Millions of at-risk patients have yet to get their flu jab this winter because of delivery problems
Just 33.8 per cent of over-65s have been vaccinated, compared to 53.7 per cent this time last year, according to a Public Heath England national flu report. This is despite the risk of pneumonia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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One in ten will opt OUT of Government's radical plan to make everyone an organ donor by 2020
Research from the University of Stirling showed that people cited emotional barriers towards the plan - specifically, a fear of mortality and feelings of disgust around the donation process. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Blinking lights and exciting jingles in casinos 'promotes gambling problems' 
Researchers from the University of British Columbia found that people are far more reckless in the presence of sensory features, such as lights and jingles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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New weight-based storage tanks could alert staff to malfunctions six weeks earlier, clinic claims
All US clinics use tanks that monitor heat: as liquid nitrogen levels deplete, the temperature rises. New tanks made by Columbia University Fertility Center track drops in levels before the temperature goes up. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Surgery students struggle to use their hands because they spent too much time watching TV
Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College London, claims young medics struggle to stitch up patients due to them missing out on crafts when they were younger. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Eating cheese, yoghurt and kefir could protect you from a heart attack
Academics at the University of Eastern Finland studied thousands of participants over a 25-year period to determine how the fermentation process can boost heart health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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CDC's handling of the polio-like illness outbreak has been criticized by its own advisers
At least 72 cases in 22 states in the US of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have been diagnosed this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The 'sling' made of skin cells to soothe a sore shoulder  
The new treatment, known as the GraftJacket, reinforces the tissue and prevents future tears. It is made from human skin that has been processed to remove all the cells to prevent rejection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Sweet remedies for ulcers, snoring and even dementia!
Every chemist stocks lozenges, sweets and pastilles claiming to help ailments But which are effective — and which are no more useful than a boiled sweet? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boy, 16, almost loses a testicle after it TWISTS 260 degrees
The unnamed 16-year-old sought emergency medical help at Dayton Children’s Hospital in Ohio because of the pain and swelling of his right groin and testicle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boy, two, has his arms and legs amputated because of a mystery infection that has baffled doctors
Jeremiah Cox, two, started to develop a fever on September 29 - shortly after his pregnant mother Ashley, 19, went on maternity leave. He was rushed to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Royal facialist Daiva Kamysova's yoga facelift revealed
London facialist Daiva Kamysova, who has treated the likes of Lady Amelia Windsor, has revealed how she performs her £150 'Yoga Facelift', which Meghan Markle is a fan of. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola deaths hit 170 with children dying at an 'unprecedented rate'
Some 267 cases have been recorded as authorities warn of a 'second wave' in the town of Beni, which is near the Uganda border and is where the outbreak started. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The woman who will NEVER forget her honeymoon!
The unidentified patient, who'd been holidaying in Belize on the Central American coast, presented herself to Tampa General Hospital, earlier this year - but only after living with the growth for eight weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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ME & MY OPERATION: Radical new therapy that taught my body to kill off leukaemia
A brand new UK trial is underway for revolutionary CAR-T immunotherapy to treat leukaemia. Tanya Hill, 27, from Bedfordshire, was one of the first people to have it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why giving over 60s judo lessons could keep them out of hospital
One in five over-60s suffers a fracture when they fall, with up to 75,000 older people admitted to hospital every year with a fractured hip - but they can all learn how to fall 'safely'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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ASK THE GP: I lost three stone without trying - is it just part of getting older?
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your personal concerns in his weekly Good Health column. Today, he details the warning signs of dramatic weight loss and top tips for acne control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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It's not just women who suffer night sweats - MEN can too
John Browne, 39, from London, often woke to find his bed drenched in sweat - and, incredibly, it was all down to diet and stress, which sparked a drop in his testosterone levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Two clusters of Legionnaires' disease traced back to Walmart and nursing home in Illinois
Three people who said they shopped at a Walmart in Johnsburg tested positive for the infection as did two residents of the Warren Barr South Loop nursing home in Chicago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Revealed: How spas turn away patients most in need of a healing hand
Most health spas have policies banning staff from giving cancer patients common treatments - often, for no good reason. Liz O’Riordan, from Ipswich, experienced this bias first-hand. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Comedian Jenny Eclair, 58, answers our health quiz
The critically-acclaimed performer, who was born in Malaysia, suffers from recurring mouth ulcers but swears by a healthy diet. She also takes HRT after the menopause left her 'very' angry. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The children turned into strangers by a simple bug
Evie Prior, 10, from Barnsley, seemed to change overnight in May 2013 - froma sweet girl to a nightmare. And it was all down to a rare condition associated with streptococcal infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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It's NOT an old wives' tale! Scientists have finally proven that milk does make colds worse
Research from the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, has shown that drinking milk does appear symptoms worse — at least in patients who already have excessive mucus secretion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Polio-like disease striking down dozens of children is NOT transmissable between humans
Dr Robert Redfield said acute flaccid myelitis is the CDC's priority right now. This year, at least 72 children in 22 states have been diagnosed with AFM which causes sudden paralysis at random. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why do celebrities call the shots for vaccines? How stars have affected national trends 
