Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Health Articles | Mail Online


GP patient survey reveals 10% of Britons unable to get appointment

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 06:57 PM PDT

The GP Patient Survey also found that 73 per cent of people would like their doctors' surgery to be open on Saturdays, while 70 per cent said it would be useful after 6.30pm in the evening.

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Gene therapy offers breakthrough for cystic fibrosis sufferers

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 06:42 PM PDT

Scientists from Oxford University and Imperial College London have developed a treatment which repairs the faulty CFTR gene by adding a healthy gene on top.

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Can autism be diagnosed by a child's sense of SMELL? Children with the disorder continue to sniff a bad odour for longer than those without

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 10:05 AM PDT

The test could help diagnose autism in children just a few months old, much earlier than children are currently diagnosed, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel, said.

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Disabled Kai Laidlaw spends £3500 on hotels to be near son battling cancer

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 07:55 AM PDT

Calvin Laidlaw, 49, from Edinburgh, is in a wheelchair due to MS and struggles to feed himself or talk. His son Kai, 2, has leukaemia and needs a bone marrow transplant to save his life.

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Skin cancer jab nivolumab 'can give TEN more years of life' in UK

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 07:47 AM PDT

Doctors said the move marked a 'major milestone' in the fight against the fastest growing cancer, which claims more than 2,000 lives in this country each year.

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Dr Michel Odent reveals secret to quick painless childbirth

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 07:22 AM PDT

Dr Michel Odent, a leading obstetrician, says a woman in labour needs to be protected against all possible stimulation of her thinking brain, including her partner's presence, as giving birth is primitive.

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Nutritionist Charlotte Watts reveals how stress builds up in the body and how to beat

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 06:46 AM PDT

We reveal the seven 'stress suits' - the common ways tension manifests in different people. And from eating magnesium to doing backbends, we share the best ways of beating built up pressure.

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Diabetes drug Liraglutide helps obese people lose more than a stone

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 05:44 AM PDT

Liraglutide, marketed under the brand name Saxenda, is already available to treat obese patients in the US. A new study found it helped people lose 18lbs over the course of 56 weeks.

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New test reveals a person's exact time of death even after 10 days

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 05:29 AM PDT

Currently, there are no reliable ways to determine the time since death in humans after around 36 hours, or three days, said the University of Salzburg researchers who developed the test.

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How being overweight INCREASES chances of surviving cancer

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 04:45 AM PDT

Scientists at Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina were surprised to find those colorectal cancer patients with higher BMIs had better survival rates than those deemed healthy.

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Boy, 2, may be scarred for life after Tesco plaster 'ripped the flesh' from his face and the wound became infected

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 03:52 AM PDT

Kimberley Ambrose, 25, from Holyhead, North Wales, says her son Jake was left screaming in pain when the plaster also tore off the skin from his face when she removed it.

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NHS computer system is 4 years behind schedule and £26m over budget

Posted: 02 Jul 2015 01:59 AM PDT

The programme, designed to give easy access to information gathered from GP's surgeries, will now only be used for two years and may never work as originally intended, a report says.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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The health checks every woman needs at every age, from 12 to 90

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 05:20 PM PDT

Here, Dr Deyo Famuboni explains the tests, checks and changes that are important for a long, healthy and happy life..

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Cholesterol lowering drugs statins make women angrier - but men calmer

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 12:16 PM PDT

One theory is that lower cholesterol may reduce the hormone serotonin in the brain - and this may be linked to a rise in violent behaviour, say scientists from the University of California, San Diego.

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What nationality are your BREASTS? Surgeons' preferences vary

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 11:54 AM PDT

A new study by experts at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals the international differences in perceptions of the ideal appearance of a woman's breasts.

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Bisexual people report poorer wellbeing than those of other sexualities

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 11:15 AM PDT

Bisexual people reported worse health, were least likely to go to university, more likely to smoke, and most likely to have an annual income of below $25,000 (£16,000), said Rice University experts.

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Video shows a doctor draining OIL out of an aspiring bodybuilder's arm

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 11:08 AM PDT

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The craze for the injections, which make muscles look more bulky, can lead to abscesses, amputations and even deaths.

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Heart patients' lives 'at risk as NHS 111 hotline won't send ambulances'

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 11:02 AM PDT

Patients' lives are being put at risk by the NHS 111 helpline even if they are suffering symptoms of a heart attack because call- handlers are being told not to dispatch ambulances, it was claimed last night.

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Teenager develops anorexia over obsession with calorie counting app

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 09:46 AM PDT

Beth O'Brien, 14, from Bristol, began obsessively counting calories, locking herself in her room to exercise and refusing to come out for family meals. She is now being tube fed in hospital.

