More countries should eat Mediterranean or Nordic-style diets
The World Health Organization says the diets, which are high in fish, vegetables, grains and oils, help to cut the risk of chronic illnesses which cause around 40 million deaths every year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer-causing virus is 'off the charts' in parts of Australia
HTLV-1, which can cause leukemia and lymphoma, has infected more than 40 per cent of adults in isolated communities in central Australia, with indigenous people being the worst hit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic would starve herself for TEN DAYS before going on a binge  
Sierra Rock, 22, from Vancouver, has revealed how she became trapped in a vicious cycle of not eating anything for days, before bingeing for a day. She says her issues about food began as a child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creative people more at risk of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, huge study finds
A King's College study of Swedish medical records found those who studied subjects like music, drama or art at university have more psychiatric conditions than the general public. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's asthma death rate rises by 20 per cent
A revolutionary hand-held device can help asthma patients use their inhalers properly. It comes after data revealed 1,400 UK people suffer fatal attacks, annually - up a fifth over five years (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient cancer-causing virus is 'off the charts' in parts of Australia
HTLV-1, which can cause leukemia and lymphoma, has infected more than 40 per cent of adults in isolated communities in central Australia, with indigenous people being the worst hit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SECRETS OF AN A-LIST BODY: How to get arms like Katy Perry  
Katy Perry dazzled fans in a strapless gown, last week. But how can you replicate her gym success? Here, we give you expert suggestions for maximum results. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother-of-two loses 22 kilos and three dress sizes in just ONE year
Sarah McDonald, based in NSW, said life just took over and juggling her children and work left health and exercise fall by the wayside. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why it's harder to concentrate as we get older
They say it gets harder to focus without being distracted past the age of 55, particularly when under stress, because of the way our brains change over time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Stroke survivors are being failed by the NHS and not getting the rehab they need, charity claims
Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence say sufferers should get at least 45 minutes of each kind of therapy they need for at least five days a week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Limp handshake could mean you're at risk of a deadly heart attack
Scientists are discovering how the strength of your grip can hold astonishing powers to predict your life course. And a feeble grip may condemn us to prematurely losing our good health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grown adults also suffer from dramatic night terrors  
Night terrors, like nightmares, are a form of sleep disorder most common in children, but, in fact, many adults also regularly experience them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you using your asthma inhaler the WRONG way?
A revolutionary hand-held device can help asthma patients use their inhalers properly. It comes after data revealed 1,400 UK people suffer fatal attacks, annually - up a fifth over five years (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunglasses aren't just a fashion statement - they could save your sight!
In the UK, skin cancer rates are rising, with a significant proportion of them being cancers of the eyelid. Here's how to protect yourself - and your sight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Should I take blood pressure pills to ease my migraines?  
DR MARTIN SCURR answers questions about migraines.These begin with abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain, which leads to the release of chemicals that cause the blood vessels to dilate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Felix White is helping other children battle the cruel disease that took him away, aged six
When Felix White, from Brighton, was diagnosed with aggressive cancer, aged 4, his life - and death - became a game-changer. This is his incredible story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Health gadgets experts say are worth buying
Here, we ask the experts to reveal the gadgets that they rate highest — and the hidden gems they themselves use... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just two glasses of wine can reduce sleep quality
Researchers from Tampere University of Technology, Finland, found women who drink heavily reduce the quality of their sleep by 39.2 per cent. This may be due to getting less restful shut eye. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Ellie is proof that - with the right treatment - patients like Sir Alex Ferguson CAN recover
In early 2016, 24-year-old gym receptionist Ellie Boakes, from Kent, was told that she'd never walk again after suffering a stroke. This is her story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Autism diagnosis linked to light response in infants
Researchers from  Birkbeck, University of London, investigated the pupillary light refex in kids aged 10 months until they turned three years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'My husband had a stroke on the flight to our babymoon'
Allison Pataki's husband, Dave, suffered a stroke midair and 30,000 miles from care while they were on their 'babymoon.' Now, she has penned a best-selling memoir about their harrowing recovery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump-endorsed drug monitoring programs 'are driving more addicts to heroin,' study warns  
The drug monitoring programs intended to help curb opioid prescriptions may have the the unintended consequence of driving people to heroin, new Columbia University research suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 4, saves the lives of his infant twin brothers by donating bone marrow
The little boys Giovanni and Santino were born with a rare immune disease called chronic granulomatous disease, which makes them vulnerable to infections that can turn fatal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walmart to stop providing opioid prescriptions that last more than 7 days
The move is one of the strongest by a retailer in a bid  to curb the opioid epidemic that has plagued the United States. The supply limit will begin within the next 60 days, the company said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The power of folic-acid: Supplements can slash a stroke by almost 75%
Researchers from Peking University found that adults with hypertension who take folic acid, alongside blood-pressure medication, every day for four years are 73 per cent less at risk of stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents of twins have higher rates of anxiety and depression
The Brown University study comes amid a push for post-natal mental care, with new rules for parents to be seen within one month, not three, of birth. But more is needed for multiples' parents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The secret to curing your sunburn is in your fridge
