Baby born after first ever womb transplant from dead donor is shown off by her proud parents
In a world exclusive interview, Luisa Santos’s mother, Fabiana, 34, from Brazil, tells the Mail of the heartache, fear and – finally – joy when her impossible dream of childbirth came true. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plague was NOT brought to Europe by foreign invaders
Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes plague, has been found in the remains of a 20-year-old Stone Age woman who died 4,900 years ago in southern Sweden. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humans are one step closer to receiving animal organs
German researchers stunned the medical and scientific world by replacing a baboon's heart (right) with a pig's heart (left). The operation kept the animal alive for 195 days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find larger brain gives you better memory, logic AND reactions 
The question has been asked for over 200 years, with no clear link found. Researchers from the US and the Netherlands used a sample size of 13,600 Britons, 70% larger than earlier studies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DNA reveals 'Ava' who died 4,250 years ago was daughter of immigrants
According to new research led by archaeologist Maya Hoole from the Achavanich Beaker Burial Project, Ava died around 4,350 years ago as opposed to 3,700 years ago as previously thought (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mobile phones are seven times dirtier than TOILET SEATS, finds new study
They are the shiny devices which provide everything with one swipe of the screen. But those who can’t put down their smartphones may drop them when they find out how many bugs they carry. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Christmas recipes that are good for your GUT
London-based nutritionist Lily Soutter has created gut-friendly starters, mains and desserts that can be enjoyed throughout the Christmas period. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China orders an inquiry into the 'world's first gene-edited babies'
More than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned as 'crazy' and unethical a geneticist's claim that he altered the genes of twin girls born this month to create the first gene-edited babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meth hospitalizations soar 245% but it's hidden by the opioid epidemic
A recent study from JAMA found that hospitalizations related to meth spiked by 245 percent between 2008 and 2016. Experts say it it has spiked in popularity because it is cheaper than heroin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women with dense breasts should start regular scans from age of 30 not 50
The new report, based on more than five million mammograms across the US, found cancer was spotted just as much among high-risk women in their 30s as average-risk women in their 40s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman has a baby after death of first child born premature resulted in change of medical guidelines
Doctors 'left Riley Goodger to die', who was born prematurely but breathing. His mother, Emma Jones, 27, of Cardiff, has now had a 'miracle baby' with her partner, after successfully campaigning for change. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which are the healthiest nations in the world?
London-based charity the Legatum Institute has ranked 149 countries on nine different categories, including health, but health was the area in which the UK performed worst, ranking just 26th. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS should be run like MCDONALD's, Health Secretary Matt Hancock claims
Speaking at the King's Fund annual conference in London, the Cabinet minister praised the fast food chain's training and support programmes in a speech that emphasised leadership within the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emotional moment a terminally-ill dad dances with his daughter on her wedding day
Lew Johnston, 65, was in the end stages of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which obstructs airflow to the lungs. His daughter Vanessa Wickham, 24, was getting married. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rise in Americans getting therapy and antidepressants - driven by people with the LEAST distress
The number of Americans seeking mental health care has risen notably since 2004, a new Columbia University study found - but most of that care is going to people who are not in significant distress. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby born without an immune system is finally allowed home
Tazmin and James Knight, both 28, of Hull, were devastated when their son Milo was diagnosed with the rare disorder severe combined immunodeficiency at just two months old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two more premature infants die in bacterial outbreak at New Jersey hospital
The death toll is now up to three after two more premature infants died after contracting Acinetobacter baumanii, a hospital-acquired infection, at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juul may make a new pod with 'less nicotine and more vapor,' report claims
A source familiar with Juul's development department told The New York Times the e-cig maker is working on a new e-liquid pod with lower nicotine content in more vapor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese scientist says a second pregnancy is underway
Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong,  Dr He Jiankui said he was 'proud' of his controversial work, which involved using a powerful tool to modify the DNA of healthy twin babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost 50% of US teens NEVER see a doctor on their own, study finds
The nationally-representative survey by the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that the rate of teens seeing physicians independently has barely changed in three decades. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation finds FAECES on every McDonald's touchscreen unit as disinfectant 'not strong enough'
Touchscreens are used before eating food, often without washing hands, an investigation into restaurants across the UK found, including six in London and two in Birmingham. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacteria that live on EVERYONE'S skin are becoming resistant to antibiotics, scientists warn
Researchers at the University of Bath say if medics and scientists don't take the threat of staphylococcus epidermis seriously, the number of people contracting surgical infections will increase. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four-year-old suffered a stroke from the chickenpox
Sophie Fuller, four, of  Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, has been left brain damaged. Her mother Tracy, 33, said: 'This is going to be a long journey. It has completely changed our lives.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientist who claims he made world's first gene-edited babies says a SECOND pregnancy is underway
Speaking at a genome summit in Hong Kong,  Dr He Jiankui said he was 'proud' of his controversial work, which involved using a powerful tool to modify the DNA of healthy twin babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients told NOT to visit two hospitals after fire caused a power cut
The Southampton General and Princess Anne hospitals in the Hampshire city are believed to have had no electricity since before 9am this morning because of a fire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacteria that lives on EVERYONE'S skin is becoming resistant to antibiotics, scientists warn
