Should people wait half-an-hour to swim after eating? Doctor insists there is no evidence
Dr Michael Boniface, from The Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, says swimming after eating may cause abdominal muscle cramps, however, 'this is not a dangerous activity to routinely enjoy'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU suffer from insomnia? You may be deficient in MAGNESIUM!
Insomnia, of which there are two types, is a huge global problem, affecting around a third of men and women in their 30s and 40s and nearly half of women over 65. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women are freezing their eggs due to them being unable to find men who will commit to a relationship
Researchers from Yale University found delaying motherhood to focus on work is the least common reason women undergo the procedure, with most being single, divorced or in broken relationships. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal trainer to Hollywood stars shares his 7 fat-burning tips
David Kingsbury, personal trainer to movie stars in Hollywood, shares top fat-fighting tips in his new book 'Fitter Faster: Your best ever body in under 8 weeks', in this article from Healthista. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enormous cervical tumour makes a woman look pregnant with TRIPLETS
Marilyn Felipe, 39, from Maguindanao, Philippines, thought she was expecting when her torso started to swell seven years ago. She was devastated to learn she was suffering from a myoma tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enormous cervical tumour makes a woman, 39, look pregnant with TRIPLETS
Marilyn Felipe, 39, from Maguindanao, Philippines, thought she was expecting when her torso started to swell seven years ago. She was devastated to learn she was suffering from a myoma tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couples are paying up to £60,000 to have babies through surrogate mothers
Natalie Smith, a trustee of the non-profit organisation Surrogacy UK, said the £60,000 figure was not typical - and may well involve payments beyond 'reasonable expenses'. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth worker wants her leg amputated after an INSECT BITE
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Lisa Davis, 27, from Bromsgrove in Worcestershire developed complex regional pain syndrome and persistent leg ulcers after being bitten by an insect in 2011. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fitness star and mother-of-four Sophie Guidolin shares the foods she eats every day
Sophie Guidolin, from Queensland, eats 'snicker oats' and a smoothie for breakfast - which includes Nutella, chocolate protein power, granulated nuts and maple syrup - and a chicken stir fry for lunch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cyclists in tight shorts 'put fertility at risk'
Isabel Traynor, a lead nurse for assisted conception at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said tight shorts can affect sperm counts and quality by excessively heating the testicles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists create artificial ovary giving hope to infertile women
A synthetic organ – made out of the woman's own tissue – could be transplanted into a female left infertile due to medical treatment. She could then go on to produce eggs naturally. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robots are set to carry out dementia care within 20 years
Today, Jeremy Hunt will announce a £215 million investment towards what has been termed the 'next generation of innovative treatments.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS chief reveals 18,000 have been stuck in hospitals for three weeks
NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens (pictured with Andrew Marr) said most of them could be better looked after elsewhere and said it illustrated why the NHS is buckling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soya bean extract hailed as alternative to HRT
An extract from soya beans is being hailed as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy for combating hot flushes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS is preparing to stockpile medicine in case of a no deal Brexit
NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens (pictured) said there was 'immediate planning' around the Department for Health and in hospitals about 'securing medical supply' under different scenarios. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gwynnie the Cannabis Queen
Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle empire Goop is set to capitalise on California's newly relaxed cannabis laws by promoting a range of marijuana products. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia crisis 'will leave 100,000 victims with no beds by 2035'
The Alzheimer's Society predicts the gulf between demand and supply for care home beds in England will reach 30,000 by 2022. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would you talk to a stranger in a cafe?
We are drinking tea and sharing a slice of cake at a ‘Chatter& Natter ’ table in the Carpentier and Co cafe in Pinner, near Eastcote, as part of the Chatty Cafe scheme. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Michael Mosley: Anti-age your body!
Over the next eight weeks I ’ll be sharing with you the very latest scientifically backed advice on ways in which you can fight the ageing process, and refresh and reinvigorate the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Will my 'happy pills' give me dementia?  
Over the past few years there has been considerable discussion about long-term side effects of medication and unwarranted effects such as increasing risks of disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of sugary drinks sold in hospital shops halved
Hospitals have halved the number of sugary drinks sold in shops, canteens and vending machines in the past year, say NHS bosses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Max, Mind Doctor: Rising number of kids diagnosed with ADHD masks flaws of schools and parents
Young minds are society ’s most precious commodity, to be nurtured and guided, not stifled with a ‘chemical cosh’. And yet that is exactly what we are doing to hundreds of thousands of our children with drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution is driving type 2 diabetes - even at levels considered SAFE
Growing evidence has suggested a link between pollution and diabetes in recent decades - but the new study led by researchers at Washington University is the first to quantify the burden. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC retracts major study  that said farmers have highest suicide rate
The 2016 report said farmers had a higher rate than any other occupation. But this week, health officials said they found errors in the initial data that suggest the study may have been flawed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves wipes for excessive armpit sweating
The treatment, Qbrexza, works by blocking receptors responsible for sweat gland activation and can be used once a day. Previously, the 10 million sufferers of the condition had to rely on Botox. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There is no such thing as a 'normal' vagina, scientists conclude in the largest study ever of vulvas
Swiss researchers measured the vulvas of 650 white women aged 15 to 84. There was so much variety that they concluded even an 'average' would woefully misrepresent most women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The AI that can tell how smart you REALLY are just by looking at a brain scan
Caltech researchers say their AI can predict a person's intelligence from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of their resting state brain activity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$370 'smart' yoga pants buzz your muscles to tell you exactly what movements you should be making
A Manhattan-based startup Wearable X have invented a pair of yoga pants that use Bluetooth and an iOS app to help users with their yoga practice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huge rise in men wounded by fireworks, data reveal
Americans shoot off almost 1 pound of fireworks each year for every adult. And this figure has grown rapidly in recent years, from half a pound per adult in 2000, an economist explains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deprived areas have 5 TIMES more fast food outlets (so, how does your area fare?)
