Over 30 best-selling 'fruit' drinks for kids deemed unhealthy and contain less than 5% juice
A new report from the University of Connecticut found that sweetened fruit drinks made up 62% of total children's drink sales in 2018, but 100% juice drinks made up just 38% of sales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millennials are NOT the worst generation - boomers just think they're superior, study suggests
UC Santa Barbara researchers found that they could water down older generations' negative beliefs about younger ones if they undermined older people's beliefs in their own superiority. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tallest man in US breaks down in tears as he reveals that he'll die without heart surgery
Igor Vovkovinskiy, 37, who is 7 feet and 8.33 inches tall, posted a video in which he revealed that he needs heart surgery to fix a valve, but doesn't know if he will survive the operation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritional information on menus shames firms into providing healthier food, Cambridge study finds
Researchers at the University of Cambridge looked at 100 of the most popular restaurants in Britain and compared 10,000 menu items to come to the conclusion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease deaths among young Americans decline by 20% in 15 years
Between 2000 and 2015, premature heart disease deaths declined by 20$ in the US, but NIH researchers say obesity is fueling stagnating rates, particularly among young white women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover a protein that extends lifespan by blocking over-active neurons in the brain
A new study from Harvard Medical School has found that a protein, known as REST extends lifespan by blocking over-activity of neurons in the brain, which has been linked to early death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy vaping for just a MONTH causes inflammation linked to lung cancer
When non-smokers started using e-cigarette regularly, scientists at Ohio State University saw lung inflammation linked to cancer in smokers - even if the devices did not contain nicotine or flavoring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gym-addict tee-total teacher, 33, dies just 20 days after shock leukaemia diagnosis
Abi Meads, 27, from Nottingham, claims her husband Matt Meads, 33, avoided drinking and smoking and made a big effort to exercise and eat well to avoid health problems later in life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being calm or mature as a teenager 'could be linked to a lower risk of developing dementia'
Researchers from the University of Rochester in New York recorded the character traits of 80,000 high school students in the 1960s. They checked participants' health outcomes 50 years later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

16-year-old Arizona girl went into cardiac arrest after secretly vaping for two years
Samantha Ford, 16, from Phoenix, Arizona, went into cardiac arrest last Tuesday after secretly vaping for two years. Her lungs were bleeding and her heart was functioning at just 30 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother had eye removed after she POPPED her cornea while drying face
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Claire Willis, 45, from Stoke-on-Trent, was on holiday in Turkey when she heard a 'pop' while drying her face after getting out the shower. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man forced to have his scrotum CHOPPED OFF after it became so swollen it dangled below his KNEES
The man, who has not been identified, had been suffering for three decades. He arrived at A&E in Panama where doctors found his skin rotting and oozing pus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perth woman with eczema claims topical steroids caused her hair to FALL OUT and left skin blistering
A young Perth woman suffering from severe eczema was prescribed a strong topical steroid by her doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, four, scalds his thighs by knocking over a cup of boiling tea
Scott Gray, from Berkshire, had moments earlier brewed himself the drink when Archie, four, nudged the table, sending the boiling liquid inside the mug lashing down on to his own legs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father-of-two, 62, is taking an NHS surgeon to court because his testicle was chopped off
The unnamed man was booked in for a 30-minute procedure to drain a lump in his testicle at Furness General Hospital in Barrow, Cumbria in April. But it got infected and had to be chopped off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who suffered three failed pregnancies discovers her uterus is 'an acid bath'
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Callie Hayes, of Sheerness, Kent, was diagnosed with hydrosalpinx. But she has now given birth to a boy, Teddy, who is five months old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Female athletes with high levels of testosterone can run for longer
Swedish researchers found women lasted 21 seconds longer on a treadmill after receiving a dose of testosterone. Olympian Caster Semenya has faced controversy for her elevated levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS chief says that GP surgeries should send MMR jab reminders to parents
EXCLUSIVE NHS chief Duncan Selbie has called on the NHS to text parents to remind them of MMR jabs and to offer more vaccination clinics outside of normal operating hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women must be offered breast cancer checks and smear tests during their lunch hour, report demands
Women must be offered lunchtime mammograms or smear tests to halt a collapse in screening rates, a report commissioned by the NHS has stated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 genes 'drammatically' raise schizophrenia risks, study says
Harvard University scientists discovered 10 genes that, when disrupted, raise schizophrenia risks. Two of them are involved in brain cell communication and may be good drug targets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who have irregular or extra-long cycles face a greater risk of an early death
Women whose periods fluctuated were up to a third more likely to die, according to scientists led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fitness coach Tiffiny Hall reveals EXACTLY what she eats every day to maintain her ripped physique 
Former Biggest Loser trainer Tiffiny Hall doesn't sway on her martial arts-inspired workouts but she does trade heavy carbs for greener produce when spring hits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worsening drug shortages are causing patients to be admitted to hospital
One in four pharmacists in the UK said their patients have come to harm because they could not get vital medication, a poll by the Pharmacists' Defence Association found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of patients being diagnosed with blood cancer too late
Former Army colonel Trevor Llewellyn Elkins died from blood cancer in 2009. His daughter Diana, from Twickenham, has told how doctors missed signs of his disease. The pair are pictured together. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making children learn by exercising helps them on tests
University College London researchers led the review, which also involved experts from the Netherlands, Australia and Singapore. It analysed the results of 42 studies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of children are suffering burns from tea and coffee as health experts issue warning
