ASK DR ELLIE: What can I do about my 2.3in aortic aneurysm which could rupture
I am an 81-year-old man and have recently been told I have an aortic aneurysm, a bulge in a major artery in my abdomen that measures 2.3in and could rupture. What can I do? (file image) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: A weekend run, then the awful 'gunshot' sound of my Achilles tendon snapping...
A few days ago, while I was out running through the woods, I tripped, tried to correct myself and ‘bang’ – I felt an intense, crippling pain in the back of my leg. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super Bowl LIII diets, splurges and fan snacks, revealed
The Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots have spent the year ahead of the Super Bowl on strict diets. We reveal their daily eats and splurges and what the fans want to eat on Sunday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens who use ecigarettes are FOUR TIMES more likely to take up tobacco smoking than teens who don't
The Boston University School of Public Health study looked at data on 6,123 teens from 2013 to 2016. They found a clear link between smoking e-cigarettes and tobacco products. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: My clinic is full of kids hurt by social media
DR MAX PEMBERTON: The woman who sat in front of me was crying quietly. Painfully thin, her skin dry and flaking and her hair sparse, she was showing all the signs of severe malnourishment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All adults will be presumed to be organ donors unless they explicitly opt out under new law
The House of Lords yesterday gave its approval to the law, now in its final Parliamentary stages after it cleared the Commons last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than half of British men treated for prostate cancer were abandoned without support
Researchers interviewed 30,000 men for a study on life after prostate cancer. 81 per cent of men were left with poor sexual function after their treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LA City Hall official is the latest struck by TYPHUS in the city's raging epidemic
Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood revealed she was diagnosed in November - blaming the fleas in her office at LA's City Hall. She won't go back to work until the building is fumigated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortage of top anti-anxiety drug could cause suffering, doctors warn
A third of the country's buprisone supply has been cut off after an FDA inspection of a Mylan factory in West Virginia, which produces the drug, found it to be dirty and failing in quality. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super Bowl LIII diets, splurges and fan snacks, revealed
The Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots have spent the year ahead of the Super Bowl on strict diets. We reveal their daily eats and splurges and what the fans want to eat on Sunday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huge rise in Americans taking anxiety drug Valium for PAIN amid crackdown on opioid prescriptions
Benzodiazepines have side effects that are eerily similar to opioids, including the potential for addiction and suppressed breathing. There is also little evidence they work as a good alternative for pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incredible transformation of retired crane operator's nose
Patrick, who lives in Lincoln, Montana, told how his condition - called rhinophyma - started while working on building sites in Las Vegas. The build-up of skin had slowly worsened over the past 10 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snorers struggle to remember details like people’s names and houses they lived in
Scientists at RMIT University in Australia studied patients' ability to recall childhood, adult and recent life. The lack of oxygen may destroy grey matter in the brain used to store memories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snorers struggle to remember details like people ’s names and houses they lived in
Scientists at RMIT University in Australia studied patients' ability to recall childhood, adult and recent life. The lack of oxygen may destroy grey matter in the brain used to store memories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sperm bank PUNISHES mother for accidentally finding her donor through 23AndMe
Danielle Teuscher, 30, conceived her five-year-old daughter, Zoe, with donor sperm. Later, she unintentionally found Zoe's likely grandmother through 23andMe. Now, the sperm bank is threatening her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US scientist is developing gene-edited human embryos after slamming similar Chinese research
Dr Dietrich Egli of Columbia University is editing the genes of human embryos and allowing them to develop for one day amid 'designer baby' controversy that even he has been critical of. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Says: Can a Super Bowl ad give you brain tingles?
