ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions  
The Daily Mail's resident doctor answers your personal concerns in his weekly Good Health column. Today, he advises on so-called sun lamps and lipomas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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72 percent of Americans are willing to try CBD oil to treat pain, survey finds   
Among the 100 million Americans with chronic pain, nearly three quarters are willing to give CBD oil a shot at treating it instead of addictive prescription painkillers, a new Remedy Review survey suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Autism and ADHD DO run in families: Having an older sibling with either disorder raises risks
A new University of California, Davis, study reveals that children whose older siblings have either behavioral disorder are at many times greater risks of developing one or both themselves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Could this vibrating chair really stop embarrassing leaks (and help your love life)?  
Like many women, Fiona Harris, 45, from Lincoln, suffered devastating incontinence. But a brand new treatment has transformed her life - and it only took three hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Just say no to cookie dough: CDC urges Americans to avoid the gooey delight
Raw eggs carry salmonella risk, and flour carries and E. coli risk - both of which can leave you sick for days, or even hospitalized. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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60% of US adults don't do ANY muscle-strengthening exercises
Federal guidelines say US adults should be doing push-ups, weight lifting and sit-ups at least twice a week to maintain good health and lower the risks of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Consistent bedtime could prevent weight gain
Researchers at Penn State analyzed more than 2,000 five-year-olds and found those who had erratic bedtime patterns were more likely to suffer poor sleep, and in turn have issues with weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Brussels sprouts could cut your risk of cancer  
An average 80g serving (roughly five sprouts) provides more vitamin C than an orange, all your vitamin K needs (good for wound healing), and more fibre than a slice of brown bread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Statins ARE safe and patients shouldn't stop taking the drugs
Research published last week sparked uproar: Swiss scientists found the benefits only outweigh the risks for people with a very high heart attack risk. But the AHA says: take the study with a pinch of salt. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Man, 67, has his arm RESEWN after he accidentally cut it off while operating heavy machinery
The unnamed 67-year-old was airlifted to emergency surgery at Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Japan, where doctors reattached his limb by taking a 'muscle graft' from his back. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Asbestos is in nine out of ten NHS hospitals
Sexual health consultant Mags Portman, 44, (pictured) was diagnosed with mesothelioma after working at  Law Hospital in south Lanarkshire, Scotland for more than 20 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Scientists warn gene tests can become a 'self-fulfilling prophecy'
The Stanford University study took DNA samples from more than 200 people to test for genes linked to exercise and fullness. Then they gave some people the wrong information about their genetic risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Heartwarming footage shows a girl, three, taking her first steps with her prosthetic leg
Marnie Allen-Tomlinson, three, from Derby, had her leg amputated on October 11 after being born with a condition that leaves her prone to fractures. Doctors said it would give her a better quality of life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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UK donor found for Florida girl, 2, fighting cancer with rare blood type found in specific gene pool
Zainab Mughal, two, from South Florida, needs life-saving transfusions but she has a very rare blood type that makes finding donors difficult. A 50-year-old mother from the UK was found to be a match. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Baby boy declared brain dead miraculously survived after his life support was switched off
Kaleb Crook, 15 months old, was given zero per cent chance of survival. His parents, from Ratby in Leicestershire, had even said their final goodbyes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Is laziness in YOUR DNA?
Researchers from Oxford University studied the DNA and activity levels of more than 91,000 people to find there are 14 genes – seven of them previously unknown – which appear directly linked to inactivity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Who will survive the final season of Game of Thrones?
Researchers from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, watched all 67 episodes of Game of Thrones' first seven seasons to work out loyal characters are 65 per cent more likely to die. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Man, 51, is nailed to the ground by a 36-inch crowbar after falling off his shed
The unnamed man, believed to be from England, fell 10ft with the crowbar in his hand. The BMJ explains how medics used garden tools to relieve him from the ground. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Flu jab is a lifesaver for heart failure patients
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, led by cardiologist Dr  Daniel Modin, urge for the flu jab to become part of the standard treatment for heart failure, like beta blockers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Are male doctors too complacent about the cancer pill many women say is ruining their lives?  
