Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


British scientists make a life-saving breakthrough in prostate research after discovering the 100th gene for the disease

Posted: 14 Sep 2014 06:41 PM PDT

A life-saving genetic test for prostate cancer could be developed after scientists found the 100th gene for the disease. A simple saliva test could be ready in five years for men of at least 55.

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Blood test for depression that can speed up treatment unveiled after scientists discover spike in certain chemicals during bouts of severe gloominess 

Posted: 14 Sep 2014 06:11 PM PDT

The new test, devised by scientists from Northwestern University in Chicago, checks whether levels of three chemicals in the blood which are related to depression have increased.

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Screening over-70s for breast cancer 'is a waste of time'... and could do more harm than good, say researchers

Posted: 14 Sep 2014 05:49 PM PDT

Researchers warn that screening older women for breast cancer does more harm than good. They said regular testing of those aged 69 to 74 did not reduce the numbers getting the disease.

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Stressed? Walking or cycling to work 'calms you down' (travelling by bus or train is also better than driving)

Posted: 14 Sep 2014 05:01 PM PDT

The study, by the University of East Anglia's Norwich Medical School, also found that the longer people walk or cycle to work, the less stressed and happier they are.

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New treatment for sepsis developed by U.S. Army could save thousands of lives, study reveals 

Posted: 14 Sep 2014 12:31 PM PDT

Dr Mike Super's team from the Harvard Wyss Institute in Boston have built a dialysis-like device that removes germs and poisons from the blood.

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Sugar could be worse for your blood pressure than salt, shock new research reveals

Posted: 14 Sep 2014 09:25 AM PDT

The scientists from New York and Kansas also highlight a recent study of 8,670 French adults which found no link between salt and high blood pressure.

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Anyone born after 2000 should be banned from smoking says British Medical Association as it backs minimum unit pricing for alcohol

Posted: 14 Sep 2014 08:08 AM PDT

The idea is to stop young people from ever starting to smoke - and the move could create the first 'smoke free generation', medics said.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Overdone the sun? Our after-summer rescue plan will repair most of the damage - and leave your skin with a healthy glow

Posted: 13 Sep 2014 06:27 PM PDT

Were you one of the millions basking outside in the summer sun? If so, now could be a good time to take stock of any damage to your skin.

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A-Z of history's weirdest cures... from crystal meth to urine and frogs in butter

Posted: 13 Sep 2014 04:56 PM PDT

Read this A-Z of the bizarre medical treatments and procedures practised on our predecessors, and modern medicine will seem a whole lot more appealing...

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Musician James Morgan on Young Onset Parkinson's disease

Posted: 13 Sep 2014 03:02 PM PDT

Musician James Morgan, now 44, initially blamed the tremors on drinking too much, but after a series of tests found he had Young Onset Parkinson's.

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Doctors admit more training is essential for cosmetic surgery operations

Posted: 13 Sep 2014 03:02 PM PDT

Hundreds of British doctors polled said newly qualified consultants were not competent enough to perform specialist operations like boob jobs and facelifts.

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Health Notes: So long Downton Flabby... Dan Steven's 4-hour daily workouts

Posted: 13 Sep 2014 03:01 PM PDT

Four hours a day of workouts and a virtually vegan diet transformed Downton's Dan Stevens into the trim hunk seen in his new film The Guest.

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'A single mole caused cancer to spread through my body - now I only have months to live': Horror of man, 24, whose holiday sunburn led to life-threatening disease

Posted: 13 Sep 2014 01:32 PM PDT

Andy Prowting, 24, from Havant, Hampshire, is frantically raising money for a life-saving treatment in America after the cancer spread to his bones and liver despite having the mole removed.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Aspiring model's lip MELTED when dentist's faulty drill OVERHEATED

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 08:30 PM PDT

Jade Blinco, 24, from Bilston in the West Midlands was admitted to Birmingham City Hospital to have her wisdom teeth removed. The hospital has admitted liability for her injury.

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War hero's agony watching newborn daughter undergo SIX heart operations

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 06:13 PM PDT

Corporal Mark Rymer, 31, of Felling, Gateshead, said even serving on the front line didn't compare to the agony of watching newborn daughter Lily-Ann battle congenital heart disease.

