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Girl with EB blisters at the slightest touch
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Rhiannon Atkinson, 30, from South Wales, was told her daughter, Pippa, one, had epidermolysis bullosa. Her skin blisters and tears at just the slightest touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purple potatoes may slash risk of colon cancer and IBD
Pigs fed purple potatoes had six times reduced levels of a damaging protein that fuels tumours and other inflammatory bowel diseases, a study by Pennsylvania State University found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New fingerprint test detects cocaine in seconds
A new fingerprint drug test can detect cocaine just as well as saliva tests, and in seconds, according to a new study. Research suggests that fingerprint analysis could be used to detect other drugs too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disease-carrying mosquitoes could swarm 75% of the US
The findings by CDC researchers are a rallying cry to health officials to continue efforts against disease-carrying mosquitoes despite waning public interest about Zika. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gruesome video shows a worm in a Mexican teen's eyeball
A 17-year-old, from Mexico, lost his sight after the parasite invaded his eye. The flatworm can be eaten from under-cooked fish but how it got into the unnamed patient's eye is a mystery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starbucks debuts new Maple Pecan Latte beverage
A tall Maple Pecan Latte with 2 per cent milk has 270 calories, 8g of total fat, and 35g,  a Starbucks spokesperson told DailyMail.com. That's more than the PSL, which has 240. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Black witch' claims she can cure people of CANCER
A 46-year-old called Savannah, or Black Witch S, from Louisiana, claims she's 'healed' a 23-year-old Los Angeles police officer with leukaemia by arranging a 'pact with Lucifer'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essex beautician spots client's nail stripe as skin cancer
Nail technician Jean Skinner, from Essex, shared an image on Facebook of her client's thumb as a warning to others to get any changes to their nail beds checked out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Wales father-of-two given just one year left to live
Leo Jones, from Porthcawl, South Wales, repeatedly sought help for his headaches which left him banging his head against the wall in agony. Doctors repeatedly missed the signs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers say they were deceived about epilepsy pills risks
Julie Marjot, from Norfolk, told the BBC doctors waited until her last child was born to reveal the sodium valproate pills harmed three of her four children. The drug was introduced in the 1970s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 1, blisters at the slightest touch
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Rhiannon Atkinson, 30, from South Wales, was told her daughter, Pippa, one, had epidermolysis bullosa. Her skin blisters and tears at just the slightest touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs told to hand out Calpol amid fears of resistance  
The intervention by the health watchdog Nice comes amid growing evidence that antibiotics are gradually losing their power and GPs are now being told to hand out Calpol for ear infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution can cause kidney disease, new study says
A new study from the American Society of Nephrology found that air pollution can lead to damaged kidneys. Previous research has also linked it to heart disease and cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma medication cause nightmares and depression
Researchers at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, studied asthma medication and its side effects. They found it was more likely to increase nightmares and depression in children and adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aaron Hernandez did have CTE
Relatives of the 27-year-old athlete asked that his brain be tested after his body was found hanging in a Massachusetts prison where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of a friend. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Household chores can save your life, study reveals
A new study from McMaster University in Canada has found that even doing housework that gets your heart rate up could save your life and reduce your risk of heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fetal deaths up, pregnancy down after Flint water crisis
There were 12 percent fewer pregnancies and 58 percent more fetal deaths in Flint than in the rest of Michigan while Flint women were drinking lead-contaminated water, a preliminary study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lauren Holiday celebrate's daughter's birthday
US soccer star Lauren Holiday (right), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June 2016 when she was five months pregnant, celebrated her daughter (center) turning one on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soccer star Lauren Holiday celebrate's daughter's birthday
US soccer star Lauren Holiday (right), who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June 2016 when she was five months pregnant, celebrated her daughter (center) turning one on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual touch changes the brain, hormone study says
Studying mice, German researchers found females touched on their genitals had changes their brain and earlier puberty. They warn this shows sexual abuse leaves a lasting mark on the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother has Lady Gaga's fibromyalgia disorder
Darla Fowler Tarpey, 53, from Massachusetts was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 13 years ago. She suffers from the same disorder Lady Gaga is speaking about in her new Netflix documentary. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Brain fog' in MS patients is reduced by winning money
Monetary rewards stimulate an area of the brain that controls cognitive problems and improves symptoms, a surprising study by US and Dutch researchers has discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health days aren't helping, psychiatrist claims
Sir Simon Wessely, former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, warned the NHS is unable to cope with patients. Campaigns would only convince more people they are ill, he said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tooth decay vaccine could end visits to the dentist
The jab, developed by a team of Chinese scientists, offers a dose of proteins that are effective at removing build-ups of plaque responsible for cavities. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premature baby dies 12 days after Michigan mom passes
