US officials challenge world to fight antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance from over-prescribing doctors, treated livestock and even puppies is a health crisis. Now the CDC and US Department of Health and Human Services are calling for global action. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Death rates up for 5 of the 12 leading causes - driving life expectancy down
More people died from 'deaths of despair' like suicide and those of old age, like Alzheimer's, in 2016 than died a decade before, driving life expectancy down four months, the CDC reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Two thirds of NHS GPs now only work part-time
The UK is already in the midst of a GP crisis, with thousands of doctors retiring in their 50s, moving abroad or going to the private sector. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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What’s your body trying to tell YOU?
If you have a bloated stomach, your body is trying to tell you you're not digesting your food properly or that you have a food allergy, says British nutritionist Rick Hay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Scientists grow a human esophagus in the lab in the latest triumph toward making the GI system
Collaborating labs across the US are trying to grow the entire GI tract. They have already made a stomach, intestine, liver and colon. Now, Cincinnati Children's Hospital has grown the first esophagus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Terminally-ill teen marries childhood sweetheart in Florida hospital
Cancer-stricken Nina Marino,19, tied the knot with Joey Williams, 21, on September 3 in the ICU of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Florida. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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2 minutes of high intensity exercise 'as good as 30 minutes moderate
A new small Australian study found that four 30-second cycling sprints have the same benefits for cells' energy powerhouses as spending 30 minutes cycling at a more leisurely pace. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Millennials threatening the NHS by not working nights or weekends
This is putting the NHS under increased pressure at a time when there were 107,743 vacancies at the end of June in England alone - an increase from the 98,475 unfilled positions in March 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'Snowflake generation' is threatening the future of NHS by refusing to work nights or weekends
This is putting the NHS under increased pressure at a time when there were 107,743 vacancies at the end of June in England alone - an increase from the 98,475 unfilled positions in March 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Gangrene rots away 65-year-old man's penis until it DROPS OFF
An unnamed man from Lucknow in the northern Indian region of Uttar Pradesh contracted a rare infection called Fournier's gangrene which completely destroyed his penis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS loses £350 million as patients fail to turn up to appointments
Nearly 2.9 million people did not show up for outpatient appointments, or arrived too late to be seen, between January and June in England, according to official figures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Women who eat a Mediterranean diet face a 22% lower risk of stroke
University of East Anglia, researchers compared the stroke risk of 23,000 participants, who were put into four different groups based on how closely they followed the diet, over a 17-year period. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Model paid for endometriosis diagnosis after NHS dismissed her
Kate Leyenda, from Hull, said she tried to get help from the NHS 40 to 50 times between June and September 2017, before being diagnosed with endometriosis after forking out for a private op. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Connecticut blogger with incurable bone marrow disorder
Stephanie Matto, 27 from Connecticut, US, was diagnosed with a rare and incurable bone marrow disorder after she was left covered in bruises, and is trialling a new treatment to help prolong her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Model paid £2,500 to be diagnosed with common womb condition after NHS medics dismissed her
Kate Leyenda, from Hull, said she tried to get help from the NHS 40 to 50 times between June and September 2017, before being diagnosed with endometriosis after forking out for a private op. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Cancer survivor has welcomed his 'miracle' baby
Simon Thompson, 32, from Kent, was rushed to hospital when a 'dental abscess' failed to improve despite antibiotics. He was later diagnosed with advanced Non Hodgkin's lymphoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS will become the first health service to use routine genetic testing
Professor Dame Sue Hill, NHS England's chief scientific officer, believes shifting treatments from being 'one size fits all' to a more personalised approach is the 'holy grail of the health system'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Playing video games like can reduce lower back pain by 30 percent, study reveals 
In the study, researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia conducted a control trial of 60 participants aged 55 and over, and say results could bring huge savings to healthcare budgets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Walking for 35 minutes a day could halve elderly people's risk of a severe stroke, study claims
A study by scientists at Gothenburg University found that stroke victims who had regular 35-minute walks before being struck were twice as likely to suffer milder attacks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Hope for an Alzheimer's cure after scientists discover why studies have failed to find a solution
Researchers from King's College London claim that drug developers should target a little-known protein that causes the characteristic protein clumps to develop in a Alzheimer's patient's brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Eating gluten during pregnancy doubles the risk of children getting Type 1 diabetes, study finds
A study of 63,500 women worldwide found that the more gluten-rich foods they ate during pregnancy, the higher the chance that their child would develop the condition by the age of 16. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Latest stop smoking campaign includes an online guide to where your nearest e-cigarette shop is
Public Health England’s latest ‘stop smoking’ campaign includes a new website that directs people to an online guide to e-cigarette sellers in their area. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Pressure grows on the government to ban energy drinks for children
Professor Russell Viner, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, has warned children should be banned from buying energy drinks because they contain so much caffeine and sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Syphilis rates soar across the US - with cases up by 50 percent in hot spots for the STD 
In 2017, the US had record-setting rates of syphilis for the fourth year in the row. Certain cities and counties - including several in California - have rates up to 10 times the national average. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Study warns chemicals found in common household products may cause endocrine disorder in cats
