Americans spent a record $16.5 billion on plastic surgery last year
Botox, though one of the least expensive procedures at $397 a pop, was the biggest money grabber, taking in $2.95 billion, according to the latest American Society of Plastic Surgeons report. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boy, 14, died for an hour after drowning and then came back to life
John Smith, 18, fell into a frozen lake in St Charles, Missouri, in January 2015 and was underwater for 15 minutes. He was declared dead but later. while in the hospital, his heart started beating again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Three-parent baby born in first ever clinical trial to test the technique
The 32-year-old Greek woman had four failed IVF attempts before she heard about the trial by Spanish doctors. On Tuesday, she gave birth to a 6.5-pound boy, and both mother and baby are in good health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Tucking into animal organs like tongues and tripe is good for the planet
A study by the University of Denmark suggests that eating animals from 'nose-to-tail' would reduce the carbon footprint of the giant global meat industry by reducing greenhouse gases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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FDA approves osteoporosis shot that rebuilds bones at the same rate a teenager's skeleton grows 
On Tuesday, the FDA approved Evenity, the brand name for a drug that can make older women's bones regrow at rates seen in teenagers and cut their risk of spinal fractures by up to 73 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'World's fattest child' lost more than half his body weight
Arya Permana, 13, of Karawang, West Java in Indonesia, was once considered the heaviest child in the world thanks to his diet of instant noodles, fizzy drinks and deep-fried chicken. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Man develops kidney failure after taking 12 TIMES the recommended amount of vitamin D
The man had been prescribed a high dose by a naturopath in his home, Canada. But his kidneys struggled to malfunction and a year after being treated, have still not recovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Model 'was left BLIND' after her battle with Crohn’s disease
Natalie-Amber Freegard, from Swindon, revealed she was just 'hours away from dying' when she was rushed to hospital after collapsing and losing her sight at home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Eating 200g of meat every day may raise your risk of an early death by 23%
A study by the University of Eastern Finland found those who eat more than 200g (7oz) of meat a day over 20 years may be 23 per cent more likely to die prematurely. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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World Health Organization pulls its support for controversial 'planetary health diet'
The UN body planned to support the launch event of the scientific group behind the controversial 'planetary health diet', dismissed as 'nanny-state' madness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boy, nine, left with a gaping hole in his leg after 'poisonous spider caused his flesh to decay'
Bobby Barnett, of Essex, was told by doctors his bite was from a gnat. But the wound got worse over the next week leading him to spend time in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Employees who deliver 'service with a smile' are more likely to drink heavily
A study by Pennsylvania State University and the University at Buffalo suggests people in public-facing jobs who often force a grin or resist an eye-roll are more likely to hit the bottle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Government's plan to ban junk food adverts before 9pm 'will cut just TWO calories a day'
Health ministers revealed plans to ban adverts with foods high in salt, fat and sugar in March as childhood obesity rates have reached a record high in Britain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Women with deadliest form of breast cancer could be saved after simple test found by scientists
Triple negative breast cancer is so aggressive it can resist chemotherapy. Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have discovered a test which could detect the women most at risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Autism symptoms reduced 50% in children who received fecal transplants, study finds
The study by Arizona State University, which involved 18 children, builds on the theory that the neurological condition may be rooted in the gut, rather than the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Volunteering once a week can give you the same 'high' as exercising
Volunteering just once a week can elicit the same ‘high’ as exercise, research suggests. Research commissioned by the Royal Voluntary Service discovered the link. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Teenagers with mental health conditions are being turned away by the NHS, officials warn 
Teenagers with mental health conditions are being refused NHS treatment unless they have tried to take their own lives, the Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield has warned. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Teen bitten by a snake in Texas was flown to Arizona to get nearest supply of anti-venom medicine
Anthony Rodriguez, 17, of Texas, was bitten by a rattlesnake last week, but had an allergic reaction to traditional antivenom medication. He had to be flown to Arizona to receive a new drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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MDMA reopens a 'window in the brain' that lets PTSD victims form new bonds
MDMA increases levels of the 'love hormone' in mice and allows them to form close and trusting social bonds and reshape their memories in otherwise impossible ways, a Johns Hopkins study suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Virtual reality reduced Parkinson's symptoms for 10 people
A new technique developed by researchers at the University of Utah restored dynamic movement in 10 patients who trained on the system three times a week for six weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Are YOU kidding yourself in bed? Survey reveals 75% of us think we're better than average
A new survey has found that both men and women view more attractive people as having fewer sexually transmitted diseases, being more sexually skilled and more likely to cheat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Tylenol may make you less empathetic to others' happiness
It's not clear how acetaminophen reduces pain, but numbing out our own pain seems to make us less empathetic to both the pain and pleasure of others, an Ohio University study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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High doses of vitamin D help stop colorectal cancer's spread for a year
Tumors stopped growing and spreading for 13 months in stage four colorectal cancer patients when they took 4,000 IU of vitamin D, scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Health chiefs to tell hospitals how to treat a deadly fungus amid fears it is spreading globally 
Candida auris was first identified in 2009 and has since struck hundreds in Britain and the US, among other countries. Public Health England is now updating its guidance on the fungus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Father, 42, saves his seven-year-old son’s life by performing CPR after a cardiac arrest
Tommy Plant, who is just seven, collapsed at home in Birmingham on January 19 after his heart stopped. His father Jason Plant, 42, performed CPR on his son for six minutes before paramedics arrived. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Pregnant women who use marijuana for morning sickness affects part of baby's brain linked to memory
