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Cannabis does more harm than good, health officials warn
New medical guidelines issued in Canada, where cannabis has been legal for medicinal use since 2001, warns the effects of the drug outweigh any minor benefits for the vast majority of conditions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OBGYN says you should not put ice cream in a vagina  
Dr Lauren Streicher of Northwestern University breaks down some of the missteps the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise make when it comes to sexual health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida shooter may have had fetal alcohol syndrome
Nathalie Brassard, a program director at FASCETS, which works with parents of FASD, told Daily Mail Online Nikolas Cruz, 19, has characteristics of a brain-based condition like FASD. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Girls can inherit deadly ovarian cancer gene from fathers
The mutation, which has not been named, was discovered in a genetic study of 186 women with ovarian cancer done by Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Florida shooter, 19, may have had fetal alcohol syndrome
Nathalie Brassard, a program director at FASCETS, which works with parents of FASD, told Daily Mail Online Nikolas Cruz, 19, has characteristics of a brain-based condition like FASD. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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CRISPR scissors, Cas12a, enable cutting-edge diagnostics
CRISPR research from the University of California might transform diagnostics. The scientists behind the new study are hopeful that it will speed up cancer and infectious disease diagnoses. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Stem cell cancer vaccine immunized mice against tumors
Researchers at Stanford University made personalized stem cell vaccines for mice. The stem cell shot, coupled with an immunity booster, shrank tumors in seven out of 10 of the mice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Happiness in the US hit lowest point in 10 years in 2017
A poll by Gallup-Sharecare found that there was a decline in residents ’ well-being in 21 states, shown in black. The lowest-ranking states were Arkansas, Louisiana and West Virginia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Florida man caught tapeworm from undercooked ham
Sam Cordero from Florida caught a brain-eating worm while eating a Christmas ham feast in December. The parasite traveled through his bloodstream from his stomach to his eye. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Brisk daily walk could stave off Alzheimer's disease
A new study from Texas has established a tighter connection between exercise and resistance to the effects of Alzheimar's, by showing that poor fitness relates to a bad memory (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Winter vomiting bug continues to wreak havoc on NHS
NHS England statistics show 5,718 beds were closed because of norovirus or diarrhoea and vomiting in hospitals across the country last week - an average of 817 each day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Starting periods early increases women's risk of asthma
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh believe starting periods young and having irregular cycles may be linked to asthma as they both cause periods of excessive oestrogen exposure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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What a fertility expert wants you to know
Emma Cannon explains the misconceptions around sex and fertility she has seen in her 20 years as a fertility and women's health expert, and what fertility treatments women should be wary of (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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World Health chiefs draw up list of 10 viruses
The World Health Organization has released its annual list of lethal pathogens that research should be fast-tracked for. It comes amid mounting fears of a global pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Brain surgery could 'spread' Alzheimer's disease
Researchers from University College London analysed four young people with brain bleeds caused by amyloid protein build-ups and discovered all underwent brain surgery as children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Footage of a 'feisty' baby who nearly died from sepsis
Katie Goulbourn has shared footage of her 11-week-old daughter Chloe Pierce, from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, saying  if she'd have known the symptoms she would have been quicker to get help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Yoghurt reduces the risk of a heart attack by up to 30%
Researchers from Boston University found yoghurt lowers the risk of women with hypertension suffering an event by 30 percent and men by 19 percent due to its fermented, calcium content. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Girl has 'uncombable hair syndrome' gene like Einstein
Charleigh Sayor, 6, has uncombable hair syndrome, meaning her frizzy white-blonde barnet grows up and outward. Being embarrassed doesn't even occur to her: she says her hair is 'magic' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Short children 10% more likely to suffer stroke as adults
Short people are at an increased risk of stroke, according to a new study done among 300,000 Danish schoolchildren. The results say that height may even be as good a predictor of stroke as BMI. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Incredible pictures of baby who had open heart surgery
Aimee Roberts, from Keynsham, Somerset, waited anxiously for six hours as little Leo was taken into surgery. She revealed she had 'never cried so much' as when she handed her son over. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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8 reasons you might have a low libido
Physician Dr Rachel Carlton Abrams examines the different ways women can develop a lack of interest in sex, and recommends some ways to revive your flagging enthusiasm (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Girl has rare gene that makes hair uncontrollably frizzy
Charleigh Sayor, 6, has uncombable hair syndrome, meaning her frizzy white-blonde barnet grows up and outward. Being embarrassed doesn't even occur to her: she says her hair is 'magic' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Morbidly obese amputee runs for the first time in 15 years
James 'L.B.' Bonner, from Lexington, South Carolina, weighed 642lbs (45 stone) at his heaviest after years of comfort eating, but has now dropped 326lbs (23 stone) thanks to weight loss surgery and therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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10,000 dementia patients a year left on hospital wards
The NHS spent £15 million a month to keep people in hospital because of a lack of social care beds, figures show, amid fears that some Alzheimer’s patients could die if they are not let out at the right time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Common drugs like Valium and Imodium increase stroke risk
Among commonly prescribed drugs were the painkiller codeine, anti-depressants such as Valium, and beta-blockers. Those that can be bought in chemists included the hayfever remedy Piriton. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Far more infants die in rural areas of US than cities
