No10 warns of 'challenging' months ahead in battle against Covid
Downing Street insisted it did not have any immediate plans to bring back restrictions in England but admitted it would keep a 'close watch' on the situation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A THIRD of children aged 7 to 9 use social media - 40% of parents don't have time to monitor
Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a survey of parents, finding nearly half of children aged ten to 12 use a social media app, and many are not being routinely monitored. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Double-jabbed people are as likely not to catch Covid as those who have recovered from infection
Office for National Statistics report found Britons who caught the virus had their risk of testing positive slashed by 71 per cent. Among double-jabbed the risk was 67 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philadelphia's 'soda tax' cut high school students' weekly number of sugar-sweetened beverages
A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that, after the city's soda tax, the weekly number of soft drinks per week among teens fell from 5.4 prior to the tax to 3.9 per week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients may have paid $4,000 in out-of-pocket costs despite waivers
Researchers from the University of Michigan found that more than half of private insurance patients paid out-of-pocket COVID-19 hospitalization costs despite waivers in place. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychologist Gabby Goodier shares the 'straw' breathing technique she swears by for stress relief
A clinical psychologist, from Western Australia, has offered her simple breathing technique that will ease anxiety and soothe your mind in just minutes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Funny memes can help people cope with stress of Covid pandemic, study claims 
Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University found presenting people with memes 'can help people cope with the stress of living during a global pandemic'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid booster jabs need to be sped up or medical units could become swamped this winter
One month into the programme, only half of eligible over-80s have received a third dose, despite being at heightened risk, NHS figures suggest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only HALF of GP appointments are with an actual doctor
Just 52 per cent of GP consultations in July were with doctors, while the rest were overseen by staff such as district nurses or dispensers, according to data published by NHS Digital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French drug firm Valneva reports positive results from its Covid trial 
Valneva's VLA2001 vaccine produced a stronger antibody response than the AstraZeneca jab when trialled on thousands of Britons, the company said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Highest daily infections in THREE MONTHS: Covid cases soar by 30% to 45,140 as winter draws in
Officials at the Department for Health have confirmed there has been 45,140 new Covid cases recorded today which marks a 30 per cent increase on last week but deaths have dropped. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What does YOUR dandruff say about your health?
Consultant dermatologist Dr Eva Melegh has identified the different types of dandruff, from small, white flakes caused by a burned scalp, to large silvery flakes that point to psoriasis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS scanners and x-ray machines are at least ten years old at more than a quarter of health trusts
Decades-old scanners and X-ray machines could thwart efforts to tackle record NHS waiting lists, a shocking audit reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Our son would not have died if he had seen GP face to face': Parents' fury over meningitis death
David Nash, 26, (pictured) had four remote consultations with doctors and nurses at a GP practice but his family say he wouldn't have died of meningitis if he had seen a GP in person. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Squid Blame! Hit Netflix show that depicts potentially deadly games may breed bullies, expert warns
Parents may be teaching their children to be bullies and harming their 'social and emotional development' by letting them watch ultra-violent Squid Game (pictured), an expert has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Care homes may close over mandatory staff vaccines, industry experts fear
Elderly and vulnerable care home residents could be left at higher risk of catching Covid-19 because of the Government's ban on unvaccinated staff, it is feared. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs and patients complain about Covid-19 booster jab chaos
Last week the Mail on Sunday revealed thousands of vulnerable patients from across Britain are having difficulties in securing a Covid booster shot. This week they tell their stories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How 14 Britons in their 90s ended up in hospital for abusing cocaine last year
Some 12,564 people of all ages were hospitalised for mental-health reasons linked to cocaine use. But an increasing number have also drawn their state pensions as existing drug-users grow older. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor who 'botched three major gallbladder operations in five days' is STILL working for the NHS
Camilo Valero, a consultant general surgeon, has been working at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Trust for the past 21 months, despite watchdog investigation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ministers plan walk-in clinics to speed up vaccine rollout for 12-to 15-year-olds
Ministers are planning to launch the scheme for 12-to- 15-year-olds shortly. Sources also claim the new clinics are an attempt to keep anti-vaxxers away from the school gates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STEPHEN ADAMS: Three reasons not to panic over Britain's Covid infection rate
STEPHEN ADAMS: Ministers are quietly confident that this winter will be nothing like as bad as last, despite persistently high infection rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retired engineer, 75, pays £18,000 for a private knee replacement before being offered free surgery
Retired engineer John Peake, 75, was put forward for NHS surgery in May after an orthopaedic consultant at Stafford County Hospital agreed he needed both arthritic knees replaced. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pacemaker upgrade could warn about upcoming heart attacks
Scientists at the University of Manchester have created a program that can monitor a patient's pacemaker and send an alert to a doctor over an app if it notices a heart problem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Zinc sunscreen could do more harm than good
Sunscreen lotions containing zinc oxide - such as the thick sunblock worn by some athletes to protect their faces - may quickly lose effectiveness and even become harmful, a study suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is a Cambridge president right in warning her students against putting off pregnancy?
When Eve Simmons was a 14-year-old at school, everyone in her year was handed a robotic doll for a three-day experiment in caring for a baby, which she abandoned after only three hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should exercise therapy for chronic fatigue patients be banished?
