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Kansas is home to the healthiest community of Americans
A report from Wallethub, a personal finance website, revealed San Francisco, California is the healthiest city in the US. The least healthy city was Brownsville, Texas followed by Laredo, Texas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol damages the brain more than cannabis, study finds
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder found that, unlike booze, marijuana does not affect the size or integrity of white or grey matter in the brain, even after years of exposure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will marriage be good or bad for your health?
Married couples have lower rates of disease than singletons in later life. But it can be disastrous if you're not ready. Psychologist Dr Jen Nash helps you work out if you're ready. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP quits to become Eco-fashion designer
Linda Thomas felt she had to leave her profession as a GP after the chronic stress of long shifts, phone appointments and a simply broken system would leave her shaking after work (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer-fighting nanorobots programmed to shrink tumors
Scientists at Arizona State University programmed bits of DNA to target tumor cells and cut off the blood flow to them inside the body. The nanorobots successfully and safely killed cancers in mice. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Big Pharma is thriving off the flu
Americans are losing their lives and the economy is losing billions, but pharmaceutical companies and distributors are raking in profits from cheap but only moderately effective treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Computer game that can control schizophrenia
Researchers at King ’s College London managed to use the technology - which saw the game linked up to brain scanners - to treat people with schizophrenia, in a major psychiatric breakthrough. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teacher, 35, on life support after catching the 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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy with bone disease can break bone just sneezing
Harry Titley (left), who suffers from Brittle Bone Disease, had broken three bones before he'd left the womb. The disease means that he could break a rib from sneezing, or even a cuddle (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dentists may soon be able to regenerate from cavities
Teeth can already repair small problems on the outer layers of teeth. But two recent Kings College London studies show that treating the stem cells within the tooth pulp can trigger them to fix cavities (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twitter shows side effects patients don't tell doctors
A recent study looked at how people talk about their prescription drugs online, and found it differed to how they talk to doctors. It's hoped this candidness will help them understand these the drugs better (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contracting an STI could be deadly this Valentine ’s Day
Dr Tina Joshi, a lecturer in molecular microbiology at Plymouth University, spoke of the threat of antibiotic resistance - expected to kill more people than cancer in the next 30 years - in terms of STIs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian woman 'sweats' blood from her eyes  
Known only as Geeta, from Bihar, India, her condition is said to get worse every day and caused her disgusted husband to walk out on her last year. The disorder came from nowhere. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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