Why you should still beware the ‘contraception app’
The FDA recently approved Natural Cycles as a contraceptive medical device. But experts warn that simply tracking a woman's body temperature, as the app does, is not birth control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover how to CONVERT types A and B into type O  
A new study from the University of British Columbia in Canada has found an enzyme that is 30 percent more effective at removing antigens from blood types A and B and turning it into type O. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harvard medical professor says 'coconut oil is poison'
Dr Karin Michels, who also heads up the tumor research center at the University of Freiburg, made the statement in a 50-minute talk in German last month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mom who got sepsis after giving birth makes unheard-of recovery after ignoring symptoms for a WEEK
Autumn Benjamin, 22, of Portland, Tennessee, contracted postpartum, sepsis after giving birth to her daughter in January 2018. Doctors told her if she waited a day longer she could have died. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The 7 health tests that can tell if YOU are at risk of dementia
Researchers from the University of Bordeaux recommend people stop smoking, have a BMI of less than 25, exercise regularly and eat at least two portions of fish a week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Teenagers worried about discrimination in society have a higher risk of ADHD
Teenagers felt the rising tensions in the political climate between 2016 and 2017, and the stress over discrimination led to more ADHD symptoms, University of Southern California research found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Teenager was in agony after her fallopian tube spontaneously twisted FOUR times  
The 18-year-old unnamed patient, believed to be from Amsterdam, endured agonising abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting for three days before she eventually took herself to hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Study finds drinking water with food causes blood sugar to spike
Researchers from the Anton de Kom University in Suriname, South America, say drinking half an hour before or after food is better for reducing the impact of sugar on your blood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Task force declares an HPV test is more reliable than Pap for catching cervical cancer cells  
The new guidelines, released on Tuesday, aim to reduce 'false alarms'. Women under 21 shouldn't get screened at all, the Task Force says. For most, spotting HPV is the priority. Pap should be used rarely. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Student, 19, almost dies from the silent killer sepsis
Olivia Young, from Hull, spent 13 days in hospital fighting for her life before she was finally allowed to return home. She started her course at the University of Manchester six weeks late. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Osteoporosis sufferers are up to 30% more likely to develop dementia
Researchers from IQVIA, The Human Data Science Company, Frankfurt, found that female osteoporosis patients are 30 per cent more at risk of dementia, while male sufferers are 20 per cent more at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Country's top nurse resigns in the wake of misleading NHS pay blunder
Janet Davies, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing, announced she will step down from her role at the end of August. The college said they parted ways by 'mutual agreement'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Aluminium may cause MS: Patients have levels in their brains that 'cannot be ignored'
Researchers from Keele University found that of the 14 brains they analysed, all had unusually high aluminium levels, with 33 per cent containing 'concerning' amounts of the metal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Two-thirds of K2 overdoses involve multiple drugs that neither patients nor doctors can identify
University of Maryland doctors screened the urine of 175 K2 overdose patients and found that they had actually been sickened by a mixture of mystery drugs including fentanyl and PCP. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Cancer survivor, 11, shares photo of the moment after her bone marrow transplant
Alex Duffin, now 15, underwent an extraction at Connecticut Children's Hospital in September 2014. After nine months in recovery, Emma was given the all clear - and remains in remission four years on. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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74 per cent of hospitals do not respect a woman's right to choose a c-section
Research by British charity Birthrights has revealed only 26 per cent of NHS hospitals follow guidelines on offering voluntary caesarean sections to women who decide they want one. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Researchers discover two popular baby monitor brands do NOT properly measure oxygen levels  
Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found that the Owlet Smart Sock 2 and the Baby Vida, could not accurately detect blood oxygen levels or heart rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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West Nile virus kills 22 in Europe
Health officials have warned there has been a spike in mosquito-borne West Nile virus this year, with 401 recorded human cases across Europe, with most in Serbia, Italy and Greece. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Man's bowel became so 'filled with faeces' it BURST
The team at Newham University Hospital published the unusual tale in a medical journal, BMJ Case Reports. Doctors were shocked to discover his rectum had dilated by 18cm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Fitbit activity monitors are only right HALF of the time!
