Mother-of-three, 34, fighting for her life after contracting a rare fungal infection
Jessica Weldon, 34, of Queen Creek, Arizona, contracted mucormycosis, a rare fungal infection in September. She has undergone 11 surgeries to remove her eyes and a small section of her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes
About half of teens who smoke cigarettes choose menthols and flavored e-cigarettes have been blamed for a recent increase in teen vaping rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Diabetic used ‘miracle’ MAGGOTS on his feet for a week at a time to feast on his infected skin
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Michael Rogers, 64, of Swansea, had a 14x10cm wound on the sole of his foot and was desperate not to lose another leg to diabetes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Hospital apologizes for 'horrible pain' of man whose wife died outside its locked ER doors 
Two years after Laura Levis died at 34 because she was unable to get into a locked ER during a severe asthma attack, the Massachusetts hospital has finally apologized to her husband for 'his pain.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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IVF clinics could get rid of embryos expected to have low IQs
Genomic Predictions, a company based in New Jersey in the US, is in talks with IVF clinics to offer testing to screen embryos for 'mental disabilities' and people have ethical concerns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother's three-week-old baby 'died' in her arms
Ramaya Wilkinson, from Doncaster, was born at just 28 weeks via an emergency C-section after she stopped moving in her 30-year-old mother Emma Burns' womb. She had several holes in her heart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Do you prefer tea or coffee? The answer is in your genes
Research has shown bitterness alerts humans to poisoning. That's why scientists from Northwestern and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute were intrigued by coffee. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'It was more B&Q than NHS!' Queasy viewers are fascinated by brutal knee replacement on TV
Last night's episode of Operation Live showed London-based surgeon Steven Millington perform a knee replacement. Viewers described it as being 'totally enthralling' and 'brilliant'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Insomnia does not cause an early death, finds sleep study
In a review of more than 36million people, experts from Flinders University, Adelaide, found there is no evidence struggling to nod off, waking in the night or feeling sleepy during the day affects mortality. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Indian woman gives birth to 'Asia’s first uterus-transplanted baby'
Meenakashi Walan, 28, from Vadodra, Gujarat in western India, underwent the transplant in May last year after her uterus became 'non-functional' following three abortions and a miscarriage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Sleep tight! Insomnia does NOT cause an early death
In a review of more than 36million people, experts from Flinders University, Adelaide, found there is no evidence struggling to nod off, waking in the night or feeling sleepy during the day affects mortality. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS England announces a ‘major overhaul’ of cancer screening programmes
A top-to-bottom review has been launched into the screening services after private firm, Capita, failed to send cervical screening reminders and results and waited two months to tell the NHS about the error. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Colorado man uses pliers to pull out object wedged above his top lip
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Christopher Yocom, 28, from Denver, Colorado, first noticed a spot above his top lip four days before he captured the footage in his own bathroom. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother, 32, saves her newborn's life using skills she learnt on a £20 CPR course  
Isaac Hoey, from Sunderland, was just six weeks old when he suddenly 'stopped breathing and started to turn blue' on January 22. His mother Helen Hoey, 32, performed CPR. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Beekeeper, 30, with no medical training uses the insects' venom to 'cure his patients'
Omar Abulhassan, 30, from Cairo, supposedly read about the benefits of bee venom in the Koran. Gwyneth Paltrow has previously called 'painful' bee-sting therapy 'pretty incredible'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Diesel fumes in London are so bad that children's lungs are becoming stunted
Tests on more than 2,000 eight- and nine-year-olds who lived in the capital of England showed they had an average five per cent lower lung capacity than expected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Migraines can raise the risk of an irregular heartbeat
Researchers at the University of South Carolina said the raised risk may be down to problems with the autonomic nervous system, which control the heart and blood vessels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS faces a 'shortage of 350,000 staff and spiralling waiting times by 2030', experts warn 
Health experts have warned the NHS they have 'very little time' to act if they want to prevent a catastrophic staffing deficit by 2030. The NHS is already strained by 107,000 unfilled jobs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Personal trainers reveal whether double sessions lead to better results - and how to do it safely
If you're on a fitness streak, it can be tempting to hit the gym for a double session. Australian personal trainers reveal whether a second workout is beneficial and how to do this properly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Damning report reveals pancreatic cancer death rates have soared by 5% across Europe
A report by the non-profit organisation, United European Gastroenterology, compared how many people died of pancreatic cancer in 28 countries in Europe from 1990-2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Health threats of California wildfires: How smoke, dust and toxic fungus pose long-term risks
As devastating photos have shown, the fires ravaging California have decimated buildings, creating clouds of dust for miles. California also has dangerous fungus in the ground. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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California man, 26, who tried to kill himself receives face transplant in NYC 25-hour surgery
Cameron Underwood, who battled depression for years, was 24 when he tried to take his own life with a shotgun in June 2016 after drinking all day. A year-and-a-half later he had surgery in New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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US officials report a record number of tick diseases
The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. Lyme disease accounted for nearly three-quarters of the illnesses. That's about 43,000 cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Channel 5 viewers applaud surgeons who conducted open heart surgery live on air
GRAPHIC CONTENT: The first episode of Operation Live aired last night and London heart surgeon Kulvinder Lall performed an aortic valve replacement on a 69-year-old man. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Spiky eye patch that looks like a miniature bed of nails releases medicine directly into the cornea
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have created an eyepatch that is covered in microneedles that gently penetrate the front of the eye to gradually release drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother of girl with cystic fibrosis is taking legal action against the NHS after it refused drug
