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A&E departments flooded with Easter egg over-indulgers
One hospital was forced to plead with people who had eaten too much to stay away on one of the busiest weekends of the year (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chocolate Easter egg Source Type: news

Police officers deliver baby boy after being flagged down by van driver
Child named Alex after two constables come to the aid of a woman in Harrow (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: boy born Alex woman police birth Harrow two pregnant officers labour Source Type: news

Pet owner spends £4,000 on operation to save beloved cat
10-year-old Burmese moggy fitted with metal stent after airway narrowed (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists
Mental illnesses, like depression, are largely triggered by life events not genetics, and more funding should be allocated to find their true cause (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple blood test to detect concussion could mean children avoid scans
Scientists' finding means children who bang their heads may not need to undergo radiation-exposing scans (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: concussion Orlando Health Florida Source Type: news

Yoga 'cures cancer,' claims senior Indian government official
The head of India's ministry for alternative medicine said research at a Bangalore institute showed that yoga techniques could prevent or arrest the disease (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: technique india cure minister cancer modi medicine Source Type: news

Aldo Zilli: A lot of British mums can't cook
Aldo Zilli, the chef, argues parents should take responsibility for teaching their children to cook (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: children aldo zilli mothers education cook mums Source Type: news

Men with Zika should wait six months before unprotected sex say US health experts
New warning from US Centres for Disease Control says men should abstain from unprotected sex for six months (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: US Centres for Disease Control Zika virus Source Type: news

Nutritionists say 'baffling' official guidance to halve dairy food intake puts public health at risk
Public Health England, the Government's official advisory body on diet, says reducing milk and cheese is vital to cut obesity (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: nutrition half dairy guidelines healthy eating public health england Source Type: news

Britain hit by severe Spring flu outbreak
Health officials issue warnings as flu figures reach five-year high (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Spring outbreak high flu Public Health England Awine flu Source Type: news

Doctors are repeating the mistakes of the miners' strike
The BMA does not realise that it is on the wrong side of history (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: NUM doctors strike why saturday hours BMA pay miners strike junior doctors Source Type: news

NHS being pressured by government to "fiddle the figures" to make finances seem better, documents reveal
Files show Department of Health has embarked on a national programme to change current accountancy practices (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mammograms could be used to detect the risk of heart attacks in middle-aged women
Scientists show link between amount of calcium in arteries of the breast and the level of calcium build-up in coronary arteries (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: breast cancer Mammogram heart attacks Source Type: news

Cap number of foreign nurses coming to Britain, say official advisers
The Home Office's Migration Advisory Committee warns bad planning is leading the health sector to use overseas nurses as a "get out of jail free card" (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: cap immigrants advisory committee migration training foreign nurses Source Type: news

Striking junior doctors will regret listening to the BMA
Militant medics are happy to abandon patients by launching a full walkout in a bid to be paid more to work Saturdays. A public backlash is inevitable (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: doh doctors government junior contract junior doctor health health secretary jeremy hunt nhs junior doctors Source Type: news

Breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day, says scientist
Skipping it or eating it 'won't make any difference to weight' says a lecturer in nutrition at the University of Bath (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: University of Bath metabolism breakfast Source Type: news

GPs should prescribe a walk in a national park for obese patients, say ministers
The Government is backing a scheme being trialled in Dartmoor and Exmoor under which GPs are encouraged to hand out prescriptions for more exercise, rather than more drugs, to combat ailments (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Elizabeth Truss GPs doctors Food and Rural Affairs Dartmoor Liz Truss Defra Exmoor Department of Environment Source Type: news

A nation of whingers: as life gets better, why are we so gloomy?
The better life in the UK objectively gets, the more we seem to complain that things seem to be getting worse, official study suggests (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis B vaccine cost analysis 'underestimates' impact on families
Campaigners and experts calling for older children to receive MenB vaccine say current cost-benefit analysis does not take into account the true impacts of the illness (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: meningitis children toddler treatment every b all victims nhs vaccine millions young Source Type: news

How to brew the perfect cuppa: the four-step guide
Leaving the tap to run before filling the kettle could be the key, researchers find (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: perfect cup of tea Professor Mark Miodownik four steps George Orwell UCL a nice cup of tea Source Type: news

Zika outbreak: Where is the virus spreading?
The World Health Organisation has declared a global emergency in response to the spread of Zika - but which countries are currently affected by the virus? (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold homes caused 9,000 deaths in England and Wales last winter
Ministers say £1m has been invested to help those who are ill as a result of fuel poverty (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: fuel poverty cold homes ucl winter deaths Source Type: news

Personal trainers on the NHS in war on diabetes
Thousands of people will be offered a nine month programme of health and fitness coaching on the NHS in a bid to tackle rising diabetes levels (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: obesity NHS England motivational coaches public health england diabetes personal trainers Source Type: news

A child's birth month could increase their chances of suffering allergies
Babies born in the autumn have an increased risk of eczema and autumn and winter children have a higher chance of developing asthma (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: children allergies month unversity southampton eczema birth asthma Source Type: news

George Osborne must U-turn on his ludicrous sugar tax
After climbing down on so much, like disability cuts, the Chancellor must do it again over his buzzkilling fizzy drinks tax (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: budget 2016 sugar tax conservative finance budgetary money jamie oliver brendan o'neill osborne uturns Source Type: news

'NHS spent £181,000 treating just one illegal immigrant'
Leading cancer specialist claims migrants are putting "unsustainable" strain on NHS (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: migrants Angus Dalgleish portsmouth NHS bill asylum seeker Source Type: news

