Psychological impact of being overweight hits women twice as hard as men
Scientists at Exeter University who looked at the genes of 340,000 people found those with a high body mass index (BMI) were more likely to suffer depression, the researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SECRETS OF AN A-LIST BODY: This week: How to get Rachel McAdams’s enviable waist
At 39, the star of the films Mean Girls and The Notebook makes exercise a big part of her daily life and does yoga, hiking and cycling as often as she can. But how can you replicate her look? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements may be pointless for preventing heart disease and cancer, study finds
Currently, 26 percent of Americans aged 60 and older take vitamin D supplements, despite the results of a new study that found the dosages are not effective at lowering the risk of heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testosterone gel is safe for women with low sex drive 
A new study says there's no evidence that testosterone significantly increases the risk of breast cancer in women — and it does improve their sex drive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When asthma could actually be a heart problem: And it may affect thousands like Alastair Thompson
Alastair Thompson, 20, from Bath, was diagnosed with asthma as a teenager - but inhalers didn’t help him. He later undertook various scans which revealed a very rare heart defect. This is his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yes, you can think yourself thin! So say psychology professors behind a new approach to weight loss
Trish Bradbury, 59, from Plympton, Devon, was desperate to lose weight after her mother died suddenly - so she embarked on Functional Imagery Training and lost two stone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer set to overtake heart disease as the biggest killer for rich Americans
The report, published today in the Annals of Medicine, showed that between 2003 and 2015 heart disease and cancer deaths dropped nationwide - but more in richer areas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You might not be safe to drive until the NIGHT AFTER the night before...
Tony Moss, a professor of addictive behaviour science at London South Bank University, says motorists can avoid being caught by using a personal breathalyser before driving the next day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's what you need to know before going under the robo-knife
Robotic surgery sounds like the ultimate in flawless, high-tech, 21st-century care - but it can be problematic, as it was in the fatal case of Newcastle's Stephen Pettitt, who died in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'free birth' is on the rise amid controversy over giving birth with NO medical assistance
More women are turning to 'free birth,' or unassisted, in-home labor and delivery as they become distrustful of hospitals but struggle to find access to midwifes. This is their right - but comes with many risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why falling in love is good for blood pressure, pain relief and even allergic reactions 
Falling in love is the result of activity in 12 areas of the brain working together, according to researchers at the University of Western Virginia in California. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Christopher Reeve’s son reveals how his family helped paralysed patients to walk again
Jered Chinnock, from Wisconsin, recently walked again after being paralysed. Here, Matthew Reeve - the eldest son of late actor Christopher Reeve - insists miracles can happen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Why does using a mobile phone give me headaches?
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your personal concerns in his weekly Good Health column. Today, he details the warning signs of electro-hypersensitivity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The surprising supplements doctors take themselves
It comes after an ex-adviser to the Government’s Committee on Safety of Medicines, Dr Paul Clayton, claimed that 90 per cent of supplements ‘have no measurable benefits’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study reveals only one kind of fish oil actually helps your health 
A new study led by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, found that those taking Vascepa, a fish oil prescription could reduce the risk of heart diease (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism is an 'extreme version' of the male brain
Cambridge University researchers, who analysed personality tests for more than half a million men and women, found both men and autistic people were more 'systematic' than 'empathetic'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health officials pour bleach on vats of soup, chili and sandwiches meant for homeless people
Officials in Kansas City, Missouri, said they feared the food could contain E. coli even though the three-year-old group has never sickened homeless people. The group insist they don't need a permit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS trust uses children of staff in hard-hitting campaign against violence
The North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust has begun using posters after a staff survey revealed more than one in six of its workers have experienced violence while at work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO reveals 'dangerous' misuse of antibiotics across the world
Research by the World Health Organization revealed the rate at which antibiotics are used in 65 countries around the world, finding those which use too many or too few are adding to resistance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Urgent action' is needed to tackle global misuse of antibiotics
Research by the World Health Organization revealed the rate at which antibiotics are used in 65 countries around the world, finding those which use too many or too few are adding to resistance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking a cup of tea or eating a handful of berries a day may protect against heart disease
A study of nearly 53,000 people over 23 years by the University of Western Australia found that tea and blueberries are rich in antioxidants that are thought to be anti-inflammatory. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serious bowel diseases that blight the lives of thousands could be cured with a 'faecal transplant'
Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that the nauseating procedure resolved severe colitis in two patients who developed the disease following cancer therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No, honey is NOT as healthy as you thought: Why you should think twice before drizzling more
Considered 'liquid' gold by many health food lovers, honey is touted as healthier substitute for sugar and a natural treatment for everything from sore throats to infertility, but it's oversold. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paramedics will now be taught self-defence because the police 'don't turn up' when they're attacked
Paramedics at the South West Ambulance Service will be taught how to restrain people because police take too long to respond and put staff's safety at risk, the boss of the service has said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity puts you more at risk of cancer because fat clogs up the killer cells that fight it off
Researchers at Trinity College Dublin claim the finding is a major breakthrough for understanding the link between obesity and cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for millions with sun spots as new cream can remove 80% of the lesions
Officials estimate that around a quarter of people living in the UK have a sun spot. The figure is similar in the US but higher in Australia. Finnish experts tested the new cream on 69 adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New federal guidelines suggest parents being introducing exercise to their children at age 3
Reasons given for the new guidelines, presented at the American Heart Association conference, include low adherence to the first set released in 2008 and rising rates of childhood obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts reveal the five food mistakes to AVOID if you're trying to lose weight, including salads!