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Evelyn Smith died after doctors missed 3 chances to diagnose croup

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 06:13 PM PDT

Evelyn Smith, 7, from Warwick began to complain she couldn't breathe in September. Her parents sought medical attention three times but were sent home. Evelyn eventually died at her home.

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Ebola 'treatment' traded on new black market emerging amid outbreak

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 05:58 PM PDT

The World Health Organisation said a new black market for an Ebola 'treatment' is emerging in which the blood of survivors, which could contain other infections, is being illicitly traded.

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Is a £60 an hour spa for babies the pottiest idea ever? Flotation tanks, chill-out rooms and massages for London's swankiest tots 

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 05:43 PM PDT

Between the stucco-fronted mansions of Kensington, west London, is Britain's first Baby Spa, where newborns relax in a temperature-controlled pool and have mini back rubs.

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The woman with half her brain MISSING: Doctors discover 24-year-old was born without the region responsible for posture, balance and speech

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 01:44 PM PDT

Doctors in China believe the 24-year-old woman is only the ninth known case of a living person with the condition known as cerebellar agenesis.

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Ebola could hit 15 countries across Africa

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 01:01 PM PDT

In a world first, Oxford scientists have created a new map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak. They warn regions likely to be home to animals harbouring the virus are more widespread than previously feared, particularly in West Africa.

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Danya Cope lost HALF her SKULL after being trapped under lorry

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 12:24 PM PDT

Danya Cope, 15, from Plymouth, Devon was hit by a lorry as she walked to school listening to music through her headphones. Doctors have inserted an acrylic plate to cover the hole in her skull.

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'Real risk' Ebola virus will mutate to become an AIRBORNE disease, expert warns 

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 11:38 AM PDT

Dr Michael Osterholm, of the University of Minnesota, has warned the virus, which has killed more than 2,000 people in Africa, could mutate to become transmissible through the air.'

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Having the rare AB blood type 'increases the risk of developing dementia'

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 08:08 AM PDT

Researchers from the University of Vermont College of Medicine found that there could be a link between blood type and the thinking and memory problems that lead to dementia.

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Boy, 2, allergic to all food apart from potatoes, carrots and bananas

Posted: 12 Sep 2014 06:03 AM PDT

Two-year-old Max Billingham, of Felling in Gateshead was diagnosed with food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome and dysmotility of the bowel as a baby.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Betrayed: How families who sacrifice everything to care for loved ones stricken with dementia are being let down by a system that lets the State exploit them

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 07:44 PM PDT

Caroline Woodhead has dementia. Frustrated with the lack of help available to cover the cost of care, her husband Tony - and a handful of others - speak out against a system they say is punishing them.

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Jeremy Hunt says taxpayers should not foot bill for drunks who end up in A&E

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 06:11 PM PDT

The Health Secretary insisted people should be made to take responsibility for their actions, but admitted there are practical difficulties in introducing a charge.

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The probiotic drinks 'that don't bring any benefits'

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 05:41 PM PDT

Scientists at University College London put eight probiotic products through three tests to assess their health benefts but found that only one passed them all.

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Adelaide Caines' parents release photo of daughter born at abortion limit

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 02:33 PM PDT

Emily Caines, 25, from Yeovil, released the picture of their daughter Adelaide to break taboos surrounding baby loss. She hopes the photo will re-open debate around the legal abortion limit.

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Premature twin boys born ONE WEEK before the abortion limit survive despite heart condition and doctors warning to parents to fear the worst

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 01:59 PM PDT

Nichola Baird, 30, from Hebburn, Tyne and Wear gave birth to twins Kyle and Jake 23 weeks into her pregnancy. They arrived weighing just over 1lb each and needed life-saving operations.

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Salt DOESN'T cause high blood pressure, new study claims

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 08:03 AM PDT

A new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension found no link between salt consumption and hypertension - the world's most prevalent chronic disease across the world.

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Bus driver Andrew Raybould 'died after being sent home from hospital THREE times'

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 07:59 AM PDT

Andrew Raybould, 30, died in February 2012 from blood poisoning. His family claim he was sent home from hospital in Walsall three times before being diagnosed, and have hired a law firm to investigate.

