Pregnancy joy for lupus sufferer, 29, who was told she could never carry children
At just 20 years old, then-law student Paula Birch Bilingsley was told she had less than 10 years to live and was infertile. Ten years later, she is healthy, thriving, and has two children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of women 'dying from heart attacks needlessly because they get worse care than men'
Poor treatment contributed to the deaths of more than 8,200 women in England and Wales over a ten-year period, the research reveals. Female patients are more likely to dismiss chest pains, it was found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First nose drop rich in 'good bacteria' that could prevent deadly meningitis being trailled in UK
The treatment, developed at the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, involves a gene being inserted into a harmless form of bacteria. This prompts an immune response.   (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keeping cholesterol low could reduce Alzheimer's risks, study suggests
Scientists at Washington University, St Louis, and UC San Francisco found that nine gene variants raise he risks of high cholesterol and Alzheimer's. Controlling fat may help avoid dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby who was born with a back-to-front heart defies the odds to celebrate her first birthday
Alba Butler was born blue from lack of oxygen. She had nine-hour open heart surgery at just eight days old. Her parents, from Lancashire, were told she had a 50 per cent chance of survival. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddlers should sleep in a crib until they are three years old
In a survey of parents and caregivers across five countries, those who delayed the transition from crib to bed longer were more likely to report less resistance at bedtime and fewer night awakenings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four-year-old is left on an unstaffed ward after a six hour operation, mother, 32, claims
EXCLUSIVE Jackson, from Mansfield, had ear surgery at Russells Hall Hospital, West Midlands. His mother, Faye, 32, claims he was not given antibiotics or checked on all night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartwarming footage shows seven-year-old boy's first steps in his prosthetic legs
Romeo Hadley, from Cardiff, was just three years old when he experienced leg pain, bruises and flu-like symptoms. The youngster was diagnosed with purpura fulminans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Training nurses in Eastern Europe 'could solve the NHS staffing crisis'
Hunter Miller, a London-based recruitment agency, said connecting UK hospitals with universities and colleges in the EU could be a cost-effective way to train and hire more nurses for the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stop panicking about indulgence on Thanksgiving
Two nutritionists explain this panic over one day of indulgence is 'stupid', causing undue stress - explained that it is almost impossible to gain much weight in one evening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How long can you keep Thanksgiving leftovers?
Using the US Agriculture Department's guidelines, we have compiled a list of Thanksgiving leftovers, how long they last, and how to cook them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Not doing what you're told isn't a mental disorder': Expert criticises NHS mental health statistics
A professor from the University of Durham has argued the NHS is 'turning everything into a mental health problem' and the vast majority of youngsters just 'don ’t do what they’re told'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kent's 1.4million residents were left with just TWO on-call doctors overnight in an ‘unsafe’ scandal
The county of Kent was left with just two GPs on the evening of September 8 due to staff shortages at IC24, which provides out-of-hours 'innovative health and social care services' in the area. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking tea or coffee during pregnancy REDUCES baby size
Even women who drink less than the 'safe' cutoff of 200mg caffeine - about two mugs of instant coffee - are more at risk of having low-birth weight newborns, according to a study by University College Dublin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Junk food advertising will be banned across London ’s public transport next year
The capital's mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed the 'tough action' initiative, which is part of the London Food Strategy to reduce child obesity in the city by 2028. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic ballerina labelled eating disorder a 'demon'
Teaching assistant Megan Brewer, 22, from Lincoln, aspired to tour the world with a professional dance company, but her hobby soon developed into a dangerous obsession. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 36, was ravaged by a flesh-eating bacteria that consumed her abdomen
Ashley Thompson, 36, from Conway, Arkansas, was induced when doctors discovered she was carrying the bacteria group strep B, which can be harmful if it passes to an unborn baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over half of former intensive care patients suffer from anxiety, PTSD or depression
The numbers are greater than first thought, an Oxford University study on almost 5000 former patients found. Depressed patients are 47 cent more likely to die in the two years following. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life expectancy gap in England continues to widen between the rich and the poor, new study claims
Poor wages, reliance on food banks and poor diets are to blame, say experts at Imperial College London. Death rates from every disease and at every age are higher in deprived areas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most US teenagers try weed before alcohol or cigarettes, study finds
Underage drinking and cigarette smoking are at record lows in the US, but marijuana use has continued to climb. Now, teenagers are most likely to try it first, a Columbia University study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California blamed for E. coli-infected romaine: A third of illnesses are in LA County
Most of the lettuce bought and sold in Southern California is grown in the state, industry figures said. Finding the exact source of the lettuce, which sickened 32 across the US and Canada, will be hard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The personality traits which mean men have the most sex
Researchers from Queensland University of Technology analysed 2,998 heterosexual men and 1,480 heterosexual women as part of the 2016 Australian Sex Survey. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Netflix show 13 Reasons Why DID increase suicide risks
A wave of controversy and concern has followed the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Half of teens who attempted suicide and saw the show said the show raises risks, a University of Michigan study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is it cruel to bring animals on a plane as 'emotional support'?
