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Prescription cuts are a 'creeping retreat' for NHS
The head of the NHS Simon Stevens, pictured, yesterday unveiled a radical crackdown on prescriptions for items which can be bought from supermarkets or chemists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paralysed man moves his arm and hand with brain microchip
A cycling accident left Bill Kochevar unable to move from the shoulders down for eight years. But the 56-year-old is now able to feed himself in his wheelchairm using a microchip in his brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery could help find weight loss treatment for humans
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology that inhibits feeding in a fly when it fills its energy stores, which could help experts find the signal in humans to help with weight loss. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body mass index is NOT a good indicator of health
A new report, from University of Alberta researchers, states that body mass index (BMI) is not an indicator of how healthy you are and that the way obesity is judged needs to be rethought. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare skin disease allows man to stick cans to his HEAD
Jamie Keeton, a.k.a 'Can Head', has been said to have superhero abilities, but its a rare skin disease that makes his skin pores act like suction cups - letting him stick bottle and cans to his head. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn drugs linked to deadly 'superbug' infections
There is an increased risk of recurrent Clostridium difficile - which causes diarrhea - with the use of heartburn medications, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early marijuana use can increase negative health impacts  
A new study, from Concordia University in Canada, has found that teens who start smoking marijuana early have impaired cognitive development and even respiratory diseases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jamie Keeton, aka 'Can Head' can stick cans to his head
Jamie Keeton, a.k.a 'Can Head', has been said to have superhero abilities, but its a rare skin disease that makes his skin pores act like suction cups - letting him stick bottle and cans to his head. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex may have evolved as a way to fight disease
Sexual reproduction evolved because of the presence of disease and the need to constantly adapt to resist co-evolving pathogens, researchers at the University of Adelaide have theorized. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first drug for moderate and severe eczema
The FDA has approved the first drug ever to treat cases of moderate and severe eczema. Dupixent binds to a protein to stop skin inflammation and is injected just under the skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World's first 'menstrual cycle on a chip' created
A new device, created at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, hailed as the world's first 'menstrual cycle on a chip' has been created to develop individualized treatments for women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy viable for cancer patients with damaged ovaries
A groundbreaking new procedure, led by a New York fertility doctor, will allow women to freeze a slice of ovarian tissue that contains eggs so they can have a natural pregnancy after chemotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flies detect diseases in animals before they reach humans
Researchers at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Montpellier, France analyzed the blood meals of flies to find out what disease they carry. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marathon runners at risk of deadly kidney injury
Yale University researchers found that 82 per cent of the runners of the 2015 Hartford Marathon that were studied showed stage 1 acute kidney injury after the race. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children perform better when their father lives at home
The study, carried out by three researchers from the London School of Economics, checked on reports of the health, intelligence and social skills of the children up to the age of seven. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce the risk of cancer
It has long been thought that having low levels of vitamin D increases the risk of cancer. But the new research, from Creighton University, Nebraska, showed no such link. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles continues spreads across Europe
Romania has reported more than 3,400 cases since January 2016, according to the latest data available. More than 700 cases have also been registered since the start of 2017 in Italy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood lead exposure associated with lower IQs
A new study, from the University of Otago in New Zealand and Duke University, has found that being exposed to lead in childhood could be associated with lower IQs in adulthood. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clue CEO says Apple should design a period-tracking device
In a new interview, Ida Tin, CEO of Berlin-based Clue, said that she hopes Apple will soon make a device that women can put inside their bodies to track their menstrual cycle (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why introverts make BETTER employees
A West Virginia University School researcher told DailyMail.com why introverts are better workers than extroverts and how they can use their traits to climb the career ladder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The truth about Caesarean sections revealed
Birmingham-based gynaecologist Gabrielle Downey addresses a number of myths about Caesarean sections in a piece for Healthista. She says you can breastfeed - contrary to popular belief. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Luton boy lives life under blue lights to keep him alive
Ismail Ali, from Luton, Bedfordshire, suffers from an extremely rare liver disease known as Crigler-Najjar syndrome, which affects only 100 people across the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers of obese children reveal why they're overweight
Mothers of children who are obese have revealed why their offspring are overweight, insisting it's more complex than simply allowing them to eat too much junk food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking tea could prevent type 2 DIABETES
EXCLUSIVE: In the latest study, published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the beverage reduced blood sugar levels in adults who were given sucrose-laden drinks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Operations involving anaesthetic could cause brain damage