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Smoking cannabis isn't a gateway to drugs like cocaine, Monitoring The Future says

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 09:34 AM PDT

Scientists at New York University found while two thirds of teenagers who smoked cannabis didn't go on to try illicit drugs, those who smoked marijuana to alleviate their boredom were more likely to progress to taking cocaine.

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Radiation from X-rays and CT scans DOESN'T cause cancer

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 08:37 AM PDT

Oncologist Dr James Welsh from Loyola University in Chicago and his colleague Dr Jeffry Siegel said there is little evidence to suggest X-rays and CT scans are linked to cancer.

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People with chronic depression may be less able to create new memories

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 08:36 AM PDT

Depression causes the hippocampus - the area of the brain associated with memory and emotion - to shrink, according to researchers from the University of Sydney.

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Why you're more likely to be an alcoholic if you have blue eyes

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 08:33 AM PDT

Parts of genes that determine eye colour line up along the same chromosome as the genes related to excessive alcohol use, University of Vermont.researchers discovered.

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Identical twin girls Neve and Belle Boitelle die of leukaemia 2 years apart

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 07:11 AM PDT

Neve and Belle Boitelle from Leeds were diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at five months old. Neve died a month later, and her sister survived nearly two years before succumbing to the disease.

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Why alcohol makes you want a kebab after you've had a drink

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 06:57 AM PDT

Scientists at Indiana University found the part of the brain responsible for metabolic processes, the hypothalamus, responded more to food odours after women received alcohol compared with placebo.

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Going VEGAN is 'better than other weight-loss plans'

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 05:22 AM PDT

Doctors in Taiwan reviewed 12 different diet trials and found those who eliminated all animal products lost on average 2.5kg - more than 5lbs - more than non-vegetarian dieters.

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Are YOU an emotional eater? Experts reveal how to crack the habit and banish comfort food cravings for good

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 03:16 AM PDT

Here, in a comprehensive guide, we explain the tactics that can help, such as the emotional freedom technique, which has worked for celebrities including Lilly Allen.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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We reveal the healthiest lollies to help you cool off in the heat

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 08:24 PM PDT

Dietitian Dr Sarah Schenker says while options like a Magnum contain 276 calories and 6 tsp of sugar, a host of other ice creams won't result in breaking the terms of your diet.

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Jannine McHaffie has half her face removed to try and beat adenoids cystic carcinoma

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 08:13 PM PDT

Jannine McHaffie, 25, from Essex, was diagnosed with adenoids cystic carcinoma after finding a small tumour in her nose - having suffered nosebleeds for five months.

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Record numbers of women have lung cancer after adverts lured them into smoking

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 06:28 PM PDT

record numbers of women are suffering the legacy of 1970s commercials – and tragically are developing lung cancer. The adverts convinced women smoking would make them look more glamorous.

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Cranberry juice could cut your risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes 

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 05:01 PM PDT

Cranberries contain polyphenols, protective compounds that support the body's natural defences, research carried out by scientists at Ocean Spray discovered during an eight-week trial.

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Deaf woman Joanne Milne hears her favourite songs at Glastonbury for first time

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 11:49 AM PDT

Born with the rare condition Usher Syndrome, Joanne Milne, from Gateshead, had been deaf since birth. Last year she became able to hear for the first time, thanks to cochlear implants.

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Walking in the countryside reduces stress and anxiety and 'good for the brain'

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 10:51 AM PDT

Strolling in a natural setting reduced rumination - people replaying embarrassing or disappointing moments in their minds - according to Stanford University researchers.

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How your baby's GAZE could predict behavioural problems

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 10:13 AM PDT

Scientists at Birkbeck, London Metropolitan and Padua universities found the shorter length of time a newborn starred at an object, the more likely they were to develop ADHD, and other behaviour problems.

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Is there a link between orange juice and SKIN CANCER?

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 09:32 AM PDT

Citrus fruits contain compounds called psoralens and furocoumarins that may make the skin sensitive to the sun, doctors from Brown University explained.

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32st teenager Bethany Churcher has gastric band surgery to become a model

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 07:26 AM PDT

Bethany Churcher, 21, from Beaulieu in Hampshire, was diagnosed with compulsive eating disorder at 14, and was so heavy by the age of 21 she was told she would be dead in six months.

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Malaika Adam dies after out-of-hours GP mistakes acute appendicitis for a bug

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 06:00 AM PDT

Malaika Adam died at Basildon University Hospital from appendicitis two days after an out-of-hours doctor diagnosed her as suffering from gastroenteritis, an inquest into her death heard.

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Ebola returns to Liberia as teenager's death marks the first case for 6 weeks

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 05:57 AM PDT

Liberia's deputy health minister Tolbert Nyenswah confirmed a 17-year-old boy from Margibi, a rural area close to the country's capital of Monrovia, died from the virus, marking the first death for 42 days.

