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DWTS' Victoria Arlen on spending 4 years trapped in her own body
On Wednesday the Paralympic gold-medalist from Exeter, New Hampshire spoke about the illness that left her completely aware but unable to assure her family she was still there. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rob Hobson explains all the health benefits of bread
Rob Hobson, Healthspan Head of Nutrition, explains why he hasn ’t fallen out of love with bread. Not all bread is made equal, he warns as he offers tips on how to pick yours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts warn of ominous new SELF-bullying trend online
A 2017 survey found that six percent of teens had engaged in 'digital self-harm', which involves creating anonymous social media accounts to post mean comments about oneself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot weather really does make us angrier, dumber and more violent
A team at Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poland has found levels of the stress hormone cortisol are lower in winter than summer, and as levels rise with heat, we get more tetchy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just one puff of cannabis found to reduce depression
However, the Washington State University researchers warned long-term use of cannabis could worsen symptoms of depression. They analysed data from almost 12,000 volunteers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over-the-counter acid-reflux drugs may cause pneumonia, study finds
Researchers from the University of Exeter found that taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for at least a year is significantly linked to people developing the lung condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jennifer Aniston uses CBD oil – but what is it? 
A favourite among A-listers, experts claim that CBD oil can help with joint pain, endometriosis and insomnia. The oil is legal in the UK and will not make you 'high' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for children with rare 'Benjamin Button disease'
While the results of the Boston Children's Hospital study were limited and preliminary, researchers and experts say they could signal a potential breakthrough for children with progeria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman warns of symptoms after misdiagnosis of Toxic Shock Syndrome
Brooke Wilson, 23, from Michigan, nearly died after contracting toxic shock syndrome from a tampon  after doctors initially dismissed her flu-like symptoms as signs of strep throat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts warn of ominous new SELF-bullying trend online and signs your teen is doing it
A 2017 survey found that six percent of teens had engaged in 'digital self-harm', which involves creating anonymous social media accounts to post mean comments about oneself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Now you can get the MMR vaccine on the high street!
Public Health England last week warned there has been more cases in some parts of the country this year than there was in the whole of 2017. Officials claim the cases are coming from Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking a baking-soda solution may help ease arthritis
Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia found that after just two weeks of drinking water with baking soda, people produce fewer immune cells that drive inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The darkest chocolate bars on the market are best for your health
While many wince at bars with more than 70 percent cacao, the team at  Loma Linda University in California found such a high concentration helps boost the brain and heart by reducing inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20 minutes of daily exercise reduces risk of developing depression
An international team of researchers, including experts from King's College London, found that exercise protects against becoming depressed, in spite of age, smoking and weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four-year-old Kenilworth boy with dementia has forgotten first words
Seven-year-old George Young, from Kenilworth, Warwickshire, who suffers from  Batten Disease variant CLN8, is one of the youngest children in the country to have dementia. It usually affects over 65s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian mother left fighting for her life after scratched by a cat
Theresa Ferris White, 48, from Nova Scotia, Canada, developed pyoderma gangrenosum after the scratch, which happened while she was working in an animal shelter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients are overdosing on paracetamol due to a shortage of dentists
A study found that 38 per cent of all A&E admissions for accidental paracetamol overdose were as a direct result of patients self-medicating for toothache due to a lack of dentists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression can be prevented by exercise
An international team of researchers, including experts from King's College London, found that exercise protects against becoming depressed, in spite of age, smoking and weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-two was left fighting for her life when she was scratched by a CAT
Theresa Ferris White, 48, from Nova Scotia, Canada, developed pyoderma gangrenosum after the scratch, which happened while she was working in an animal shelter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The four-year-old boy with dementia: Youngster has forgotten his first words
Seven-year-old George Young, from Kenilworth, Warwickshire, who suffers from  Batten Disease variant CLN8, is one of the youngest children in the country to have dementia. It usually affects over 65s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes are being sold as 'edgy lifestyle devices'
Professor Gillian Leng, pictured, said there are still doubts over the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes. Almost 3 million people in Britain use the products leading to fears over 'passive vaping'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breakthrough prostate treatment rolled out on the NHS
A breakthrough prostate treatment which will spare tens of thousands of men invasive surgery is being rolled out on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes are being sold as 'edgy lifestyle devices which could keep people on them for too long'
Professor Gillian Leng, pictured, said there are still doubts over the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes. Almost 3 million people in Britain use the products leading to fears over 'passive vaping'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a head injury could make you see yourself differently
Amy Schumer's insecure character in her new movie I Feel Pretty gets a new leash on life after a head injury changes her brain and gives her new confidence - and science says it may be possible. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How much can a 'broken heart' hurt grieving spouses?
