National Guard recruit, 21, is fighting for his life against deadly flesh-eating bacteria
Dez Del Barba, 21, from Stockton, California, was in basic training at Fort Benning in Georgia when he caught a Strep A infection. He has had 14 surgeries including his left leg being amputated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Shocking photos show woman's blistered legs as doctors remain baffled as to the cause
Aminah Jagne was given antibiotics after being bitten. But on holiday, her skin reaction worsened with ulcers creeping up her legs. She was hospitalised for three weeks on return. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Model who spent $100,000 on nine boob jobs has her implants removed after they 'made her ill'
Bobbi Billard, a model and former professional wrestler from Las Vegas, said she feels 'healthier than ever' after having her implants removed after they caused her neck and back pain and fatigue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Brazilian twins born conjoined at the HEAD but who had their own brains separated in a 15-hour op
Ysabelle and Ysadora Freitas were one-of-a-kind in Brazil. International surgeons came together to operate four times on the twins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Devastated family tell how girl, four, turned blue and suddenly died at home after 'catching a cold'
Chloe Hardy - who was seemingly fit and healthy - collapsed at her home in South Cave, Humberside, on Wednesday, March 13. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother is calling for yearly NHS screening after she developed terminal cancer between tests
Ellie Taylor, 30, from Newbury in Berkshire, developed cervical cancer from nothing during the three-year period between her smear tests and is warning the NHS tests are too far apart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glue that repairs cuts on the eyes that could save MILLIONS from going blind developed by scientists
The glue, developed by Harvard Medical School in Boston, seals cuts on the cornea caused by injury or infection. Human trials could begin within a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colombian baby girl born with her twin INSIDE her
The little girl called Itzamara, born on February 22 in Barranquilla, Colombia, is an incredibly rare example of 'fetus-in-fetu' births, first described in 1808 but rarely seen since. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS staff crisis can’t be fixed just by training more GPs, major report claims
The report by the King’s Fund, Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation think-tanks warned patients are facing longer delays for treatment as the NHS struggles to recruit and retain sufficient staff. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Controversial testosterone rule for female athletes could be 'unscientific', experts warn
Experts from the universities of Bath and Montreal said the International Association of Athletics Federations's new testosterone limit could overlook other possible advantages. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Risk of miscarriage rises by five-fold in older woman amid soaring rates of over-40s having babies
A BMJ study of over 400,000 pregnancies in Norway found the lowest rates of miscarriage are in 25-29 year olds at ten per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Neuroscientist who specializes in psychopaths discovered he is a psychopath
Dr James Fallon identified a pattern in the brain scans of psychopaths while studying murderers and serial killers. Then he discovered - quite by accident - his scans show the same pattern. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's exposure to pesticides may increase risk of autism
A new study from UC Los Angeles found that the risk of an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis with an intellectual disability after pesticide exposure by age one was as high as 50 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New hypothesis could explain why time seems to fly by as we age
The new hypothesis proposed by a Duke University researcher suggests our perception of life experiences may be skewed as we get older and our brains require more time to process. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who miss their cancer screening at the clinic will now be offered home kits
Women across the UK will be offered DIY smear tests in a bid to cut cervical cancer deaths. Kits will be sent to women in the post, enabling them to take their own sample at home and return it to the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover two enzymes linked to pancreatic cancer - paving way to more precise treatment 
A new study from the UC San Diego School of Medicine found that pancreatic cancer patients live longer when they have low levels of enzxyme PHLPP1 and high levels of enzyme PKC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug companies urged to make vegan-friendly feeds for people battling eating disorders
The Royal College of Psychiatry, the British Dietetic Association and the charity Beat have issued a report saying more needs to be done to ensure vegans' needs are met in UK hospitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists discover the brain cells that age us also control sleep
A new study by Oxford University reveals the 'internal stress' that ages our cells and triggers disease also activates neurones that control sleep in fruit flies, with human cells being similar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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A cure for PTSD? Anesthetic wipes emotional trauma from memory, study finds
Scientists at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Spain found that propofol specifically targets emotional memory and disrupts recall for trauma - but not 'emotionally neutral' memories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Hope for people with disease that turns tissue to BONE as three drugs enter clinical trial
Three drugs have entered clinical trials as potential therapies for those with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, a genetic condition that turns dasmaged tissue and muscle into bone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychedelic drug from toad venom could battle depression and anxiety
A psychedelic compound called 5-MeO-DMT, extracted from the venom of the Colorado River Toad, reduced anxiety and depression for 80 percent of people that took it, a Johns Hopkins study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When hair transplants go WRONG
GRAPHIC CONTENT: The US-based International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery has warned black market clinics are offering hair transplants for as little as £620 in countries like Turkey and India. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema sufferer endures flaking skin since ditching her steroid creams
Laurie Williams, of Birmingham, always suffered from eczema on her arms and legs, but things took a turn for the worse when the condition spread to more than 70 per cent of her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly 70% of fruits and veg have pesticide residue on them even AFTER being washed
Strawberries, spinach and kale claimed the top three spots of produce with the most pesticide residue on the annual Dirty Dozen report from the Environmental Working Group. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicidal teenager was hospitalised with schizophrenia - but was actually infected by CAT scratches
The unnamed 14-year-old boy, from a Midwestern US state, failed to respond to dozens of treatments. It was marks on his skin that led to the discovery of Bartonella, a cat-carried infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA issues warning letters to breast implant manufacturers days before hearing
