A healthy home can cut children's genetic obesity risks by HALF, study finds
A new study from the University College London has found that genes account that 86 percent of a child's obesity risk was genetic if they lived in a less healthy home environment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Living in smog-filled cities raises mouth cancer risks by 40% for men, study suggests
A new study from Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute in California has found that living in areas with high levels of PM2.5, tiny air particles, can drive up the risk of mouth cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Folic acid should be promoted on social media
SPD Development surveyed almost 11,500 women about folic acid. It presented the findings at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Denver today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Fasting for 24 hours three times a week REVERSED type 2 diabetes in a trio of men
Researchers at Scarborough Hospital, Ontario, found that one of the patients was even able to ditch insulin for good just five days into the fasting plan. And all of the men found the diet easy! (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Fertility risk from cannabis? Marijuana linked to lower sperm count and more abnormalities 
Men who use marijuana may struggle with infertility due to lower counts of sperm that tend to be misshapen - even after they give up the drug, a study conducted in Washington suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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World Mental Health Day: What is it, when is it and what is 2018's theme? 
World Mental Health Day is slated to be held very soon. Here's all you need to know about it, including what it is, when it is, the theme for 2018 and some activities to observe the event. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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A healthy home can cut children's genetic obesity risks by HALF, study finds
A new study from the University College London has found that genes account that 86 percent of a child's obesity risk was genetic if they lived in a less healthy home environment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boy,12, ripped out his hair and threatened suicide after rare strep reaction nearly drove him crazy
Connor Entrop, now 12, got very sick in 2017, likely with strep. The boy, from Alberta, Canada, recovered from the virus, but developed OCD and suicidal behaviors due to PANDAS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Instagram using AI to scan for bullying in photos and captions
Instagram is taking action against trolls and bullies. The social media giant on Tuesday rolled out new machine learning tools that are able to 'proactively detect' bullying in photos and captions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boy,12, ripped out his hair and threatened suicide after rare strep reaction nearly drove him crazy
Connor Entrop, now 12, got very sick in 2017, likely with strep. The boy, from Alberta, Canada, recovered from the virus, but developed OCD and suicidal behaviors due to PANDAS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Brave mother, 31, opens up about her 'horrific' struggle with post-natal depression
Amy Steele, 31, from Stoke Gifford, Bristol, endured a traumatic birth with her first child Maddie in February last year. She was only saved from suicide by a midwife who caught her just in time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The grandmother with 'lobster claw' feet and deformed hands
An unnamed woman in East Sussex has lived 'a normal life' and raised a son despite a rare deformity leaving her with just three fingers and feet which resemble lobster claws, doctors found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Unemployed man, 26, is treated for an addiction to NETFLIX at a 'digital rehab' clinic in India
Doctors in Bangalore said the 26-year-old sunk began streaming films and TV shows to shut out reality by binge-watching shows for more than seven hours a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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DNA of child abuse victims and patients with depression AGES faster, study shows 
Researchers at the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, found that in the most severe cases of depression, a sufferer's DNA can be up to 15 years older than those without the condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Toddlers with asthma are 66% more likely to become OBESE
Researchers from the University of Southern California found that children aged three-to-four who have asthma are more likely to carry dangerous amounts of weight at eight years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Sleepless drivers are just as dangerous as drunk one, study finds
A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in Washington, DC, found that drivers who slept less than four hours were 15 times more likely to have a car crash than those who slept 8 hours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Troubled firm at centre of NHS body parts scandal 'underestimated' scale of human waste
EXCLUSIVE: The former Healthcare Environmental Services employee, who worked at the firm's Tyneside unit for four months, refused to be identified over fears of reprisals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Brexit could have a 'catastrophic' impact on cancer research and affect healthcare, scientists say
Researchers led by Queen's University in Belfast say restrictions on the free movement of medical researchers after Brexit could damage the quality of the UK's cancer research efforts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Too much sugar makes children more violent and more likely to get drunk and smoke
Researchers at Bar Ilan University in Israel studied 137,284 children aged either 11, 13 or 15 and living in 25 European countries and Canada to find sugar makes behaviour worse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Swallowing a vibrating capsule could relieve constipation by stimulating stomach contractions
Researchers from Augusta University, Georgia, found that taking the capsule just five times a week doubles the number of bowel movements a constipation sufferer has versus placebo. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Seven Britons fall ill with salmonella
The Dr Zak’s Barn Farmed Liquid Egg White is popular with people on a calorie-controlled diet or trying to eat healthily. The product is imported from France but the eggs come from Spain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Schools shut doors to kids with severe allergies who can't get EpiPen amid national shortage
Chiquita Morris said her five-year-old son Eden was sent home on his first day of kindergarten at Spanaway Elementary School in Spanaway, Washington, because he didn't have an EpiPen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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LGBTQ children at three-fold greater risk of attempting suicide
An Italian study of more than two million children and teens woldwide found that sexual minority youth are at a higher risk of suicide attempts, and transgender kids are at the greatest risk of all. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman who suffered from symptoms for years has been diagnosed with a brain tumour
Anna Hill, 35, from Bristol, began getting headaches when she was just 12 years old. Earlier this year, she had a private scan, which revealed a 1.8cm-deep tumour in the middle of her brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Delays in NHS mental health treatment are 'ruining people's lives'
