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Chemicals found in food packaging linked to weight gain
A study led by Harvard ’s School of Public Health looked at the affect of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) on weight regulation after weight loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney stones cases are on the rise, especially in women
A study by the Mayo Clinic looks at the prevalence of kidney stones in more than 10,000 residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, over three decades from 1984 to 2012. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crystal Whitley on life support after two strains of flu  
Crystal Whitley, 35, of Mullin, Texas, is on life support after contracting two strains of the flu virus. She was diagnosed with sepsis, double pneumonia, and MRSA, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Gigi Hadid's Hashimoto disease explained
Model Gigi Hadid, 22, took to Twitter Sunday to say Hashimoto's disease, a thyroid condition, is responsible for her weight fluctuating over the past few years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Going vegan can prevent overweight people from diabetes
Following a plant-based diet can boost insulin sensitivity in fat people, found researchers at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington DC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed
The 30-year-old woman, who is not identified, told  Mt Sinai's Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery that her partner was pregnant but did not wish to breastfeed, and she hoped to try instead. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screening for ovarian cancer is not recommended
Although the notoriously hard-to-spot disease kills 14,000 a year as it is often diagnosed too late, a panel has found that routine screening would lead to too many false positives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Medical test will reveal if you're in love or 'faking it'
Dr Fred Nour, a psychologist based in Mission Viejo, California, said scientists will soon develop a non-invasive procedure to accurately determine whether or not someone is truly 'in love'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Scientists find 'switch' that puts weight on after diet
A team in Melbourne, Australia believe they have found the protein 'switch' that causes the body to pack on the pounds after a diet, and this could have implications for the worldwide obesity crisis (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Twelve-year-old boy nearly killed by toy ball bearings
Twelve-year-old Freddie Webster, from Yorkshire, almost died after swallowing several ball bearings he and his friends were using as make-believe earrings (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Kanye West and Jay-Z blamed for rise in use of MDMA
University of South Florida researchers name-checked the three stars on the back of their new study which shows hip-hop music is coaxing black listeners into using the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Oral pregnancy test has been linked to birth defects
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen found that when embryonic zebrafish are given components of the test, the animals display significantly reduced movement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Campaigners hit back at Donald Trump ’s criticism of NHS
The post by NHS Million, which attracted fierce reaction on social media, revealed a woman in the US was charged $39.35 ( £28) for skin-to-skin contact with her newborn baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Texas conjoined twin girls separated after nearly 2 years
Surgeons in Houston, Texas successfully separated Anna and Grace Richards' shared heart, diaphragm and liver in last month, hospital officials announced Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Here's how to fix body pain by adjusting how you sleep
Experts John de Caestecker from University Hospitals Leicester and Chartered physiotherapist Sammy Margo give their recommendations for the healthiest ways to sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's how to spot smartphone addiction and how to detox
The topic of smartphone addiction has received an increasing amount of attention in recent years as research shows that Americans check their phones 80 times per day on average. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Conjoined twin girls separated after nearly two years
Surgeons in Houston, Texas successfully separated Anna and Grace Richards' shared heart, diaphragm and liver in last month, hospital officials announced Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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New antibiotic has literally been unearthed
Researchers from The Rockefeller University in New York found an antibiotic family, known as malacidins, can kill several 'superbugs' without causing any side effects in rats. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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IQ of friends age 11 changes our intelligence as adults
Scientists at Florida International University in Miami found that spending time with intelligent children at age 11 improves our IQ later in life because we absorb their knowledge and skills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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5 commonplace supplements to revive flagging libido
Losing libido is a natural thing for people suffering from overwork, tiredness, or just the hormonal changes. Nutritionist Rick Hay from Healthista reveals what supplements can help (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS denies 1 in 3 dementia patients best standards of care
This means tens of thousands miss out on counselling sessions, home visits from specialist nurses and activities such as dance and art. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Arthritis DMARD drugs could half dementia development risk
Cheap drugs that are often used to treat rheumatic conditions like arthritis may also be halve the change of developing against dementia, researchers have shown in a recent study (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Marijuana eases pain in over 90% of elderly patients
Researchers from  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel found that among those over 65 suffering discomfort, 93.7 per cent report improvement after six months of taking cannabis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Teenager dies from meningitis despite not having rash
Lewis Hilton, 19, from Greetland, near Huddersfield, was killed by meningitis W - a deadly strain that he wasn't protected against. He was given a jab against four other strains in September. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Motor neuron disease tears through Welsh family
A family from Clydach, Wales, have lost five members of their family to motor neurone disease. However, Mandy Duguid is determined to aid in funding for research into the disease (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Marijuana eases pain in MORE THAN 90% of elderly patients