In the letters, the US Food and Drug Administration reprimanded Mentor and Sientra for historically failing to complete the safety studies required for medical devices to stay on the market. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Travellers are being refused GP appointments after surgeries insist patients have a fixed address
The Brighton-based charity Friends, Families and Travellers conducted a 'mystery shopper' experiment where patients contacted 50 GP surgeries, telling them they were Travellers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shocking 'ultraviolet portraits' show the reality of sun damage
Photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer, 31, of Paris, shot a series of black-and-white images - named 'RAW' - to reveal the close-up blemishes we never usually see. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach-churning video shows Miss Foot Fixer cut out a bloody ingrown toenail
The video shows Marion Yau, aka Miss Foot Fixer, on Harley Street, London, treating a patient who travelled from Nottingham to have an ingrown toenail on their big toe fixed in a gruesome procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rates of dementia have dropped 15% per decade since the 1980s
Researchers led by Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, studied almost 60,000 people to find individual dementia risk in the West is lower than in the 1980s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother, 23, detects her baby's eye cancer after seeing a bizarre spot in his pupil in a photograph
Specialists diagnosed Jaxson, then 11 months old, with a rare children's eye cancer. He needed surgery and chemo, but now, age three, he is in a stable condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicinal cannabis 'has opened a Pandora's box of people thinking it's a miracle cure'
Dame Sally Davies, the Government's chief medical adviser, said there are no shortcuts for prescribing cannabis-based drugs and pharmaceutical companies must do clinical trials. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How swallowing algae 'like that in your pond' could stop the need for amputations
The organisms contain white blood cells which can form blood vessels. Scientists at King's College London hope it will help thousands of critical limb ischaemia patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of cataracts patients are missing out on vital surgery because of NHS rationing
A report revealing which local NHS boards are rationing cataract ops, hip and knee replacements, hernia repairs and glucose monitors found Bedfordshire is the only one restricting all four. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Girl, nine, survives her inoperable cancer doctors d
Caroline Brown, from Northumberland, had an earache, weight loss, and lack of energy over four months in 2017. Then seven, a stage-four tumour was eventually found close to her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Air pollution may damage a man's ability to perform in the bedroom
A study by Guangzhou Medical University in China found that exposing male rats to regular doses of petrol and diesel exhaust gases reduced their ability to respond to sexual stimuli. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The woman who can SMELL Parkinson's
Joy Milne (pictured), of Perth, Scotland, discovered she can smell Parkinson's when she noticed a change in her late husband Les's scent a decade before he was diagnosed in 1985. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking hot tea or coffee could more than DOUBLE the risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus
The study looked at the drinking habits of 50,045 people who lived in north-eastern Iran. People in the UK and US typically drink beverages below 60°C. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russian speakers hardest-hit by measles in Washington as myths fly
Russian-speakers in Washington have the lowest vaccination rates in the state, and insular communities help anti-vaccination myths spread, paving the way for the measles outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New allergy guidelines say it IS safe to give your babies peanuts, fish and milk a early as 4 months
In 2000, parents were told to save cow's milk until their child was one, egg until their child was two, and nuts and fish until the age of three. Today, advice is very different, confirmed by new guidelines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Now you can get your BREASTS checked for cancer on the high street
On the back of the annoucement, 28-year-old breast cancer survivor Charlotte Tarr, from Suffolk, said it's unlikely she would have beat the disease if she didn't check her breasts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking medical marijuana is legalized in Florida two years after residents voted for it
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law on Monday that made smoking medical marijuana legal. Then-Governor Rick Scott banned smoking pot in all forms in 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pottering around the garden in middle age lowers the risk of an early death
The study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, analysed 88,000 people. Other examples of moderate-intensity activity included brisk walking or dancing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in three children lives with a parent suffering emotional distress
The likelihood was higher when a parent or both were unemployed, the figures from Public Health England show. Mental health conditions in the home can affect children in later life, experts said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mom shares photo of daughter's severe allergic reaction to show what anaphylactic shock looks like
Maren Berghaus, three, of Frisco, Texas, suffered a severe allergic reaction to a cashew nut during a test at her allergist's office. Within minutes, she was itching and coughing before she passed out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking potent forms of cannabis increases the risk of serious mental illness
Scientists carried out the study at 11 sites in five countries across Europe, as well as one in Brazil. They found that the link with psychosis was strongest in London and Amsterdam. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury rules Roundup was a 'substantial factor' in causing ANOTHER man's cancer
Edwin Hardeman, 70, of Santa Rosa, California, has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system after using the weed killer in his garden for 30 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse hailed a hero for saving a man's life from heroin overdose in Walgreens parking lot
Donna Davis, a licensed practical nurse, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, came across a man who overdose on heroin. After administering Narcan and performing CPR, he began breathing again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dominican Republic named the most dangerous place to travel for plastic surgery in new report
A new report from the University of Texas Medical Branch looked at 42 patients who had serious post-surgery infections. Of those, 20 had operations performed in the Dominican Republic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A single doctor wrote one THIRD of vaccine exemptions for San Diego school children
Dr Tara Zandvliet wrote 141 out of 486 total medical exemptions from vaccination for students of the San Diego Unified School District since 2015, documents obtained by local reporters reveal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news