Under the microscope: Actress Nerys Hughes, 77, answers our health quiz
Nerys Hughes's husband once bought her membership to Diana, Princess of Wales's gym. She bumped into Diana, who said: ‘Let’s go in together.’ Hughes lied and said had just been in. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ROGER DOBSON: Bacteria pill for IBS helps fight the misery of bloating by soaking 'rotten egg gas'
As many as one in five Britons has this chronic gut disorder that can cause stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The frozen foods that studies suggest contain similar nutrients to their fresh counterparts
Studies suggest some frozen produce contains similar nutrients to the fresh version. Kajsa Ernestam, a dietitian for lifesum.com, selects five of the best, including Iceland Mackerel fillets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dermatologist Dr Justine Hextall reveals the best treatments that are available over the counter
Here, Dr Justine Hextall, a consultant dermatologist at Tarrant Street Clinic in Arundel, West Sussex, looks at the best over-the-counter options for these everyday infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescribing museum trips may save the NHS cash - but will it help anyone get better?
NHS England says there is growing recognition health is ‘determined primarily by social, economic and environmental factors’ — so GPs are encouraged to refer a patient ‘to non-clinical services’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grantchester star James Norton on how he uses a strategically placed glucose monitor for naked shots
James Norton, 33, who plays Sidney Chambers in Grantchester, has type 1 diabetes and has to have a glucose monitor stuck out of sight on his bottom if he is filming a topless scene. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British mother reveals she had no idea chickenpox was so risky until she had to rush child to A&E
Jane Beattie, of Hildenborough, Kent, was not concerned when she spotted telltale chickenpox blisters developing on her daughter Susannah's back. But she was quickly covered in angry blisters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can anything ease my arthritic hands after years of pain? Dr Martin Scurr answers your questions
Sufferers can experience swelling and tenderness and a grating sound when they move. Also, I welcome the calls from Cambridge University researchers for more scans in pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Record 2.2 MILLION people were tested for cancer by the NHS last year
The NHS said the rise in the numbers of British people being tested and treated is because of a 'greater awareness of symptoms' and encouraged more people to act on health concerns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The headset that claims to use 80 lasers to treat long locks that aren't suitable for a transplant
So can any DIY products help with female hair loss instead? Dr Sharon Wong, a consultant dermatologist who specialises in hair loss at London Bridge Hospital, reviews a selection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People avoid feeling empathy 65% of the time because it 'takes more work'
Empathy helps us bond and encourages philanthropy, but people avoid feeling for others out of the 'mental effort' and fear of failure, according to a new Pennsylvania State University study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photographer documents gender stereotypes as studies show how kids' perception can be manipulated
Photographer JeonMee Yoon is using books, toys, clothing and more to capture the pervasiveness of kids' color-coded gender roles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgender adults are more likely to be smokers, uninsured and report being in 'poor health'
A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that transgender adults were 30 percent more likely to report being in 'fair' or 'poor' health compared to their peers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Business psychologist, 71, undergoes a new treatment to reduce impotence risk
Surgery for prostate cancer may cause incontinence and impotence. Michael Wellin, 71, from London, underwent a new procedure that reduces those risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study says a plant-based diet cuts the risk of heart failure by 40%
A new study, led by the Mayo Clinic, found that following Southern diet - rich in fried food and processed meats - raised the risk of being hospitalized with heart failure as high as 72%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1.3 million US teenagers have high blood pressure - but that rate is plummeting
The threshold for high blood pressure in children was lowered in 2017. The new standard predicted nearly 20 percent of heart disease cases later in life, a new American Heart Association study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skipping breakfast on a long term basis could raise risk of heart disease by up to 87%, study finds 
Researchers at the University of Iowa analyzed 18 years of data on 6,550 people over 40 who had no history of heart disease. They found a connection between no breakfast and heart woes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Utah twins who have one leg each say they feel the same as everybody else
Kendra and Maliyah Herrin, of Utah, were four years old when they were separated from each other in a 26-hour operation that left them with a leg each. Now, 13 years later, they are thriving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You can cancel out harmful effects of sitting if you walk home instead, new study suggests
A new study from the University of Sydney in Australia has found that those who sat more than six hours a day had the highest risk of dying from any cause or from cardiovascular disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 8, who beat stage 4 cancer in the clear and sends care packages to other kids with cancer
Jenny Shaw, eight, from Rochester, New York, was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer in August 2017. She is now cancer-free and is assembling care packages for other kids with cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government will launch campaign against botched Botox and fillers
The UK's Department of Health and Social Care will warn people about the risks of dermal fillers which can cause uncontrollable swelling, as happened to Billie Roocroft and Lora Evans (pictured). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby boy in California dies from whooping cough and officials urge pregnant women to get vaccinated
A baby in Orange County, California, has died of whooping cough - the first such death in the county in more than a decade. No details were released about the baby's age or sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US meat supply is riddled with feces, doctors claim in a lawsuit against the government
While the government maintains a 'zero tolerance' policy on feces in food, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says that only applies to 'visible' fecal matter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS spends £13.3 MILLION in a year caring for more than 3,000 foreign mothers
A total of 3,891 foreign maternity cases were recorded in English hospitals in 2017-2018, according to The Sun, and Barts Health NHS trust in London spent £1,714,613 on 232 women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six-month-old boy defies doctors to survive a grapefruit-sized tumour
Harry Morris, now six months old, from Wigan, was diagnosed with a non-cancerous teratoma tumour while he was in the womb and had to have a nine-hour operation after he was born. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syphilis cases are rising in rural US because of 'conservative attitudes to sex'
Experts in Missouri and Iowa say syphilis is a growing problem in rural communities because the residents and doctors aren't used to dealing with the sexually transmitted disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volunteering at hospitals will help boost your ‘personal resilience’, head of the NHS says
The head of the NHS Simon Stevens called for a ‘new generation’ of volunteers step forward, pointing out that some roles would undoubtedly lead to future health service careers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of patients seen by NHS hospitals rockets by five MILLION annually in 15 years
The number of emergency, planned and day-case NHS hospital patients has soared by more than 40 per cent since 2004, to 17.6 million in 2016-17 as outpatient waiting times jump. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You can eat green potatoes, mouldy bread and eggs a month out of date
More than 720 million eggs are needlessly thrown away every year in the UK just because they have passed their official ‘best-before’ dates, according to recent research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Tim married Primrose he already knew she was dying from terminal cancer
By the time Tim and Primrose Isterling, from Nottinghamshire, posed for this picture at their wedding in May 2017, they already knew their dreams of having children together would never come true. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The courageous picture that proves not all disabilities are visible
Hannah Witton, 28, from London, has put her stoma bag on show as part of a major new campaign challenging the way the public perceive sufferers of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: What caused my 24-hour pain in the neck?
