Monday, September 1, 2014

Health Articles | Mail Online

Health Articles | Mail Online


Nordic diet volunteers lost three times as much weight as others 

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 09:37 PM PDT

The key to the diet is only eating foods when they are in season and those who followed that diet lost three times as much weight as those eating typical fare such as meat balls, pizza and spaghetti.

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The vaccine jab for cats that could cure your allergy

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 07:22 PM PDT

Sheffield-based Benchmark says its revolutionary injection can 'neutralise' the cat itself, rather than forcing humans to resort to costly treatments that often have limited effect.

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Golf, gardening and holidays see skin cancer soar: Number of hospital admissions for disease up by 40% in four years 

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 07:05 PM PDT

Experts are particularly concerned about the high number of older men diagnosed too late with malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of the disease.

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The full horror of hospital food: Last week, after the Mail printed shocking images of hospital dinners, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt vowed to act. But the crisis is bigger than he thinks

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 06:13 PM PDT

One senior consultant told Good Health he finds it 'unbearable' to see seriously-ill patients unable to eat the food served to them.

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Secrets of an A-list body: Goldie Hawn's legs

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 06:01 PM PDT

We reveal how to get the enviable physiques of the stars. This week: Goldie Hawn's legs.

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When a tiny patch of scaly skin is the first sign of arthritis and heart problems

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 05:53 PM PDT

Standing at her shop counter, pharmacist Rosie Beaton, 35, who lives in Glasgow, was overwhelmed by a throbbing pain in one of her toes.

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Bubbles that could help to beat bowel cancer

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 05:50 PM PDT

Tiny fat bubbles loaded with popular curry ingredient curcumin may help fight colon cancer.

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Proof that the proton cancer cure Ashya's parents were fighting for CAN save lives

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 05:38 PM PDT

Lucy Thomas, eight, from Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, was battling cancer just two years ago.

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Cure your tiredness: Enjoy hot baths and bananas for a good night's sleep

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 05:21 PM PDT

We show you how to conquer exhaustion by making small adjustments to your lifestyle.

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ASK THE DOCTOR: Will my hernia kill me if it's not repaired?

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 05:03 PM PDT

Dr Martin Scurr consults a patient who has been told they have a double hernia. But their surgeon says she is reluctant to operate on it.

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Super-fit McBusted star Harry Judd speaks out about the importance of heart health after being diagnosed with an irregular beat during marathon training

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 05:02 PM PDT

McBusted drummer Harry Judd, was diagnosed with an ectopic heart condition last April, two weeks before he was due to run the Virgin London Marathon.

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The radical new way to treat asthma - have your tonsils out

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 04:56 PM PDT

As a young child, whenever Maximus Rashdi, from St Albans, Hertfordshire, went to see his grandparents, he had to carry his inhaler with him.

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Red, itchy eyes? Why watching too much TV may be to blame

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 04:45 PM PDT

Five million Britons over the age of 45 suffer from dry eyes, 20 per cent of the adult population. Half of people over 65 have the complaint.

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From Botox to 'grow your own' cartilage - how to ease your bad knees

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 04:31 PM PDT

A report in the Canadian Medical Journal found that a common type of knee surgery called arthroscopy does little to help osteoarthritis.

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Cheerleading saved my life: Anorexic teenager whose weight plummeted to 5st makes remarkable recovery 

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 02:17 PM PDT

Lynne Lang, now 21, from Glasgow was diagnosed with the eating disorder in 2011. Within 18 months her extreme weight loss spiralled out of control and her weight fell to just five stone.

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Methyglyoxal 'kills' good cholesterol raising the risk of heart disease 

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 01:03 PM PDT

Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered that 'good' cholesterol is turned 'bad' by a sugar-derived substance, known as MG.

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'Lucas is our gift from Oscar': Family's joy after baby boy is born four months after his big brother died 

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 12:38 PM PDT

Lucas Tasker was born two weeks ago, four months after his 14-month-old brother Oscar, from Coventry, died after he was born with the main arteries to his heart wired the wrong way around.

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Bullied teenager 'nearly died after steel bar inserted to disguise his sunken chest came within 1cm of his heart' 

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 10:35 AM PDT

Euan Russell, 18, from Northumberland, was rushed to the operating theatre after doctors discovered his heart had started growing around a metal bar inserted to cover a dip in his chest.

