Invasive longhorned tick found for the first time in NYC
The city health department announced Wednesday that the longhorned tick has been spotted in the borough of Staten Island. It is known to transmit severe fever with thrombocytopenia in Asia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Stale cockpit air may be affecting your pilot's performance
When ventilation in an airplane is insufficient, carbon dioxide levels rise and the higher the levels of the gas, the worse pilots perform flight maneuvers, Harvard University research reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Catch-up HPV vaccine is effective for women up to 20 years old
A new study from Kaiser Permanente in California has shown that the HPV vaccine is effective in women up to age 20, but after 21 women have had enough sex that they likely have caught the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Post-menopausal women should eat tofu: Soy foods may strengthen the bones of older females
Researchers from the University of Missouri build on previous findings that suggested a fall in oestrogen causes bone cells to be reabsorbed at a faster rate than they are produced. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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7 mothers who lost their thriving teenage daughters to ALS
Until now, the main ALS research group had only met two families of kids with ALS. Now, seven mothers from across the US have found each other - and are working with scientists to find a cure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Drinking tart cherry juice for just five days boosts a person's gut health due to its antioxidants
Researchers from the University of Arkansas suggest that antioxidants in  Montmorency cherries are broken down by microorganisms in the gut, which further encourages their growth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Millions of patients with eye problems are 50% more likely to develop dementia
More than 550,000 people in the UK and 5.5 million in the US are estimated to have the memory-robbing disorder. The University of Washington trial could lead to ways of spotting those at high risk earlier on. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman in labor tests positive for opiates from eating poppy seed bagel
Elizabeth Eden was shocked when her blood tested positive for opiates while she was in labor in Baltimore, Maryland. Then she remembered her breakfast shared an ingredient with the drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Teenager battles chronic fatigue after parasite burrowed into her eye
Skye Wheeler, 19, from Cambourne, Cornwall, endures unrelenting exhaustion and excruciating pain that has left her confined to her small bedroom. She became unwell at 14. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Ebola death toll climbs to 36 in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Officials in the African nation have confirmed nine deaths so far but believe the virus - considered one of the most lethal pathogens in existence - is responsible for scores more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Results of spending ten-days on a high-fat, no carb diet
Tired of being tired, Victoria Woodhall tried a radical ten-day eating plan to boost her energy levels. But could this really be possible without a single carb? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Scientists reveal why drinkers crave pizza after a night out
Researchers from the University of Michigan also found that when drinkers are hungover, many opt for junk food like tacos due to them believing the myth that heavy carbs 'soak up' alcohol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Indian teen is unable to walk due to her 'defunct' claw-like fist
Mita Sabar, 18, from a remote village in Odisha, east India, is thought to be suffering from plexiform neurofibromatosis, which means her hand is so heavy she is unable to lift it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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ADHD experts say more children with condition should be given drugs
An NHS-funded study has found that Ritalin is still the best medical option for children with ADHD – reducing symptoms by 78 per cent. Only 0.5 per cent of under-16s in the UK receive the drugs currently. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother of transgender son reveals she donated her uterus
Silvia Park, 49, was inspired by her transgender son to donate her uterus to another woman in a rare transplant procedure that Park hopes will some day help trans women carry their babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Girl battling a rare cancer for third time meets Little Mix
Rosie Veronica Mitchell,  Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, is battling neuroblastoma - a rare childhood cancer that usually starts in the abdomen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Black people face a 28% greater risk of dementia, finds study
Scientists at University College London and King's College London conducted the eight year-long study. The team, led by Dr Claudia Cooper, published their findings in the journal Clinical Epidemiology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Urgent appeal is underway to send a six-year-old girl abroad for cancer treatment  
Rosie Veronica Mitchell,  Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, is battling neuroblastoma - a rare childhood cancer that usually starts in the abdomen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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What deadly bacteria lies in your swimming pool? From Legionnaires ’ disease to ‘hot tub rash’
Research by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that 493 disease outbreaks from 2000-to-2014 caused symptoms in around 27,000 people and even killed eight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Dieting is more successful for MEN, finds study
Scientists from the universities of Nottingham, Copenhagen and Helsinki believe this is because men tend to accumulate weight around the belly, which is easier to put on and also easier to lose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Girl nearly died after developing an allergic reaction to a painkiller
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Alexa Juckiewicz-Caspell, 10, from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, developed Steven Johnson Syndrome after taking medication to relieve her pain condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The 32 (very) surprising results of spending ten-days on a high-fat, no carb diet
Tired of being tired, Victoria Woodhall tried a radical ten-day eating plan to boost her energy levels. But could this really be possible without a single carb? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Now you can buy a HIV test on the high street!