Tamoxifen is a daily pill taken by about 550,000 British breast cancer survivors. It can slash their risk of recurrence after treatment by up to 45 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Children who spend seven hours or more on smartphones and tablets
A major ongoing US study conducted by the National Institutes of Health showed that children who spent seven hours on tablets or smartphones showed signs of thinning in their brain cortex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Record numbers of over-65s are getting sexually transmitted infections
The number of old people being diagnosed with STIs in England rose by 14 per cent between 2016 and 2017, from 1,411 to 1,608, with cases of syphilis trebling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Fury as TWO MILLION boys in the UK are to miss out on the life-saving HPV vaccine
Sharon Hodgson, Labour's shadow health minister, said it is 'not good enough' for boys currently the right age for the HPV vaccines to never be offered them because there will be no catch-up programme. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Heartbroken mother reveals her 14-day-old daughter died after catching herpes from a peck  
Kelly Ineson and Thomas Cummins, of Dewsbury. said they were 'so careful' with their baby, Kiara. Her condition rapidly went downhill, leading to kidney failure, sepsis and death after four days in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Australian personal trainer reveals the secret to her impossibly lean physique
Personal trainer and fitness star Chontel Duncan, 30, recently divulged her 'secret' to her incredibly lean, toned and shapely physique. And she declared at 30, she is in the 'best shape' ever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boy, 14, who survived a STROKE was told he would never walk, talk or eat again
Joseph Long, of Phoenix, Arizona, was about to have a takeout dinner at home with his family when he passed out and vomited. It transpired he had a blood clot in his brain that caused a stroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Hidden health risks of trendy craft beer
Beer enthusiasts say Belgian beers, stouts and IPAs have interesting and complex flavours, but officials fear craft beers could be fuelling alcohol-related health problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Pensioners and pregnant women urged to get flu jabs before Christmas  
Public Health England ’s figures suggest around 12,000 fewer pregnant women have had their flu jab than in 2017. These women are at a higher risk of complications from the flu, such as pneumonia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How to avoid a horrible hangover, by the Mail On Sunday's DR MICHAEL MOSLEY
At this time of year many of us are loving the enemy more than usual. So what are the scientifically proven ways to stay sparkling this festive season? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Tiny 'jellybean' in the thumb ends pain of hand arthritis and increases grip strength
A tiny ‘jellybean’ implanted in the thumb joint could relieve the pain and immobility of hand arthritis, according to new research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Is a cure for HIV in the pipeline? Dormant virus that hides inside cells could be eradicated
Around 37million people worldwide are infected with HIV, the researchers, from the University of Illinois, Chicago, wrote in the journal PNAS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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HEATH NOTES: The fitness tracker that can tell if you're getting depressed
The device made up of headset, wrist bands and an ankle bracelet, monitors heart rate, level of sweating, respiration and diameter of pupils. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Will hormone replacement therapy end my feeling of dread?
Since I stopped taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) eight years ago, I ’ve been waking up with this peculiar feeling of dread. Should I go back on HRT? I am 66 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The dark side of mindfulness: Growing evidence the therapy can be harmful
Since 13, crippling anxiety has derailed mealtimes for long-term eating disorder sufferer, Maddy Le Bourdon. Now 27, her condition is something she has had medical treatment for. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The Mail On Sunday's healthiest Christmas gifts
The Mail On Sunday has given its full run-down of the healthiest Christmas gifts you can give your loved ones this holiday season. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Could DIY blood tests free you from the GP?
Over the past five years, the array of do-it-yourself health tests has mushroomed, promising to aid diagnosis of everything from vitamin deficiencies to heart disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How to beat 'Impostor Syndrome' DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR on the feeling of self doubt
DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Michelle Obama, who grew up in a poor part of Chicago, is the epitome of the American Dream of having it all — and then some. Yet, while giving a... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Most Americans think marijuana is MUCH safer than alcohol
In a survey of over 1,000 people, 57 percent said that, if they could only legalize one, it would be cannabis, while the remaining 43 percent picked alcohol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Legalising cannabis will mean 100,000 people would become addicted to the drug, think tank warns
The Centre for Social Justice said evidence from home and abroad suggests that cannabis use is linked to mental health problems such as psychosis or impaired thinking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Baby born after first ever womb transplant from dead donor is shown off by her proud parents
In a world exclusive interview, Luisa Santos’s mother, Fabiana, 34, from Brazil, tells the Mail of the heartache, fear and – finally – joy when her impossible dream of childbirth came true. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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One week of bad air can raise the risk of miscarriage by 16%, study warns
We know that living in polluted cities is damaging to a developing fetus, but for the first time, University of Utah researchers have found that even short-term spikes in bad air can raise miscarriage risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Hundreds of women claim their IUD gave them a neurological disorder
There have been 856 lawsuits filed against Bayer by women who say that its popular IUD contraceptive, Mirena, cause them a neurological disorder, but one Columbia University expert says it's not so. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The naked eye is NOT strong enough to diagnose skin cancer
The review was led by the University of Birmingham, with scientists stressing doctors should make greater use of magnifying devices and send images off to a more senior specialist if unsure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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More than 12,000 people are needlessly suffering heart attacks
People who take strong statins correctly are 33% less likely to die, a British study has found. Experts are concerned doctors are prescribing doses which are too weak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How to cope with grief during the holidays: Psychotherapists offer 8 tips
Dealing with a loss can be particularly difficult during the holiday season. Speaking to DailyMail.com, two grief therapists offer some techniques to get through the next few weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman killed by a rare brain-eating amoeba she got from using a neti pot to treat a sinus infection
A Seattle woman, 69, used Brita filtered water in a neti pot to treat her sinus infection, but a rare amoeba in the non-sterile water reached her brain, turning spots of it to mush and killing her a year later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern
The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of vaccines is big enough to last for the rest of the outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS figures reveal nearly 6million appointments were missed in the first five months of 2018
The NHS figures, collected every month, show around 116million GP appointments were made between January and May in England - meaning around five per cent are wasted by no-shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The danger of natural supplements for sex performance and weight loss
Last week, the FDA warned against a natural pill because it contained hidden prescription drugs. C Michael White, of the University of Connecticut, explains the risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Bumper car accidents are 'as bad as real crashes', doctors warn
Doctors at the Nord University Hospital in Marseille, France, reported the case of a young girl who suffered a 'severe' chest injury when she was on the dodgems and needed intensive care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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