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Dr Meg Arroll explains why a pet is good for your health
New research has found unequivocally that pets boost mental health. But how? Here, psychologist Dr Meg Arroll explains why a connection with a pet can make you feel less pain and more happiness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Callista Jane Wiliams found sex painful for nearly decade
Callista Jane Wiliams, from San Francisco, first experienced searing pain when she tried to use a tampon aged 12, which lead to years of feeling like she had been cut every time she touched herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fashion stylist found sex painful for nearly a decade
Callista Jane Wiliams, from San Francisco, first experienced searing pain when she tried to use a tampon aged 12, which lead to years of feeling like she had been cut every time she touched herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain scans reveal why alcohol makes people aggressive
It took only two vodka-based mixers for the University of New South Wales researchers to note a dampening effect in the working of the prefrontal cortex - the area that controls aggression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father swaps dad bod for six pack before his 40th birthday
EXCLUSIVE: Kevin O'Connor, who lives in Kildare, dropped to 9st 13lb eight months after beginning his quest for his dream physique - and claims to have done 'nothing revolutionary'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pensioner has a 26lb ovarian tumour removed in India
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Surgeons at Indubhai Parekh Memorial Hospital in India said if she had left it any longer, the huge tumour may have burst. The patient is recovering well. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father, 39, revolutionises the term 'dad bod'
EXCLUSIVE: Kevin O'Connor, who lives in Kildare, dropped to 9st 13lb eight months after beginning his quest for his dream physique - and claims to have done 'nothing revolutionary'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New jab can delay arthritis progression and save NHS cash
Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, claim  it opens the door to a patient with arthritis forgoing an operation in favour of an injection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photos show the reality of battling breast cancer
Helen Sheil, 76, from Queensland, had both breasts removed after being diagnosed with the disease 20 years ago, however, the condition has returned and spread to the mother-of-two's bones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kent professional wakes up every morning feeling hungover
Sarah Moughtin, 34,  from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, suffers from lymphocytic hypophysitis, hypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus, which have made her virtually bedridden. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts develop revolutionise skin cancer jab
British scientists have created a cancer vaccine that fights the most deadly type of skin cancer – and learned how to predict who it will work for. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teething pain reveals genetic disorder in 1 year-old boy
Phil Kerman, of Bransholme, Hull, said son Ronnie had been struggling with pain for some time, which he and wife Louise had assumed was simply teething pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coke Zero addict reveals how she lost more than nine stone
Claudia Cattani, from Alvorada, Brazil, told how she saw her weight balloon to  20st 7Ibs as she binged on fast food and consumed more than two litres of Coke Zero a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby girl survives in the womb for 2 weeks
Gemma Bryant, from North Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire, revealed her grief after losing her son Kobi Nathaniel. But that was followed by the joy of giving birth to baby Lexie, 17 days later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat to beat diabetes
Last week we unveiled The Definitive Diabetes Diet, a revolutionary plan based on breakthrough research that has proved type 2 diabetes can be beaten through weight loss and healthy eating. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-two teacher, 38, dies of flu
A mother-of-two, 38, died from complications stemming from the flu after deciding the medication to treat the virus was too expensive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortage in Tamiflu as flu kills 4,000 people in one week
Statistics show  4,064 Americans died from the flu or pneumonia during the third week of 2018, while the illnesses were responsible for 1 in 10 fatalities in the first week of February. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs urging long-term ill to attend group sessions
Patients who have the same long-term condition, such as arthritis or diabetes, will take part in 90-minute ‘shared’ consultations – with their test results shown at the front of the room. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Campaigners urge vaccinating boys against HPV Virus
The Throat Cancer Foundation argues the policy is blatant sex discrimination and will condemn thousands to a painful death or months of gruelling treatment in adulthood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All you need to know about Viagra
This year Viagra turns 20 – and the best-known drug treatment for erectile dysfunction, prescribed to more than three million men in the UK, is going to be more easily available than ever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug for women with 'Angelina Jolie' cancer
Lead researcher Jennifer Litton, Associate Professor at The University of Texas MD said: ‘This is game-changing because patients would always rather take a daily pill than go to hospital for chemo.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental flu drug could kill the virus in one day
Researchers in Japan have developed an experimental flu drug that kills the virus in one day. The Shionogi& Co. compound said the drug works three times faster than Tamiflu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Don't ignore heart palpitations
I ’m a 61-year-old man and for the last six months have been getting heart palpitations which can last for three weeks and occur three or four times a minute. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Miracle balloon is saving babies from stillbirth
The procedure takes place at about 28 weeks into pregnancy, with the mother under local anaesthetic and the baby given a general anaesthetic administered via a tiny needle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS 'healthy homes' will tell you when to get off the sofa
A new NHS initiative will force families off the sofa and into better habits by using 'smart homes' which will place sensors in their houses and feed back health information to GPs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients with breast cancer live longer with soft chemo  
