Who is Katie Stubblefield, what did she look like before her face transplant and what does she do now?

KATIE Stubblefield was the youngest ever person to receive a face transplant. Here we look at her amazing story, from nearly dying to an extraordinary facial surgery that has given her a new start. Cleveland Clinic Thanks to her incredible operation, Katie Stubblefield is forging a new life Who is Katie Stubblefield? The 21-year-old lost her …

STIFF TEST Scientists claim Viagra could new miracle cure for BLINDNESS

IT might be hard to believe, but erectile dysfunction medication Viagra could make the blind see again. Scientists claim the little blue pills could actively repair damaged eyes and stop further loss of vision. PA:Press Association ‘Miracle’ sex drug Viagra might also cure blindness Tests by researchers at Colombia University in New York suggest the …

Men exaggerate the number of bedded partners to improve sexual appearances

MEN are more likely than women to exaggerate their tally of sexual partners, a study reveals today. British fellas claim to have bedded an average of 14 while women say they have slept with seven. Getty – Contributor Men claim to have slept with more women than they actually have in a bid to appear …

Millions of asthma sufferers urged to stay inside as thunderstorms plus high pollen count could trigger deadly attacks

MILLIONS of asthma sufferers are being urged to stay indoors as thunderstorms in parts of the UK could trigger potentially deadly asthma attacks. The glorious heatwave we’ve seen over the last week is set to be interrupted with rain and thunderstorms in some areas. Getty – Contributor Thunderstorms combined with pollen puts asthma sufferers at …

Babies are being taken from new mums with mental health issues over ‘disgraceful’ NHS bed shortages

MUMS are being separated from their newborn babies because of “disgraceful” failings in NHS mental health services, doctors warn. Women seeking help after giving birth are being denied the care they need because of a severe shortage of mother and baby beds. Getty – Contributor New mums with mental health difficulties are being separated from …

Woman left in agony for three years after ‘tattoo triggered chronic leg pain’

YOU should think twice about getting a tattoo if you’re immune system isn’t up to scratch, doctors have warned. It comes after a woman was left in agony for almost a year after having a large tattoo on her left leg. SWNS:South West News Service A woman was left in chronic pain months after having …

Flavoured e-cigarettes can be ‘deadly’ and ‘lead to strokes and heart attacks’, scientists warn

FLAVOURED e-cigarette liquids can be as deadly as fags, scientists warn. They found they damage cells lining the heart and blood vessels, leading to cardiovascular disease, strokes and heart attacks. PA:Press Association Menthol, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, strawberry, banana, burnt, butter and spicy cooling flavours slowed blood flow and increased inflammation, tests showed Tests in the …

Drinking coffee makes gamblers more likely to make bad bets, research claims

DRINKING coffee makes you a worse gambler, research suggests. Scientists found fans of the brew were more likely to make bad bets. Getty – Contributor Gamblers are advised to cut out caffeine in order to increase their chances of winning And they warned punters to ditch caffeine if they want to boost their odds of …

What are cataracts, how does the surgery work and what are the causes and symptoms of the eye condition?

CATARACTS are clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. The eye condition is the most common cause of blindness across the world, affecting the over 40s predominantly. Getty – Contributor Cataracts can lead to long-term vision impairment and even blindness What are cataracts? Cataracts occur when the transparent …

Heart attacks dramatically more deadly in winter months, study finds

HEART attacks are significantly more deadly in winter, a study reveals. Experts found the number of episodes remain stable throughout the year. Getty – Contributor The risk of dying from a heart attack was found to be 40 per cent higher in winter But the risk of dying within a month of a severe heart …