A new study has pinpointed a potential link between PFAS – a controversial group of man-made chemicals – and elevated levels of hyperthyroidism in domestic cats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Surgeon insists he did nothing wrong when he wrongly removed a woman's healthy kidney
Dr Scott Baker of South Dakota is being sued by his patient Dena Knapp, who claims his medical error in 2016 left her with stage three kidney disease, depression and chronic fatigue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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New robotic material that is MORE sensitive than human skin could revolutionise prosthetic limbs
A research team, including members of the faculty at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have been working on replicating the experience of pressurised human touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Two people killed by plague in Madagascar as African nation gets set to battle another outbreak
Health officials in Madagascar have revealed there have been eight reported cases of the plague on the African island, after more than 2,200 people caught the deadly infection last year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Scientists successfully reverse Alzheimer's in mice by removing 'zombie cells' that cannot die
It's not clear how 'zombie cells' originate but they are affect strokes, arthritis and heart attacks. Mayo Clinic scientists reversed Alzheimer's by editing them out of mice. But they can't do that in humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Top journal RETRACTS six studies by disgraced celebrity scientist
From his lab at Cornell, Dr Brian Wansink found that the size of our plate affects how much we eat; the design of your home can make you more likely to binge; chopping up food makes fussy kids eat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Loneliness is bad for your health, Harvard doctor explains, urging us to 'treat people as medicine'
Harvard University professor of psychiatry Dr Christopher Bullock explains how loneliness hurts our brains and hormonal systems, raising health risks and why people are the treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Health chiefs give the green light to a radical treatment
Louise de Winter, chief executive of The Urology Foundation, said it was 'excellent news' and praised Nice - which advises the NHS - for reaching the decision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Youngest child to receive a rare heart-lung transplant returns home
Almost exactly a year ago, Tiffany and Chuck Palmer were told to expect a stillborn baby. Now, their son is eight months, after getting both his heart and lungs replaced. And he is home in Kansas City. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Grieving mother went through 33 hours of labour to donate her dead baby's body to science
Kanokrat Suebsakwong heard medical students discussing her dead unborn baby's missing arms and internal organs while it was still inside her womb at a hospital in Chiang Mai in Thailand. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Period properties are bad for your health! More than one in four 100-year-old homes contain damp
A research paper found 26.9 per cent of homes in England that were built before 1919 are hazardous. This is compared to just 2.3 per cent of those constructed after 1990. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Give millions of patients already on statins a new type of drug
Cambridge University researchers tested the effects of LPL enhancers using genetic data of around 400,000 people. The results were published in JAMA Cardiology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Trying to get pregnant? Have sex twice in a night
Researchers led by Dr Da Li at Shengjing Hospital compared the volume of sperm and their speed between samples from 250 men. They were either a couple of days or a few hours old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Teenager, 19, is allergic to her own TEARS and breaks out in hives if she touches water
Lindsey Coubray, 19, from Wheathamsted, Hertfordshire, has aquagenic urticaria, which makes it a struggle to shower, swim and leave the house in case she gets caught in the rain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Lupus sufferer has had to to relearn to walk THREE times
Chandra Crosby, 25, of Utah developed lupus after getting strep throat at eight. The autoimmune disease has left her unable to walk three times, but she presses on to make lupus-inspired clothes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Four little girls who beat cancer pose for touching photo
If it didn't say 'SURVIVOR' on their t-shirts, you would be hard-pushed to guess that McKinley, Chloe, Ava and Lauren, of Florida, all endured and defeated something few of their peers have faced: cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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HPV vaccine IS safe: Analysis finds no unexpected side effects
Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US studied the reactions of more than 700,000 people who received the vaccine against HPV strains 16 and 18. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Rose Kelble's chronic illnesses stop her from being able to digest food
Rose Kelble, 18, from Stevensville in Maryland, US, is almost housebound by various lifelong illnesses which became worse when she caught a virus when she was 16 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The NHS is 'subconsciously racist', claims the head of the BMA
Dr Chaand Nagpaul has been in the role since July last year. The NHS employs 100,000 doctors in the UK, of which figures show around a third are from black or minority ethnic backgrounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why new mothers shouldn't be scared to breastfeed
Professor Amy Brown, researcher at Swansea University and infant feeding expert, explains most women should be able to breastfeed without worrying about pain or not producing enough milk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Anorexic woman Kristina Karyagina who weighs just 38lbs
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Kristina Karyagina, from Barnaul in south-central Russia, was warned by a specialist the only way of being cured is by learning to laugh at herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Growing up near a park cuts a person's risk of developing asthma
Researchers from Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, believe that green spaces, like parks and public gardens, offset the effects of air pollution, which worsens the risk of asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Growing up near a park cuts a person's risk of developing asthma
Researchers from  Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, believe that green spaces, like parks and public gardens, offset the effects of air pollution, which worsens the risk of asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The businessman 'allergic' to the SUN
Joshua Barnfather, 30, from Hull, suffers from xeroderma pigmentosum, which means his body cannot repair DNA damage caused by UV light. He also has cancer of the blood vessel linings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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