Struggling to lose weight? Your brain structure could be to blame
A new study from McGill University found that those who lost the most weight had stronger signals coming from the brain linked to self-control and weaker signals from the region linked to desire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mad cow disease may have come from 'contaminated food' on Scottish farm
A case of mad cow disease has been confirmed on a farm in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in what is Scotland's first case of the infection since 2008 and the first in the UK since 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Ovarian cancer shame : Less than third of UK cases diagnosed
Worldwide ovarian cancer incidence is rising, and is expected to increase by 55 per cent by 2035. It is expected to go up by 15 per cent in the UK, according to predictions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'Life and soul of the party' has six months to live after being diagnosed with two brain tumours 
Curtis Jacques, 43, from Cosby, Leicestershire, lost control of his legs while behind the wheel in March. This led to him being diagnosed in hospital where he was given just six months to live. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why e-cigarette flavors are so dangerous
The finding from Yale adds to increasing evidence that flavors like bubblegum, orange, creme brulee and mango smoothie may trigger serious health problems - including tumors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Father, 29, diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour after suffering aching testicles
Jack Donovan, 29, from Pentwyn, Cardiff, made numerous trips to A&E where he complained of the seemingly unrelated symptoms acid reflux, headaches and testicular pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mad cow disease is found on a farm in Scotland as area is placed into lockdown
A case of mad cow disease has been confirmed on a farm in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in what is Scotland's first case of the infection since 2008 and the first in the UK since 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'Unthinkable' that the NHS won't buy life-saving children's drug
Doctors have said it is 'unthinkable' that British children can't get access to the £450,000-a-year drug Spinraza, which can improve the crippling condition spinal muscular atrophy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Deafness could be reversed? Scientists discover how to regrow lost cells in the ear
Researchers from the University of Rochester found that viruses, genetics and even existing drugs could cause little hairs to regrow in the inner ear. These hairs pick up on noises entering the ear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Quit-smoking drug helps addicts ditch the habit without any withdrawals
Scientists from Scripps Research Institute plan to investigate the effects of NicA2-J1 in human smokers and hope to test whether the drug Chantix also blocks nicotine from reaching rats' brains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Hope for men with low libidos
Kisspeptin is called the 'kiss hormone' because it was discovered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and is named after Hershey's Chocolate Kisses sweet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Care home workers 'must have a flu jab to protect the elderly' as only one in four get vaccinated
Failure of workers to get the optional vaccination is 'outrageous and shocking', the Commons science and technology committee said. The committee said it expected ‘full coverage’ -but it is only 25 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Eating oily fish can ward-off dementia
Eating fish such as mackerel, pictured, salmon and sardines could help ward off illnesses such as dementia, heart disease and cancer in elderly people according to new research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly pregnancy complication that struck Kim Kardashian increases the risk of dementia
Researchers from the Statens Serum Institut in Denmark believe the heightened dementia risk is caused by diseased blood vessels as a result of abnormally high blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Finnish-style baby boxes are NOT safer than cots
Researchers from the University of Bristol argue 'the cardboard baby box should not be promoted as a safe sleeping space, but as only a temporary substitute if nothing else is available.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nine out of ten health supplements have 'give you no real benefits' claims ex-government advisor 
Britons spend £421million a year on supplements and vitamin tablets but 90 per cent of them are ‘unvalidated’ and many ‘have no measurable benefits’, said Dr Paul Clayton. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your burger probably contains dangerous levels of antibioticS
In the 2018 Chain Reaction Report, only two chains, Shake Shack and Burger Fi, received As for serving antibiotic-free burgers. Wendy's received a D minus and the other 22 chains received an F. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why ANXIETY reaches an all-time high during menopause - and 6 tips to ease the pain
Anxiety is a common symptom of menopause but it can often be overlooked. Dr Meg Arroll, a psychologist and women's health expert, reveals ways to tackle anxiety during this time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman diagnosed with breast cancer for second time after hair stylist found a bald spot on her HEAD
Patricia Bolle, 68, of Haslett, Michigan, is fighting her second round of breast cancer after her hair stylist found a bald spot on her head that turned out to be breast cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Does the 'maternity salad' REALLY induce labor?