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Lauren Bradfield, 20, mistook her stroke for a hangover

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 06:53 AM PDT

Lauren Bradfield, 22, from Woking in Surrey suffered her first stroke at the age of 20, leaving her partially paralysed. A year to the day later the then 21-year-old was struck by a second attack.

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Viagra prescriptions on the NHS rocket as 1.4m British men take the drug in a single year

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 06:47 AM PDT

NHS figures for last year show that the number of men taking the drug has risen from 1.2million in 2009

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Binge drinking ONCE during pregnancy can damage your child's mental health and school results

Posted: 11 Sep 2014 04:27 AM PDT

The study's lead researcher, from the University of Nottingham, said that the findings highlight the need for 'clear policy messages' around binge drinking when pregnant.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Breath test that can diagnose concussion: Technology could be introduced at rugby and football matches to stop injured players carrying on

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 06:49 PM PDT

The new technology, developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham, could lead to breathalysers being used at football and rugby matches.

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Telling someone they're fat makes them eat more: People made to feel guilty about their size are six times as likely to become obese 

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 06:31 PM PDT

Those who are made to feel ashamed about their size are six times as likely to become obese, a study by University College London has found.

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The £200,000-a-year 'care tax' paid by families of dementia sufferers

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 06:14 PM PDT

The Alzheimer's Society has warned dementia patients and their families are shouldering £17.4 billion of the £26 billion a year, it costs to care for people with the condition.

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Oily fish 'can fight deafness in elderly'

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 05:22 PM PDT

US researchers found that those who regularly ate oily types that are rich in omega-3, including sardines, were 20 per cent less likely to develop deafness.

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Gaining just FIVE pounds around your stomach increases your blood pressure, study finds

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 02:10 PM PDT

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in the U.S. found gaining just five pounds can increase a person's blood pressure, putting them at risk of other health problems.

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'No-make-up selfie saved my life': Woman, 35, discovered she had cancer after being inspired by online campaign 

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 02:07 PM PDT

Jackie Nicholas, 35, of Osmaston, Derby, clicked on a cancer website after posting her no-make-up selfie online and found a cancerous lump in her breast. She credits social media with saving her life.

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The best sex position for men suffering back pain, revealed by experts

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 01:42 PM PDT

Canadian scientists said contrary to popular belief 'spooning' is not always the best position for those who suffer back ache to have sex with their partners.

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'Find another love': Wife's heartbreaking last wish for her husband as she lay dying from motor neurone disease 

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 11:49 AM PDT

Clare Mauremootoo, 39, from Bristol, told her husband John to move on after her death. The father-of-two fulfilled his promise tying the knot with Julie MacFarlane in April 2012.

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Viruses 'spread through offices within HOURS after single doorknob is contaminated'

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 10:59 AM PDT

Researchers from the University of Arizona, U.S., found that disinfectant wipes containing quartenary ammonium compounds helped stop a virus rapidly spreading through an office.

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Mother's cervical cancer went undiagnosed for 14 MONTHS because she was PREGNANT

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 10:53 AM PDT

Shelley Maye, 34, from Newbury, Berkshire, found out she had cervical cancer four months after her son was born. Doctors had reassured her the symptoms were the result of her pregnancy.

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Walk 30 minutes each day to prevent obesity, diabetes and lower risk of cancer, expert reveals

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 10:51 AM PDT

Dr James Brown from Aston University revealed moderate exercise each day is the equivalent to a wonder drug to combat obesity, diabetes, some cancers, depression and anxiety.

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NHS 'postcode lottery' forces multiple sclerosis patient to pay £450 a MONTH for drug that is FREE in other areas

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 09:57 AM PDT

Phil Grace, 59, from Great Tey, Essex, has said that it is 'ludicrous' that drug Sativex which helps him walk is available on the NHS in some areas but not others.