A new Super Bowl commercial aims to calm frenzied football fans with oddly relaxing images of actress Zoe Kravitz whispering into a pair of microphones and softly tapping on a bottle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens who use ecigarettes are FOUR TIMES more likely to take up tobacco smoking than teens who don't
The Boston University School of Public Health study looked at data on 6,123 teens from 2013 to 2016. They found a clear link between smoking e-cigarettes and tobacco products. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu could make you 40% more likely to have a STROKE for up to a year 
Researchers led by Columbia University in New York found elderly people with a recent history of being hospitalised with flu were at a higher risk of having a stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu could make you 40% more likely to have a STROKE for up to a year  
Researchers led by Columbia University in New York found elderly people with a recent history of being hospitalised with flu were at a higher risk of having a stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health officials in France 'delay long-awaited report'
Emmanuelle Amar was hailed as a whistleblower by ecologists and campaigners, but also accused of scare-mongering by fellow researchers, when she went public with the claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Government advisor claims millions of customers are buying useless supplements
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Paul Clayton, based in the US, said customers are out of pocket with products that don't work. Many buy into the 'hype' of omega 3, vitamin C and multivitamins, he said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't want to stuff yourself with chocolate after the gym? Tell yourself you'll eat an apple before
Participants in a University of Nebraska - Lincoln study were asked to choose a post-workout snack before or after exercise. The findings were published in the journal Nutrients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two e-cigarette flavors destroy lung function, Harvard study warns 
Popcorn and caramel - two widely used e-liquids - contain chemicals that wear down the lungs' first line of defense, raising the risks of COPD and asthma, the study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two e-cigarette flavors destroy lung function, Harvard study warns  
Popcorn and caramel - two widely used e-liquids - contain chemicals that wear down the lungs' first line of defense, raising the risks of COPD and asthma, the study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Professional athlete, 18, nearly bled to death after swallowing a TOOTHPICK
A man was taken to hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, when he suffered abdominal pain, a fever of more than 40°C (104°F) and diarrhoea with blood in it – doctors found a 5cm (2ins) toothpick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Professional athlete, 18, nearly bled to death after swallowing a TOOTHPICK
A man was taken to hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, when he suffered abdominal pain, a fever of more than 40 °C (104°F) and diarrhoea with blood in it – doctors found a 5cm (2ins) toothpick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital pharmacies are 'more likely to get BURGLED' if there is a no-deal Brexit
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs three major hospitals in the capital, said it would use medicines off-label if it can't get supplies, and may install extra CCTV. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 23, born with a crooked back gains two inches in height after gruelling seven-hour surgery
Lydia Platton, who lives in Norway, was diagnosed with four spinal conditions. Her curved spine made her self-conscious of 'fat rolls'. But now, with heavy metal in her back, she is in more agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 23, born with a crooked back gains two inches in height after gruelling seven-hour surgery
Lydia Platton, who lives in Norway, was diagnosed with four spinal conditions. Her curved spine made her self-conscious  of 'fat rolls'. But now, with heavy metal in her back, she is in more agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Single mother reveals her heartbreak of raising one-in-a-million twins with Down ’s syndrome
Emma Mullard, 36, of Lancashire, had one of 29 twins with Down's syndrome in the world. Alfie and Arthur, who are now six years old, can't speak or walk and have autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Civil servant, 22, brands controversial acne drug Roaccutane a 'miracle' for making spots vanish
EXCLUSIVE: Henry Wadsworth, of Bedfordshire, had been prescribed different drugs and creams for nearly five years by his GP. He took Roaccutane as a last resort. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incredible transformation of retired crane operator's nose
Patrick, who lives in Lincoln, Montana, told how his condition - called rhinophyma - started while working on building sites in Las Vegas. The build-up of skin had slowly worsened over the past 10 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viewers left 'heart-broken' after newborn baby dies in moving NHS documentary
Casey-Jack, a newborn baby, needed heart surgery at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool soon after he was born with a hole in his heart and an underdeveloped artery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man suffered a stroke that made him believe it was fine to masturbate in front of his relatives  
As well as masturbating in front of them, relatives of the unnamed man, from Spain, told doctors that he was addressing them them with inappropriate sexual words. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dietitian reveals the five reasons why you should NEVER cut out carbs
Whether it's bread, pasta or potatoes, we're often led to believe that carbs are the natural enemy of weight loss. However, for one dietitian, this couldn't be further from the truth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scandal of the 100,000 women left waiting for cervical test results
Some patients have been waiting for up to four months to receive the results of cervical screening tests despite a new awareness campaign launched by Public Health England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news