Experts urge governments to launch ‘Big Tobacco’-style fight on junk food firms
Powerful corporations are driving the obesity crisis by promoting junk food in the UK and abroad in the same way tobacco firms push cigarettes, experts have warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise physiologist Drew Harrisberg reveals how you can meet your fitness goals
Each form of exercise can change your body in different ways and fitness expert Drew Harrisberg has revealed to what exercise you should be doing to achieve your goal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regular ‘good’ sex can lower blood pressure as successfully as medicine, scientists claim
Researchers at Georgia State University in the US believe sex works by boosting the ‘cuddle’ hormone oxytocin that can reduce stress (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS hires hundreds of ‘social prescribers’ to refer patients to art classes and dancing lessons
Up to 1,000 'social prescribers' are being recruited across England by the NHS to carry out almost a million appointments a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British lung cancer patients are first to benefit from lifesaving surgery that 'microwaves' tumours
With the new technique, there is no chest incision and no need to puncture the affected lung. Instead, patients have a general anaesthetic and a CT scan – a type of X-ray – of the chest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gay male couple to be offered IVF treatment by the NHS for first time in Britain
The NHS has until recently refused to give gay male couples IVF because of a blanket ban on using surrogate mothers. But the Scottish Government changed that policy two years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Michael Mosley: Sorry vegans, I won't give up my juicy steak any time soon
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Not only is meat a good source of protein that is easily absorbed by the body, but it is abundant in important micronutrients too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer in young women is more likely to be fatal if they have had a baby, study finds
Changes to a woman ’s breasts triggered by bearing a child make it easier for cancer cells to spread, researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK DR ELLIE: Will a magnesium bath really calm my anxiety?   
DR ELLIE: Magnesium is an important mineral for the body, used to maintain good bone health. Many people claim that magnesium is better absorbed through the skin as part of a bath. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should I give up shopping in case I become a thief? BONNIE ESTRIDGE on life with Alzheimer's
BONNIE ESTRIDGE: A recent study found eight per cent of dementia patients ended up committing crimes, including theft. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A tilted uterus can mean the smear test causes extreme discomfort and pain
Hayley Smith, from London, knows all about the discomfort having a tilted uterus can cause during a smear test. For her, smear tests have ‘always been uncomfortable’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SPA DOCTOR: How New York fixed my phone addiction
SPA DOCTOR: Worryingly, there is a growing body of research that suggests that technology can be increasingly harmful to both our physical and mental health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As asthma deaths rise by a quarter in ten years, is rising pollution to blame?
Ella Kissi-Debrah (pictured), from Lewisham, died of an asthma attack in 2013.  If her doctors’ suspicions are confirmed, she will become the first to be recognised as having been killed by toxic air (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The rare, bizarre and even sinister-seeming sleep disorders, as revealed by two sleep experts  
Cataplexy is a situation when strong emotions such as anger cause the sufferer to collapse, or fall into a deep sleep.  One young mother sought help because she passed out every time she laughed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr MAX The Mind Doctor: NHS app for children with depression is the last thing troubled girls need
DR MAX: Mental health difficulties are often a symptom of a problem within a child ’s family, which is why it is vital that the family situation is assessed at the outset. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy patients will be able to pay to have their DNA analysed under controversial plans
The Health Service is set to compete in the growing market for genome sequencing for a few hundred pounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain is worse off for GP cover than Malta, Romania and Estonia, figures reveal
The UK has fewer GPs per person than Romania, Malta and Estonia. In official statistics, Britain was ranked 16th out of 21 countries for family doctors with just 76 per 100,000 inhabitants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 MILLION people have been exposed to cancer-causing chemicals in contaminated blood pressure drugs
Last summer, it emerged widely-prescribed drugs for heart failure and hypertension - including  valsartan and irbesartan - had dangerously high levels of recognized carcinogens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Foods recalls all spinach products and salad bar items in 8 states over salmonella fears
The recall affects pizza, salads, sandwiches, wraps and anything containing spinach at the serve-yourself salad or hot bar prior to January 23, the store revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are we finally falling back in love with carbohydrates?
Rob Hobson, Registered Nutritionist and Head of Nutrition at Healthspan tackles why carbs are really back in fashion again - and why that's a good thing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-three who's been shaving her body since she was 12 finally receives a diagnosis
Dana, 32, of Portland, Oregon, grew up in sunny Florida, which meant she was always in shorts but children noticed that she had dark hair on her legs and poked fun out of her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly one in 50 US teen students see selves as...
