Indonesia is set to face a measles epidemic after Muslim clerics declared its vaccine 'sinful'
Vaccinations rates in Indonesia against measles and rubella have plummeted from the recommended 95 per cent to as low as just eight per cent. Gelatine is added as a stabiliser to vaccines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Gruesome video shows a doctor removing 15 YEARS worth of gunk from a woman’s ear
The stomach-churning video from a doctor's surgery in the northern Phu Tho Province in Vietnam shows a doctor treating a woman who was afraid of cleaning her own ears. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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A woman who can't speak, sit up or eat has been denied life-changing treatment
Dawn Conrad, 45, from Wilton in Wiltshire, was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, Autoimmune Autonomic Ganglionopathy, after six years of baffling doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Management consultant, 31, suffers from a rare condition that causes her to vomit 100 times A DAY 
Rebecca Griffiths, 31, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, suffered from a severe case of cyclical vomiting syndrome. She said her life consisted of 'just lying down on the sofa with a sick bowl'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Obese man who weighed 27 STONE shed half of his body weight after failing to fit on Peppa Pig ride
Consultant and team developer Ryan Lightfoot, 25, from Essex, said he grew up being bullied about his weight and was always referred to as 'the fat one' because of his 27st frame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Eye, Robot: Fascinating video shows tiny robots swimming through an EYEBALL
Researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Germany have invented microrobots which can be controlled using magnets and driven through the eyeball to deliver drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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One-year-old with a rare condition means he 'could die from falling asleep'
Charlie Wagstaff, from Hampshire, is one of 70 in the UK to have Congenital Central Hypoventilation, which forces him to wear a mask attached to a ventilator every time he nods off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS are refusing thousands of people with diabetes a 'life-changing' gadget
Rosey Edwards, 13, from Dorset, has written to Theresa May appealing for her support in getting the Freestyle Libre testing system because it is not approved on the NHS in her area. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nurse reveals she was given just an HOUR to live on Christmas Day
Jessica Dlugasch, 38, was found shivering and hallucinating on the floor at her home in Pennsylvania. Doctors had sent her home with medication for flu two days before Christmas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Girl, nine, is forced to wear a panda onesie to school after developing an allergy to her uniform
Lily Mason, nine, from Keyworth, Nottingham, suffers from Mast Cell Activation Disorder, which sends her immune system into 'overdrive'. Her mother Joy Mason says she 'almost lives in a bubble'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Thousands are missing out on vital heart scans, doctors warn
At least 56,000 people suffering with angina were denied potentially life-saving scans in the past year alone, say experts who argue many were instead given exercises to do. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Company executive, 42, reveals the 'disappointment' of failing to consummate his marriage
Ben Twemlow, from Chatham in Kent, was diagnosed with testicular cancer last summer and immediately proposed to his partner but, when they got married in Las Vegas, he couldn't have sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Unhealthy lifestyles boost the risk of a heart attack for women MORE than for men
Men remain more likely than women to suffer an attack, the incidence of heart attacks among women is on the rise, according to researchers at the University of Oxford. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why can’t so many young, healthy men make love without a little blue pill? 
Britain is the world's first country to allow Viagra to be sold without prescription. Sebastien Smith, 29, from Newcastle revealed why he's been using the drug recreationally for six years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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AI will make doctors 'obsolete' due to robots being 'cheaper to hire and train than medics'
Artificial intelligence has a 'near unlimited capacity' to diagnose diseases and perform surgery more accurately than medics, according to Dr Jörg Goldhahn, from ETH Zurich. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The flu shot lowers your risk of a heart attack
Glen Pyle is a professor who specializes in heart failure at the University of Guelph in Canada. Here, he explains why rates of heart attack are higher in those who don't get the flu shot. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Florida baby born in opioid withdrawal from mother's kratom tea
A baby was born in opioid withdrawal at a Florida hospital - but his mother was two years clean. But he'd been exposed to kratom tea his mother drank in pregnancy, a case study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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What is YOUR attachment style in relationships? Take this test to find out
Helen Dent, emeritus professor of Clinical and Forensic Psychology at Staffordshire University, explains how 'attachment theory' can shed light on how we form and conduct relationships. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Playing Christmas music too early raises stress levels and make you spend more money shopping
Music psychologists say that listening to Christmas music can raise your stress levels by reminding you of your 'holiday obligations' such as hosting parties and buying presents (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Psoriasis led to 'suicidal thoughts and shame' for 20th century author Vladimir Nabokov
Researchers from the Hôpitaux de Paris in France have read Nabokov's letters to his wife, Vera, in which he details the intense frustration of living with the common skin condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Natasha Ednan-Laperouse parents slam Watchdog allergen probe findings
Despite calls for better labelling protocols, an investigation by BBC1's Watchdog has proven supermarkets are failing to warn customers about potentially lethal allergens in bakery products. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Statins may prevent the spread of breast cancer to other organs, study finds
A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has found that statins can prevent breast cancer tumors from migrating to the lungs and liver, potentially saving lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Singing may reduce blood pressure and stress levels in people with Parkinson's disease, study says
A new study from Iowa State University has found that singing reduced heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels in Parkinson's patients after a one-hour therapeutic singing session. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS emergency services in England are struggling to cope with a 'year round crisis'
Patients received worse care last summer than in five of the eight most recent winters, NHS England figures show. Some 125,215 patients were stranded for over four hours on a trolley. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Marriage makes you healthier - unless you're a straight woman
The research by Ohio State University highlights how marriage benefits the population at large, but suggests work is needed to get heterosexual men thinking about their health and their partner's health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Does toxic air cause autism? Living in polluted areas 'boosts the risk of the disorder for children'