Sarah Burgwin, of Totnes, Devon, said it was 'shameful' that six-year-old Katie Stafford was being denied access to Orkambi, which can improve lung function in sufferers of the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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US medical association stands by its opposition to assisted suicide
The largest association of US doctors reaffirmed its stance that assisted suicide does 'more harm than good,' and made small updates to its rule - but physicians on both sides were dissatisfied. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The anti-vaxxer maps of America: Where the trend is taking hold
Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, at Baylor College of Medicine, reveals the 18 US states that allow nonmedical vaccine exemptions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Low carb diets DO work and are the best way to help slimmers keep weight off, study finds
A new study from Boston Children's Hospital has found that levels of ghrelin, a hormone that increases appetite, were lower in those on a low-carb diet than a high-carb diet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Surgery, not antibiotics, 'should remain first choice treatment for appendicitis' 
Researchers at Standard University found treating the condition with prescription medicine results in higher rates of hospital re-admissions - and is more costly in the long-term. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Gluten-free diets DO help you lose weight - because it drives people to eat fewer carbs and more veg
Any weight loss and reduction in tummy pain are due to eating more vegetables and other fiber-rich foods - rather than cutting out the composite of proteins specifically, say scientists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS system error puts lives at risk as nearly 50,000 women are not sent screening letters
A blunder by the company Capita, which failed to send letters to thousands of women inviting them to cervical screening appointments, has been called 'incredibly serious' and 'appalling' by experts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Lifting weights for just five minutes can slash stroke and heart attack risk
Pumping iron for just a few minutes cuts the likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome, say researchers from Iowa State University who studied nearly 13,000 adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman, 28, who has already beaten four cancers caused by rare genetic disorder
Lauren Erdmann Marler was just 17 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer - for the first time. Now 28, the Midland, Texas native has beaten four cancers caused by a rare twist of genetic fate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Scientists slam documentary that says removing Roundup from food will cure health issues
A new documentary called Secret Ingredients claims that adopting a non-GMO and all-organic diet can cure a number of chronic diseases and disorders including asthma, allergies and autism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The fight against germs may be right under our noses!
Researchers at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Teaching Hospital also found the sacs also warn surrounding cells to  protect themselves against invading pathogens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?
Genetically modified foods was mixed with another species' DNA. Gene-edited food is more precise, using CRISPR to avoid side effects. Scientists are starting with heart-healthy foods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nearly 50,000 women are 'at risk of cervical cancer' because of an NHS system error
A blunder by the company Capita, which failed to send letters to thousands of women inviting them to cervical screening appointments, has been called 'incredibly serious' and 'appalling' by experts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will rage on for another six months
Peter Salama, the World Health Organization's emergency response chief, says makeshift medical centres which don't have running water and reuse needles are spreading ebola. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Why you won't be scarred for life for much longer! Britain's first specialist wound hub opens
The Countess of Wessex is pictured opening The Centre for Conflict Wound Research at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday. Acid-attack victims are among those who are set to benefit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Stunned surgeons remove nuts, bolts and jewellery from a woman's stomach
Identified only as Sangita, medical professionals in Ahmadabad believe the patient suffers with the rare psychological condition acuphagia, which compels people to swallow dangerous items. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Council plans to buy £2,000 electric bicycles to help overweight children ride uphill  
Leisure bosses at Conwy Council, Wales, say electric bikes will help youngsters. But residents say it's another example of ‘out of touch’ town hall chiefs wasting taxpayers’ cash on ‘nonsense’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Gruesome footage shows cotton bud being removed from ear after becoming lodged 'for days'' 
Neel Raithatha extracted the mass at his audiology clinic in Leicestershire. The patient was stunned to find the wool had detached from the stick, causing hearing loss and earache. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Big babies are almost THREE TIMES more likely to be obese when they start school 
Babies are more likely to be heavy if their mothers are overweight. This may then lead to them becoming obese in later life, if they pick up on her unhealthy eating habits, Canadian experts say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mosquito expert debunks some of the biggest myths around getting bitten and shares tips
As summer draws near and the mercury continues to rise, Australians are gearing up to confront mosquitoes - as one mozzie expert offers ways to keep them at bay. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Smokers who spend time with e-cigarette users are more likely to try and quit tobacco
A study by University College London (UCL) found that smokers who have frequently spent time with vapers, who smoke e-cigarettes, were around 20 per cent more likely to quit tobacco. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Obese children are less likely to 'flourish'
Researchers from Brown University found that just 27.5 per cent of obese children in their study met all five 'flourishing' markers, compared to 39 per cent of the youngsters who were a healthy size. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Council wants to buy £2,000 electric bicycles to help overweight children ride uphill  
Leisure bosses at Conwy Council, Wales, say electric bikes will help youngsters. But residents say it's another example of ‘out of touch’ town hall chiefs wasting taxpayers’ cash on ‘nonsense’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Inspectors widen review into troubled NHS maternity unit for the THIRD time
Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust is the subject of a major probe over concerns that dozens of babies and mothers died needlessly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Hope for Parkinson's patients as scientists discover how to destroy toxic clumps in their brains
Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC have discovered blocking a certain protein in the brain can clear away nerve damaging build-ups. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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