Almost 900 accidents which caused extreme harm among under two-year-olds in England and Wales last year could be avoided if a hot drink spillage was prevented. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use contraception to save the planet and stop overpopulation adding to climate change, experts warn
Experts from the New York-based Population Council challenge the traditional emissions-based approach to addressing climate change in favour of supporting contraceptive access. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two young mothers with terminal breast cancer rare in under-40s start podcast
Andy Sealy, 39, and Krysten Gentile, 37, from Pennsylvania, were both diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer and have launched a podcast together called Making the Breast of It. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women whose partners smoke weed more than once a week at higher miscarriage risk
Doctors advise women to stop using marijuana if they are trying to get pregnant, as it may harm a developing baby. Boston University research suggests men's use may affect pregnancy too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California is first to pass law forcing high schools to start later to let kids get more sleep 
A new law has been passed in California that will prevent high school classes from starting before 8.30am and middle school classes starting before 8am - a first in the United States. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hawaii health officials blame the state's spike in STIs on online dating
Dr Gerald Hasty, who works on the state's prevention efforts, said that apps and websites make it easier to connect with more people faster, fueling the spread of three common STIs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concussions in high school sports have declined by 40% - but risk of CTE still on rise
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that concussion rates during football games increased by 18 percent from 2013 to 2018. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who undergo weight loss surgery 'are 33% less likely to have children with birth defects'
Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, looked at data from nearly 33,000 women who weighed an average of 265lbs (120kg). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How climate change could spark more Ebola outbreaks
Several countries that have never experienced the problem, including Nigeria which is home to 191 million people, are particularly at risk - both now and in the years ahead. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First EEE death confirmed in Indiana and fourth fatality reported in Massachusetts
Scott Mosman, 58, of Taunton, Massachusetts, died on Friday, becoming the state's fourth fatality from Eastern Equine Encephalitis this year as the nationwide death toll rises to 13. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cortisone injections may accelerate arthritis, study finds
Boston University researchers found that while effective in treating pain, cortisone jabs can speed up a joint's disintegration and force patients to have full knee or hip replacements. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian woman, 75, gives birth to a 1lb 5oz baby girl through IVF
Prabha Devi gave birth by Caesarean section to a daughter at a private hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, on Saturday night. The tiny baby was rushed straight into intensive care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager with TWO vaginas says it took doctors eight years to spot her unusual anatomy
Molly-Rose Taylor, 19, from Gillingham, Kent, was finally diagnosed with uterus didelphys, a rare condition which doubles the number of reproductive organs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Odd taste of wine' was mum's first indicator she was having a heart attack
Louise McGill, 47, from County Durham, noticed the unusual flavour in her wine two years ago after returning from a family day out with her twin daughters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost 40% of shops in England are illegally selling e-cigarettes to children
Ninety of the 227 premises in England handed the goods to underage teenagers without asking for ID in the last year. Trading Standards looked at 34 councils as part of its research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 14, stopped his brother from bleeding to death by using first aid he learnt just weeks before
Jack Smith, from Leeds, saved his brother, Connor Osborne, then 13, from bleeding to death by ripping off his T-shirt to stem the bleeding and using his free hand to call an ambulance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why cancer patients CAN have a massage thanks to new 'featherlight' method
The Made For Life charity is running a new course which teaches a 'featherlight' method of massage and warns teachers what areas to avoid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I wish I'd given my boys the triple jab': A frank mea culpa from a mother
JUSTINE HANCOCK: None of my three sons had the MMR jab as part of their routine childhood immunisations. But if I had to decide again, all three would have been given the triple vaccine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a new flu jab made in dogs' kidney cells be the most effective ever?
Britain is the first country in Europe to introduce the Flucelvax Tetra jab. Unlike previous flu vaccines, it is not made in hens' eggs - and health officials and scientists say it could be more effective. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Slim patients may develop Type 2 Diabetes if they don't prioritise losing fat around the middle
A new study from the University of Geneva, in Switzerland, found having a fatty liver might be another cause of type 2 diabetes because it can produce glucose on its own. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Takeaways are turning deprived areas of the UK into 'food swamps'
Unicef's report revealed the US has the highest number of children who are either overweight or obese (41.86 per cent), out of 41 of the world's biggest nations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise 'more effective than DRUGS at tackling aggression and agitation in dementia patients'
Toronto researchers found patients who have symptoms of aggression as a result of the disorder responded better to outdoor activities than antipsychotic drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of NHS A&E departments 'are inadequate or require improvement'
Care Quality Commission inspectors found standards in casualty wards in the UK has plummeted in the last year - with 52 per cent now rated as either inadequate or requiring improvement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US regulators worry vape manufacturers are using bots to spread propaganda about e-cigarettes
US regulators are worried about the popularity of e-cigarettes and have begun demanding major vape manufacturers share their marketing budgets to make sure they're not using bots. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two years after a tick bite, my wife's an invalid. DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Pat Toovey from Norfolk found a tick on his wife's back two years ago and she is constantly in pain and struggles to get out of bed. He fears she has Lyme disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news