More than a third of Americans get a sunburn each year. As summer approaches, New York City dermatologist Dr Max Zeichner explains the surprising grocery item that cools and cures your skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humans who have their brain reanimated after death could suffer
Nottingham Trent ethics and philosophy lecturer Benjamin Curtis said reanimating dead brains could lead to humans enduring eternal agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The secret to curing your sunburn is in your fridge, dermatologists claim  
More than a third of Americans get a sunburn each year. As summer approaches, New York City dermatologist Dr Max Zeichner explains the surprising grocery item that cools and cures your skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humans who have their brain reanimated after death could be locked in an 'living HELL'
Nottingham Trent ethics and philosophy lecturer Benjamin Curtis said reanimating dead brains could lead to humans enduring eternal agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor shares unhealthy signs you could be addicted to your partner
Dr. Femke Buisman-Pijlman, an addiction researcher at the University of Adelaide, and author Margaret Paul, discuss 19 signs that you could be unhealthily attached to your other half. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol increases Alzheimer's proteins in the brain
Researchers from Cambridge University found that cholesterol in the brain triggers the formation of protein plaques that have previously been associated with Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Huey Lewis admits he still can't believe his music career may be over
The 67-year-old hitmaker, who rose to fame with songs like The Power Of Love, has been touring with his band The News for 40 years, selling 15 million albums and missing just five gigs in his life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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High cholesterol increases the build up of Alzheimer's proteins in the brain by 20 times
Researchers from Cambridge University found that cholesterol in the brain triggers the formation of protein plaques that have previously been associated with Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concussion more than DOUBLES the risk of dementia
The study, published today by the University of California, San Francisco, tracked more than 350,000 US veterans for four years, showing even the most mild injuries sewed the seeds for brain diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Love is a drug: Doctor reveals 19 unhealthy signs you could be genuinely addicted to your partner
Dr. Femke Buisman-Pijlman, an addiction researcher at the University of Adelaide, and author Margaret Paul, discuss 19 signs that you could be unhealthily attached to your other half. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just two glasses of wine can reduce sleep quality by nearly 40%
Researchers from Tampere University of Technology, Finland, found women who drink heavily reduce the quality of their sleep by 39.2 per cent. This may be due to getting less restful shut eye. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What does ape poop tell us about our health? Gut bacteria suggests we are deficient in fibre
Researchers from  Columbia University found that apes' microbiomes change with the seasons, alongside their diets, with certain gut bacteria being higher at particular times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Father-of-four was left with a giant hole in his face
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Danny Hunt, 58, from Islington, north London, was repeatedly turned away by doctors until a specialist noted  he had a tumour with 'spider legs'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Binky Felstead ’s mother Jane reveals she plans to DIE at 85
Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain on Monday, the 66-year-old revealed that her battle with  Multiple Sclerosis has made her dread becoming infirm and reliant on her children in her old age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Tropical dengue fever could be spread through sex as scientists find mosquito virus in semen
The study, published in journal Eurosurveillance , documented the case of an Italian man in his 50s diagnosed with dengue fever after returning from Thailand in January. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why won't NHS surgeons save this little girl's leg?
Kyra Warrell, left, from Brighton, was born with a rare condition which affects the growth rate of her thigh and has prompted NHS surgeons to decide amputation is her best option. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Is Netflix killing sex? Bedtime internet surge as we snuggle up... to watch TV on our iPads  
A study has revealed there is a new ‘busy hour’ for internet use between 10pm and 11pm, driven by those watching streaming services such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer and video-sharing websites. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why tests can do more harm than good for some women, says DR ELLIE CANNON
On Wednesday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt admitted that 450,000 women aged 68 to 71 had not been invited to their final routine breast cancer scan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Don't bother with catch-ups, says breast scan professor  
Women  who missed out on mammograms due to a computer error should ignore invitations for a ‘catch-up’ scan, according to an architect of the NHS breast cancer screening programme. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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HEALTH NOTES: How hernias 'meshed up' rapper Prof Green
Rapper and documentary-maker Professor Green has revealed how he nearly died during treatment for life-threatening hernias – after an extreme allergic reaction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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British women who have had boob jobs at risk of deadly cancer
Hundreds of British women who have had breast-enhancement surgery are at risk a deadly form of cancer triggered by their implants, say scientists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Here's how to keep my new 5:2 diet going  
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: It ’s been two weeks since I launched my new 5:2 diet plan and I’m already receiving letters from readers telling me how they are seeing impressive changes to their waistline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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DR ELLIE CANNON: I fear for my eyes if shingles come back on my face  
DR ELLIE CANNON: Shingles is a recurrence of a viral infection that appears in the skin and affects a surprisingly large number of people with one in four people suffering the condition in their lifetime. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions more Americans are going without health insurance
The annual report by The Commonwealth Fund found that the number of uninsured Americans rose from 12.7 percent in 2016 to 15.5 percent in March 2018 - particularly in the south of America. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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