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First male contraceptive injection could be available in THREE years

Posted: 10 Sep 2014 07:09 AM PDT

Vasalgel, pictured, is a 'polymer hydrogel' that is injected into the tube that sperm pass through to reach the penis. U.S. developers behind the injection hope it will be available by 2017.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Health Articles | Mail Online


Probiotic yogurt 'could stave off colds': Children who took daily dose of 'friendly bacteria' less likely to fall ill

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 06:16 PM PDT

Researchers found that children who took a pill containing probiotics were a third less likely to catch a cold and, when they did, their symptoms were milder.

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Food is not addictive... but eating is: Gorging is psychological compulsion, say experts

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 06:02 PM PDT

Scots scientists have now found there is no such thing and people are not 'addicted' to sugar or fat in the way drug addicts are to heroin or cocaine.

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Statins could stop diabetics going blind: Pills 'cut damage to blood vessels in eye' 

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 06:00 PM PDT

Diabetes patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs are up to 40 per cent less likely to develop complications such as blindness and amputations, researchers have found.

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Prescription sleeping pills 'can raise chance of Alzheimer's by 50%'

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 05:42 PM PDT

The pills known as benzodiazepines, which include temazepam and diazepam, are commonly used to treat anxiety and sleeping disorders and make up some 9.5million prescriptions per year.

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Losing a loved one won't just break your heart it could have a devastating effect on the body's ability to fight infections

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 05:15 PM PDT

Researchers at the University of Birmingham say the findings could help explain why a widow or widower dies shortly after their spouse, despite being seemingly healthy.

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Infertility really does cause heartache: Women who can't have children are 'three times more likely to be depressed'

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 05:04 PM PDT

Those who are able to 'let go' of their maternal desire are more likely to be happy, say the Cardiff University researchers.

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High protein diet linked to LOWER risk of raised blood pressure

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 03:57 PM PDT

Boston University researchers found people who ate a high protein diet had a 40 per cent lower risk of developing the condition.

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Father's fury at NHS after being refused op for his wonky chest

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 02:41 PM PDT

Gareth Edwards, 24, from Devon, suffers from gynecomastia - swelling of the breast tissue in men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones.

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Widow of Chris Barber who died from penis cancer urges other men to get symptoms checked out

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 02:31 PM PDT

Anita Barber, from Norfolk, fears her husband Chris -who did aged 52 - may still be alive today had he not delayed seeking treatment for his uncomfortable symptoms.

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Women who shave bikini lines run the risk of infections, doctors warn

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 11:50 AM PDT

Researchers from the University of Texas found that overweight or obese women twice as likely to experience a complication.

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Obese people 'hard-wired to want food when they smell cooking or see adverts'

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 10:15 AM PDT

Researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in the U.S. found differences in the way obese people's brains are hard-wired.

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Discount sunglasses are 'just as good as designer pairs' at blocking harmful rays

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 10:08 AM PDT

An investigation by an eye specialist from the University of California, in Berkeley, U.S. found that cheap sunglasses were equally effective as designer pairs at blocking out harmful ultraviolet rays.

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Woman, 53, looked nine months pregnant but it was a giant tumour

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 09:37 AM PDT

Lyn Perrett, 53, joked about being nine months pregnant after her stomach swelled last year. But tests revealed the mass was a huge cancerous tumour growing on her ovary.

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Dr Dawn Harper has smear test on LIVE TV to encourage women to have regular cervical cancer screenings

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 07:54 AM PDT

Dr Dawn Harper appeared on ITV's This Morning to have a smear test live on air to raise awareness of how important it is that every women has regular tests to help prevent cervical cancer.

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Man kisses his wife for first time in TEN years after cancer forced him to have face reconstructed twice

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 05:58 AM PDT

Donnie Fritts, 55, from Georgia, had his nose, top lip, cheek, palate, and top teeth removed in 2003 after being diagnosed with an ameloblastic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer.

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Toddler could be scarred for life after putting hand on hot radiator

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 05:55 AM PDT

Lariah Daley was left screaming in agony after she placed her hand on the radiator at home in Nottingham.

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Workers suffering from stress and depression should be 'fast-tracked for treatment'

Posted: 09 Sep 2014 04:27 AM PDT

Professor Dame Sally Davies, pictured, has said the working days lost when men and women are off sick with mental health issues costs the UK economy up to £100 billion a year.

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