As an assistant professor of veterinary medicine, Christine Calder has experience in animal care, and she is concerned about the welfare of animals on planes as well as the humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life expectancy among women has stalled due to a 'rise in obesity', report finds
Although female EU residents live five-and-a-half years longer than European men, the gap between the sexes is narrowing, with women in the UK's life expectancy not rising from 2011-16. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in four women say taking the contraceptive has damaged their mental health
Dr Zoe Williams (pictured) presented an episode of Horizon revealing the pill can cause small increases in the risk of breast cancer and blood clots, and may be linked to higher rates of suicide attempts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global insulin demands are set to skyrocket by more than 20% over the next 12 years
Millions of people in China, India and America will struggle to access the life-saving hormone by 2020. Part of the issue appears to be increased cost, which has spiked in recent years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tobacco during pregnancy increases baby's obesity risk
Tobacco among pregnant women in the US is dropping (as cannabis use climbs), but vapes have officials concerned about young women's nicotine addiction. This Kentucky study shows new dangers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America's Got Talent star and plane crash victim undergoes life-changing surgery
Kechi Okwuchi, 29, was in a plane crash when she was 16 in her native Nigeria. After 100 surgeries she survived, and made it to the AGT final, but the pain still lingered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Script of Christmas classic It ’s A Wonderful Life painted at train stations to boost mental health
More than 7.5km of memorable script from the 1946 classic will be painted at 14 locations over the next two weeks, including: London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Preston and Carlisle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soda is worse for you than sugary food
The team of Canadian researchers found no risk from naturally-occurring fructose, but drinks do something different: they powercharge the sweetness, sending blood sugar levels wild. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health risk highest for women working night shift
The new Harvard research, a study of 150,000 nurses over 15 years, found a person's work schedule can hamper the body's resilience and control over blood sugar levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regular exercisers have the hearts and muscles of people decades younger than them  
Experts from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, studied 28  septuagenarians who have been exercising consistently since the 1970s and compared them to fit 20-year-olds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The couple who say being diagnosed with Parkinson's in their 40s was ‘the best thing'
Entrepreneur Jason Batup, 47, from Hampshire - who was first diagnosed  in 2012 - met fellow sufferer Martha Hollie, 41, in a support group for the neurological condition in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman is forced to live in the DARK for 11 years as she is extremely allergic to light
Fatima Perez, 54, suffers from Xeroderma Pigmentosum, which caused her to lose her eyesight by the time she was in her 20s. She lives in Connecticut and even wears sun cream inside. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 36, ignores her daughter ’s screams for food as rare condition leaves her constantly hungry
Megan Fitzgerald, seven, from Hull, has Prader-Willi Syndrome. Her mother, Tracy Fitzgerald, 36, says she looks like a 'horrible mother' in public, and can't even speak about food in front of her child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 36, ignores her daughter’s screams for food as rare condition leaves her constantly hungry
Megan Fitzgerald, seven, from Hull, has Prader-Willi Syndrome. Her mother, Tracy Fitzgerald, 36, says she looks like a 'horrible mother' in public, and can't even speak about food in front of her child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in EIGHT children have mental health problems
For many people, mental health problems can start in the vital development stages of their lives, and this was the case for  18-year-old Alexandra Cromie (pictured), from Belfast, who was bullied at school. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in EIGHT children have mental health problems
For many people, mental health problems can start in the vital development stages of their lives, and this was the case for 18-year-old Alexandra Cromie (pictured), from Belfast, who was bullied at school. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's Got Talent star credits her 203lb weight loss for helping her finally become a mother
Catarina Merighi, 30, from Penge, London, lost eight pregnancies between September 2013 and June 2017, which left her so depressed she would gorge on 24 packets of crisps a night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smart toilets could spot diseases, says health expert
A gastroenterologist based in Los Angeles says that he wants to see medical technologists design hardware for a health tracking toilet to monitor faeces. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of lung-cancer patients will get access to a life-saving treatment on the NHS
NHS drugs watchdog NICE gave the green light to a pilot of the treatment, making available to more than 3,000 patients over the next 18 months. It may then become a routine therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The couple who say being diagnosed with Parkinson's in their 40s was ‘the best thing'
Entrepreneur Jason Batup, 47, from Hampshire - who was first diagnosed in 2012 - met fellow sufferer Martha Hollie, 41, in a support group for the neurological condition in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EVERY school should have mental health officers to tackle child welfare crisis, insists watchdog 
Anne Longfield said children ‘do not want a formal or medicalised child and adolescent mental health services’ and would prefer to see someone in schools. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EVERY school should have mental health officers to tackle child welfare crisis, insists watchdog  
Anne Longfield said children ‘do not want a formal or medicalised child and adolescent mental health services’ and would prefer to see someone in schools. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of young Britons suffering from diabetes sufferers is 'TEN times higher than expected'
The charity Diabetes UK analysed an audit of GPs and found that nearly 7,000 under-25s received treatment for the condition in England and Wales in 2016/17. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hockey fan, 30, found life-saving kidney donor after holding up a sign at a game
Kelly Sowatsky, 30, has always supported her hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, so she came to fellow fans looking for a little support when she needed a kidney - and found one. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news