Researchers from  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel found that among those over 65 suffering discomfort, 93.7 per cent report improvement after six months of taking cannabis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman claims a gastric band destroyed her life
In September 2013, Hazel Orchard, 58, from the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, paid £10,000 for a laparoscopic gastric bypass after decades of unhealthy eating left her unable to wash or dress herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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One of Britain's oldest nurses fears a privatised NHS
Aileen Coomber, of Worthing, West Sussex, has lived through some the greatest changes in medicine, but she's worried about the increasing privatisation of the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Specialist units not GPs should control pain killer use
Doctors are doling out opioids such as tramadol and oxycodone in huge numbers, driving an escalating crisis in addiction to prescription drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman claims a gastric band 'destroyed her life'
In September 2013, Hazel Orchard, 58, from the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, paid £10,000 for a laparoscopic gastric bypass after decades of unhealthy eating left her unable to wash or dress herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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More than 12 million US women are living with depression
Eight percent of all Americans suffer depression, and women are twice as likely to struggle with the mood disorder as are men, according to new data released by the CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Doctors told not to hug patients in case they complain
Doctors are being urged not to comfort patients with a hug in case they complain. They are being warned to ‘err on the side of caution’ as a well-meaning embrace ‘could easily be misinterpreted’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Decades-old dissection shows details of the nervous system
A nervous system that was dissected in 1925 and kept intact is on display at a museum in Missouri. It is one of only four in the world that has been kept in one piece upon dissection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Beauty supplements promising young skin waste of money
Beauty supplements that promise younger, firmer, glowing skin may be a waste of money, a study claims. British Nutrition Foundation researchers say a balanced diet is more important. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman found to have first case of eye worms in humans
Abbey Beckley, 26, was hiking near her home in Bend, a three-hour drive south-east of Portland, in 2015 when she felt something behind her eyelid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Swimming in cold water could relieve pain
Experts at Cambridge University and the University of East Anglia have called for research into cold-water therapy as a treatment for serious pain, in light of the sea curing debilitating pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman, 26, found to have first case of EYE WORMS in humans
Abbey Beckley, 26, was hiking near her home in Bend, a three-hour drive south-east of Portland, in 2015 when she felt something behind her eyelid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts believe eating slowly could be way of keeping slim
A study of 60,000 people found those who ate slowly were 42 per cent less likely to be overweight than fast eaters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Products that help keep your skin soft and supple
Freezing weather and stuffy central heating leaves our skin much drier in the winter, exacerbating conditions such as eczema, dandruff and dry eyes.These are the most popular products, rated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Want to run faster? Just smile!
Researchers at Ulster University in Northern Ireland found smiling could boost athletic performance by helping participants relax and reduce muscle tension. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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What really happens when you go from carnivore to vegan
Veganism, or plant-based eating, is the fastest-growing lifestyle trend in the UK. But what's it like to ditch meaty meals for plant-based eating? Here, journalist Leah Hardy reveals all. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Cannabis holiday 4/20 linked to spike in fatal car crashes
The Canadian study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair driving ability. 420 was once a code used by police for 'cannabis'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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APD could explain why your partner ignores you
APD is essentially a problem with how the brain interprets sound. It may explain why some people struggle to hear speech in a noisy restaurant and could even be why your spouse 'ignores' you. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Diseases could be detected from your fingerprint
Our fingerprints, the tiny ridges and troughs in the skin, are unique. And, according to experts, they are an outward marker of our inner health issues - even those that haven't manifested yet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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ASK THE GP:  Do I need surgery for my leaky heart valve?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week, leaky heart valves and dis-coloured tongues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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TheraBracelet could boost weak hands after a stroke
While physiotherapy and hand exercises can help, researchers say the new device, TheraBracelet, could help speed up recovery for stroke patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: Mike Rutherford answers our quiz
The veteran singer/songwriter exercises every day to remain in good health, but still likes a regular tipple, too. He also believes sex is important for well-being. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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George Lockley is being slowly crippled by SMA
George Lockley suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), yet doctors believe the way UK medicines are approved could see him miss out on treatment. His parents tell his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saved from sepsis after others dismissed it as flu
Politician Angela Burns suffered an alarming - and near-fatal - sepsis experience. Here, the 60-year-old tells her devastating story and urges others to be alert. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Sibling bullying linked to schizophrenia
A Warwick University study suggests children picked on by their brothers and sisters end up traumatised as adults. The findings are based on analysis of almost 3,600 British children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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