Parents say kids develop psychiatric problems after strep infection
Sabrina Smith, 11, from Danbury, Connecticut, was seven years old when she was diagnosed with PANDAS, an autoimmune disorder that creates neurological symptoms after a strep infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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240% spike in young adults dying of alcohol-related liver disease
A new study from the University of Michigan Medicine has found that alcohol is fueling a rise in young adults dying from cirrhosis, or liver scarring, increasing by 65 percent between 1999 and 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Cancer patients who use complementary medicine have higher risk
Complemetary medicine is different to 'alternative'. It is the use of non-traditional treatment with traditional methods, rather than instead of. But still, Yale found these patients have a higher death risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Good cholesterol may increase risk of heart disease in older women
Hormonal changes during menopause can cause the 'healthy' HDL blood fat to become harmful - by enlarging the particles, say scientists at the University of Pittsburgh. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Bitter ‘super-tasters’ have a nearly 60% higher risk of cancer
Researchers from Penn State University studied 5,500 British women for 20 years and found those who cannot taste the bitter chemical PTC are less likely to get cancer than those who can. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Cannabis may boost the immune system and fight cancer scientists say
Researchers at Rostock University Medical Centre in Germany say more research needs to be done into the cancer-fighting abilities of cannabis after a review of 100 past studies revealed potential benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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People over the age of 50 who break a bone increase their risk of dying
Hip fractures are known to increase the mortality risk among older people, but the Garvan Institute of Medical Research study is the first to identify how long the risk lasts for different fractures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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An end to paralysis from spinal cord injury?
A new study from Boston Children's Hospital has been able to help mice walk again by injecting a compound which helps reactive nerve pathways that send signals to our leg muscles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Doctors SHOULD be allowed to dish out medicinal cannabis
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs sent its report directly to Home Secretary Sajid Javid. MailOnline understands the decision to approve medicinal cannabis products is imminent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Wireless implant lights up inside the body to kill cancer
Trials on mice showed red light emitted by the gadget halted the growth of their tumours - and green light shrunk their masses. Scientists at Waseda University in Tokyo developed the device. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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A spoonful of sugar could make your memory and mood improve
Researchers from the University of Warwick say having more energy available for the brain to use can make people feel more motivated to work hard and give them higher self-confidence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mothers who vape during pregnancy increase baby ’s risk of cot death
Official NHS guidance warns pregnant women not to smoke cigarettes because it can damage their baby. Those who feel they are unable to stop completely are advised to use nicotine replacement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Viagra use on the rise as 860,000 pills have been sold
UK sales of erectile dysfunction drug Viagra Connect have already hit £4.3 million as around 860,000 pills have been sold since it was allowed to be sold in supermarkets and pharmacies in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Breaston woman needed her leg amputated after a cut while shaving
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Tanya Czernozukow, 43, from Breaston in Derbyshire had to have her right leg amputated when a cut she sustained while shaving turned into gangrene. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman needed her leg amputated after a cut while shaving developed into GANGRENE which wouldn't heal
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Tanya Czernozukow, 43, from Breaston in Derbyshire had to have her right leg amputated when a cut she sustained while shaving turned into gangrene. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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People who drink a cup of coffee first thing eat less breakfast
The findings clarify long-held but unqualified beliefs that coffee suppresses appetite, or that it aids metabolism - which has led to a boom in caffeine dietary supplements that claim to aid weight loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Toxic levels of air pollution are behind spike in asthma deaths
It comes after nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah's death from asthma was directly linked to air pollution last month. Her family believe the filthy air around their London home was to blame. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mothers who vape or wear nicotine patches during pregnancy increase their baby ’s risk of cot death
Official NHS guidance warns pregnant women not to smoke cigarettes because it can damage their baby. Those who feel they are unable to stop completely are advised to use nicotine replacement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Viagra use on the rise as 860,000 pills have been sold since the drug hit supermarket shelves
UK sales of erectile dysfunction drug Viagra Connect have already hit £4.3 million as around 860,000 pills have been sold since it was allowed to be sold in supermarkets and pharmacies in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Sydney mother shares ordeal of how herpes virus killed her baby
Jessica Buchanan, a mother-of-three from Sydney, has spoken out about the harrowing experience of losing her son to a common virus when he was just 11 days old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Giving adrenaline to cardiac arrest patients DOUBLES risk of brain damage
Officials are now reviewing the guidelines given to paramedics and ambulance staff, after the Warwick University study cast doubt on the way people have been treated for decades. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nearly 1,700 NHS patients were denied hip and knee surgeries
The reality of NHS rationing means soaring numbers of patients are being denied hip and knee surgery – despite ‘begging’ letters from their doctors, an investigation has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Vermont woman gets severe yellow blisters from wild parsnip
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Charlotte Murphy, 21, from Essex, Vermont, suffered yellow, pus-filled blisters on her legs after coming into contact with a wild parsnip plant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Only 16% of over-50s check for blood in their urine meaning they could miss cancer warning signs
Public Health England has warned millions of over-50s could be at risk of missing early warning signs of cancer if they don't check the colour of their urine for traces of blood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother waited years to be diagnosed with MS