The Salad, made by Caioti Pizza Cafe in Studio City, is a simple mix of romaine, watercress, walnuts, and gorgonzola, with a herb-balsamic dressing. But scores of women say the herbs broke their waters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Virtual reality is 'the ultimate empathy machine', study claims
Stanford University researchers found that people who were exposed to situations such as homelessness in VR developed longer-lasting compassion towards the issue in real life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Simple test can tell 'whether a stroke patient will still be alive in three years'
The Ludwig-Maximilians University study, published in the journal Neurology, recruited 274 patients in Germany and France who underwent the test within a week of their stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Study finds couples who reunite for a night recover faster from the break-up 
A new study from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, has found that couples who sleep together after a break-up report more positive feelings on a day-to-day basis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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European explorers spread tuberculosis to the Americas, Africa and Asia hundreds of years ago
Researchers from University College London and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health dated samples of the most common strain of tuberculosis from around the world through history. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Sperm passes dad's trauma and poor diet to his kids
The study, published today in Nature Communications, is one of the first to explain how a parent's genetic markers have a direct impact on their children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Drinking at least four cups of coffee a day could slash your risk of rosacea by 20%
The new study, led by Brown University in Rhode Island, found that the protective effects were only shown in caffeinated coffee. Decaf coffee did not lower participants' rosacea risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Sepsis patients are waiting 11 HOURS for life-saving treatment at under-fire hospital
Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, has been criticised by Care Quality Commission inspectors who say staff do not take the threat of sepsis, which is life-threatening, seriously. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Bacteria that cause diarrhoea survive the high temperatures used in hospital laundries
Researchers from De Montfort University found that C.difficile spores are present at levels sufficient to cause an outbreak even after sheets are washed as set out by the NHS' healthcare laundry policy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'Eyeballing' patients in A&E is the best way
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen studied staff prioritising more than 6,000 patients at a Danish hospital and found those who 'eyeballed' patients better predicted if they would die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Self-lubricating condoms will reduce STIs by being 'more appealing'
Researchers from Boston University have created a condom (pictured) that secretes a lubricant when it comes into contact with bodily fluids. This avoids couples having to apply messy lube. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Asthma patients are playing ‘Russian Roulette’ with their lives, charity warns
Victoria Taylor, 29, from Southampton, was hospitalised after she suffered an asthma attack triggered by the influenza virus. She said it felt like her lungs were 'filled with cement'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Self-lubricating condoms will reduce STIs by making contraception 'more appealing'
Researchers from Boston University have created a condom (pictured) that secretes a lubricant when it comes into contact with bodily fluids. This avoids couples having to apply messy lube. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS made £70million by charging STAFF for parking last year
Hospitals in Wales and much of Scotland don't charge for parking, but trusts in England last year raked in £226million from charging staff, patients and visitors to use NHS car parks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman, 25, died of meningitis after being diagnosed with 'panic attack'
Sarah Cullen, 25, from Blackpool in Lancashire, died in December 2014 after suffering a stroke and meningitis and her parents say the hospital where she died won't meet with them or answer their questions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schoolboy, 8, turns into a 'demon from The Exorcist' because of a brain disorder
William Hewlett, from Winchester in Hampshire, has been diagnosed with a syndrome in which an infection causes swelling in the brain and causes obsessive, out-of-character behaviour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman, 24, is blind in one eye after doctors missed the signs of her brain tumour
Abbie Trinder, from Wednesbury, started to suffer from severe migraines in 2015. When her vision began to blurry, she made an appointment with her optician, who referred her to hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Oxford professor claims the BLACK DEATH could return with a vengeance
Peter Frankopan said the melting of ice due to higher global temperatures could unleash biological agents and bring back diseases such as the Black Death which killed millions in Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Children who spend 30 minutes online a day are twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food
Researchers from the University of Liverpool found that children who spend more than three hours online a day are four times more likely to spend their pocket money on junk food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Officials seize thousands of faulty STI and HIV test kits
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which polices the safety of medical products in the UK, revealed it has seized 10,000 of the home-testing kits since 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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US birth rate hits record low: CDC reveals drops in EVERY region
Demographers had expected that the sharp dip, which started after the 2008 economic crash, would have leveled off by now. But new CDC figures suggest there is no slow-down in any region. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'Workers should stand at their desks', Health Secretary Matt Hancock says 
Matt Hancock, the current Health Secretary, said he had his own stand-up desk and encouraged standing meetings wherever possible, partly because they did not go on as long as normal ones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How healthy will YOUR country be in 2040?
Researchers from Washington University have predicted the average lifespans of countries around the world and predict more people will die of non-contagious diseases like cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The vicious cycle of trauma: Suffering is passed down through generations study reveals
A new study found the sons of Union Army soldiers, who did not experience the devastation of the Civil War, had a higher risk of early death if their fathers had been prisoners of war. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Restless legs syndrome TRIPLES the risk of suicidal thoughts, study finds
A new study from the Yale School of Medicine has found that someone's odds of suicidality increased if his or her RLS was severe or very severe, or if they also suffered from depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Marijuana left woman, 27, hospitalized six times with intense vomiting syndrome
A 27-year-old woman from Rochester, Minnesota, discovered the reason she was hospitalized six times over the course of a year was because she was suffering from cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Babies have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts if they are breastfed
In the largest study of its kind, the Helsinki University researchers analysed the genes of 16 mothers and their babies over eight months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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More than 120 kids in 22 states diagnosed or suspected to have mysterious virus 
The Centers for Disease Control Prevention confirmed on Tuesday that 62 children in 22 states have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis and 127 in total are under investigation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Fathers who smoke raise the risk of their GRANDCHILDREN developing ADHD, study suggests
A new study from Florida State University has found that fathers who smoke are more likely to have children and grandchildren with attention deficit disorders and hyperactivity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Disgraced doctor behind vaccine autism fears wins annual award for bad science
Andrew Wakefield was ridiculed with the 'Rusty Razor' award for pseudoscience by The Skeptic magazine for his widely discredited work claiming vaccinations cause autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Half of parents think the flu shot causes the flu, study reveals  
The study by Orlando Health comes after figures showed fewer kids were vaccinated last year - something US Surgeon General Jerome Adams blamed for the record-high death toll from flu last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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