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A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country. Prosecutors said...

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A teenager with a 20cm “tail” growing at the bottom of his spine has undergone surgery to have it removed. It started to appear on the 18-year-old’s back just after his 14th birthday. He...

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Image copyrightTAWEESAK ANANSIRIWATTANA Image captionThe anaconda was operated on after an x-ray detected a large tumour near its heart Thai veterinarians have operated on a 10-year-old anaconda to remove...

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A number of Olympians – including the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, Michael Phelps – have been photographed with large red circles on their skin. What are they, and why is everyone...

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Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media captionMother: “They put the victims in boxes as if they were burnt sponge. I couldn’t recognise my baby” At...

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Pregnant women have been warned not to travel to a Zika-affected part of Miami after another 10 cases were identified. The victims were probably infected by local mosquitoes in the Wynwood area. Pregnant...

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Women who have had their appendix or tonsils removed appear to be more fertile, a 15-year study suggests. The researchers, at the University of Dundee, analysed medical records from more than half a million...

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Jump media player Media player help Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media captionOp ‘joy’ for boy with external organs The father of a three-year-old...

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The smell from a live chicken could help protect against malaria, researchers have found. Ethiopian and Swedish scientists discovered that malarial mosquitoes tend to avoid chickens and other birds. The...

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A city in Japan has said it will help women cover the cost of freezing their eggs, as part of efforts to address the country’s declining birth rate. The move would allow women to postpone pregnancy...

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