Research from City, University of London and University College London tested the mental damage of oxygen deprivation, which is a side effect of taking general anaesthetic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The post-workout mistake that undoes hard work in the gym
According to fitness instructor Sophie Everard, there is one crucial mistake that many people make after working out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiff mum vomited 90 times a day during her pregnancy
Carys Grant, 23, from Cardiff, was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum - the same condition that saw the Duchess of Cambridge hospitalised while expecting Prince George. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother cured of migraines by 'visiting her past life'
Jasmine Charles, 27, of Borehamwood, was left feeling anxious, drained and isolated after suffering from the debilitating headaches twice a month for three years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS costs cut will see prescription painkillers scrapped
Unveiling a major cost-cutting plan in the Daily Mail today, the head of the NHS says patients will also be expected to pay for their own indigestion pills, hayfever remedies and sun cream in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two in three children's drinks are bad for teeth
Water accounts for only a quarter of liquids drunk by five to nine-year-olds, while plain milk makes up only 10 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How too much protein in middle age can SHORTEN your life
Eating large amounts of protein between the age of 50 and 65 can be bad news for your longevity, says Steve Simpson, a professor of life sciences at the University of Sydney. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands turned into drug addicts by their doctors
For 16 years  Janet Waterton from Cornwall battled an addiction to tranquilisers. She is not alone - new evidence shows a quarter of a million are are left on them for months or even years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why teenagers have no excuse for staying in bed
Surrey University and Harvard Medical School said artificial light is to blame. Adolescents in hunter-gatherer tribes used to natural light get up at dawn. Screens make teens more tired. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viagra may soon be sold over the counter
The little blue pill could be made available without prescription in the UK for the first time. Viagra, launched in 1998, is one of the most successful drugs ever developed and is taken by millions of men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A million patients take anti-depressants 'they don't need'
Patients are left on the drugs for months or years at a time, fuelling a growing epidemic of addiction to prescription medicines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dramatic drive to cut NHS costs unveiled
Unveiling a major cost-cutting plan in the Daily Mail today, the head of the NHS says patients will also be expected to pay for their own indigestion pills, hayfever remedies and sun cream in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men who watch porn  less happy in their relationships
Researchers from Indiana University and the University of Hawaii, M ānoa conducted an analysis of 50 studies to better understand the effect of porn on viewers' overall satisfaction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brainwaves predict children's reading ability
Measuring a child's brainwaves makes it possible to predict what their reading level will be years in advance, researcher at the University of Binghamton have found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Infertile' women conceive despite early menopause
It is thought to be the first time a treatment has enabled menopausal women to become pregnant using their own eggs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 celebs with AWESOME teeth
SPONSORED Let's check out the stars who have the most awesome beams in the business - and check out how you can get their look for a price worth smiling about. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can an exploding pill mean the end of all vaccine jabs?
It ’s estimated that up to 20 per cent of adults refuse to get vaccinations because they are scared of needles. Scientists at the University of California have come up with a solution: the MucoJet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shocking minute-by-minute effects sugar has on health
A new, interactive graphic from Amrita Nutrition has broken down the minute-by-minute effects that sugar has on your body from causing a leaky gut to brain inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fairmont show surprising health benefits of popular herbs
A new infographic, created by Fairmont, has broken down the numerous health benefits that some of the most popularly-used herbs have, as well as the best ways to store them and other interesting facts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The world's easiest exercise plan
Personal trainer Nicola Addison, of Eqvvs Training in London has devised a unique, low-intensity exercise programme for those who are returning after a long break from working out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cookbooks don't pay attention to food safety
Bestselling cookbooks provide readers with little advice about how to reduce food-safety risks, research by North Carolina State University has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are the health benefits of good fungi
‘Fungus is a hugely under-recognised area,' says Professor Christopher Thornton of the University of Exeter. New studies have revealed fungi could help treat conditions such as dermatitis and asthma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I was told my baby would die at birth'
At seven months pregnant, Sandra Notman from Kent had been told her daughter was dying from a serious kidney condition. Her parents had already booked a funeral, but baby Rachel pulled through. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Counties along Mississippi Delta have greatest Zika risk
In a new map from St Louis University in Missouri, countries along the Mississippi Delta were found to pose the highest risk for Zika transmission as well as some on the Atlantic coast. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A wobbly building could be making you anxious and tired
After suffering nausea and constant anxiety for a year, Sharon Munro from Aberdeen dropped to 7st. This turned out to be caused by the block of flats she lived in, which was constantly vibrating. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a metal tube in your leg stop blood clots coming back?
Due to deep vein thrombosis (DVT), tens of thousands have to take drugs for life to escape the pain. Katalin Portik-Szabo, a nanny from London, became one of the first to try the new surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news