Woman who was told by doctors she must be pregnant because of her giant belly had a FOUR STONE cyst
Keely Favell, 28, of Swansea, had numerous pregnancy tests come back negative. She grew from a size 14 to a 22, until a CT scan revealed a large cyst that took 4 hours to remove. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Well-fired' bread sold by Sainsbury's 'should come with a health warning'
The loaves, which have a 'unique' blackened crust, have been criticised by the UK's Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. The 75p loaves have been available since the 1980s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An attractive date makes young singletons eat fewer calories 'so they look thinner and healthier'
East Carolina University found people are more likely to eat healthy if dining with an attractive person, but those in relationships or not interested in their eating partner aren't affected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs to be told to stop prescribing gluten-free pizza bases and custard creams
NHS doctors had been prescribing gluten-free pizza bases, Battenberg cakes and custard creams to patients with digestive disorders such as coeliac disease, which affects up to one in 100. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women: Can't sleep night? Get a dog, study suggests
More than half of American women share their beds with humans or dogs, and a third sleep with cats, according to a Canisius College study. People and cats are equally disruptive, but dogs make us comfy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An 'alarming' number of new HIV cases were diagnosed in Europe last year
A report from the World Health Organization has revealed nearly 160,000 people were diagnosed with HIV in the continent last year. The most new cases – more than 15,000 – were in Ukraine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of bathroom heaters recalled over fire hazard fears
Seabreeze International has recalled thousands of its bathroom heaters after receiving one report of a unit overheating and catching fire, leaving scorch marks on the walls. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics could extend your life by culling older cells that can no longer divide
Salford University scientists made the discovery using azithromycin, which treats infections ranging from gonorrhoea to Lyme disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HALF of America's HR departments say opioids have affected their workforce, study finds  
A survey from insurance company, The Hartford, found a major gap between the half of HR professionals that say opioids affect their workplace and the 25% that know how to help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Record FIVE MILLION British women are overdue for life-saving smear tests
Cervical cancer screening in Britain has fallen to an all-time low, with nearly five million women overdue for testing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 16, who was born without arms qualifies as an army cadet
Donavia Walker, 16, from Winterhaven, Florida, was born with no arms due to a rare condition. Despite her disability, she has worked her way up to squad commander on the JRTOC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tragedy of boy, 2, suffering from rare childhood 'Parkinson's mixed with Alzheimer's' disease
L éo Vauclare, from Paris, France, was diagnosed with Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy in June. The disease will rob him of his speech and mobility - and kill him before he's a teenager. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharma company 'KNEW vaginal mesh implant would leave women in pain'
Internal emails seen by the Guardian show executives at Johnson& Johnson had been briefed on the flaws - that it could turn rigid, inflict serious pain, and could be near impossible to remove. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insulin pumps cause more injuries than any other device in the US, study reveals
Over the last decade, insulin pumps and pump parts made by Medtronic Inc were subject to 20 manufacturer recalls and about 100 lawsuits alleging pump malfunctions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britons are clueless about their bodies: Millions have no idea what they weigh
Chris Marshall, 44, from West Sussex, who would play sport 'at any opportunity' collapsed suddenly due to cardiomyopathy. The doctor cycled more than 20 miles a day to work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YouTube fueling prostate myths: 77% of 150 most watched videos 'have factual errors'
The internet in general and YouTube in particular are popular resources for health information, but a new New York University study warns that 'educational' prostate cancer videos have errors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 51, suffered severe headaches after developing a milk intolerance from the MENOPAUSE
EXCLUSIVE: Maggie Holloway, 51, of Ayr in Scotland, endured 'horrendous' headaches for months, which doctors dismissed as an inner ear infection that would pass. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six-year-old born with malformed fingers can finally brush her hair after getting a 'robot hand'
Leah Sweeney, of Castletown, Sunderland, has peromelic symbrachydactyly, which prevented the fingers on her left hand from forming properly. She received the artificial hand last Friday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-of-its-kind Ebola drug trial begins in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Scientists in Democratic of the Congo have started to officially record and observe the effects of four experimental drugs being given to people with Ebola in the country's ongoing outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthrax alert in Namibia as more than 50 people are struck down by the killer disease
The World Health Organization said 52 people were reported to have been diagnosed with anthrax in Opuwo in the north-west of Namibia – the infection is believed to be spreading via goats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does alcohol give you a hangover or injury? Scientists uncover five types of problem drinkers
Researchers defined types with a set of symptoms by looking at 5,400 drinkers. What category you fall into will largely depend on your age, say the Pennsylvania State University experts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists can now bring back your lost sense of smell using electrodes
Doctors at  Massachusetts Eye and Ear tested the process on five patients who could already smell. It is the first time the sense has been stimulated this way. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's okay to eat romaine again - but not from California
The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week, when it said people shouldn't eat any romaine because of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cervical cancer screening rate drops to a 21-year low
The proportion of women in England who take up free NHS cervical cancer screening has dropped below three quarters and experts warn the disease's death toll will rise if more people aren't tested. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paraplegic bride walks down the aisle three years after a car accident