More than a quarter of food establishments in England are fast food shops, a map released by Public Health England has revealed, and there are disproportionately more of them in poorer areas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly two-thirds of Britons say they would NEVER donate life-saving stems cells
A survey by the blood-cancer charity Anthony Nolan found two in five people claim rumours of stem cell donations being painful put them off, with a third of thinking it is done without any anesthesia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walnuts may prevent diabetes, suggests new research
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, found those those who reported eating walnuts showed a lower risk for type 2 diabetes compared to those who did not consume any nuts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just 3% of Americans properly wash their hands when cooking meat, USDA study finds
Three thousand people die a year of food poisoning in the US, 128,000 go to hospital and 48 million are bed-bound by sickness. A new USDA study showed that hand-washing could easily drive that down. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The real reasons you can't stick to a diet - and how to get past them
Dr Jen Nash, a food psychologist for wellness brand Healthspan and founder of EatingBlueprint, takes a look at what actually influences the way that we eat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People in open relationships are just as satisfied as monogamous couples
Researchers from the University of Guelph found that as long as couples have sex to be close or to fulfill desires, there is no difference in how content people are with their partners. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug may restore hearing by 'turning on' genes that keep vital hair cells in the inner ear alive
A new drug treatment cures genetic deafness in mice, according to researchers at the National Institute on Deafness in the US. The study uses a molecular drug to fix a faulty gene (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could this be the end of injections for diabetics? Scientists create a ‘remarkable’ insulin pill
Researchers from Harvard found that when rats are given the unnamed pill, their blood-glucose levels fall by 38 per cent in two hours and 45 per cent after 10, compared to 49 per cent with the injection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beauty queen describes her fight to overcome painful disease that makes her skin crack and shed  
Bailey Pretak, 31, from Wilcox, Pennsylvania, was born with a rare genetic disorder called lamellar ichthyosis which prevents the skin from separating cells at a normal rate. Now she's a beauty queen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bionic hand give amputees a sense of TOUCH
Case Western University researchers created the new 'Sensation' device, which has helped Keith Vonderhuevel, 51, and Igor Spetic, 52, from Ohio, 'feel' their hands for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 'healthy' snacks that contain more sugar than a CHOCOLATE bar
Nutritionist Rory Larkin analysed the labels of 19 different healthy snack bars and found that 12 were classed as high in sugar and had a red traffic light label. Six contained more sugar than a Freddo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People in open relationships are just as sexually and emotionally satisfied as monogamous couples
Researchers from the University of Guelph found that as long as couples have sex to be close or to fulfill desires, there is no difference in how content people are with their partners. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to do if you get 'Chinese restaurant syndrome'
London-based GP, Dr Jane Leonard, says MSG symptom complex, caused by a flavouring common in Chinese food, is a real condition and people should try drinking water or tea if they experience it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man has swollen face from mouth cancer
Muhammad Farooq, from from Karachi, Pakistan, has developed mouth cancer thanks to getting a tooth removed by a 'quack' doctor. His mother wants better control of 'fake' doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Rioja may prevent cancer: Antioxidant in red wine halts the protein that causes tumours
Researchers from the  Federal University of Rio de Janeiro found an antioxidant, resveratrol, in the tipple stops the formation of protein clumps that are found in 50 per cent of tumours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women's urine is NOT sterile, say scientists
Scientists from Loyola University in Chicago found the vagina and bladder share bacteria inside women, meaning that women's bladders and urine are not sterile, as previously thought (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father who lost his limbs and lips to deadly infection says facial surgery has transformed his life
Alex Lewis, 38, from Over Wallop in Hampshire, lost both arms, both legs, and his lips after contracting a deadly infection in 2013, which left him with just a three per cent chance of survival. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutritionist Jeannette Hyde author Gut Makeover shares 10 tips for a flat stomach to beat bloating
Nutritional therapist Jeannette Hyde, the author of The Gut Makeover, of London, shares her 10 tips to beat bloating with FEMAIL Food&Drink. Her advice is backed up by a new study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noises determine how large people think they are and could combat body dysmorphia, study finds
A study by University College London found playing a noise determines how big people think they are, which could benefit people suffering from anorexia, as well as Parkinson's disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

18 years old and still wetting the bed: Teenager speaks out about his lifelong bladder problem
Seb Cheer, 18, from Cardiff, has suffered with an overactive bladder for his whole life but, now at Leeds University, he is encouraging other young people to discuss the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two-year-old was covered in a deadly rash after a virus entered her blood via an eczema scratch
Fern Lewis, two, from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, became infected with hand, foot and mouth disease via scratches from her eczema, which caused her to develop Eczema Herpeticum. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news