Dr Michael Angarone, an assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, reveals why we prefer listening to celebrity vaccine skeptics over our own physicians. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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FDA to launch warning labels for sesame seeds as rate of allergies soars
More than 300,000 Americans are allergic to sesame, data suggest. It is now on par with fish and soy allergies, a huge increase in 20 years. Now, the FDA is taking action. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The end of chemotherapy? Scientists discover all cancerous cells have a KILL CODE
Every human cell contains a 'kill code' which can be triggered to cause its own self-destruction, say Northwestern University, who believe it could be utilised for the future fight against cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why toddlers need their afternoon nap
The University of Arizona study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was based on 24 children with an average age of two. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Zika virus detected in second Indian state
Health authorities in Gujarat said a woman tested positive for Zika and was treated at a state hospital in the capital Ahmedabad, the first confirmed case outside Rajasthan this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Same-sex couple carry the same baby in a 'priceless' experience
Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter, from Mountain Springs, Texas, underwent the fertility treatment Effortless Reciprocal IVF so they could both be involved in bringing their child into the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Bodybuilder has pacemaker fitted weeks before bikini competition
Kristin Renae Hayza, from Michigan, was diagnosed with a heart defect at just six-months-old. At the time, doctors warned she only had weeks to live due to the severity of her condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Cancer protein 'can help obese people shed a third of their body weight'
Researchers from the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington DC, found that dangerously overweight mice lost a third of their body weight in just 18 days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Guns send 8,000 kids to the ER every year - costing the US $3 billion 
Researchers at Johns Hopkins called it the first nationally representative study on ER visits for gun injuries among US kids. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Alan Turing's mathematical work could create better tests to detect cancer and other killer diseases
Researchers at Edinburgh University believe Turing's legacy may help precision medicine via his 'weights of evidence' theory, which helped him to break the German forces' Enigma code in 1941. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Medics told not to sell real human skeletons via online auction sites
The UK's Medical Defence Union, founded back in the 1880s, said that it's occasionally asked about how to appropriately deal with human remains. It said skeletons can not be sold on like other items. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mass shootings trigger unnecessary blood donations: More than 15% of it is thrown away, study finds 
A new study from Northwestern Memorial Healthcare found there is a five-fold increase in the amount of donations wasted following a mass shooting compared to the average per month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Anti-vaccine billboards warning shots 'can kill' appear in several states
Missouri, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are among the US states that have seen billboards erected with the claim that 'vaccines can kill'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Young blood transfusions could ease dementia symptoms
In the Stanford study 18 people with mild or moderate Alzheimer's received either four weekly jabs of young fresh frozen plasma (yFFP) from male donors aged 18 to 25 or a placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mothers should wait at least a year between pregnancies, scientists discover
Researchers from Harvard believe the findings are particularly important for older mothers, who tend to have several children in a short period to complete their family before their fertility declines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother, 39, discovers she has an incurable brain tumour
Isabel Morison, a music teacher from Aughton, Merseyside, originally put her headaches down to cervical spondylosis - but was given devastating news in late 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Are YOU suspicious of strangers? You may face an early death
Researchers studied the health and attitudes of more than 25,000 Americans from all backgrounds and ethnicities between 1978 and 2010. They found trust predicted lifespan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Sniffer dogs can detect malaria in SOCKS worn by undiagnosed children with up to 90% accuracy
The Durham University researchers hope the non-invasive test could be used to quickly diagnose and treat patients. Popstar Cheryl Cole caught malaria while on holiday in Tanzania. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Fentanyl skin patches caused FIVE accidental deaths since 2014
Celebrated musician Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota two years ago. The MHRA issued the new warning yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Same-sex couple 'make medical history' after they carry the same baby in a 'priceless' experience
Ashleigh and Bliss Coulter, from Mountain Springs, Texas, underwent the fertility treatment Effortless Reciprocal IVF so they could both be involved in bringing their child into the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Peanut allergies have become 'almost epidemic', warns expert
Megan Lee, 15, from Accrington, died from a severe allergic reaction on New Year's Day 2017 after she placed an order with an Indian takeaway despite warning them she was allergic to nuts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Bodybuilder, 28, has a pacemaker fitted weeks before her first bikini competition
Kristin Renae Hayza, from Michigan, was diagnosed with a heart defect at just six-months-old. At the time, doctors warned she only had weeks to live due to the severity of her condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Couple's heartbreak as their twins die after succumbing to a rare condition in the womb
Leo and Tyler were born at 25 weeks, with Leo being delivered as a stillborn and Tyler dying 18 days. Their mother Caroline Willis, 26, from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, had complained of pains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Brits are becoming ‘homo sedens’ due to inactivity, claims Oxford University academic
Britain is becoming a nation of ‘homo-sedens’ rather than homo sapiens as our lifestyles are so sedentary, an academic has claimed. Dr Clayton of Oxford University said people are often inactive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Tumours push through blood vessels with 200 times force of usual cells
Researchers from University College London believe that cancerous cells have more receptors on their surfaces, which allow them to cluster together and act as one strong unit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Could Chinese takeaways help fight dementia?
Japanese researchers at Tottori University conducted tests on 200 patients battling dementia to make the conclusion. The participants either consumed MSG daily, or didn't. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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