Man woke up with a baseball-sized lump on his elbow caused by flesh-eating bacteria 
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Chris Gordon, 44, a teacher in New Ulm, Minnesota, woke up in March 2015 with a lump on his elbow. At first he was dismissed, but his condition deteriorated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC warns pre-cut melon and tahini used in hummus have sickened hundreds
Pre-cut melon and a popular type of tahini - used in summer salads and hummus - are responsible for Salmonella outbreaks across the country. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pet owners are at higher risk of IBS - and cat and dog poop may be the culprits, study suggests 
The 85 million American families that have pets are at a greater risk of developing IBS than are non-animal lovers, according to new East Tennessee State University research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles outbreak hits Newark Liberty International Airport
New Jersey officials confirmed on Friday that a traveler at Newark Liberty International Airport on May 8 had measles, potentially exposing thousands, as outbreaks surge in New York City/ (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couples undergoing IVF will be able to pick the 'smartest' embryo within 10 years, scientist says 
Stephen Hsu, co-founder of Genomic Prediction at Michigan State University, insists that, while it is currently not allowed in many countries including the US and the UK, we will soon come around. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US health officials are desperate to curb a drug-resistant fungus
The life-threatening fungal infection Candida auris has struck over 600 people in 12 US states, prompting doctors to call for new guidelines and one senator to ask for a federal state of emergency to be declared. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraine sufferers urge health chiefs to overturn its decision to not offer erenumab on NHS England
A monthly injection of erenumab, the first new migraine drug for 20 years, was approved in Scotland in April. But in a blow to more than 500,000 people, NHS watchdog NICE rejected it in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling a sense of 'purpose' may add years to your life, study finds
A new study on 6,985 people over 50 found life purpose lowered their risk of early death. People with a sense of purpose are more likely to go to the doctor and engage in healthier habits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shocking image shows 21-year-old whose scalp was scalded off after going to a salon
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Doctors in South Korea told the woman's story in a journal. They believe the dye was left on for too long causing chemical burns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ronaldo accused of promoting £350 fitness sham SIXPAD toning belts
Ronaldo is the ambassador for SIXPAD, a Japanese tech company which specialises in 'electric muscle stimulation' products. He features heavily in the flagship store in London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 54, develops eczema after having an allergic reaction to nickel in her DENTURES
The 54-year-old woman - who has not been named - had previously reacted to metallic jewellery. An allergy patch test at Tokushima University, Japan, revealed she could not tolerate nickel. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese pre-schools are using robots to take daily health checks of children
More than 2,000 pre-schools in China use robots which take photos of children's hands to spot signs of illness and slow the spread of illnesses, but experts in the UK are sceptical. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant woman threw up 50 times a day due to crippling illness that affects one in 100 new mothers
Hannah Dalton from Benfleet, Essex, suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, which left her bed-bound and unable to hold down food for the first six months of her pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dog owners are suffering hand injuries because they’re holding their leads wrong
A single hospital - Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust – treated 30 serious hand injuries caused by 'dog lead or collar misuse' in just one year, the British Society for Surgery of the Hand reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurses are routinely told by NHS bosses to put up with sex pest patients
Nurses are told to put up with sexual harassment - including rape threats and being followed in their cars - at work by NHS bosses, Royal College of Nursing congress in Liverpool heard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors dismissed Spanish flu as being a 'minor infection' before the 1918 pandemic
Research from Queen Mary University in London found doctors were seeing Spanish flu for years before it exploded into a pandemic which infected a third of the world's population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy who needed in-utero heart surgery celebrates his first birthday 
Tyler Hendershot, one, from Spokane, Washington, had an in-utero surgery because he had a heart defect that makes it difficult for blood to flow through the body properly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moms secretly infiltrate online groups that promote feeding children BLEACH to 'cure' them of autism
Melissa Eaton and Amanda Seigler, mothers of autistic children, have been infiltrating Facebook groups and reporting cases of child abuse after parents post about how bleach can 'cure' autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

62,000 pounds of beef recalled over E. coli concerns days before Memorial Day weekend
The recall, issued on Wednesday, involves short ribs, brisket, ribeyes, and more. It comes days after a top hot dog vendor recalled 2,000 pounds of frankfurters after finding bits of metal in them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-five with stage 4 lung cancer climbs Andes with daughter for one last trip with each child
Isabella de la Houssaye, 55, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in January 2018. As part of one last adventure with her children, she and her daughter, Bella Crane, hiked up Mt Aconcagua. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientist behind anti-vaxxers' favorite study says 'it's just not even a valid' 
The scientists who published a study a decade ago that linked a gene variant to 'adverse events' in response to smallpox shots say the study, used by anti-vaxxers, is invalid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby boys who are exposed to toxic air in the womb may have worse thinking skills
A study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health analysed children's pollution exposure from the womb to age seven, finding that boys working memory was affected by high levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four pharma companies ‘worked together to inflate a drug price 700% in just four years’ 
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has accused pharmaceutical firms Alliance, Focus, Lexon and Medreich of breaking competition law by setting up a controlled supply of a medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three ME patients reveal the accusations they have endured
Before being struck down by ME, Jennifer Chittick, from Glasgow, was out-going, hard-working and excited about her future as a primary school teacher. Now, the 31-year-old is completely bed-bound. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults who weigh themselves daily are more likely to shed the pounds or stay the same size
