'I was just screaming': Mother claims doctors gave her an emergency c-section WITHOUT anesthesia  
When Delfina Mota's blood pressure dropped and doctors couldn't find her baby's heart beat while she was in labor, the team at the California hospital cut her open without anesthesia, her suit claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Is GM salmon more nutritious? Scientists are feeding the oily fish genetically modified crops
Researchers from the University of Stirling hope salmon will absorb healthy fish oils from GM crops. Tests reveal healthy omega-3 levels have halfed in farmed salmon over the past 10 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Michigan man loses his arms and legs to a flesh eating bacteria
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT James Newsome, 40, of Southgate, Michigan, had amputations of all four limbs after he contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while at a hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Baby talk speeds up infant's learning by expanding their vocabulary
Researchers from Edinburgh University found that babbling terms of endearment such as 'coochie coo' help youngsters pick up language quickly and do better at school. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why you should NEVER refreeze ice cream if it's melted a lot
Amreen Bashir, a lecturer in Biomedical Science at Aston University in the UK, explains how to lower your risk of sickness from ice cream and fruit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman saved her boyfriend's life using CPR learnt from Holby City
Georgia Groom, from Stevenage in Hertfordshire, saved the life of her boyfriend Jack Norman, also 20, by giving him CPR when he woke up last Thursday having a heart attack. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Syrian baby born with part of his BRAIN protruding from his head
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Abdullatif Shekrak was diagnosed in the womb with encephalocele by doctors in Aleppo. The condition arises when a baby's skull doesn't close properly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Parasite found in wraps and salads sold at Trader Joe's and Walgreens
The products, distributed by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods, were found to be contaminated with cyclospora, which causes 'explosive diarrhea' up to six weeks after consuming it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Baby talk speeds up an infant's learning by expanding their vocabulary and boosting their memory
Researchers from Edinburgh University found that babbling terms of endearment such as 'coochie coo' help youngsters pick up language quickly and do better at school. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman who gave birth in her garden called the labour 'empowering'
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Sarah Schmid, 36, from Alsace, France, had all six of her children outside of hospital, and claimed that all women are capable of giving birth unaided. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Women with PCOS are 35% more likely to have a child with autism
Experts today described the new Cambridge University study as an 'important piece of new evidence' as the medical community remains flummoxed by the cause of ASD. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Brain training games like sudoku don't make you smarter, study finds  
Researchers at Western University in London, Ontario, found people who trained their brains on a computer game for 13 hours over 20 days did not perform better on a test than people who didn't. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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10 ways to lose weight without dieting
British psychologist Meg Arroll and health writer Louise Atkinson reveal some simple mind hacks you can do at home to help you beat unhealthy snack cravings and lose weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Vype e-cigarettes sold at Sainsbury's have been urgently recalled
The battery in the e-cigarettes can short circuit, posing a fire risk. According to Electrical Safety First, around five house fires occur a day in England as a result of domestic electrical goods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Just ONE blow to the head causes the same brain damage as dementia
Researchers from the University of Glasgow found that Alzheimer's tau proteins accumulate at the site of brain injuries and elsewhere in the brain. Footballers have suffered from dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Knife crime 'epidemic' is straining the NHS, surgeon warns
A rise in stabbings across England, not just in London, is putting extra pressure on the NHS and victims are getting younger and more severely injured, according to Nottingham surgeon Adam Brooks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother and son develop deadly meningitis after eating raw centipedes
A woman and her son from  Guangzhou, China, both suffered crippling headaches and stiff necks after munching on the worm-like creature bought from a local vegetable market. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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High fiber diets may make you less stressed as your gut affects your brain
Stress can cause a leaky gut by weakening the walls of the bowel, but treating the gastrointestinal problem with a high fiber diet may reduce stress itself, too, a University College Cork study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Former chef reveals how using a mirror helped her stop crippling pain
Louise Marsack, from Plymouth in Devon, developed complex regional pain syndrome after she fractured her wrist at work in 2015, but has finally found a therapy to relieve her pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother bathes her baby in bleach to stop her skin getting infected
Raven Ford, 23, from Superior, Wisconsin, was told by doctors to wash her in bleach to prevent her scaly skin becoming infected. The youngster suffers from lamellar ichthyosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Superfood schizandra berries loved by Gwyneth Paltrow
Red schizandra berries loved by health fanatics are the newest superfood set to take the UK by storm, and you can eat them in powder form or drink them in natural energy beverages. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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High fiber diets may make you less stressed because your gut affects your brain, study finds
Stress can cause a leaky gut by weakening the walls of the bowel, but treating the gastrointestinal problem with a high fiber diet may reduce stress itself, too, a University College Cork study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nearly 70 per cent of doctors may choose c-sections out of fear of being sued, study finds
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have revealed the reasons doctors choose to give c-sections in a review of 34 studies done in 20 countries around the world since 1992. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Wisconsin dog lover loses ALL his limbs after pet licked his leg
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Greg Manteufel, 48, from Wisconsin, developed an infection likely from a lick from his pet dog, Ellie, which forced him to have multiple amputations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Dog lover, 48, loses ALL his limbs after his pet licked his leg
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Greg Manteufel, 48, from Wisconsin, developed an infection likely from a lick from his pet dog, Ellie, which forced him to have multiple amputations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Stop putting your kids' food in plastic containers, top pediatricians say