Traditional chemotherapy drugs can cause such severe side effects that they are often not given to older people in the late stages of cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS is refusing IVF to women if their husbands are obese
The Bath and North East Somerset clinical commissioning group (CCG) has drawn up proposals to stop funding IVF for women whose partners have a ‘body mass index’ of over 30. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

15 percent of US adults take too much ibuprofen too often
A new study from Boston University found that as much as 15 percent of adults that take ibuprofen regularly take more than the recommended dose, risking stomach bleeding and heart attacks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas fitness trainer, 27, killed by the swine flu
Jeremy Westerman, 27, was killed by the swine flu last month. He is one of at least 20 deaths in the Dallas-Fort Worth area which has been hit particularly hard this deadly flu season. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas fitness trainer Jeremy Westerman killed by swine flu
Jeremy Westerman, 27, was killed by the swine flu last month. He is one of at least 20 deaths in the Dallas-Fort Worth area which has been hit particularly hard this deadly flu season. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ALS sufferer's wife tells her story
Sharon and Dave Keeble, Brits who live in Florida, have been married for 20 years. In August 2017 Dave, 45, was diagnosed with ALS after some mild muscle weakness. Sharon describes their agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

15 percent of adults take too much ibuprofen too often
A new study from Boston University found that as much as 15 percent of adults that take ibuprofen regularly take more than the recommended dose, risking stomach bleeding and heart attacks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas mother survived her first bout of flu but not second
Angie Barwise, 58, was killed by influenza Type B on Saturday after fighting off influenza Type A last month. She is one of 20 deaths in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that has been hit particularly hard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother, 58, survived her first bout of flu but not second
Angie Barwise, 58, was killed by influenza Type B on Saturday after fighting off influenza Type A last month. She is one of 20 deaths in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that has been hit particularly hard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catastrophe's Rob Delaney loses son Henry to brain cancer
Catastrophe star Rob Delaney's two-year-old son Henry has died. The actor revealed the devastating news in a Facebook post on Friday, in which he paid tribute to his 'smart, funny, and mischievous' child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tide Pods should look 'less delicious', lawmakers say
Two New York lawmakers are calling for Tide Pods to be redesigned to look less like candy as there have been more than 40 reports this year of teens being sickened after eating the capsules. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black men more likely to be excluded from cancer trials
Researchers at The Brigham and Women's Hospital found black men are more likely to be excluded from prostate cancer trials despite having a higher risk of developing the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Students with 9/11-related illnesses describe diagnoses
Former students of a high school that was engulfed in toxins after the Twin Towers exploded blocks away are being sickened by respiratory diseases and cancer more than 15 years after the attacks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's agony watching my husband slip away
Sharon and Dave Keeble, Brits who live in Florida, have been married for 20 years. In August 2017 Dave, 45, was diagnosed with ALS after some mild muscle weakness. Sharon describes their agony. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Starbucks' Valentines Cherry Mocha crushes libido
Starbucks has a new Valentines Day Cherry Mocha drink for just one week but the caffeine, sugar and dairy can crush your libido on the day of love, according to nutritionists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 5 college students have anxiety or depression
As noted in the latest Center for Collegiate Mental Health report, anxiety and depression are the top reasons that college students seek counseling. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potatoes are good for you and can slash dementia risk
In a bizarre medical U-turn, scientists at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland who reviewed a host of evidence are pushing for potatoes to be reassessed for their 'clear' health benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human kidney tissue capable of producing urine created
The study, led by Professors Sue Kimber and Adrian Woolf from The University of Manchester,  signifies a significant milestone in the development of treatment for kidney disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Historic flu is now worst in decades:10 more children dead
Acting CDC director Dr Anne Schuchat said on Friday that this season is as bad as the 2009 swine flu pandemic that killed 200,000 people and we may not have reached the peak yet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to order a healthy bagel: From toppings to grains
Registered dietitian nutritionist Jessica Cording and Chef Emily Peterson explain how people can make bagels, which are full of empty calories, more nutritious. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life expectancy in the US drops for second year in a row
The average US life expectancy has dropped for the second consecutive year due to opioids, alcohol abuse according to an editorial by Virginia Commonwealth University published Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could this be a new treatment for asthma?
Researchers at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, in collaboration with a team in Shanghai, believe the new treatment may even improve upon inhalers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Starting your period early increases your risk of stroke
Researchers from the Brigham and Women's Hospital add to evidence that an early menopause causes strokes due to women experiencing less 'protective' hormones, such as oestrogen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potatoes are GOOD for you
In a bizarre medical U-turn, scientists at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland who reviewed a host of evidence are pushing for potatoes to be reassessed for their 'clear' health benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New prostate cancer drugs can give an extra 2 years to men
International trials of new drugs conducted in part by Northwestern University and Massachusetts General both succeeded in delaying the excruciating and deadly spread of prostate cancer in men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news