The treatments that have been proven not to work but are still being given to patients. Is yours one of them?
Why does medicine keep getting it wrong? The Cass Review, published two weeks ago, makes it clear that doctors have been prescribing powerful hormones to children despite a lack of evidence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I was sectioned after being given a tranquiliser for anxiety that triggered a frightening slide into psychosis. But the worst part of my ordeal was how doctors tried to cure me
Emma Saunders, an actress and photographer, went to her father's private GP in Chelsea with tinnitus in November 2020. The GP prescribed a tranquilliser, telling Emma it would help her sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The new high-tech electronic socks that could help to stop foot ulcers in diabetes patients
The electronic sock contains a sensor that detects whether patients are putting too much pressure on parts of the foot that are at risk of ulcers forming, researchers say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil, Argentina and Turkey now more popular and affordable for gender reassignment surgery than places like Thailand
The research by medical site Healthnews contrasts the popular belief that Thailand is the top country for transgender surgeries, where for years American and Western tourists have traveled for operations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 20-cent pill discovered in 1950s could be secret to anti-aging - as scientists launch trial involving 3,000 people
Researchers at the American Federation for Aging Research are launching the TAME trial, a six-year series of studies aimed to see if cheap diabetes drug Metformin can increase lifespan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It really IS harder to say no to cake when you're fat, finds study of obese volunteers' brains
Experts in Canada have discovered that people with a higher BMI really do require a bigger shift in brain activity to choose healthy food over their preferred snack. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I'm a nutritionist for cancer patients - these are my tips for avoiding the disease
Cancer-fighting nutritionist Nichole Andrews, from Washington state, has shared foods she always avoids because of their links to cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People who use aspirin daily are at lower risk of COLON CANCER, study suggests
Millions of people who take aspirin every day may be slashing their risk of developing colon cancer, according to a study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 'cure' for hay fever at last: Pioneering treatment is finally available on the NHS... but sufferers face a postcode lottery. Find out how you can get it
Sam Odell has an allergy to birch tree pollen - the season runs from February to the end of May, meaning months of misery. But thanks to immunotherapy, that's changed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I'm a healthy woman but I sweat so heavily after a workout, I'm dripping wet. DR MARTIN SCURR replies
I am a recently retired, healthy woman who rarely gets ill. However, I was slightly overweight and I now train about four times a week, but while the extra weight has gone, I sweat really heavily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haunting final words of Montana mother, 64, who died from eating 'special roll' at sushi restaurant: 'I'm not sure I can go on much longer'
A Montana man has shared the harrowing last words of his wife of 34 years who died in immense pain after eating raw mushrooms at a popular sushi restaurant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I'm an end of care doctor who's studied 1,000 people on their death beds - this is what patients see before they die
According to palliative care physician Dr Christopher Kerr, from New York, who has been studying end-of-life events for years, patients are usually taken back to poignant moment in their life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol-related deaths soar to an all-time high in wake of Covid - fuelled by 'concerning' uptick in middle-aged women
Experts are particularly alarmed by a 'concerning' uptick of booze-related fatalities among middle-aged women. Pandemic-era curbs also likely fuelled dangerous drinking habits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS-backed way to lose nearly 9lbs in 12 weeks (and no, it doesn't involve a diet of soups and shakes!)
Diet and exercise really do work, according to the results of an NHS weight loss programme. Health leaders said its success shows how it will become a 'vital tool' in helping people lose weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

70 really IS the new 60, Christie Brinkley! Today's society thinks old age begins later in life than previous generations, finds study
After examining data from over 10,000 people, German scientists have discovered that older adults now believe that 'old age' refers to the age of 74 and upwards. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news