DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: How you can sow seeds of recovery to find happiness 
DR MAX: During the Eighties, a young GP called Sam Everington, who was working in a deprived part of East London, decided depression was a societal problem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America's opioid epidemic is moving east to urban black communities, study warns
A new Stanford University study reveals that the American opioid epidemic's third wave - driven by synthetic opioids like fentanyl - is surging not among Midwestern whites but Eastern blacks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The measles outbreak has cost Washington more than $1 MILLION in less than 2 months
The state's Department of Health has spent around $614,000 on staffing and supplies. Clark County, the epicenter of the outbreak with 63 cases alone, has spent another $500,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pinterest blocks vaccination searches to avoid spreading misinformation - but it doesn't work
Pinterest introduced a policy against health misinformation in 2017. Now, it blocks all searches for 'vaccination,' a move some have called radical - but searches for 'vaxx' lead to Andrew Wakefield posts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds step in to investigate cancer risks of Baby Powder
The company was forced to disclose the development in its annual report on Wednesday - marking the first admission that it is being actively investigated by federal agencies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haunting 'Roma' scene shines a rare spotlight on stillbirths
Six in 1,000 births are stillborn in the US. That rate isn't dropping. For a third, we don't know why. Insurers don't cover autopsies and parents don't want them. Here, two women speak out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3 supplements during pregnancy may protect children from high blood pressure
Studying obese children under the age of six, researchers at the University of Kansas found some did not have the typical spike in systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of full-time GPs continues to fall
Figures released by NHS Digital reveal the number of GPs working full time in the UK fell by 0.1 per cent last year - from 34,537 in December 2017 to 34,510 in December 2018. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The man with a TOOTH growing in his nostril: ‘Rare’ condition blocked nose of man for 2 years 
The unidentified man from Denmark had also lost some sense of smell and had discharge leaking from his nose. Specialists removed the tooth, but are unsure what had caused the rare event. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are YOU at risk of an avoidable death? Where you live influences the risk
Of England and Wales' 346 local authorities, Blackpool had the highest rate of male preventable mortality in 2017, with 415.2 in every 100,000 deaths being avoidable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little girl, four, dies of flu leaving her family confused and heartbroken  
Four-year-old Puthiraskmey Sopheak and her family came to Boston from Cambodia just months ago. She fell suddenly ill and died of flu Saturday, a tragic start to her family's new life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements during pregnancy may protect children from high blood pressure
Studying obese children under the age of six, researchers at the University of Kansas found some did not have the typical spike in systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nightclub bouncers ripped colostomy bag off Crohn's sufferer
That's hardly the first negative experience 30-year-old NeQueshia Davis, from Killeen, Texas, has had since she was diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008. She's also had it ripped off at airports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Around 7,000 babies born this year will lose their mother before they turn 16, statistics reveal
Analysis of figures by ONS found that 1% of children in England and Wales will bereave a mother. The data shows a group of vulnerable people, experts said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-end northern supermarket Booths recalls pre-cut onion and vegetable soup mixes
Booths - which has most of its stores in Lancashire - has recalled its diced red onion, butternut squash & red onion soup mix, diced white onion, minestrone soup mix and leek & potato soup mix. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents demand answers after dozens of babies were born in France missing arms
In total, more than 20 upper limb reduction birth defects have been discovered in the past 15 years in Brittany; including Loire-Atlantique, Morbihan and Nantes, as well as in Ain, near Lyon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 23, in 'desperate' bid to overcome rare cancer which made her collapse every time she sneezed
Daisy Ellis, of Northamptonshire, was diagnosed with a rare soft tissue cancer while at university. Treatment left her fighting sepsis on multiple occasions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just 15 minutes of jogging every day reduces the risk of depression
A doctor from the department of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital believes the 'sweet spot' is to get your heart rate beating 50 per cent faster for a quarter of an hour per day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager's last words before she died of cancer that returned THREE weeks after the all-clear
Daisy Wyatt, 14, of Blackwood, Wales, finished treatment for rare bone cancer in 2016 after diagnosis at 12 years old. But the family were soon told it had spread to her lungs and was incurable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High street DIY teeth whitening kits 'can erode enamel and make teeth more sensitive'
Dentists from Manchester university have warned that some high street teeth whitening kits can damage your enamel. iWhite instant, (inset) produced a 'distinct etching pattern'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children as young as TWELVE attempt suicide after study finds one in 13 youngsters develop PTSD
The figures, from King's College London, are some of the first to highlight the extent of trauma on young people's state of mental health. The large study is a 'wake-up call', researchers said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 10, dies in Ohio just one day after she was diagnosed with the flu and strep throat
Sable Paige Gibson, 10, from Mason, Ohio, was diagnosed with the flu and step throat on Tuesday. Later that day, she went into cardiac arrest. She was airlifted to a hospital but died on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese scientists who edited genes of twin girls altered their BRAINS too, experts say 
The controversial gene editing performed on a pair of twins in China when they were embryos may have unintentionally supercharged their brains, scientists suggest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father-of-five who died of lung cancer pens his own obituary begging others to quit smoking
Geoffrey Turner, 66, of Latham, New York, passed away on February 13 after a three-month battle with lung cancer. His self-deprecating obituary appeared in the Albany Times-Union on Saturday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother who got breast implants to fix her 'mom bod' suffered horrific reaction
Liza Hanks, of Idaho Falls, got silicone implants in 2015 when she was 31. Within a day she experienced horrific symptoms. A year later, she thought she was about to die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tobacco companies push sweet mini cigars on black teens
