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Pregnant smokers told to use e-cigarettes
Midwives and doctors are being urged by Public Health England to be ‘positive’ about the devices and explain that they are probably safer than tobacco. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is SOIL driving the spread of 'zombie deer disease'?
Scientists in Illinois believe that the amount of clay found in soil affects the spread of 'zombie deer disease'. The disease, formally called chronic wasting disease (CWD) causes holes in the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plants pass out from human-use anesthetics, experts say
A team of researchers studied how plants, such as the Venus flytrap, are affected by general anesthetic drugs, including those used on humans. Every time, the plants went unconscious. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP's verdict on mobile doctor apps
Dr Lawrence Buckman, a GP in North London and former chair of the British Medical Association ’s GPs’ committee, gives his verdict on some of the apps that allow you to skip the appointment queue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why hangovers get worse with age revealed
As we get older, we tend to drink less, and to do it less frequently, driving our tolerance down and our dehydration up to create a perfect storm for a hangover that only gets worse with age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ITV's Love Island showed too much smoking
A Nottingham University analysis of 1,001 minutes of content from 21 episodes of the hit dating show revealed that tobacco imagery occurred in 204 of them, totalling 20 per cent of the time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many women are left with high blood pressure
New research published in the American Heart Association's Journal Hypertension revealed high blood pressure often goes unnoticed in women who have suffered from pre-eclampsia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A GP's verdict on mobile doctor apps
Dr Lawrence Buckman, a GP in North London and former chair of the British Medical Association ’s GPs’ committee, gives his verdict on some of the apps that allow you to skip the appointment queue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get Selma Blair's flat stomach
The 45-year-old actress is a keen horse-rider as well as a yoga fan and gym goer, and has even been known to try pole dancing in a bid to hone her enviable sculptured waistline and tummy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do NOT let your child get swept up by the Super Bowl
Dr Robert 'Bob' Stern, a once die-hard Patriots fan who now heads Boston's University's CTE research team, has reached the conclusion that nobody should play the game given what we know now. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's nagging cough turned out to be an enlarged heart
Peg Ollinger, 57, of Wisconsin, learned she had an enlarged heart in 2016 after having a persistent cough that was misdiagnosed as pneumonia twice. She lost 60 pound for a transplant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The REAL reason hangovers get worse with age
As we get older, we tend to drink less, and to do it less frequently, driving our tolerance down and our dehydration up to create a perfect storm for a hangover that only gets worse with age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Martin Scurr answers questions on ganglions
Ganglions are small fluid-filled swellings thought to be linked to mild damage in the connective tissue around the tendons, and are most commonly found around the wrist, hand or foot. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a water filter do you more harm than good?
There ’s a whole new generation of gadgets promising purer eau de tap. But do we really need to bother? And, in fact, far from being ‘healthier’, could we be doing more harm than good? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot tea 'increases risk of esophageal cancer FIVE-fold'
The new study by scientists in China found drinking tea heated to over 65C was associated with a five-fold increased risk for esophageal cancer when combined with excessive drinking or heavy smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking a stroll may be the best way to prevent Alzheimer's
Researchers at the University of Connecticut found aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking could be the best way to prevent Alzheimer's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living near noisy roads raises risk of heart disease
The researchers, writing in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, reviewed all available studies on the link between noise pollution and heart risk to make the findings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dylan Day's mother urges parents to know signs of sepsis
Dylan Day, from Stoke-on-Trent, passed away after developing sepsis, triggered by a a strain of influenza B he was fighting, last weekend. His mother Sarah is urging people to suspect sepsis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meditation doesn't make you a better person
The team of researchers from the UK, New Zealand and the Netherlands, reviewed more than 20 studies that investigated the effect of various types of meditation to make the conclusion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breathing is the next big thing in fitness
Better control over our breathing can make our fitness goals easier to reach and reduce damage and fatigue to our muscles, explains Dr Belasi, an who trains military personnel and MMA fighters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Junior doctor reveals truth about working in A & E
EXCLUSIVE: The medic, who works at an A&E unit on the south coast, has spoken of his day-to-day dealings anonymously, as the NHS is being crippled by one of its worst ever winters on record. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indiana girl dies of flu after she left hospital
Savanna Jessie, seven, was killed by the flu on Thursday after being found unresponsive in her Columbus, Indiana, home. She tested positive for influenza B, strep throat and scarlet fever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harrowing diary of a junior doctor working in A & E
EXCLUSIVE: The medic, who works at an A&E unit on the south coast, has spoken of his day-to-day dealings anonymously, as the NHS is being crippled by one of its worst ever winters on record. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes patients are twice as likely to develop cataracts
The study, which found female diabetics had a higher risk, involved a team of researchers from Anglia Ruskin University, University Hospitals Bristol, Switzerland and Boston University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BPA chemical in plastic found in 90% of teenage bodies
Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in plastic containers, water bottles and in till receipts. The chemical mimics the female sex hormone oestrogen. The study was done by University of Exeter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother is urging parents to know the signs of sepsis