DR ELLIE CANNON: Neck pain is surprisingly common and often it’s not related to a single moment when an injury occurs. Damage to the soft tissues can occur, and accumulate, over time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How painless muscle-paralysing Botox 'pistol' can stop excessive sweating without injections
In excessive sweating, Botox works to block nerve signals that instruct the sweat glands to produce liquid. Dr Rekha Tailor, a GP and aesthetic practitioner from Surrey, offers the treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: There's now a bracelet to check blood pressure
The sleek monitor (pictured), called Aktiia, is a Fitbit-style band that checks blood pressure round the clock. Early trials show that it is just as accurate as conventional testing kits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The real reasons statins don't work for half of patients
Headlines last week declaring that statins ‘do not work’ in half of patients will have made intriguing reading – for the eight million Britons taking them, and for anyone else considering doing so. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ground-breaking experiment could reveal whether insomnia raises your risk of Alzheimer's
The Mail on Sunday has been granted exclusive access inside a cutting-edge sleep laboratory at the University of East Anglia (UEA). And Eve Simmons is invited to take the test. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a 'syringe watch' end the hassle of carrying EpiPens?
The 3D device, EpiWear, was built by Rice University students in a bid to get around the downsides of EpiPens, which can have lethal consequences. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couple that suffered the same cancer after using Roundup for 30 years tells heartbreaking story
Alva and Alberta Pilliod testified this week that they used Monsanto's Roundup for 30 years before they both developed non-Hodgkins lymphoma. They say the weedkiller caused it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People in the west of each time zone sleep less, make less and are sicker, study reveals
The sun sets at a later time the further to the west of a time zone you live. The longer hours of light are linked to later bedtimes and poorer health, a new US an Italian study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Yes, IBS is tied to the mind, but that's no reason to dismiss it
DR MAX: Though symptoms are often crippling and can dramatically impact people’s lives, many GPs don’t see IBS as a ‘real’ illness and dismiss it as ‘all in the mind’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I'm just livin': 108-year-old woman reveals she drinks one glass of wine every Friday 
That one small, weekly glass has been something of a ritual for Annie Wilson of Charlotte, North Carolina, who scoffs at the suggestion that she might follow a strict health routine to stay well. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1,000 unvaccinated Brooklyn children received the MMR shot this week
Last week, 3,300 children in Williamsburg (14 percent of all children) had not been vaccinated. Since the state of emergency was declared, 1,000 have got the shot. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-five describes horror of mysterious post-tubal ligation syndrome
Stacey Underwood, 36, got her tubes tied after having her fifth child. Shortly after, she developed night sweats, chills, mood swings and bleeding from post-tubal ligation syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three Brooklyn parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are summoned to court
The parents all live within the four Brooklyn ZIP codes that have been ordered in a 'state of emergency' to vaccinate everyone - children and adults - against measles to control the outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father, 37, gets into the shape of his life after breaking his spine
Chris Arpino, from Cornwall, broke his back in 2009 and now says he gets up at 3.30am three times a week to work out, after fearing he would be left in a wheelchair for the rest of life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two-and-a-half hours of exercise a week 'improves mental fitness'
Researchers from Boston University said every extra hour of exercise on top of the recommended 250-minute weekly average could wipe an extra year off someone's brain age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Dangerous' levels of arsenic found in bottled water from Whole Foods and Dr Pepper
A Consumer Reports investigation found that samples of Whole Foods's Starkey bottled water come dangerously close to federal limits on arsenic in drinking water, and one sample exceded them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 21, is diagnosed with a brain tumour the size of a SATSUMA after a roller coaster ride
Molly White, from Paignton in Devon, discovered she had astrocytoma brain cancer after riding on the Colossus roller coaster at Thorpe Park in 2016. She has since had two operations to treat it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MORE blood pressure pills recalled over carcinogen fears
Last summer it emerged drugs made in China and India, and dispatched across the world were contaminated with carcinogens NMBA, NMDA, and NDEA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five-month-old twin girls have never left hospital because they're too weak for heart surgery
Natasha and Hermione Sutcliffe, from Dundee, weighed just five pounds each when they were born and were found to have ventricular septal defects – holes in their hearts – which need repairing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news