Cigarette smoking is down among US teens but vaping is up. More black teens are using sweet mini cigars and cigarillos, too, but the FDA has not acted against companies targeting black children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman gets double mastectomy after being told she carried BRCA gene - then finds out she doesn't 
Maureen Boesen, 33, of Omaha, Nebraska, underwent a double mastectomy at age 23 in 2008. She learned she was actually negative for the BRCA1 mutation 10 years later in 2018. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Face transplant recipient to go under the knife again to get a kidney transplant
In 1997, 22-year-old Richard Norris had been out drinking with friends, when he came home to where he lived with his parents in Virginia, and took a gun out of the cabinet in the living room. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assisted dying methods can cause 'inhumane' deaths as patients don't pass out
Patients may not get the correct dose of sedatives due to difficulty swallowing or vomiting, international researchers, led by a consultant in Oxford, found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Californian 'holy herb' which may fight Alzheimer's: Yerba santa 'reduces swelling in the brain'
Experts at Salk's Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, San Diego, hope it could reduce brain swelling in dementia patients. It could transform treatment method for millions of people across the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Record number of operations aren't being rescheduled in time as one in 13 wait more than a MONTH
Patients in England are facing long waits as their operations are not being rescheduled within the mandatory 28-day period. The figures are the worst in 14 years, despite a drop in cancellation numbers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS prescriptions price will rise 20p to £9 from April
NHS patients in England will soon have to pay £9 for a prescription, up from the current £8.80. The price has risen by 20p for each of the past three years and campaigners say it's 'unsustainable'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery could boost your SEX LIFE
A study of 2,000 morbidly-obese patients by North Dakota State University found that 56 per cent of the women and 49.2 per cent of the men who were sexually dissatisfied reported improvements. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A diet rich in whole grains slashes risk of liver cancer by 40%, study finds
US researchers tracked 77,241 women and 48,214 men in their 50s and 60s for 24 years. Those with higher intake of whole grains, bran and cereal fiber had a lower risk of liver cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 20, who was nearly sectioned over her hallucinations has a rare condition
Lucy Evans, 20, was diagnosed with the brain-inflammation condition encephalitis six weeks after her delusions started and treated at Morriston Hospital in Cwmrhydyceirw, Swansea. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke recovery is easier for patients missing a gene, study finds
For the first time, University of California, Los Angeles scientists have found a genetic signal for how well people will recover from strokes. Turning the gene off with a drug can improve recovery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Child's obesity risk can start in the womb
University of Southampton scientists found fetuses experienced 'epigenetic changes' - modifications to their DNA - when their mothers gained more weight than recommended during pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-vaxxer kids urged to stay home from school after teacher contracts rare infection 
A daycare worker at Pre-K & Play Academy, in Omaha, Nebraska, was hospitalized and 'intubated' with rare, bacterial infection, but health officials wouldn't reveal the exact cause. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman whose breasts were left lopsided and LEAKING after boob job has implants removed
Erica, from Boise, Idaho, appears on the E! reality television series, Botched, where she seeks urgent help from doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow to correct her boob job gone wrong. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than HALF under-fours didn't see a dentist last year and could be left with 'lifelong problems'
Guidelines advise taking a child to the dentist from the first signs of teeth, and once yearly afterwards. In England, 41 per cent of under-17s did not attend an NHS dentist appointment in 2018. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager has her 'ELF EARS' sliced off after her piercings triggered an overgrowth of scar tissue 
Taylore, from Memphis, visited Dr Pimple Popper in the latest episode of the TLC show. Her skin is prone to keloids, which occur when trauma leads to overgrowth of scar tissue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 34, born with no arms and knees reveals how she's planning her wedding
Jlissa Austin, 30, from Houston, was born with no arms, no knees and only seven toes. She met her husband-to-be, Johnathan Shorter, 13 years ago and the couple are planning their dream wedding. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who had four miscarriages in ONE year gives birth to a baby boy after pioneering treatment 
Samantha Catanach, from Hessle, had too many 'killer cells' in her womb which caused recurrent miscarriages. Each time she conceived, the cells ended the pregnancies at seven weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberries cuts your risk of heart disease ‘by a FIFTH’ (but you'd have to eat a punnet a day) 
Researchers at Kings College Londo found consuming 200g of blueberries a day for a month improved blood vessel function and lowered blood pressure in healthy people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brexit is an opportunity to tackle the obesity crisis by making sugar more expensive, experts claim
Sugar should account for no more than five per cent of daily calories. Achieving this requires action on production and consumption, says London's Centre of Food Policy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shoulder surgery leads to blood clots, infections and even DEATH in one in 28 patients
A study by the University of Oxford also found that despite the operation becoming increasingly popular among arthritis sufferers, as many as one in four require revision surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ohio woman Michelle Farraj halves body weight with gastric sleeve
Michelle Farraj, 19, from Ohio weighed 280 lbs (20 stone) when doctors suggested she underwent a gastric sleeve - a surgical procedure to reduce the stomach - and has halved her weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Winter flu is 'hitting harder than ever' as more than 2,000 people in intensive care
There are lower levels of the virus circulating, but it appears to be more violent, Public Health England figures show. The most common strain is hitting young adults as well as the vulnerable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor debunks the health myths everybody gets wrong
The experts at Babylon Health spoke to GP, Dr Haider Al-Hilaly, about just how accurate some of the most common health myths are. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lesbian women are 41% more likely to be obese than their straight counterparts
A study of more than 90,000 British adults by the University of East Anglia also found that gay men are 28 per cent less likely to be overweight or obese than their straight counterparts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news