Stephanie Reed, 32, from Wiltshire first became unwell in 2016 and believes the exercise treatment recommended by clinicians made her symptoms worse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Why there's no shame in being treated for depression
Dr Ellie Cannon appeared on This Morning during the week to tell Holly and Phil about her experiences taking anti-depressants and why there is no shame in seeking help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scots HIV patients to be given new jab once every two months and ditch their daily pills
Brian West, 63, from Edinburgh who was diagnosed with HIV in 1984, said having an injection every couple of months was the 'nearest we will get to a cure in my lifetime'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Here's why boosting bacteria in your breasts could cut the risk of cancer
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Breast cancer tissue typically contains lower levels of bacteria called Lactobacillus, which produce anti-inflammatory compounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC releases updated holiday guidance to prevent spread of Covid
The new CDC recommendations encourage Americans to get vaccinated they  haven't already 'to minimize COVID-19 risk' and 'protect those not yet eligible.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA delaying decision on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-17 due to heart inflammation concerns
The Wall Street Journal reports that the FDA may delay its decision of whether to expand authorization of the Moderna Covid vaccine by a few weeks due to myocarditis concerns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths from tuberculosis INCREASED in 2020 for the first time in 15 years
The WHO reports an increase of TB deaths in 2020 for the first time since 2005, a step backwards in the global battle against the condition that affects millions worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 pandemic increased pregnant women's risk of gestational diabetes and high blood pressure
A new study from Boston University found rates of gestational diabetes rose by 12% from 88 cases per 1,000 deliveries in 2019 compared to 98.9 per 1,000 delivereis in 2020 (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alaska doctors RATION 'life-saving' care for patients in wake of the state's recent Covid surge 
Alaska is facing a surge in hospitalizations, leaving hospitals with out the resources necessary to treat everyone and forcing doctors to ration healthcare. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA advisory committee recommends approval of a booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine
The FDA's advisory committee unanimously voted to recommend approval of Covid booster shots of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine on Friday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid US: Pfizer and Moderna immunity spikes and then drops while J&J vaccine remains low and stable
A new study presented at an FDA advisory panel on Friday found that eight months later, the antibody levels for Pfizer and Moderna decreased by up to 44-fold while the J&J levels remained stable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid England: Outbreak is now biggest it's been since JANUARY with one in 60 infected last week
The Office for National Statistics estimated 890,000 people in England - 1.63 per cent of the entire population - had the virus on October 9, up 13.2 per cent on the previous weekly figure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine lotteries did little to convince Americans to get their shots
COVID-19 vaccine lotteries did little to convince more Americans to get jabbed, researchers led by Bentley University in Massachusetts found in a new study published Friday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility rates going down in Britain because of climate change warnings, experts say
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Britt Wray, a human and planetary health fellow at Stanford University, said Britain's fall in fertility is likely to be caused by worries over the future that will be left for children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 3MILLION vulnerable people in England have now had their Covid booster vaccine 
The figure means two in five eligible over-50s in England and a third of healthcare staff who were double-jabbed more than six months ago have received the top-up dose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health chiefs launch urgent probe into PCR testing network following blunder at Wolverhampton lab
Dr Jenny Harries, the head of the UK Health Security Agency, said a few thousand of the cases missed by the Wolverhampton lab were likely still infectious. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK's Covid cases rise by 8% in a week to 44,932 and hospitalisations tick upwards
Department of Health bosses posted 44,932 new infections, a spike of eight per cent on last Friday's total of 41,765. It was the tenth day in a row daily cases increased week-on-week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New penis ring monitors your nighttime erection activity
A new sensor, that fits like a ring on a penis, and a accompanying phone app, will soon be able help track the number and duration of a man's erections while asleep in order to help treat erectile dysfunction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with deadly blood condition hails 'superwoman juice' for changing her life
EXCLUSIVE: Jess Ratcliffe, 31, from Surrey, was diagnosed with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) in 2016, which causes red blood cells to break down. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid has made us more miserable than ever before
Data from the Office for National Statistics revealed that life satisfaction in the UK dropped to the lowest levels ever recorded, while anxiety soared to its highest ever level. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grant Shapps rules out lockdown over Christmas as cases hit a three-month high
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said there will 'be no issues' with seeing loved ones around the festive period this year. No10 introduced Covid restrictions over most of the country last December. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could CBD help in fight against cancer?
An unidentified woman in her 80s, who received treatment at a hospital in Essex, took cannabidiol (CBD) orally two to three times a day and saw her lung cancer shrink by 76 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horse riding more likely to send you to the hospital than being a skier, study claims
Researchers in Texas studied data of just under 25,000 people from the National Trauma Data Bank from 2007 to 2016. They found the most common injuries were in the chest and back. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indiana parents say kids, ages 4 and 5, were accidentally given Covid vaccines instead of flu shots
Alexandra and Joshua Price, from Evansville, Indiana, say their two children, Sophia, 5; and Lukas. 4, were given full adult dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine instead of flu shots. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden is reportedly close to picking former FDA chief to lead the federal health agency again 
resident Joe Biden is reportedly close to picking Robert Califf, who previously led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to be the head again by the November deadline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news