A new study from Auburn University found babies born to women who used moderate-to-heavy levels of cannabis during pregnancy had reduced nerve connections in the hippocampus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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More than 56,000 pounds of stuffed sandwiches recalled over plastic contamination fears
J & J Snack Foods Handhelds Corp is recalling 56,578 pounds of pepperoni pizza and ham & cheese stuffed sandwiches due to a possible plastic contamination. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Wales to become a 'global player' in cancer treatment using therapy which treated Ashya King
The Rutherford Cancer Centre, in Newport, South Wales, was the first to treat UK patients with proton beam therapy from April 2018 and is now accepting NHS patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The scariest superbug on the CDC's radar is sweeping the US with hundreds infected
C. auris is mainly contracted in hospitals. States can refuse to report cases to protect them from panic, but experts warn it is leaving the general public in the dark about a serious threat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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SECRETS OF AN A-LIST BODY: How to get the forearms of Elizabeth McGovern 
Elizabeth McGovern showed off her toned forearms on the red carpet recently. The Downton Abbey star, 57, practises yoga to stay in shape and walks in parks near her West London home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Children who grow up near busy streets are twice as likely to struggle to communicate 
A new study from the National Institutes of Health has found that children who live less than one-third of a mile away from major roads are more likely to experience developmental delays (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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We start to get lazy at just SEVEN years old
The NHS recommends children aged five-to-18 complete at least an hours' worth of physical activity a day, which may include cycling, running or playing tennis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The 'totally backwards' woman died at 99 with her organs in the WRONG PLACE
Rose Marie Bentley, of Molalla in northwest Oregon, had situs inversus with levocardia, which caused her liver, stomach and pancreas to develop on her right rather than in their normal 'left' position. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Hyacinths could lead to a cure for blindness, scientists say
Researchers at Surrey University say they could, in the future, create synthetic versions of the potent compounds to develop sight-saving treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Teeth whitening products containing hydrogen peroxide can damage the tissue underneath
Researchers at Stockton University, New Jersey, exposed real teeth to the bleaching agent. Hydrogen peroxide - also used by dentists - is not tightly regulated in products, experts say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother with J cup breasts says they have left her housebound
Fiona Hornby, 25, from Bolton, has J cup breasts and says her life has been 'ruined' by the size of her breasts - and claims she is now housebound due to their gigantic size. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Stroking GUINEA PIGS helps people recover from catastrophic brain injuries
A study by the University of Basel found allowing traumatic brain injury patients to stroke 'cute animals' during rehabilitation sessions nearly doubled how chatty and positive they were. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Experimental cancer vaccine that teaches the body destroy tumours sends patients into remission
Researchers at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital created the treatment that is injected into the tumour to stimulate the immune system (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Swedish woman gives birth to a healthy boy after womb transplant
The unnamed woman, from Sweden, gave birth to a boy weighing 6lbs 3oz (2.9kg) via a Caesarean section after 36 weeks. His name is also unknown. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother-of-two, 28, reveals how a hug with her son saved her life after spotting a lump
Emily Makin, of Greater Manchester, spotted a lump on her right breast while hugging her son, Harrison, three. A week later she was faced with a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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ASK THE GP: Why have I got cracks on the top of my tongue?
A reader asks DR MARTIN SCURR to help explain why the front, top surface of their tongue has developed several deep fissures over the past couple of years, after their doctor had no explanation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Bad knees or low mood? Blame the way you walk!
Scientists including Cathy Holt, a professor of biomechanics and orthopaedic engineering at Cardiff University, is studying how the way people walk can cause knee arthritis as they age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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We’re in the grip of a diabetes epidemic, four people reveal how you can tell if you're in danger
New data published last week revealed there were more than 200,000 new cases diagnosed in England and Wales alone in 2017, the equivalent of one diagnosis every three minutes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Alcohol-filled blob of gel injected into the spine helped man recover from slipped disc
A new treatment for slipped discs involves injecting a blob of gel containing alcohol into the spine. Father-of-two Robert Parke, 49, from Dumfries, was one of the first in the UK to have it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Cream made from COUGH SYRUP could be the unlikely new remedy for agonising head and face pain
A rub-on cream made from cough medicine, which contains a drug called ambroxol, could be an unlikely new remedy for agonising face pain suffered by thousands of people in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nutritional supplements 'don't work'
A study by Tufts University, Massachusetts, found some supplements - such as calcium and vitamin D - are actually associated with a higher risk of cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How Rory, 4, escaped a life on dialysis thanks to a transplant from his own father 
When little Rory Blair, now four, lay in hospital needing a transplant, father Stuart, 40, stepped forward to donate his own kidney to save his son. Rory is now enjoying life at home in Derbyshire. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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From avoiding a cricked back to swarms of insects to...we reveal a guide to being a healthy gardener
Being out in the garden makes us vulnerable to a host of health hazards and here doctors review a selection of products that could help protect gardeners — we then rated them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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When Gail Porter found lumps in her breasts she turned to 'thermography' instead of the NHS
One night last summer, Gail Porter checked her breasts and found lumps. Instead of an NHS mammogram, she decided to try the controversial technique of thermography. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Victims of the national mesh scandal reveal the agony of being housebound and in pain for 20 years
The NHS has admitted that mesh can 'migrate' and disintegrate, becoming embedded in tissue, with more than 6,000 women left maimed or crippled by the use of the plastic implants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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