25,000 patients had operation cancelled at the last minute this year
Nearly 3,000 patients have now endured waits for treatment of more than a year - the highest total in six years, according to NHS England data released today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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NHS staff will soon be able to sign up for extra shifts using an app
Thousands of NHS workers will be able to opt to work extra hours for extra pay using phone ‘apps’ as part of a trial. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Jet-lag supplement melatonin may combat obesity
Researchers from the University of Grenada found melatonin increases the amount of fat rodents use as energy rather than it being stored, as well as lowering fat deposits around their abdomens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Thousands of heart flutter patients at risk because wrongly taken off blood-thinning drugs
Thousands  of patients with a heart flutter are at risk of fatal strokes because they have wrongly been taken off blood-thinning drugs, a study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Half of America's doctors recommend marijuana to cancer patients
Forty-six percent of oncologists suggested it for cancer problems to at least one patient in the past year, the Dana Farber study said. But 56 percent say they do not have the knowledge to do so. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Study finds you should eat all your meals before 3pm
The study by the University of Alabama, Birmingham was the first to clinically test this form of intermittent fasting known as early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) in humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Prosthetics breakthrough: Lightest, cheapest and most advanced mechanical hand ever made
The so-called Hennes hand, developed by Italian researchers, has only one motor that controls all five fingers, making it lighter, cheaper and more able to adapt to the shape of objects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Allergy explosion in US driven by climate change and emissions
It is not your imagination: pollen is making more people sneeze and cough this year than ever as rising temperatures and CO2 levels make for a longer, more intense grow season that starts earlier. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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US cracks down on stem cell clinics using 'unproven' treatments for cancer, Parkinson's and more
Federal prosecutors in California and Florida sued on Wednesday to stop two companies from providing stem cell treatments, alleging that the therapies are unproven and unapproved by the FDA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Body language experts reveal the key signs of someone liking you
The scientists, from  the University of Dayton in Ohio, said that all 'attraction' behaviors are associated with developing trust and rapport between people. (Stock image) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mass vaccinations will not stop Ebola outbreaks after DRC fears
Health officials in the African country have already confirmed six cases of the deadly virus, which is considered one of the most lethal pathogens known to science. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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World Lupus Day: Three women describe living with the disease
May 10 is World Lupus Day. Sue Hayes, 67, describes suffering 10 miscarriages; Amy Baker, 24, was forced to drop out of school; Tracy Hodgson, 42, was left with bubbling skin from her medication. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Jet-lag supplement may combat obesity: Melatonin burns calories and reduces fat storage
Researchers from the University of Grenada found melatonin increases the amount of fat rodents use as energy rather than it being stored, as well as lowering fat deposits around their abdomens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Healthy-eating women proved to have fewer face wrinkles
Researchers at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam quizzed men and women aged over 50 on their eating habits and found those who ate the most fruit and veg had the fewest face wrinkles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Women are undergoing virginity-restoring operations on the NHS
NHS hospitals have admitted to carrying out 109 reconstructive procedures between 2007 and 2017. But the true number is likely to be higher as only nine hospitals supplied figures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The list of medicines that will no longer be available on the NHS
The NHS announced back in March it is banning prescriptions for over-the-counter remedies from May 31. Cough mixture and anti-dandruff shampoo are among the products that will be curbed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Healthy-eating women have fewer face wrinkles but men's diet has no effect
Researchers at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam quizzed men and women aged over 50 on their eating habits and found those who ate the most fruit and veg had the fewest face wrinkles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Mass vaccinations will NOT stop Ebola outbreaks
Health officials in the African country have already confirmed six cases of the deadly virus, which is considered one of the most lethal pathogens known to science. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Motivational speaker, 21, has such fragile bones they break every time she hiccups
Marie Holm Laursen, 21, from Aarhus, Denmark was diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta when she was just a week old, a genetic condition which depletes collagen in the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Antioxidants in nutmeg may protect against liver damage
Researchers from Nanchang University, China, also found nutmeg may keep livers healthy by regulating the organ's fat levels. Chinese medicine uses nutmeg for arthritis pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Astonishing images show a boy, 10, undergoing a life-saving nine-hour heart transplant
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Max Johnson, 10, spent seven months waiting for a donor heart before undergoing the operation. A transplant was his only hope and a 'perfect match' arrived. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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More than two-thirds of dispensaries recommend marijuana to pregnant women
Despite risks like premature births and birth defects, 70 percent of dispensaries recommend marijuana to pregnant women, according to new research from the University of Colorado. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nutmeg may protect against liver damage: Antioxidants in the spice prevent inflammation
Researchers from Nanchang University, China, also found nutmeg may keep livers healthy by regulating the organ's fat levels. Chinese medicine uses nutmeg for arthritis pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Britain may face another Mid Staffs hospital scandal
Up to 1,200 patients died as a result of poor care between January 2005 and march 2009 at Stafford hospital. It is often described as the worst hospital-care scandal of recent times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Six signs stress could be making it harder for you to have a baby
Health expert Emma Cannon says too much of the stress hormone cortisol might stop the brain from producing a relaxed 'feed or breed' response to tell the body it is safe to get pregnant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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25,000 patients had their operation cancelled at the last minute this year