Ally Grizzard, 23, from Bowdon, Georgia, was left paralyzed from the waist down after a truck crashed into her car in January 2015. She was determined to walk down the aisle on her wedding day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three more University of Maryland students sickened with adenovirus
Another three University of Maryland students have fallen ill with adenovirus. Now, a total of eight people there have been sickened, including one immunocompromised girl who died last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Miracle baby is born with BACK-TO-FRONT legs and no buttocks
Tracy Fletcher, from Cheltenham, gave birth to  Baron last month. He has caudal regression syndrome, which has also left him with clubbed feet and no control over his lower body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 51, suffered severe headaches after developing a lactose intolerance from the MENOPAUSE
EXCLUSIVE: Maggie Holloway, 51, of Ayr in Scotland, endured 'horrendous' headaches for months, which doctors dismissed as an inner ear infection that would pass. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China orders an inquiry into the 'world's first gene-edited babies'
More than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned as 'crazy' and unethical a geneticist's claim that he altered the genes of twin girls born this month to create the first gene-edited babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother is inspired by her brave daughter who had her left leg amputated because of a rare disorder
Penny Lundin was born with  fibular hemimelia, a defect of the fibula (leg) bone. Parents, Angelica and Mikael Lundin, from Sweden, worried amputation would hold her back. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urgent warning to millions of asthma sufferers as inhaler stock is 'very low'
Asthma UK has warned people who use the Bricanyl Turbohaler to check whether they have enough of the medicine to last for the next few weeks while the manufacturer works to rebuild stocks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralysing polio-like disease spreads to 31 US states
The rare and poorly-understood disease acute flaccid myelitis has been diagnosed in a further 10 people in the US over the past week. Colorado and Texas have been the worst hit states so far this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby who giggled for 17 hours a day actually had a rare brain tumour that caused him to laugh
Gemma and Ed Young, of Somerset, thought their baby, Jack, was really joyful. But two years later, doctors found a small brain tumour, called  hypothalamic hamartoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zapping the back with electrical currents reduces pain from a slipped disc
Italian researchers tested pulsed radiofrequency (pRF) on 128 patients with a slipped disc who had no relief from other treatments. The findings were presented at a conference in Chicago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roaccutane side effect that can leave men suicidal
Ed Henthorn, from Oxfordshire, says patients and families should be told about these risks clearly, so they can make an informed judgment about whether taking the drug is worth it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed: Why wonky teeth could be bad for your heart and lungs  
Overlapping teeth are more difficult to clean, so plaque and bacteria can build up in hard-to-reach crevices, leading to gum disease, plus cardiovascular disease and lung infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'17,000 Britons die needlessly of cancer due to delays in spotting the disease', experts warn
Delays in diagnosis means the UK lags behind the rest of Europe on cancer survival rates, with no sign the gap is closing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enough to make you cry! The prong up your nose that helps to dry eyes  
The gadget works by zapping a nerve in the bridge of the nose with a mild electric current to stimulate the production of tears — easing the dryness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can silver gloves and chilli cream tackle winter woes? We rate the  products that promise to help
Pharmacy shelves are now stacked with products that promise to help with a variety of winter ailments, but are they any good? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why has it taken so long to wake up to the danger implants that caused 1,000 deaths?  
Carl Heneghan, a professor of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University, details his shock and annoyance at the regulation of medical devices. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anglo-Saxon bling! The women who were buried 1,600 years ago with priceless accessories
Plague, famine and extreme poverty was not enough to stop women living in Britain during the Dark Ages caring about their appearance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beware bacteria in your SHOWERHEAD: New book reveals the disgusting organisms lurking in your home  
Dr Rob Dunn, a North Carolina State University biologist, took part in a study that revealed your showerhead is teeming with bacteria - but trying to cleanse the water may make it worse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agony of real life 'sleeping beauty', 19, who naps 18 hours a day
Jayne Butler, of Thousand Oaks, California, will sleep for more than 18 hours a day and suffers terrifying nightmares. It's because of Kleine-Levin Syndrome which affects one in one million people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeing images of superheroes makes people more likely to help others in real life
More than 200 participants in the study led by Virginia Commonwealth University were exposed to common household images which either contained superheroes or neutral objects, such as a bicycle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: TV cook Dave Myers, 61, half of the Hairy Bikers, answers our health quiz
The television presenter and culinary expert likes to keep fit but also loves his booze - and a calorific pizza. He also once had brain surgery to remove a cyst the size of a small bread roll. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny chip implanted in the brain lets paralyzed 'type' text messages and even play the piano
Participants had a 'baby aspirin'-sized chip implanted into their brain's motor cortex, enabling them to use chat apps, watch videos and even play the piano with just their thoughts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ME & MY OPERATION: Surgery for arthritis has left me the strongest I've been in my life  
Nick Weston, 45, a project manager from Manchester, underwent a procedure to help retain his wrist flexibility after breaking the joint. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning over new weight-loss surgery: It is causing patients to lose MUSCLE as well as fat
Left gastric artery embolization is being explored as an alternative to the invasive gastric bypass but has an unexpected side-effect, warn researchers from the Mayo Clinic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It wasn't the menopause! For years, Sue Perkins ’ partner Anna battled a problem with her thyroid...
Tiredness, irregular periods, brain fog and a thickening middle — to TV presenter Anna Richardson, from London, it spelled one thing: the menopause. Then, she made a shock discovery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news