Life DeKlyen died today at two weeks old from low oxygen levels. She was born premature in hopes to save her and mother-of-six Carrie, 37. The Michigan mother died two weeks ago from a glioblastoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controversial treatment for ME patients does work
The Lightning Process has been praised by celebrities such as Martine McCutcheon and England rugby union player Austin Healey, who said it helped them overcome illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Davina McCall on how she noticed father had Alzheimer's
The TV presenter, 49, revealed subtle changes in dad Andrew's behaviour were clues. The family noticed he was repeating stories, forgetting events and making odd comments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The healthy swaps you can make at fast food chains
Nutritionist Abigail Montgomery has revealed calorie-saving like-for-like swaps, including a very easy KFC meal swap that still contains chicken and fries that can save as many as 660 calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four in five women can't climax through sexual intercourse
75% of females say clitoral stimulation was necessary to climax, according to a study by Indiana researchers. They say there are no universal 'sex moves that work for everyone'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas girl who rapidly sheds skin at risk of early death
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Maddie Hoffman, from Texas, is often confused for a burns survivor by cruel strangers due to the appearance of her skin. She has epidemolytic ichthyosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS emergency services spend thousands on fat mannequins
The bariatric models – called 'Barry' – are being used by fire and ambulance staff. It is hoped mannequins will reduce staff injuries and reduce burden on the tax-payer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London man with synaesthesia tastes food as he hears words
Dave Evans, from Willesden Green in London, suffers from lexical-gustatory synaesthesia - a disorder where he tastes or smells food whenever certain words are mentioned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Controversial 'light' treatment for ME patients DOES work
The Lightning Process has been praised by celebrities such as Martine McCutcheon and England rugby union player Austin Healey, who said it helped them overcome illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sick premature babies face a care 'postcode lottery'
Researchers compared neonatal care across England, Scotland and Wales and found significant variations by area. The findings are from the latest NNAP report. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Staggering' number of women seeking abortion pills online
A study showed some women in England, Scotland and Wales are shunning the NHS and using drugs from the internet despite abortion being legal in these countries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in 7 GP surgeries fail to meet basic safety standards
The Care Quality Commission rated 15 per cent of the 7,365 practices in England as ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ for safety. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health chiefs endorse e-cigarettes for smokers
The vaping devices will be promoted in adverts funded by Public Health England - but another official body has told GPs not to recommend e-cigarettes amid concerns over evidence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep deprivation could cure depression for a day
A new study shows sleep deprivation can be an effective antidepressant for half of people with the mood disorder. Much is unknown still, but sleep deprivation could be used to augment treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honesty makes you happier, San Diego studies show
Researchers from the University of San Diego Emotion Lab found people tell white lies to people they are more compassionate towards. Previous studies show lying is bad for someone's health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Playing sport in mid life is key to keeping men healthy
Men who played sport in middle age were up to five times more likely to keep fit and active into their late 70s than those who avoided sports, a University College London study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

App set to transform the lives of dementia patients
Iridis gives sufferers feedback within 20 minutes on how to slash their risk of injuries and confusion in the comfort of their own home. It was created by researchers at the University of Stirling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRISPR-Cas9 used to identify gene for pregnancy success
Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London used the CRISPR-Cas9 system to 'edit' growing human embryos to see what would occur when a key gene was removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium ups and lowers dementia risk
People with both high and low levels of magnesium in their blood may be at a greater risk of developing dementia, according to new research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

So what is it then? Magnesium ups and lowers dementia risk
People with both high and low levels of magnesium in their blood may be at a greater risk of developing dementia, according to new research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cleft palate cure given to children in-utero is looming
A research team at the University of Utah discovered a cure for cleft palates that worked successfully on mice. The researchers are hopeful that a cure for humans will soon be available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taxi drivers have higher risk of violent death at work
Taxi and limo drivers are the workers most likely to die a violent death on the job, a new CDC report has shown. This is partly because they work alone, with cash, with the public and during the night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iowa doctor goes into labor delivering patient's baby
Dr Emily Jacobs was so busy delivering another woman's baby, she almost didn't realize it was time to deliver her own! The new Iowa-mom had to make a quick switch from doctor to patient. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarettes with nicotine cause life-long damage to heart
Researchers from UCLA studied e-cigarettes and how nicotine impacted the heart rate for nonsmokers who used the device. They found nicotine increased adrenaline levels in the heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good and bad moods can be 'picked up' from friends
Researchers at the University of Warwick found that mood does spread over friendship networks, as do different symptoms of depression such as helplessness and loss of interest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starving cancer cells of oxygen could destroy tumours  
Israeli scientists showed the new immunotherapy treatment bolstered T cells - white blood cells with the specialised role of killing harmful cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news