Doctor who misled courts over shaken baby syndrome is struck off
Dr Waney Squier failed to be objective and unbiased in six cases in which she gave evidence, disciplinary panel rules (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service misled courts shaken baby syndrome Waney Squier Source Type: news

Mapped: The world according to life expectancy
See the world according to life expectancy, and browse our tips for holidays to help you live longer (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's NHS can't survive staying in the European Union
Do you prefer the EU or the NHS? The referendum gives us a chance to keep our national health service alive, safe from open door immigration and TTIP (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: health tourism migrants ukip immigration trade eu health service ttip nhs brexit Source Type: news

Crackdown on high-strength laser pens
A Government crackdown has been announced after a seven year old boy was left with permanent damage to his retina (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cherie Blair, a failed high-street health firm and a messy trail of £5m in debts
Scale of disastrous healthcare venture is revealed in documents obtained by The Telegraph. One investor, who is likely to lose all of his $250,000 investment, is now considering his legal options over fund founded by Cherie Blair and her business partner (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: allele fund mee healthcare cherie blair health tony blair wife business gail lese Source Type: news

Doctor faces being struck off for having sex with prostitute in hospital
Dr Rupert Pemsel, 32, described as risk to patients by health watchdogs after encouter at Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pemsel Medical Practicioners Tribunal Source Type: news

David Cameron rules out tax on sugary foods
David Cameron describes the 'battle' he and his wife Samantha face as they try to stop their children from having sugary drinks and foods at home (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: David Cameron sugar tax foods osborne fizzy drinks Source Type: news

People with autism die 16 years earlier than expected, study finds
£10 million research programme to investigate why autistic adults are dying decades before their time (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sperm discovery could mean new fertility treatments
Scientists say they have discovered the crucial mechanism which causes reproduction, which could lead to the development of new fertility treatments or a contraceptive pill which could be taken by either gender (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: sperm unisex contraceptive pill fertility berkely Source Type: news

Emotional moment boyfriend's marriage proposal is first thing young woman hears after cochlear implant
After receiving a cochlear implant, Andrea Diaz certainly wasn't expecting her boyfriend asking her to marry him as one of the first things she would hear... (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plans to ban e-cigarettes in public places defeated
Contentious legislation to ban vaping in certain public places like schools and public transport was defeated by just one vote (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: public places children cigarettes ban smoking e-cigarettes schools wales vaping Source Type: news

Man given vasectomy by mistake after complaining about waiting times
Dr Nanikram Vaswani was meant to be removing scar tissue from the patient but gave the man a vasectomy instead (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: complaimed wrong man Dr Nanikram Vaswani vasectomy waiting times doctor Source Type: news

How to lose weight - switch off the TV at meal times
Switching off the radio or TV during meals can help you lose weight because the sound of your own chewing makes you eat less, study shows (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Memories wiped by Alzheimer's could be revived, research suggests
Lost memories could be retrieved by shining a light on damaged brain cells, scientists at MIT find (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

George Osborne's Budget was about two things: his career and the EU
The Chancellor wants Britain to know: stick with me, stick with Europe, you won't go far wrong (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: george osborne eu referendum budget Source Type: news

Poppers 'will remain legal' despite ban on legal highs
A review by the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs has found that akyl nitrates are 'not psychoactive' under the terms of the new Psychoactive Substances Act (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs. Poppers Psychoactive Substances Act alkyl nitrites Source Type: news

George Osborne's sugar tax is control freakery that will only punish the poor
Adults know that sugar is bad for us. Guess what? It tastes nice (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: sugar tax Source Type: news

Sugar Tax: How much sugar is in the food and drink you consume?
As a sugar tax is introduced in George Osborne's Budget statement, The Telegraph explores exactly how much sugar is in the food that Britons eat everyday (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: obesity health snacks Sugar drinks starbucks packed how much sugar news. video Source Type: news

Girl, 12, who dreamed of studying at Cambridge died from sepsis after being sent home twice by walk-in centre
An inquest heard nurses at the weekend walk-in centre failed to detect the infection was spreading through her body (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: death sepsis weekend blood poisoning franchesca pawson nhs derby Source Type: news

Blood test could diagnose Alzheimer's disease in the middle-aged
There is at present no drug capable of stopping the physical onslaught of dementia (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: amyloid-beta peptides University of Gottingen Alzheimer's Ruhr University Bochum memory loss Source Type: news

E-cigarettes could be banned in Welsh public places to protect children
Welsh politicians will vote on the new rules to ban vaping in certain public places like schools and public transport (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: public places children cigarettes ban smoking e-cigarettes schools wales vaping Source Type: news

Schoolgirl dies after series of NHS mistakes by out-of-hours staff
Malaika Adam, from Essex, was misdiagnosed with a stomach bug but was suffering from a burst appendix (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Malaika Adam stomach bug nhs appendix basildon Source Type: news

Thailand's monks are put on diet and fitness regime amid 'obesity time bomb'
They are renowned for meditation and moderation, but more than half the country's Buddhist monks are obese, according to new research (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Thailand monks Thailand supreme patriarch obesity time bomb Thai monk diet Buddhism in Thailand overweight monks Thai sex scandal obese monks Source Type: news

New running blades for 500 amputee children after £1.5million NHS boost in 2016 Budget
Revealed: The Chancellor will say today that he has found £500,000 to be spent on new "child sports prosthetics" to allow 500 amputee children to run or swim (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: George Osborne chancellor legs running blades Sarah Hope amputee Source Type: news