Dylan Day, from Stoke-on-Trent, passed away after developing sepsis, triggered by a a strain of influenza B he was fighting, last weekend. His mother Sarah is urging people to suspect sepsis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kentucky woman loses more than 140lbs after being a hermit
A woman lost more than 140lbs in less than two years after her weight made her  become a hermit as she couldn't keep up with her friends and family when out and about. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Blood treatment stops disease
Researchers at the University of Southern California were able to restore the brain functions of older mice by lowering the levels of a blood protein that can lead to plagues that clog the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dieters feel hungrier after weight loss, study finds
Researchers from the  Norwegian University of Science and Technology believe people's 'thermostats reset' to increase the impulse to find and seek out food to protect against famine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soul Sisters reveal a 7-minute workout to hit every muscle
London-based physical trainers and sisters Maddy and Alex Weaver shared their seven-minute workout routine with Daily Mail Online which they say to do three times a week to get fit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ketogenic diets could slow aging research suggests
Researchers from the  Gladstone Institute for Virology and Immunology in San Francisco found carbohydrate 'starvation' causes the body to release a chemical that protects cells from 'internal stress'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman suffers from rare sweating condition hyperhidrosis
Lydia Carroll, 32, who lives on Vancouver Island, suffers from hyperhidrosis, which causes her to perspire so excessively that her sweat can form into puddles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with 30cm scar uses silicone gel to help with fading
Emily Jackson, 20, from Leicester, was in constant pain due to scoliosis, which means she has a sideways bend in her back. After going under the knife in 2016, she was left with a 30cm scar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian villager named 'snake man' due to skin condition
Om Prakash, 35, from the village  Sarjupura Bachedi, in central India, has erythroderma, which has left him unable to walk as the friction created by moving causes his skin to crack and heavily bleed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First picture of gifted Exeter schoolboy who died from flu
Coby Simons, from Exeter, passed away on January 24 - two days after being struck down with the killer virus. His parents initially asked for his identity to be hidden. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman poisoned after eating hallucinogenic 'mad honey'
Mad honey is a speciality in the Black Sea area of Turkey and has been used for hundreds of years in the belief it can help treat diabetes and sexual dysfunction. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with 30cm scar uses 'magic' cream help it disappear
Emily Jackson, 20, from Leicester, was in constant pain due to scoliosis, which means she has a sideways bend in her back. After going under the knife in 2016, she was left with a 30cm scar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hertfordshire student has been left with a 'trout pout'
Holly Clegg, from St Albans, Hertfordshire, woke up in agony last May with her lips three times their usual size. Doctors diagnosed her with Panton-Valentine leukocidin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Snake man', 31, suffers from an agonising skin condition
Om Prakash, 35, from the village  Sarjupura Bachedi, in central India, has erythroderma, which has left him unable to walk as the friction created by moving causes his skin to crack and heavily bleed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare condition leaves woman uncontrollably SWEATING
Lydia Carroll, 32, who lives on Vancouver Island, suffers from hyperhidrosis, which causes her to perspire so excessively that her sweat can form into puddles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Service technician nearly died after cracking his knuckles
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Antoine Boylston, 31,  from Lexington, Kentucky, absent-mindedly cracked his knuckles at work in April 2016, which left him 'looking like a zombie'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS operations are cancelled after leak in Manchester
Ambulances are thought to have been diverted and doctors and nurses have been seen washing their hands with bottled water during the crisis in Manchester today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook head in Europe has incurable blood cancer
British tech executive Nicola Mendelsohn, 46, explained how she was diagnosed with  follicular lymphoma after finding a lump in her groin. She is calling for more research into the blood cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemicals in plastic found in 90% of teenage bodies
Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in plastic containers, water bottles and in till receipts. The chemical mimics the female sex hormone oestrogen. The study was done by University of Exeter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migrants' NHS fees doubled in bid to beat health tourists
Workers from outside the EU will have to hand over £400 a year instead of £200 as part of a Government bid to clamp down on so-called health tourism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer victims still dying of embarrassment
Men are still dying of prostate cancer because they are too embarrassed to visit a doctor, a study of patients in England has revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts on what needs to be done on prostate cancer
The UK's top experts on prostate cancer, including surgery specialist Professor Roger Kirby, lay out what needs to be done to tackle the disease, which claims 11,819 lives in Britain every year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skype counselling could help new mums
New mothers suffering from postnatal depression are to be offered counselling online over Skype under plans from NHS England to help women face a 'hugely emotional experience'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say chemical in McDonalds chips cures BALDNESS
Scientists at  Yokohama National University in Japan used the chemical dimethlypolysiloxane. They successfully regrew hair on the scalps of mice, marking the first time it has ever been done. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS plan to prescribe e-cigarettes goes up in smoke
The device was approved two years ago amid hopes it could help thousands of smokers to quit. But British American Tobacco, which holds the medical licence, says the product is unlikely to ‘see the light of day'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news