The scientists, based at Monash University in Australia, said children are most at risk in their first three years of life because of their developing brains. The research featured in Environment International. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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More children sickened in New Jersey adenovirus outbreak: 30 now ill
A particularly strong strain of adenovirus has struck 30 children in New Jersey care facilities, killing 10, the state's Health Department said this week. A warm, wet fall may drive up cases this season. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Antibiotic resistance will kill MILLIONS of people by 2050
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has warned that superbug infections will kill around 1.3 million people across Europe and more than a million Americans by 2050. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Watchdog bans 'distressing' and 'misleading' antivax advert on Facebook
The UK-based Advertising Standards Authority ruled the advert would likely cause 'fear or distress', with its claims against jabs being 'unsubstantiated'. It featured a picture of a baby with its eyes shut. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mothers are more likely to suffer postnatal depression if they have a SON
Scientists at the University of Kent also found women who have complications during their child's birth are nearly three times more likely to get postnatal depression (PND). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Panic over chickenpox outbreak in North Carolina private school
Asheville Waldorf School now has 28 cases of chickenpox, up from 13 last week. North Carolina's rate of unvaccinated children doubled between 2012 and 2016 due to easy exemption rules. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Patients in Jersey will be able to get medical cannabis from ALL doctors
Cannabis-based medicines could be available as soon as February for people living on the Channel Island off the north-west of France. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Rare condition has left a teenager with the ‘heart and lungs of a pensioner’
Yasmin Swift, 19, from Ashford, Kent, needs a double lung and heart transplant after being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in November last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Food author reveals her 17 stress-relieving snacks to eat at your desk
Charlotte Watts is the co-author of Good Mood Food and nutritional therapist in London. She explains how we often crave crisps, cake, biscuits and chocolate when it all gets too much. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Too much screen time puts children at risk of sight damage, obesity and cancer
Scientists at the World Cancer Research Fund have analysed 80 scientific studies involving more than 200,000 people to find screen time is on par with sugary drinks as a cause of obesity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Father with cystic fibrosis finally gets lung transplant after three failed attempts
James Beeching, 34, has had the incurable genetic condition since he was two years old. Three lung transplants fell through before his surgery. He can finally walk his twins to school in Hastings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Father, 42, is diagnosed with a rare nose cancer after dismissing his hearing problems as 'a cold'
Ben Wilkinson, 42, from Longlevens, Gloucester, lost his hearing in his right ear in 2016, which he put down to his frequent colds. An MRI scan two years later revealed he had a 4cm tumour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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An itch on this 44-year-old woman's bosom turned out to be aggressive breast cancer
Charlotte Witman, from Birmingham, was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in April this year and began the first of 10 rounds of chemotherapy within weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Samaritans launch a hard-hitting campaign with the message 'small talk saves lives'
This comes after the number of people stepping in to prevent someone taking their own life at a UK train station is up 20 per cent from last year. Simply talking about the weather could help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nearly half of over-65s who take statins give them up within a year due to side effects, study shows
Side effects - like risk of diabetes, erectile dysfunction, sleep problems and muscle pain- are putting off 45 per cent of over-65s within 12 months, the study shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Drivers with poor eyesight could be driving on Britain's roads illegally, optometrists warn
Almost half of optometrists (44 per cent) have seen a patient in the last month who still drives despite being told their vision is below the legal standard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Children are most likely to be stabbed walking home from SCHOOL
A 16-year-old rapper yesterday became London's fifth stabbing victim in under a week following an attack in Tulse Hill, as the number of people knifed to death in Britain this year hit 250. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Supermarkets are 'putting lives at risk with allergy information', BBC investigation discovers 
More than a quarter of branches in the exposé did not give satisfactory information to undercover reporters from BBC1’s Watchdog Live when they posed as customers with food allergies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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It takes smokers' hearts at least 15 years to recover after quitting
After analyzing data on 8,700 people spanning 50 years, researchers at Vanderbilt found it takes well over a decade for smokers to get their risk of heart disease back to that of a never-smoker. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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AI detects Alzheimer's disease SIX years early - with 100% accuracy in small study
A new AI system is 100% accurate in its predictions of Alzheimer's made based on subtle metabolic brain changes - and it catches the the disease six years early, a University of San Francisco study shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The male midlife diet crisis: Which eating plan is best for YOU? 
Men store more fat in the ab area, which tends to be visceral fat, the type that collects near vital organs and is linked to heart disease. A nutritionist and a psychologist explain how to get rid of it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Duncan Hines recalling 2.4m boxes of cake mix
The recall affects Classic White, Classic Butter Golden, Signature Confetti and Classic Yellow varieties of cake mix, according to Conagra Brands, Duncan Hines' parent company. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Amazonian tribe have the 'healthiest hearts ever studied'
The farmer-forager community Tsimane from lowland Bolivia used to consume a staggering 2,738 calories a day, with plantain and rice making up 64 per cent of their meals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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First-of-its-kind surgery allows child with AFM to walk again as CDC figures show rates are rushing
Brandon Noblitt, eight, of Greenville, South Carolina, was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2016. After being paralyzed for a year, he's walking again thanks to a first-ever procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mothers prefer daughters and fathers prefer sons - but the female bias is stronger, study says 
Women would prefer to have daughters and are more likely to invest more in their girl children than in boys, while men (slightly) prefer boys, new US and Finnish research reveals - marking a modern shift. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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