Researchers from the University of British Columbia said the findings suggest Fitbit monitors should not be used for research purposes because they are so inaccurate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of West Nile virus kills 22 in Europe
Health officials have warned there has been a spike in mosquito-borne West Nile virus this year, with 401 recorded human cases across Europe, with most in Serbia, Italy and Greece. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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People who look after their teeth are less likely to suffer from insomnia
Researchers from Tohoku University, Japan, found that pensioners with less than 10 teeth fail to get the recommend seven hours of sleep a night, with some getting by on less than four hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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You have to TRAIN your mouth to enjoy Brussels sprouts
Researchers from Purdue University, Indiana, found that the more a person's saliva is exposed to bitter foods, the greater number of proteins it produces that bind to the compounds that make these flavours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother-of-two drank her own PLACENTA in a fruit smoothie for an 'exchange of energy'
Jenny Wren, from Cardiff, has trained as a doula – a non-medical birth coach – to help other women after she had a traumatic experience giving birth to her son Judah, now four, in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Ebola death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo jumps to 55
Virologists have already warned the situation in the east of the country is ‘hard to control’ because the cases are in a conflict zone, roamed by armed militias. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Breakthrough treatment cures prostate condition without surgery  
Two million men in Britain have been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. Chris Allard (pictured with wife) suffered from the condition for decades and after the treatment, says symptoms have reduced. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman with an itch on her legs is diagnosed with a rare cancer
Jade Baldwin, from Pitsea in Essex, is now desperately trying to raise £50,000 for a life-extending immunotherapy drug called nivolumab to tackle her Hodgkin lymphoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How a prescription for codeine made me a pill addict, ruined my life
Nicki Hari,  50, from Borehamwood, was once hooked on prescription painkillers - a crippling addiction that lasted for 25 years. This is her cautionary tale. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother, 29, reveals her purple belly button turned out to be a sign of advanced ovarian cancer
Zowie Gallagher, from Woodford Green in East London, initially thought she had a hernia but scans revealed a tumour the size of a mango on her pelvis, which needed surgery to remove. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why blue pills can work better than red ones  
Dr Wayne Jonas, a professor of medicine at Georgetown University in Washington DC, believes medicine is most effective when it emotionally connects. Even if its a placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children whose parents battled cancer have lower grades and earn less money as adults
New analysis drew on 1,155,214 Danish children born between  1978 and 1999. The more severe the parent's cancer, the greater the impact seemed to be. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Missouri woman, 82, who survived polio one of last to be using decades old iron lung machine a
Mona Randolph, 82, of Missouri, is only one of three polio survivors left in the US that uses an iron lung machine, which is no longer made and leaves her with responsibility of repair and maintenance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Ear-tickling device to end the misery of indigestion
The new device, being trialled at Massachusetts General Hospital in the U.S., eases symptoms by stimulating the vagus nerve - which travels from the brain, behind the ears, to the stomach. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Getting your own office might be a career booster but promotion could lead to poor health
University of Arizona researchers studied 231 government employees. Open-plan workers did a fifth more physical activity than those in cubicles and 32 per cent more than those in private offices. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Our expert guide to the 'super' bedding for your ailments
The average person spends more than 9,000 days of their life asleep — which equates to roughly 25 years. Here, we rated the best health-boosting sleep products. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The greatest gift of all: Saving somebody else's life with stem cell donation
Imogen Riddett, 22, from Windsor, is literally a life-saver after stem cells she donated helped stranger, Claire Daly, from Coventry, overcome leukaemia aged 30. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Let your children play! Top doctors urge pediatricians to PRESCRIBE playtime to kids
Compared to kids of the 80s, today's kids have far less free time - 12 fewer hours a week - and 30 percent of school kids spend recess indoors, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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20 'facts' about the human body that are complete myths
Biochemist and author Matt Brown, from London, is on a mission to debunk the greatest medical myths about our bodies. Here, he reveals the truth about our most common misconceptions... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Our expert guide to the 'super' bedding for your ailment
The average person spends more than 9,000 days of their life asleep — which equates to roughly 25 years. Here, we rated the best health-boosting sleep products. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Adoptive mother-of-three describes agony of learning she was infertile at age 11
Caroline Bailey developed a rare bacterial infection and had to have her reproductive organs removed at the tender age of 11. But the 46-year-old from Missouri went on to adopt three children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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ASK THE GP: Why are my vitamin D levels so low - and how do I fix it?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns. This week, he focuses on lack of vitamin D an extra heartbeat and problems with catarrh. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Suicide: Why it's time to end this shocking waste of young men's lives
Dr Xand van Tulleken is on a mission to end the rising numbers of male suicide - not least because of his own deep-seated anxieties. This is his compelling plea to both men and women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why head clashes can lead to heart attacks: Concussion stresses the heart to protect the brain  
Dr J. Patrick Neary, a professor of kinesiology and health studies at the University of Regina in Canada explains how the brain makes sure the heart sends the right amount of blood it needs to heal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How a simple prescription for codeine made me a pill addict, ruined my life - and my marriage  
Nicki Hari,  50, from Borehamwood, was once hooked on prescription painkillers - a crippling addiction that lasted for 25 years. This is her cautionary tale. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fitbit unveils $150 Charge 3 with larger touchscreen to take on the Apple Watch
The $150 wristband blurs the line between a fitness tracker and a smartwatch, with the addition of message and phone call notifications, as well as new water resistance and upgraded sensors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Love at first sight IS real, psychologists find
This study has found that is not the case. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children are up to 44% more likely to survive cancer if they are white
The findings by Columbia University add to the large body of evidence linking factors like education, income and access and affordability of care to worse survival rates for cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should middle-aged people with high cholesterol take statins?
Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern found that people in their 40s with high 'bad' cholesterol levels of  100-to-159 mg/dL are up to 40 percent more at risk of death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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One in 10 pregnant women in California use marijuana to treat severe morning sickness, study finds
A new study from Kaiser Permanente in California has found that 11 percent of pregnant women with severe morning sickness reported using cannabis compared to five percent with no nausea. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Three reasons the US is not ready for the next pandemic
Christine Crudo Blackburn, Andrew Natsios and Gerald W Parker all work in public health at  Texas A&M University. They explain how three main factors are making the US more vulnerable to flu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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