Researchers at the University of Bath say if medics and scientists don't take the threat of staphylococcus epidermis seriously, the number of people contracting surgical infections will increase. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 42, thought she had leprosy when her 'cold' made her cry BLOOD
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Jo Daniels, 42, of Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, suffered blisters in her eyes, mouth, nose and gums days after waking with cold-like symptoms last February. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incredible footage shows teenage girl SINGING through brain surgery to preserve her musical talent
Kira Laconetti, of Washington, became tone deaf due to musicogenic epilepsy. Surgeons performed an 'awake craniotomy' in order to identify and preserve the musical area of her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Builder, 30, has a tumour the size of his SKULL in his mouth
Leonardo Moris took a knock to the mouth while playing the sport as a teenager in  Ormoc City, Philippines. The now 30-year-old suffered from toothache for years, before a tumour developed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman who was told by doctors she must be pregnant because of her giant belly had a FOUR STONE cyst
Keely Favell, 28, of Swansea, had numerous pregnancy tests come back negative. She grew from a size 14 to a 22, until a CT scan revealed a large cyst that took 4 hours to remove. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Well-fired' bread sold by Sainsbury's 'should come with a health warning'
The loaves, which have a 'unique' blackened crust, have been criticised by the UK's Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. The 75p loaves have been available since the 1980s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An attractive date makes young singletons eat fewer calories 'so they look thinner and healthier'
East Carolina University found people are more likely to eat healthy if dining with an attractive person, but those in relationships or not interested in their eating partner aren't affected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs to be told to stop prescribing gluten-free pizza bases and custard creams
NHS doctors had been prescribing gluten-free pizza bases, Battenberg cakes and custard creams to patients with digestive disorders such as coeliac disease, which affects up to one in 100. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women: Can't sleep night? Get a dog, study suggests
More than half of American women share their beds with humans or dogs, and a third sleep with cats, according to a Canisius College study. People and cats are equally disruptive, but dogs make us comfy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An 'alarming' number of new HIV cases were diagnosed in Europe last year
A report from the World Health Organization has revealed nearly 160,000 people were diagnosed with HIV in the continent last year. The most new cases – more than 15,000 – were in Ukraine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of bathroom heaters recalled over fire hazard fears
Seabreeze International has recalled thousands of its bathroom heaters after receiving one report of a unit overheating and catching fire, leaving scorch marks on the walls. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics could extend your life by culling older cells that can no longer divide
Salford University scientists made the discovery using azithromycin, which treats infections ranging from gonorrhoea to Lyme disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HALF of America's HR departments say opioids have affected their workforce, study finds  
A survey from insurance company, The Hartford, found a major gap between the half of HR professionals that say opioids affect their workplace and the 25% that know how to help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Record FIVE MILLION British women are overdue for life-saving smear tests
Cervical cancer screening in Britain has fallen to an all-time low, with nearly five million women overdue for testing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 16, who was born without arms qualifies as an army cadet
Donavia Walker, 16, from Winterhaven, Florida, was born with no arms due to a rare condition. Despite her disability, she has worked her way up to squad commander on the JRTOC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tragedy of boy, 2, suffering from rare childhood 'Parkinson's mixed with Alzheimer's' disease
L éo Vauclare, from Paris, France, was diagnosed with Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy in June. The disease will rob him of his speech and mobility - and kill him before he's a teenager. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharma company 'KNEW vaginal mesh implant would leave women in pain'
Internal emails seen by the Guardian show executives at Johnson& Johnson had been briefed on the flaws - that it could turn rigid, inflict serious pain, and could be near impossible to remove. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insulin pumps cause more injuries than any other device in the US, study reveals
Over the last decade, insulin pumps and pump parts made by Medtronic Inc were subject to 20 manufacturer recalls and about 100 lawsuits alleging pump malfunctions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britons are clueless about their bodies: Millions have no idea what they weigh
Chris Marshall, 44, from West Sussex, who would play sport 'at any opportunity' collapsed suddenly due to cardiomyopathy. The doctor cycled more than 20 miles a day to work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YouTube fueling prostate myths: 77% of 150 most watched videos 'have factual errors'
The internet in general and YouTube in particular are popular resources for health information, but a new New York University study warns that 'educational' prostate cancer videos have errors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 51, suffered severe headaches after developing a milk intolerance from the MENOPAUSE
EXCLUSIVE: Maggie Holloway, 51, of Ayr in Scotland, endured 'horrendous' headaches for months, which doctors dismissed as an inner ear infection that would pass. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six-year-old born with malformed fingers can finally brush her hair after getting a 'robot hand'
Leah Sweeney, of Castletown, Sunderland, has peromelic symbrachydactyly, which prevented the fingers on her left hand from forming properly. She received the artificial hand last Friday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-of-its-kind Ebola drug trial begins in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Scientists in Democratic of the Congo have started to officially record and observe the effects of four experimental drugs being given to people with Ebola in the country's ongoing outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthrax alert in Namibia as more than 50 people are struck down by the killer disease
The World Health Organization said 52 people were reported to have been diagnosed with anthrax in Opuwo in the north-west of Namibia – the infection is believed to be spreading via goats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does alcohol give you a hangover or injury? Scientists uncover five types of problem drinkers
Researchers defined types with a set of symptoms by looking at 5,400 drinkers. What category you fall into will largely depend on your age, say the Pennsylvania State University experts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news