Some 37 per cent of the 500 survey respondents in Britain who were forced to wait months or even years to see an NHS specialist saw their mental health deteriorate during that time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How a 'no-deal' Brexit will change your cigarette packets
The UK's Department of Health and Social Care has revealed the warnings on cigarette packets may change after Brexit because the European Commission owns the images used currently. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Surgeons chip away at the cheekbones of man with 'lion face syndrome'
A man known only as Suresh, from Tamil Nadu in the south of India, needed surgery to reshape his skull because of a condition called leontiasis ossea which causes the face bones to overgrow. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Troubled firm at centre of NHS body parts scandal STRIPPED of its contract 
Healthcare Environment Services (HES) allowed hundreds of tonnes of waste from hospitals, including human body parts, to pile up at four of its facilities in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Brave mother, 31, opens up about her 'horrific' struggle with post-natal depression
Amy Steele, 31, from Stoke Gifford, Bristol, endured a traumatic birth with her first child Maddie in February last year. She was only saved from suicide by a midwife who caught her just in time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Boy, nine, is the first in the world to have pioneering surgery to correct his C-shaped spine
Connor Demetriou's backbone was bent to 96°. Concerned he would die young, the youngster, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, underwent an eight-hour 'double trolley' operation last January. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS uses 'AI workers' as secretaries: Robot receptionists are eight times more efficient
Ipswich Hospital, run by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust, has 'employed' three virtual workers to free up staff from certain tasks, such as submitting scans and blood test results. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nurse, 29, has her bowel and FOUR FEET of intestines removed in 'life-changing' surgery
Alex Newton, a nurse in the RAF, from Birmingham, had the surgery after doctors told her that her ulcerative colitis was so severe her bowel could swell up and burst inside her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Flea-borne TYPHUS spreads across Los Angeles as 57 struck down
Pasadena, a city in the north of the Los Angeles county and home to around 135,000 people, last week reported epidemic levels of typhus fever. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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English hospitals cut sugary drinks sales
All 227 hospital trusts in England have signed up to a national target to reduce the amount of sugar consumed by patients, staff and visitors – more than half of the NHS's 1.3m staff are overweight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Antidepressants pose a threat to wildlife due to their presence in water supplies, say experts
Experts from Portsmouth’s Institute of Marine Biology are among those calling for a range of measures to tackle the issue of antidepressants in the water supply. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mums who use egg donor find it harder to bond with baby
Research by the University of Cambridge has found women who use egg donors may have slightly different relationships with their babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Fewer men are dying of prostate cancer as treatments rise by a third  
The number of visits to the NHS's official advice page soared by 250 per cent to 70,000 in a month following the extensive coverage. The rise comes from the Mail renewed its campaign earlier this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Chemical in plastic 'raises the risk of premature birth sixfold', scientists claim
Researchers led by the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, analysed the urine of 364 women at a fertility clinic before they became pregnant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Woman with receding hairline turns to permanent makeup
Natasha Connolly, 22, from Hampshire, developed bald patches as a young child, and tried countless techniques to cover them. She says the £395 treatment has changed her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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British man dying with human variant of ‘mad cow disease’ to be given the only cure for the disease
Until now there has been no treatment for CJD, which is fatal. Scientists at University College London’s Prion Unit, have spent 20 years working on the treatment, a synthetic antibody called PRN100. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Patients are being asked 'Would you pay £10 to see GP quicker?' in new survey sent by surgeries 
Patients are being asked if they would pay up to £10 to see a GP more promptly in controversial questionnaire. The survey also seeks their views on private health and their confidence in their doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Infertile men may have a higher risk of early death
Those who have no sperm in their semen - about 15 percent of male infertility cases - have an average life expectancy of 48, according to data on more than 50,000 Danish men from 1994 to 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Men who scrimp on sleep have lower testosterone levels
After weight gain, sleep was the most important factor that affected levels of the hormone, according to a study of almost 2,300 men by the University of Miami. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Women with erratic sleep schedules take longer to get pregnant
The study by Washington University in St Louis, presented at a conference in Denver, is the first to show a link between sleep patterns and female fertility, partly because it is so hard to measure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Should you sign-up for the new 4-in-1 flu jab? There's a new range of advanced injections on offer
The NHS is introducing two new forms of flu jab - a 'turbo' for the over-65s and a four-strain 'super' jab for younger adults. But will they safeguard you and your family? We spoke to the experts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The women who say coming off HRT aged them 10 years
Shirley Harries, 83, who lives in West Sussex (pictured with husband, Guy) is one of countless women who rely on HRT. Yet she's among a growing number who are being denied it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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How will patients feel about raising personal problems with FOURTEEN strangers? 
As reported last week, there are proposals to introduce group consultations with a dozen other patients. But there could be serious side-effects, says GP Margaret McMartney from Glasgow. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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ASK THE GP: Will cannabis oil stop me from spilling my mug of tea?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns - this week, he focuses on the use of cannabis oil to control tremors and the nagging problem of a blocked ear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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