Options we think are 'healthier' often have hidden sugars, fats and calories, warn Australian experts Dr Yasmine Probst and Dr Vivienne Guan, from the University of Wollongong. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover how anaphylactic shock can shut down your body in MINUTES
Researchers from Duke University found that exposing mice to small amounts of known allergens triggers different cells to work together to launch a life-threatening anaphylactic response. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concussions linked to double the suicide risk
The University of Toronto analyzed data on more than 700,000 patients across 17 studies to clarify what we know about concussions, since it is now a top talking point but research is moving slowly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traveller left with ‘rotting zombie skin’ because of lime juice and sunlight
An unnamed Australian man travelling in Greenland had a reaction called phytophotodermatitis, in which a plant chemical gets onto the skin and reacts with sunlight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawyer was given just ONE WEEK to live after doctors misdiagnosed her leukaemia as a gum infection
Jenna Ostrowski, 34, from Birmingham, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia and told her survival chances were slim unless she started treatment immediately. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 28, who was paralysed in a car crash can finally walk again
Monique Kelley, 28, from Bend, Oregon, was pinned to the ground by her SUV after it smashed into a tree last January. Three weeks earlier, her brother Kevin Mayo died aged 25 in a motorbike accident. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager is 'BLINDED for two days after colouring her hair with Garnier nutrisse cream dye 
Riley O'Brien, 18, from Colchester, has said she will never dye her hair again and will 'embrace' her natural mousy brown colour. Her allergic reaction happened in July 2018. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler battling a rare brain condition is left with 'devil horns'
Clyne Solano, a 22-month-old boy from Pasig in the Philippines, was born with hydranencephaly and surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused part of his enlarged skull to collapse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Altitude sickness drug helps man, 48, lose 9.7lbs and overcome his fizzy drink addiction
The obese 48-year-old, from New York, would drink up to eight sugary sodas a day, which made up a staggering 42 per cent of his daily calorie intake. He was prescribed acetazolamide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumonia could kill 11 million children around the world by 2030
Dr Ellie Cannon, a GP in the UK, visited Femi, a two-year-old battling pneumonia at a Save the Children health clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother who lost an eye to cancer after side-lining her health
Janna Clark, 36, of Harold Wood, Essex, had dismissed her symptoms of tiredness, headaches, and blurred vision down to stress. Surgeons had to remove her eye because of the tumour inside. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Secretary Matt Hancock tells world leaders his plans to revolutionise the NHS
Mr Hancock is due to sit on a panel at Paris City Hall. Other attendees will include the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four in ten babies don't get eight hours of uninterrupted sleep a night
If a child is still not sleeping through the night by the age of one, it does not make them unusual or at risk of developmental problems, according to a study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five minute neck scans could predict Alzheimer’s disease ten years before any symptoms appear
A British study of more than 3,000 people found those with the most intense pulse in their neck were around 50 per cent more likely to suffer rapid cognitive decline over the next ten years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staff should be allowed to start work at 10am and the traditional 9am-5pm day scrapped
Dr Paul Kelley, a former headteacher and researcher in sleep science, says bosses who want healthy and happy employees should delay start times by at least an hour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK DR ELLIE CANNON: Athlete's foot? You can give it the boot
DR ELLIE CANNON: Athlete's foot is a common fungal foot infection affecting more than 70 per cent of the population. Lavender and teatree are not known to be effective treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study reveals the scientifically proven ways to live TEN YEARS longer
Delaying retirement might sound counter-intuitive but it can add years to your life, according to a 2016 study. Workers who were unhealthy when they retired had a nine per cent reduced risk of death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20-year-old woman dies from a stem-cell transplant
Keziah Shorten was in intensive care for six months after having the operation in Italy and died of pneumonia after a second transplant carried out by University College London in 2011 also failed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: App allows deaf people to 'hear' conversations 
Deaf people will be able to ‘hear’ in group conversations by using a revolutionary new wearable device called SpeakSee. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS patients set to have access to breakthrough drug
Thousands of NHS patients with a genetic type of ovarian cancer will soon have access to a new treatment, hailed as a wonder drug, that slashes the risk of death from the condition by 70 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcry as boys' HPV 'catch-up' is rejected by the government
The MoS has learnt that Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Vaccines Minister Steve Brine have rejected this extension for boys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would you trust YOUR life to Artificial Intelligence? 
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has pledged that within the next two to five years, effective and efficient use of Artificial Intelligence – or AI – will be routine and widespread in the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two inspiring women reveal the haunting bond they share 
One of the things new mothers often comment on is how lonely motherhood is: the exhaustion, the postnatal delirium, the fact that you’re unable to get out and about like you used to. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news