Nearly 3,000 patients have now endured waits for treatment of more than a year - the highest total in six years, according to NHS England data released today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Eating MORE food could help you lose weight:
Researchers at the University of Leeds compared Slimming World and NHS Live Well diet plans and found people eating certain types of food lost more weight than those counting calories. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The butterfly woman who lives in constant agony
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Shardai Cousino, 24, from  Palm Bay, Florida, has Epidermolysis Bullosa, which causes her skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Britain may face another Mid Staffs hospital scandal, health official warns
Up to 1,200 patients died as a result of poor care between January 2005 and march 2009 at Stafford hospital. It is often described as the worst hospital-care scandal of recent times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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'I won ’t die for the NHS': GP dubbed calls for a daily cap on the number of patients he sees
Laurence Buckman, 64, said the health of doctors is being put at risk by ‘unsafe’ working conditions. He backed union’s calls for GPs to have to see a maximum of 35 patients a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The full list of medicines that will no longer be available on NHS prescription
The NHS announced back in March it is banning prescriptions for over-the-counter remedies from May 31. Cough mixture and anti-dandruff shampoo are among the products that will be curbed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Centuries-old secret to boost metabolism - as dietitian Lyndi Cohen reveals simple lifestyle tweak
Sydney dietitian and nutritionist Lyndi Cohen revealed the simple lifestyle tweak you can do to speed up your metabolism to help you lose weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Oldest human virus discovered in Bronze Age bones
The discovery was made by carrying out testing on a Bronze Age skeleton in Germany, as part of a wider study of 300 skeletons from central and western Eurasia between 200 and 7,000 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Will it ever end? E. coli-infected lettuce sickens another 28
The E. coli outbreak in romaine has now sickened 149 people, killed one, and sent 17 into kidney failure. Romaine from Arizona has landed 64 people in hospitals in 29 states, the CDC says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Rob Lowe admits he sleeps better when he's not with his wife
In an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show , the 54-year-old actor said his best nights of sleep are when he is on the road, as his wife plays games on her iPad into the early hours of the morning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Incredible video shows 'glue-gun-like' device printing skin
Scientists at the University of Toronto have designed a portable glue gun-like device that can 3D-print all three layers of skin to treat deep, severe flesh wounds that grafts often fail to fix in under two minutes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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FDA blames 'manufacturing delays' for short supply of EpiPen
The FDA said that manufacturing delays were creating intermittent supply constraints of the emergency allergy treatment in the US. There is also a shortage this week in Australia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Normal sized women feel less positive when compared to skinny women
A study from several UK institutions found that when women of 'normal' weight look at pictures of skinny women, they feel less positive about their own bodies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Depression may cause memory problems by speeding up brain-aging
The more depressed older people are, the more difficulty they have remembering things like where they put their keys or what they did yesterday, a new University of Miami study has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Depression may cause memory problems by speeding up brain-aging, new research finds
The more depressed older people are, the more difficulty they have remembering things like where they put their keys or what they did yesterday, a new University of Miami study has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Antonio Sabato Jr gets testosterone therapy on Daily Mail TV
The rate of men being prescribed testosterone has tripled since 2001, with the vast majority in their 40s. Sabato Jr, of DWTS fame, has shared his personal testosterone pellet experience with us. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Army plastic surgeons in Texas grow soldier ’s new ear in her FOREARM
Pvt Shamika Burrage lost her left ear in a traumatic car accident in 2016. Now, in a first for the Army, plastic surgeons formed a new ear out of her own cartilage and put it in her arm to grow blood vessels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Walking for ten minutes-a-day improves chances of getting pregnant
The recent study by the University of Massachusetts Amherst shows that overweight and obese women have improved their pregnancy chances by 82 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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UCLA professor claims the fabled hangover pill really does work
Yunfeng Lu, a professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA, has decided to join the rapidly-expanding market of hangover pills. Tests on his prototype have shown promise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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150 minutes of exercise in pregnancy can cut post-natal depression risk
A University of Oslo study of more than 600 women found almost 15 per cent of women who were totally inactive suffered from postnatal depression after having their child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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The NHS is lagging behind the rest of Europe's health care
Out of the 21 countries analysed, the UK has fewer doctors and nurses per 1,000 people than almost any other region. There are around 100,000 healthcare-staff vacancies in the English NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Walking for ten minutes-a-day improves chances of getting pregnant for overweight women
The recent study by the University of Massachusetts Amherst shows that overweight and obese women have improved their pregnancy chances by 82 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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More depression patients should try Carrie Fisher's 'shock therapy'
Many patients continue to try as many as seven different antidepressants to treat their mood disorders, with little success. But new University of Michigan research suggests shock therapy is a better option. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Patient's play button tattoo confuses St George's Hospital surgeons
The team at St George's Hospital, London were forced to use permanent marker on the unnamed man's right shoulder to indicate the correct site before the operation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Does the fabled hangover pill REALLY work? Yes, scientists say
Yunfeng Lu, a professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA, has decided to join the rapidly-expanding market of hangover pills. Tests on his prototype have shown promise. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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