Sharon James, 38, from Watford, received cruel taunts throughout her childhood due to her Sturge-Weber syndrome. But even as an adult, she has been reduced to tears by strangers.
At last, researchers have found evidence of the benefits of a cannabis extract for seizures in a certain type of epilepsy.
Children are worst hit by the decision to restrict production of older drugs to treat a range of illnesses, St George's University of London researchers said.
Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, have discovered an antibody that stops fat triggering disease by collecting around the organs.
Researchers from Southampton and Edinburgh universities found drinking just one cup of coffee a day reduces your risk of developing the disease by 20 per cent.
As a result of the disorder, girls between the ages of 12 and 15 were found to be most vulnerable to succumb to risky sexual behaviour, according to Danish researchers.
A researcher from Copenhagen University says cheese is a good example of how a food's effect on health cannot be judged by its single nutrients as its fat content is unharmful.
But they are accurate at measuring heart rate, a study of seven devices has found.
A New Zealand breakfast host sparked a heated online debate after saying those who think there's a link between autism and vaccines are 'wrong and stupid'.
A new study challenges the myth that marriage is a magic potion.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - State-run Coal India Ltd, saddled with millions of tonnes of unsold coal, is expected to be the biggest beneficiary of a controversial government decision to more than halve the
The least happy schoolchildren are almost twice as likely to take up alcohol and cigarettes, a study by University College London has found.
Whitehall has spent several years and tens of thousands of pounds trying to block the publication of the appointments diary of former health secretary Andrew Lansley.
Scores of women in India give birth at advanced ages with the help of a controversial doctor who claims great success with patients over 50
Dr. Reed and her husband turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical procedure that harmed her.
The study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that having less than six hours sleep a night was associated with a higher risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome.
The United Nations agency passed a resolution in Geneva launching a global public awareness campaign on the life-threatening condition, after a long-term Mail campaign.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill passed by U.S. House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making
Research into promising medical uses has been hampered by requiring scientists to get special licenses.
As we learn more about the perpetrators and try to understand their motivation, we discover that cannabis was a part of their daily lives.
The GOP health care bill is estimated to leave 23 more million Americans uninsured and premiums are likely to skyrocket for those who are insured.
The Congressional Budget Office’s assessment of the House’s health bill predicts dysfunctional markets for about one-sixth of the population.
A compound found in cannabis reduced convulsive seizures in children with a severe form of epilepsy by nearly half, a new study shows, validating the
On Facebook and other invitation-only chat sites, journalists are sharing countless anecdotes about the seemingly absurd extremes to which public servants went during the B.C. election campaign t
Sports drinks may not improve performance according to research conducted by academics at the University of East Anglia and Cambridge who studied 19 competitive swimmers.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A giraffe at a Seattle zoo is expected to give birth to a calf within a week -- and there is even a gift registry.
The study's findings are in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
A University of Coventry researcher cited a past study that revealed 66 per cent of adults newly diagnosed with a form of the disorder have contemplated taking their own life.
Cuts to addiction services will impact A&Es and cost the NHS more in the long run, claims a Royal College of Psychiatrists professor. Budgets for services in some areas have been slashed by 50%.
He escaped the Holocaust and it led him to fully embracing Tikkun Olam, the concept in Judaism which means repairing the world through acts of goodness and charity.
(Reuters) - A section of highway winding along California's breathtaking Big Sur coastline will probably remain closed for months by damage from a massive landslide unleashed by a rain-soaked hillside
Graco recalled more than 25,000 My Ride 65 child car seats because they may not properly restrain children in a crash. A US report found 20 percent of child deaths were due to restrain issues.
In an emotional interview, Pete Frates's father - who vowed to care for Pete throughout his illness - admitted the $90,000-a-month medical bills are becoming untenable.
The new Congressional Budget Office numbers are in for the House healthcare bill, and they’re almost as breathtakingly bad as the first version’s score. Instead of 24 million Americans lo