A sudden shock can trigger a heart attack or something like it called broken heart syndrome. Some studies also have found that people are more likely to die soon after losing a spouse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis users can now test how high they are with a new app
Researchers from Chicago developed a prototype called Am I Stoned which helps cannabis users understand how the drug is affecting them through a series of tasks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does cannabis cause psychosis? Scientists discuss the risks
Scientists from Western Sydney University discuss how previous research suggests marijuana increases the risk of schizophrenia, while other studies imply the drug may benefit mental health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood obesity is giving more girls irregular periods
A study by researchers at University of Colorado found that 20 percent of girls with type two diabetes have irregular periods, indicating the possibility of serious reproductive problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle-aged people are most vulnerable social media users
Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, found that social media improves the well-being of young adults but damages the mental health of middle-aged people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese women should soak in HOT TUBS to lower risks of heart woes
While losing weight would be the biggest game-changer, researchers found a dip in a jacuzzi is an effective short-term measure to prevent heart woes from ovarian cysts common in the obese. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental fatigue tires out elderly people's bodies more than physical
Physical and mental activities are both important to older people's health, but mental tasks can be more exhausting than physical ones, a Clarkson University study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women lacking in mineral zinc will struggle to conceive for 3 months
A study from Pennsylvania State University has revealed that zinc deficiencies, which affect 80 percent of women, can cause infertility by inhibiting the development of eggs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fears of massive rise in sex-selective abortions in China and India
Experts fear the test could cause a gender 'genocide' of abortions in India and China where parents prefer to have male children and will often abort female infants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paracetamol in pregnancy raises children's risk of ADHD and autism
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem add to previous studies that have linked paracetamol to communication problems and reduced IQs among children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New mothers need their first check-up within 6 weeks of giving birth
The American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians is now calling for women to see their doctors nine weeks sooner after giving birth to screened for life-threatening complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA cracks down on easy-to-hide Juul e-cigarettes
The US Food and Drug Administration is at last on the offensive against Juul e-cigarettes - sleek, nicotine-filled devices that have become popular with teenagers trying to sneak a smoke in class. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman decided to have her right leg AMPUTATED
Victoria Snell, who lives in Manchester, has spent the last six years in and out of hospital after suffering a fracture in her right leg. Facing a fifth operation, she asked the doctors to chop her leg off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why your child can run around all day without getting tired
Researchers led by the University of Clermont Auvergne in France compared the energy levels of boys aged eight to 12 against grown-ups and endurance athletes during a cycling challenge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 7, is one of the youngest patients in Britain to have five organ transplants
Jay Crouch, seven, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, received two new kidneys, a liver, a small intestine and a pancreas from a single donor. He spent four weeks in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy is one of the youngest patients to have five organ transplants
Jay Crouch, seven, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, received two new kidneys, a liver, a small intestine and a pancreas from a single donor. He spent four weeks in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New mothers need their first check-up within 6 weeks of giving birth, new rules declare
The American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians is now calling for women to see their doctors nine weeks sooner after giving birth to screened for life-threatening complications. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cat who developed cancer is purring again after taking cannabis oil
His owner Jacek Matusiak, 35, from Burton, said: 'Putting him to sleep was imminent. He had two strokes, an enlarged liver, significant weight loss and tumour growth to the front paw pad.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People who eat breakfast gain less weight over time, study finds  
Many skip their first meal in a bid to cut down on calories, including actress Joanna Lumley, but a Mayo Clinic study of 350 adults has shown that short-term tactic is flawed in the long-run. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Claim five glasses of wine a week takes years off your life is wrong
Ten days ago a study claimed that five glasses of wine a week takes years off of your life.'I can now confidently report that the scare stories have got it completely wrong,' says scientist Tony Edwards. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Matt Dawson's wife Carolin on horror of son's near fatal meningitis
Speaking on ITV's Lorraine, Matt, 45, and  Carolin revealed how doctors told them to say goodbye to Sami, then two, as there was a chance he might not survive meningitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controversial epilepsy drug that causes birth defects is banned
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has changed the licence for sodium valproate, which controls electrical functions in the brain to prevent life-threatening seizures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heading footballs may cause brain injuries
Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, claim that heading may cause brain injury and, as players are in control, the consequences can be prevented. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Varicose veins surgery rises because of middle-aged runners
EXCLUSIVE: Some 20 per cent more runners aged between 40 and 60 had treatment over the last year according to figures from Veincentre, a London-based clinic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBD sufferers are 30% more likely to develop Parkinson's
Inflammation is thought to underlie both irritable bowel disease and Parkinson's disease, and new research from Mount Sinai hospital suggests treating IBD could lower Parkinson's risks by 80%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 26, decided to have her right leg AMPUTATED after her fracture wouldn't heal
Victoria Snell, who lives in Manchester, has spent the last six years in and out of hospital after suffering a fracture in her right leg. Facing a fifth operation, she asked the doctors to chop her leg off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news