Cans, plastic containers, and processed meats are just a few of the culprits that, they say, often carry traces of toxins that can get into a child's blood system and affect their hormones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How to get in the vacation mind-set to ease your stress - even if you aren't going anywhere  
Most Americans say that they come back from vacation feeling less stressed, but the effects only last a few days. Two psychologists reveal how to get in a vacation state of mind and make it last. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Legendary actor Alan Alda reveals he has Parkinson's disease  
The 82-year-old, who played doctor Hawkeye Pierce in M.A.S.H. and presidential contender Arnold Vanick in West Wing, was diagnosed three years ago, he told interviewers on CBS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Experts warn even sugar-free sodas are linked to weight gain, dementia and stroke  
A new advisory published by the American Heart Association has warned Americans to not consume diet drinks and merely to use them as a transitional beverage between sodas and water. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Drinking ginger tea could banish bad breath, study finds
Researchers from the Technical University of Munich in Germany say gingerol, the chemical which gives the root its taste, speeds up the breakdown of smell-producing compounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Should you avoid cheese for your health? NO, five experts say - and this is why
Most types of cheese contain salt and saturated fat, but it ’s also high in protein and calcium, so what’s the verdict? We asked five experts if cheese is bad for our health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'Very promising' drug may cure pancreatic cancer
Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute found that the treatment cures mice with the disease by using the rodents' immune cells to attack tumours, with similar medication being effective for leukaemia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Children will be studied on the NHS for gaming addiction
Around seven out of 15 addicts have been enrolled for therapy at the Central and North West London NHS trust, all of which are aged between 12 and 20. It is unclear how they will be treated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boy's brain fills in the 'gaps' left from a lobectomy that should have cost him half his sight
The brain is constantly changing, but even doctors at Carnegie Mellon University were unsure what a little boy's lobectomy would do to his sight. Incredibly, his brain has reprogrammed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Breastfeeding mothers should not drink any alcohol
Researchers from Macquarie University, Sydney, believe that alcohol may damage babies' brain cells or could make breast milk less nutritious, leading to deficiencies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Heading the ball is MUCH worse for women's brains
A new study from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York has found that female soccer players had five times greater damage in the volume of their white matter than the men did. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Revered actor Alan Alda, 82, reveals he has Parkinson's disease  
The 82-year-old, who played doctor Hawkeye Pierce in M.A.S.H. and presidential contender Arnold Vanick in West Wing, was diagnosed three years ago, he told interviewers on CBS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother who burned her face on a barbeque makes incredible recovery
Regina Morelli Benford, from Rockwood, Pennsylvania, says her firefighter husband, Sheldon, 49, saved her life during the freak accident when she fell onto a red-hot grill 10 months ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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BBC reveals women are buying abortion pills online to take at home
In England, two abortion pills must be administered in a clinic or hospital, at least one day apart. The Department of Health is assessing abortion pills' safety and effectiveness when taken at home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Just two weeks of inactivity can trigger diabetes in at-risk people
Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, say walking fewer than 1,000 steps a day for two weeks is enough to cause lasting health damage and raise the risk of Type 2 diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Deliciously Ella Mills shares saps of healthy packed lunches
Ella Mills, 27, of London, is now training to become a yoga teacher and she has started sharing snaps of her perfect packed lunches to inspire her followers that you can still eat healthily on the go. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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No alcohol is safe while breastfeeding: 'Every extra drink' reduces babies ’ thinking skills later on
Researchers from Macquarie University, Sydney, believe that alcohol may damage babies' brain cells or could make breast milk less nutritious, leading to deficiencies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Even 'healthy' people get blood sugar spikes after a bowl of cereal
New continuous blood glucose monitors revealed to Stanford University researchers that even 'healthy' people can have extreme blood sugar spikes - especially after a bowl of cereal and milk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Are fish oil pills a waste of money?
Several large studies have poured cold water on the long-established claim that fish oil supplements protect the heart. The latest says they have little or no effect at all. So what's the truth? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Blood pressure pills recalled worldwide amid cancer chemical scare
Common blood pressure drug valsartan made by Chinese firm Zhejiang Huahai has been banned and recalled by Chinese authorities after it was found to contain a cancer-causing chemical. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother is battling terminal vulva cancer and has months to live  
Emma Robinson, 46, from Wigston, was diagnosed after her cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, forcing her to endure surgery, chemo and radiotherapy to remove the tumours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Durex condoms are recalled after they fail burst tests raising fears they will split during sex
Durex has recalled 10 batches of Real Feel and latex-free condoms sold in the UK with an expiry date between December 2020 and February 2021, saying a production fault means they could split during sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'Miracle baby' was born with her brain OUTSIDE her head
After four years of trying for a baby,  Catherine Donlon, 40, from Accrington, Lancashire, discovered her unborn child was suffering from a rare condition known as encephalocele. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Cannabis drug helps pancreatic-cancer patients live three times longer
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London found that diseased mice live longer when they are given the marijuana compound cannabidiol alongside a common chemotherapy drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Doctors could save £200m a year if they stop prescribing pricey drugs
NHS Improvement believes that some of the biggest savings in the UK could be made if doctors stopped prescribing the breast cancer wonder drug Herceptin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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