A team from the University of Georgia said the harsh reminder of a physical weight increase encourages people to adjust their behaviour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why food PAIRINGS are so important: Nutritionist on what ingredients enhance (or ruin) your meals 
Studies show ingredients can be more (or less) beneficial depending on what you eat them with. Rob Hobson, a UK-based nutritionist, lays out what to avoid and what to go for. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons remove the ‘world’s largest brain tumour’ weighing 11lbs
A man known only as Sakthivel had the 5kg tumour removed in a 10-hour operation after spending most of his life too scared and low on money to have the life-changing surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smokers who use ‘light’ or menthol cigarettes are ‘JUST as likely to die of lung cancer'
The risks of lighter cigarettes, which people might see as 'safer' are just as high as normal ones, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women face greater odds of death if they suffer a cardiac arrest
Researchers analysed data from all CPR attempts made by emergency services in one part of the Netherlands between 2006 and 2012. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother who suffered crippling migraines for five years claims she's cured after cutting out EGGS
Tracy Richardson, 55, from Wallingford, Oxfordshire had been plagued by debilitating headaches since 2014 which left her bed-ridden for days and struggling to work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mum of epileptic boy whose seizures are eased by cannabis reveals he'll run out of the drug tomorrow
Billy Caldwell's mother Charlotte appeared on This Morning today to slam health officials as 'cruel' for the new battle her epileptic son, 13, faces to be prescribed more medical cannabis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BBC newsreader Jane Hill revealed her battle with breast cancer as she returned to work today
Newsreader Jane Hill, 49, has revealed that she has been treated for breast cancer. Jane, who lives in north London, returned to BBC1’s News at One for the first time since November today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl born with 14 fingers undergoes life-changing surgery to correct the defect
The unidentified three-year-old, from China, was treated at the Central Hospital of Shenyang Medical College, in the north-eastern province of Liaoning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 40 stone woman who was terrified of leaving her house hadn't seen her mother in three years
Jane, 53, from Gloucester, hadn't seen her mother in three years when she featured on a Channel 5 documentary about the morbidly obese. Jane sadly passed away since filming ended. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pensioner was ‘given painkillers to treat a black cancerous mass on his head'
George Hobbs, of Kent, had a fall in August 2018 and later saw a growth from the wound. The grandfather is furious he had to visit his GP three times before being referred to specialists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson's patient, 74, becomes addicted to GAMBLING in bizarre side effect of his medication
The unnamed man, believed to be from Greece, was visiting the casino every day. Other impulsive behaviours linked to medication include shopping and sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke deaths in England HALVED in a decade - but rates are rising in people under 55
Data on stroke events and deaths between 2001 and 2010 were analysed. Oxford scientists said the findings suggest prevention efforts are failing those under 55. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amelia Millie Lucas with terminal brain cancer will undergo open brain surgery by Dr Charlie Teo
Australian girl Amelia 'Millie' Lucas, 12, with terminal cancer who was given just 12 weeks to live will undergo open brain surgery after kind strangers raised more than $120,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ten million in rural areas now lack basic services like GP surgeries, hospitals and nursing homes
As many as 10million people in rural Britain live in 'healthcare deserts'. They struggle to get access to GP appointments, community hospitals and nursing homes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecules in red wine could be used in a breakthrough drug to ease blood pressure
A molecule found in red wine could be used to treat high blood pressure. Resveratrol, made in the skin of grapes could be used after scientists at King's College found out how it works. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women's heart disease death has rocketed since 1999, CDC data reveal
A new report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics has found that heart disease deaths decreased by 22 percent from 1999 to 2011, and then rose four percent from 2011 to 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes are 'THREE TIMES more effective than nicotine replacement gums'
Doctors at University College London found vapers were 95 per cent more likely to be successful than those not using the gadgets in their attempts to kick the habit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds of lives at risk because Ebay is selling dangerous smoke alarms that don't detect fires
An investigation by Which? found four smoke alarms listed on the shopping sites failed to sound in every house fire test. The devices were all unbranded and made in China. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The longer you spend in education, the less likely you are to be overweight
Scientists in London say those in higher education tend to be healthier, with lower BMI, blood pressure and likelihood of smoking protecting them from cardiovascular disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your face is teeming with mites: Tiny eight-legged creatures feast on our skin oils
Mites known as Demodex folliculorum, live near hair follicles, including the invisible hair on nipples and faces. They are related to the spider family and measure a third of a millimeter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bipolar people are seven times more likely to develop Parkinson's later in life
Researchers in Taipei found that about 0.7 percent of people with bipolar disorder develop Parkinson's - compared to just 0.1 percent of people without the mood disorder, according to a new study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turn off the AC! Women's cognitive performance better at HIGHER room temperature - but men's isn't 
A study, led by the USC Marshall School of Business, found women performed better on math and verbal tests when room temperature was warmer, but men did better with cooler temperatures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor diet accounts for over 80,000 cancer cases a year, study suggests
The processed foods of the Western diet can cause weight gain and new Tufts University research breaks down what foods are linked to which cancers, finding the low grain intake is highest risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pennsylvania declares a statewide hepatitis A outbreak as US sees 300% increase across the nation
Since January 2018, there have been 171 cases of hepatitis A reported in 36 counties in Pennsylvania. This year alone, there have been more than 60 cases confirmed of the liver disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top children's hospital forced to shut a quarter of its operating theaters over MOLD
Seattle Children's Hospital has contacted the families of 3,000 children who recently had surgeries in the affected rooms, and they may need to be monitored for infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news