Babies conceived in rural areas are far more likely to die before, during or immediately after birth than those in more urban parts of the US, according to CDC ’s first-ever report on the disparity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Common drugs increase the chances of dying from a stroke
Among commonly prescribed drugs were the painkiller codeine, anti-depressants such as Valium, and beta-blockers. Those that can be bought in chemists included the hayfever remedy Piriton. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Far more infants die in rural areas than cities
Babies conceived in rural areas are far more likely to die before, during or immediately after birth than those in more urban parts of the US, according to CDC ’s first-ever report on the disparity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Processed foods are driving up rates of cancer
Eating processed food significantly raises the risk of cancer, experts warned. They said the disease was claiming more lives because of the popularity of ready meals, sugary cereals and fizzy drinks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Australian woman with cerebral palsy marathons WHEELCHAIR
There aren't many people in the world who can say that they have completed seven marathons on seven continents in seven days but one Sydney woman has done just that. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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10,000 dementia patients a year 'left on hospital wards'
The NHS spent £15 million a month to keep people in hospital because of a lack of social care beds, figures show, amid fears that some Alzheimer’s patients could die if they are not let out at the right time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The real reason women's hands are colder than men's
Females and children are thought to need to put their hands in their pockets more because they have less muscle mass, which generates heat to keep the body warm, according to Cambridge scientists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How your hormones could be ruining your figure
As recent research reveals hormone imbalances can cause excess weight gain in certain areas, UK experts shared their solutions for common issues including belly fat and bingo wings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Asthmatic women are up to 30% more likely to be infertile
Researchers from the University of Adelaide found female sufferers who take preventer inhalers, which contain steroids, have the same pregnancy prospects as non-asthma patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Ovarian cancer actually begins in the fallopian tubes
Lead researcher Dr Ron Drapkin, an associate professor at University of Pennsylvania, says the recent findings will likely lead to advancements in prevention, detection and treatment of the disease (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Florida woman is 12th person in world to have rare cancer
Rose Yarusskaya of Florida is in her third round of a battle against a rare head and neck cancer that keeps coming back due to an even rarer mutation that keeps her body from fighting tumors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Two-thirds are put off visiting a GP for fear of bad news
Two-thirds of Britons would put off seeing a GP in case they were told they had a serious illness. Academics say this ‘fear of finding out’ tendency poses a considerable threat to public health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Single dads have higher risk of early death than mothers
Researchers tracked 40,000 parents in Canada for 11 years for the study published in The Lancet. They found men who raise children alone are twice as likely to die early than other parents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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FDA approves first ever blood test to diagnose concussion
Scott Gottlieb, director of the FDA, said the test could save a significant amount of money for the healthcare system. It could also save many soldiers and football players from unnecessary radiation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Try these pelvic floor exercises to boost your sex life
The pelvic floor muscles, which stretch from the tailbone to the pubic bone, are essential to a great sex life. Experts break down four exercises people can try to boost their sex life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Man had a two stone mass removed from his leg  in India
Known only as Saidalavi, 46, he was diagnosed with elephantiasis as a teenager. Five doctors cut off the 30lb mass during a five-hour operation at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi in India. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Jason Tetro reveals how to flu-proof your home
Jason Tetro, a visiting professor of immunology at the University of Guelph, breaks down how bacteria festers at home and keep communal areas virus-free. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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New drug could treat cold sores better than anything else
Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that a drug effectively treats herpes in the eye and may treat all forms of the virus, offering a glimmer of hope to herpes sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Here's what Olympic athletes eat for breakfast
Team USA shipped hundreds of pounds to Pyeongchang, South Korea, to make sure athletes have sll of the fuel they need to win big at the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Shoppers seeking cannabis oil can buy on the high street
Holland& Barrett, which has 750 stores in the UK and Ireland, has announced it has seen a surge in sales since it began selling CBD oil in January. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Girl, 6, is the second child to die of flu in New Jersey
Nevaeh Hernandez, 6, of North Bergen, New Jersey, died from the flu on Monday. Her father, who is in armed services and stationed in Germany, flew home after learning of her death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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World chief warns world is 'unprepared' for a pandemic
Dr Tedros Adhanom, director general of the WHO, claims the next outbreak will take a 'terrible toll' on human life. He made the claim at the World Government Summit in Dubai. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Eating disorder hospital trips nearly DOUBLED over 6 years
Latest NHS figures reveal that the number of hospital admissions for eating disorders has doubled in the last six years, possibly due to inadequate care for sufferers outside at the community level (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Merck pulls promising late-stage drug trial
Merck was tipped to be a frontrunner in the global race to find a treatment for the incurable disease - and in doing so, earn billions. But Tuesday's statement suggests otherwise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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One fizzy drink a day reduces couples' conceiving chances
Researchers from Boston University found men who drink at least one sugary soda a day reduce their chances of fathering a child by 33 percent, while it makes women 25 per cent less likely to conceive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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