Fiona Elias, from Edgware, north London, says multiple sclerosis makes her 'struggle to function' and is trying to raise £50,000 for a pioneering stem cell at a hospital in Moscow. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Women who have had 5 kids are 70% more likely to develop Alzheimer ’s
The study was carried out on a total of 3,549 women in South Korea and Greece, who were tracked from the age of 71. The findings were published in the journal Neurology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Children who undergo CT scans may be at a higher risk of brain cancer
Researchers, led by Dr Michael Hauptmann at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, found rates of cancer were 1.5 times higher in the children who had underwent at least one CT scan in their life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Scientists discover how to banish vitiligo white spots for years
The condition affects about one percent of all people (over 75 million globally) and some societies shun sufferers. But currently, the only treatments available take a long time to take effect and fade soon after. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Cancer victim gets new tongue made from her leg
Cynthia Zamora, 57, from San Diego, California, was given a second chance at being able to speak when, after her tongue was removed due to cancer, a new one was fashioned from her thigh. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How cannabis triggers hunger so they can treat appetite loss
The researchers in Washington say the study is urgent since marijuana is given to cancer and HIV patients to treat appetite loss, but we do not know how it interacts with their bodies or their diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Scientists discover how cannabis triggers hunger so they can treat appetite loss
The researchers in Washington say the study is urgent since marijuana is given to cancer and HIV patients to treat appetite loss, but we do not know how it interacts with their bodies or their diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman survives flesh-eating bacteria she caught from a spider bite
Tamara Owsley-Savard, 32, from Topeka, Kansas, says she developed a flesh-eating infection from a spider bite in May. She has lost most of the tissue inside her left arm as well as her left pectoral muscle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Just smelling coffee is enough to make your brain perform better
Researchers led by the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey found university students performed better on an algebra exam when they were in a room which had a coffee-like smell. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Most US gyms are fueling cancer with tanning beds, study warns
Scientists from the University of Connecticut have found that people who tan at the gym are more likely to do so than people who tan elsewhere, forming an addiction to it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Genes could cause millions of cases of hay fever, say scientists
Researchers from the German Research Centre for Environmental Health and the University of Copenhagen studied nearly a million people and found linked 20 genes to hay fever for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Flu vaccines offered no protection against killer 'Aussie' strain
Public Health England today admitted the jab had 'no significant effectiveness ’ in stopping people being struck down by H3N2, which was blamed for adding to the pressure on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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US regulators recall blood pressure drug over cancer fears
The UK recalled valsartan two weeks ago, America has now followed suit. The drug has been widely prescribed globally for 15 years. But new evidence suggests that batches have been contaminated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Widow whose husband died of ALS and Lyme disease pens account
Jo Ann Simon from Bethel, Connecticut, details the battle her husband Tom faced with Lyme-disease and ALS, discussing how the boisterous chef rapidly declined from his diagnosis to his death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boys should be given life-saving HPV vaccine, say Government advisers
Charities today hailed the 'huge triumph'  and begged officials to immediately implement the guidance. Since 2008 the vaccine has been given to 12-13-year-old girls on the NHS - but not boys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Asthma drug is a 'beacon of hope' for thousands of people with a severe form of the disease
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has decided the NHS should fund the injected drug which costs nearly £2,000 per dose but could help some 100,000 Brits with severe asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Official guidance for parents confused over what to feed their babies
Data suggests three-quarters of infants in the UK are being fed too many calories, the major cause of obesity. The guidelines have been issued by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother, 34, who woke up unable to move as a teenager waited years to be diagnosed with MS
Fiona Elias, from Edgware, north London, says multiple sclerosis makes her 'struggle to function' and is trying to raise £50,000 for a pioneering stem cell at a hospital in Moscow. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Families are urged to get measles jab before going on holiday
Health officials are worried that Britons will catch measles abroad and bring the illness back to the UK. Many will be shortly heading for southern Europe, where measles rates are very high. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Earliest memories begin after the age of two
For the 40 per cent of us who believe we remember an event from our first two years, we have likely created it falsely after seeing photos or hearing recollections from others. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Eating dinner before 9pm could cut the risk of developing cancer
Sitting down to an evening meal at least two hours before going to bed reduces the chances of getting both cancers, a study of more than 4,000 people suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Processed meats may increase the risk of manic personality episodes
While salami and prosciutto were not linked to mania, cured 'meat sticks' were linked to an increased chance of hospitalisation for having a manic episode. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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A few beers a week could help men start a family
Men  hoping to become fathers are often advised to avoid alcohol for fear of harming their fertility. But a study suggests a few small beers a week or bottle of wine may actually help men start a family. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Officials investigating spike in cancers on Long Island  
New York health officials are investigating after significant rates of leukemia, bladder, lung and thyroid cancers were found in three Long Island counties - 16 percent of all cases in New York state. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Teens using social media for several hours a day double risk of ADHD
The researchers in California believe receiving constant digital updates while the brain is rapidly developing makes teenagers find it hard to give anything their full attention. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Diabetes drug could be modified to stop patients feeling sick and vomiting
Researchers at University of Pennsylvania and Syracuse University found when a Type 2 diabetes drug is modified with vitamin B-12 it could reduce vomiting rates by up to 78 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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