The BioSURE test, which gives a result in just 15 minutes, will be stocked at all 200 of the chain's pharmacy stores. Charities estimate around 100,000 people have HIV in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The teenager with a 22lb hand: 18-year-old is unable to walk due to her 'defunct', claw-like fist  
Mita Sabar, 18, from a remote village in Odisha, east India, is thought to be suffering from plexiform neurofibromatosis, which means her hand is so heavy she is unable to lift it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Italy relaxes its laws on mandatory childhood vaccinations
Italian politicians have amended a law that required all children to have 10 vaccinations against common viral and bacterial diseases, including measles, tetanus and polio. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Black people face a 28% greater risk of dementia
Scientists at University College London and King's College London conducted the eight year-long study. The team, led by Dr Claudia Cooper, published their findings in the journal Clinical Epidemiology. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Women should freeze their eggs in their TWENTIES experts warn
The vast majority of women who freeze their eggs do so in their late 30s- experts said women who leave it too late will struggle to have a baby. Rita Ora (pictured) has bucked the trend. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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ADHD experts say more children with condition should be given drugs as only one in ten currently are
An NHS-funded study has found that Ritalin is still the best medical option for children with ADHD – reducing symptoms by 78 per cent. Only 0.5 per cent of under-16s in the UK receive the drugs currently. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mother, 49, of transgender son reveals she donated her uterus
Silvia Park, 49, was inspired by her transgender son to donate her uterus to another woman in a rare transplant procedure that Park hopes will some day help trans women carry their babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Employees who put in too much effort perform worse and don't get promoted, study says  
A new study led by the University of London has has found that workers who put in high intensity at work have poor well-being and are unsatisfied with their career prospects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mississippi school football players have DIED from overhydrating
Tamara Hew-Butler is Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Studies at Wayne State University. She warns many young athletes are pushed to hydrate but sometimes it's too much. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Vermont resident dies of rare Lyme disease complication that affected their heart
A Vermont resident has died from a rare, Lyme disease complication where bacteria gets into the heart on the heels of news that all 50 states have residents tested positive for the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Spicy food doesn't ruin your taste buds and helps rev your metabolism
Spicy foods can cause our mouth to feel incredibly hot and our tongue to temporarily go numb, which can lead us to wonder if spicy foods actually ruin our taste buds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Spike in Americans using toothpaste WITHOUT fluoride: Dentists urge people to stop 'ridiculous'
Fluoride has long been used in toothpaste (and even in our drinking water) to fighting tooth decay. Dentists disagree, but University of Washington research suggests that he chemical really is key. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Tests find asbestos in Playskool crayons, experts warn
The US Public Interest Research Group's annual back-to-school report found asbestos in Dollar Tree's Playskool crayons as well as carcinogens and lead in several other popular children's items. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Pregnant and breastfeeding women can put sons at prostate cancer risk
Experiments in male rats found those exposed to just a third of the normal amount of protein were more vulnerable to the disease later in life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Jade Goffin, woman dying from brain cancer makes £250k therapy plea
Jade Goffin, 30, from London, thought she'd beaten a rare form of breast cancer after undergoing treatment. But she was heartbroken to find it then spread into her brain... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Spider venom could treat drug-resistant form of childhood epilepsy
That's the claim made by researchers from the University of Queensland and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience, who believe arachnid peptides could control Dravet Syndrome. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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UK now at the 'bottom of the league' in life expectancy improvements
Rises in life expectancy at birth for women is the lowest among 20 of the world's top economies, and only behind the US for men, according to an analysis by the Office for National Statistics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Cameron Rowley dies of cancer after gruelling 3-year battle  
Cameron Rowley,  from Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, died yesterday, after a three year battle with a desmoplastic small-round-cell tumour, his mother revealed on Facebook. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Eczema sufferer on why she's ditching topical steroids
Vlogger Zainab Danjuma was diagnosed with the painful skin condition aged six months. Now 29, she details her journey and shares top tips for managing outbreaks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nearly 400 people have contracted diarrhea from McDonald's salads
Another 109 people have contracted explosive diarrhea from McDonald's salads - bringing the total victim toll to nearly 400 people across 15 states. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Probiotics should be classified as a DRUG, warn researchers
University of Augusta researchers admitted probiotics can be beneficial in some scenarios, such as restoring gut bacteria. However, they advised some caution. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Patients who got hepatitis C-infected kidneys cured of the virus
Kiran Shelat, 65, is one of 20 patients who received a hepatitis C-infected kidney and has been cured of the virus in a bold University of Pennsylvania experiment that suggests more organs may be viable. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The seven reasons your baby is crying (and what to do about it)
Whether you ’re off on holiday with a newborn or negotiating bottles in the comfort of your own home, there’s nothing better than the voice of experience to provide a friendly word of advice... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Obese Brisbane woman told she was on a 'fast track to early death'
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Veronica Colbert, 33, from Brisbane, was given the shock prognosis three years ago after suffering from weight-related breathing difficulties and dizziness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Want to keep your teeth? Stick to whole grain carbohydrates
They also discovered a connection between starch-heavy foods - such as white bread, crackers, biscuits, cakes and pretzels - and a higher likelihood of both gum disease and mouth cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Following a keto diet can lead to nausea, claims dietitian
Sophie Medlin, a lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at King's College London, made the stark warning in a piece for The Conversation. The keto diet was developed in the 1920s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Soaring cocaine use in Britain could lead to rise in cases of sepsis
EXCLUSIVE: The Royal College of Emergency Medicine alert follows an inquest last month into the death of 39-year-old Darren Vernon, from Manchester, who died after using cocaine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Size 24 mother reveals how she embraced her curves through pole dancing
Kimmi Leahy, 32, from North Gosford, Central Coast, Australia revealed how she was able to overcome years of body image issues by taking up local pole dancing classes. She hopes to inspire others to try at any size. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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