Those transgender students are the frequent victims of violence and bullying, threatened at school and on their way to and from home, said the study by the CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A woman's hair extension had to be surgically removed from her face after she was stabbed in the eye
A woman from near Lagos in Nigeria had to have her own hair and a shard of glass surgically removed from her eye socket after being stabbed in the face by her sister during a fight which left her blinded. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most ambulance oxygen tanks carry the superbug MRSA, new study finds
Researchers tested nine oxygen tanks carried by three ambulances based at an EMS station in Alabama. They found MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, on all nine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student left fearing for her life after allergic reaction to NIVEA lip balm containing nut oils
EXCLUSIVE: Amy Brown, 19, from Middlesbrough, managed to control her reaction immediately. She has urged brands to be clearer as almond oil was labelled under its chemical name. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hairdresser whose brain is 'slipping from her skull' is desperately fundraising £300,000 for surgery
Sarah Jackson, 30, had just moved to Australia in 2013 when she developed severe vertigo that left her barely able to stand. After returning to Essex, she was diagnosed with chiari malformation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oolong tea extract may fight breast cancer as scientists claim it has 'great potential'
The tea stopped growth of common cancer cells in the lab at Saint Louis University. High consumers have a lower risk of breast cancer and death, data suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for a drug that 'turns off cravings' and helps you stick to your diet
A study by the University of Texas, Galveston, found that when this circuit is 'turned off' in rats, the rodents stop seeking fattening foods. They hope this will help combat obesity and binge eating. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stylist, 23, with severe cystic acne goes out without makeup for the FIRST TIME
Grace Nesbitt, 23, from Philadelphia, has suffered with the skin condition since she was in high school and after years of struggling with her acne she has finally learned to embrace it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infertile woman, 32, is pregnant with a 'three-parent baby'
The 32-year-old Greek woman had four failed IVF attempts before hearing about the trial in Spain. Experts question the ethics of using the technique for fertility rather than disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily aspirin could boost survival rates from head and neck cancer by up to 78%
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco looked at five-year survival rates for people diagnosed with the disease. They found a third or more patients benefited from the pill. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supermodel Cara Delevingne's sister undergoes a smear test on LIVE TV
Chloe Delevingne - sister of the supermodel Cara - had her cervix swabbed live on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme this morning as part of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supermodel Cara Delevingne ’s sister undergoes a smear test on LIVE TV
Chloe Delevingne - sister of the supermodel Cara - had her cervix swabbed live on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme this morning as part of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testicular cancer survivor, 34, to become a father for a third time to 'miracle baby'
Daniel Westhead, from Leicester, had a testicle removed four days before wedding day in 2013 and then chemotherapy. He froze semen to use for fertility treatment with his wife, Danielle Westhead (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sales executive, 27, who has been bullied all his life because of huge cysts on his face finds love
Alexander Marti, 27, of Brisbane, was born with cystic hygroma, affecting his speech and face. His father taught him to fight the bullies in various schools across Australia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A humorous advert encouraging children to eat more vegetables
The advert was made by Veg Power, funded by 11 UK supermarkets each pledging £50,000. ITV will be giving the advert prime time slots, reaching millions of households. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insurance broker with a tissue-weakening disorder dislocates her wrist when she picks up the kettle
Claire Simpson, 24, of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, was fit and healthy until she lost control of her bowels while at work in June 2016. The next day, she collapsed on her morning commute. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly and incurable virus spread by RATS has killed 11 people in an Argentinian town
At least 29 people have become infected with hantavirus in Epuy én, Argentina. A judge has banned 85 people in the town from leaving their homes in a bid to try and control the outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BBC viewers praise 'inspirational and brave' breast cancer survivor
Last night's episode of Hospital, on BBC Two, followed the story of Kate who was diagnosed with incurable cancer when she was pregnant with her second daughter, and put off having treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you should go flexi-vegan, study says
Just a moderate shift away from red meat, diary and high calorie foods all goes to helping save the planet and our health, scientists at Tulane University said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

General Mills recalls bags of Gold Medal flour over salmonella fears
General Mills issued a recall of five-pound bags of Gold Medal Unbleached Flour on Wednesday after salmonella was discovered during a sampling, but no consumer has reported falling ill. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men with early prostate cancer live longer than those WITHOUT the disease, new data reveals
Figures from the UK Office for National Statistics showed men diagnosed with prostate cancer at stage one had survival rates that were 0.5 per cent higher than those of the general population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second New Yorker contracts penicillin-resistant infection from trendy raw milk
A third person has contracted Brucella RB51, a strain of bacteria most commonly passed through unpasteurized milk. The New Yorker bought the milk from Miller ’s Biodiversity Farm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being thin is in the genes: Scientists discover some people's DNA lets them eat whatever they want
Cambridge scientists analysed the DNA of 14,000 participants of varying weights. Results suggest being thin is very much in your genes, allowing many to stay slender without willpower. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living in smog-filled cities as children can make you eat more unhealthily as adult  
A new study from the University of Southern California found that being exposed to high levels of nitrogen dioxide as children made adults more likely to eat a diet high in trans fat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep deprivation accelerates Alzheimer's brain damage
The new study in humans and mice at Washington University School of Medicine found that sleep deprivation increases levels of the key Alzheimer's protein tau. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds of couples who lost their frozen embryos in Ohio fertility center blunder file lawsuits
More than 950 families were left distraught after a storage tank failure at  University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. Couples say they still haven't received any compensation a year later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with tattoos have more sexual partners and mental health issues, study finds
A new study from the University of Miami in Florida has found the people who have tattoos are more likely to smoke, have gone to jail, and had more sex partners in the last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incredible photos show before and after of medical tattoos
EXCLUSIVE: Vicky Roast was devastated when she began losing her eyebrows six years ago. But a hairstroke eyebrow tattoo, at The Dermatography Clinic, London, has made 'such a difference' to her. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quadriplegic's mother was told to put her in a care home after she became paralysed aged 18
Amanda Perla, now 29, of Orlando, Florida, broke her neck and almost completely severed her spinal cord when her friend fell asleep at the wheel on April 21 2007. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news