it's not the plot from a creepy sci-fi movie: A doctor from Delray Beach, Fla., has used a new procedure to grow back a man's finger. Paul Halpern, 33, had most of his index finger bitten off by a horse who thought it was a piece of cookie. He turned up at the office of Dr. Eugenio Rodriguez fo

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