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Just HALF of women can locate the vagina on a diagram of the female reproductive system

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 08:53 AM PDT

Women's cancer charity The Eve Appeal is promoting 'straight talking' about gynaecological health, after survey found a third of young women avoid going to their GP due to embarrassment.

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An apple and a half a day could reduce your chance of suffering a heart attack by 40% 

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 08:36 AM PDT

Researchers at Oxford University found eating a couple of pieces of fruit every day can help cut a person's risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Electronic nose can 'sniff out' superbugs in patients' faeces 

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 08:28 AM PDT

Researchers from the University of Leicester have said the electronic nose could be attached to bedpan washers and could screen patients for C Diff by sniffing their faeces.

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E-cigarettes 'contain higher levels of certain toxins than regular cigarettes' 

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 05:54 AM PDT

Researchers from the University of South Carolina said elevated levels of toxic metals found in e-cigarettes raise concerns, although overall they are still less harmful than normal cigarettes.

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'My hayfever turned out to be a brain tumour': Musician's headaches and droopy eye diagnosed as inoperable growth leaving her unable to walk

Posted: 01 Sep 2014 05:04 AM PDT

Beth Frazer, 20, from Valley on Anglesey, blamed hayfever for her headaches, but after three visits to her doctor a brain scan revealed the true cause - a growth in her brain.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Health Articles | Mail Online

Health Articles | Mail Online


Drinking tea 'cuts risk of dying early by a quarter': Antioxidant ingredients in the drink are good for the heart 

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 06:49 PM PDT

A study of 131,401 people aged 18 to 95 attending the Paris IPC Preventive Medicine Centre found that drinking tea reduces the risk of dying from causes unrelated to the heart by a quarter.

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Child cancer deaths are down by a fifth in the past decade thanks to better treatment 

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 06:46 PM PDT

The steepest decline was in leukaemia, the most commonly diagnosed children's cancer, where death rates have almost halved, dropping from around 100 deaths each year to around 55.

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Fat children have up to six times more high blood pressure risk: Figures lead to doctors calling for taskforce to tackle child obesity 

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 06:38 PM PDT

Experts say the findings are 'alarming', given that one in three children is overweight and obese by the time they leave primary school in the UK.

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New heart drug LCZ696 will cut deaths by a fifth

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 06:12 PM PDT

Research carried out on 8,442 patients with heart failure has achieved 'remarkable' results - proving that the drug not only helps people live longer, but keeps them out of hospital.

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The knee operations diagnosed by computer: Tool will help cut need for costly or unnecessary surgery on patients who have already had joint replaced

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 05:05 PM PDT

Patients often require a second knee replacement which can cost up to four times as much as the original surgery and bring increased risk of infection and failure.

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I survived brain op... but surgery may have left me with CJD: Mother of three told by hospital that she may have been infected by contaminated blood

Posted: 31 Aug 2014 04:17 PM PDT

Lorraine Walsh collapsed in 2008 at her west London home and underwent an operation for a brain aneurysm. She is one of 34 patients who had been operated on with possibly infected tools.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Health Articles | Mail Online

Health Articles | Mail Online


Is there ANYTHING that Botox can't treat?

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 08:14 PM PDT

Botox has been officially approved for 12 conditions, and just this month, it was revealed the toxin may combat stomach cancer and trials are under way.

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Boob it like Beckham: Pick your new designer breasts from 600 styles

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 07:00 PM PDT

The new range of implants capitalises on the desire for the 'has-she-or-hasn't-she' looks of Victoria Beckham and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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Becky Mantin waged all-out war on her baby's severe eczema

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 06:41 PM PDT

Becky Mantin, from Richmond, Surrey, first saw the symptoms of eczema on her son Rory, now almost four, when he was just eight months old.

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'Seeing my own arm cut open? It was murder!': His novels are full of gory killings... but when Peter James had carpal tunnel surgery he just couldn't watch

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 05:53 PM PDT

Peter James, 65, from Sussex, creator of the Roy Grace Detective Superintendent series says his own operation for carpal tunnel syndrome was 'stomach-churning'.

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Noelle Reno's zapped her 'wobbly tummy' away

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 05:07 PM PDT

Socialite Noelle Reno, 31, turned to fat-zapping treatment Velashape to banish the flab on her 'stubborn' stomach and love handles.

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