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Leading dietrician Helen Bond says not ALL processed food is bad for you

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 05:29 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE: While the term 'processed' is abhorred by dieters the world over, dietitian Helen Bond says the definition of 'processed' varies widely.

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Thousands of unborn babies at risk of stillbirth from virus in mother's body

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 01:15 AM PDT

Thousands of pregnant women are unwittingly passing on infections to their unborn babies that cause severe disabilities, researchers from University College London warn.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

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Health Articles | Mail Online


A special valve in the lungs can help emphysema patients breathe more easily

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 08:56 PM PDT

New research shows a special valve in the lungs can help emphysema patients breathe more easily. Ted Poole, 68, a retired business consultant from North London, had the procedure.

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ASK THE DOCTOR: Why do I keep losing my balance?

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 08:51 PM PDT

Dr Scurr explains why one reader is feeling pain in their legs which is leading them to rely on a walking stick, and how to deal with Crohn's disease, plus why bribery won't solve the GP crisis.

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New lung cancer drug available TODAY and experts say it will double survival rates

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 08:37 PM PDT

Administered in a vaccine every two weeks, the drug nivolumab works by teaching the body's immune system to attack cancerous cells.

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Tiny ticks could wreck your health for years says Lyme Disease Action

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 08:26 PM PDT

According to the NHS, in Britain around 3,000 people a year are diagnosed with Lyme disease. Six years ago, James, then aged ten, developed the condition.

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Wimbledon's Caroline Wozniacki under the microscope

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 08:09 PM PDT

The 24-year-old tennis player on having a balanced diet, being able to sleep anywhere, why she never gets depressed and coping well with pain.

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Ashya King’s cancer therapy comes to the NHS but they might have the wrong machine

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 08:04 PM PDT

Erin Birdsey, aged 6, had surgery to remove a brain tumour. A few months later the family travelled to Florida, where she had proton beam therapy - the treatment denied to Ashya King.

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Why it really could be your bones that are making you fat

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 07:38 PM PDT

Our bones may affect how much fat we store in our body and even our risk of type 2 diabetes. This may also help to explain why we develop middle-age spread.

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The secret to getting a waist like Helena Bonham Carter and other A-listers

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 06:37 PM PDT

The 49-year-old actress, renowned for her unconventional fashion sense, wore a sensational waist-cinching dress to a recent premiere that perfectly showed off her trim midriff.

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How being a nation of pill poppers is making us ill

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 06:37 PM PDT

Statins are now Britain's number one medication, with prescriptions for them increasing by 266 per cent in the ten years from 2002, according to official figures.

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How to avoid tummy bugs and other nasties as a heatwave strikes

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 06:05 PM PDT

Every year, one million people suffer from a bad bout of food poisoning, according to the Food Standards Agency, and numbers rise in the warmer months as millions of us enjoy alfresco dining.

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Yasmin Butler whose face SUNK says she 'finally sees beauty in the mirror'

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 05:41 PM PDT

Yasmin Butler, 22, from Hastings, was diagnosed with Parry-Romberg syndrome, which causes the slow but progressive deterioration of the skin and soft tissue in one half of a sufferer's face.

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Fizzy drinks kill 184,000 a year through diabetes, heart disease and cancer

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 05:34 PM PDT

Fizzy soft drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks and sweetened iced teas are causing thousands of deaths and have no health benefits, scientists in Boston have warned.

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Life through the eyes of a newborn baby revealed through experiment

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 04:56 PM PDT

Scandinavian researchers found an infant of two to three days can perceive faces, and perhaps also emotional facial expressions, at a distance of 30 centimeters.

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Hi-tech contacts that do LOTS more than help you see

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 04:28 PM PDT

Scientists are working on a range of smart contact lenses that can do everything from stopping your eyesight getting worse to blocking harmful sun rays.

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Women DO suffer more pain than men and could lead to 'his n hers' painkillers

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 09:48 AM PDT

Scientists at McGill University and Toronto University found the way each sex processes pain is different, with women more likely to suffer chronic pain than men.

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Study finds cleaning your teeth with coconut water benefits mouth health

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 07:54 AM PDT

The trend of oil pulling - involves swishing a small amount of coconut (or sometimes sesame) oil in your mouth as part of your morning teeth cleaning regime.

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Pregnant mother-of-two dies just DAYS after her breast cancer diagnosis

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 07:08 AM PDT

Kelly Dodgson, 33, from Cheshire, died just days after being diagnosed with breast cancer, a secondary to an aggressive form of bone cancer. Her unborn son also died at 33 weeks.

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Lesley Kime vows never to wear skinny jeans again after they triggered urine infection

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 06:17 AM PDT

Lesley Kime, 31, from Tyne-and-Wear, was left writhing in agony and bedridden from cystitis. She is now on a mission to warn other women about the dangers of reaching for their favourite pair.

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Stroke victims 'could be saved by GP receptionists'

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 03:27 AM PDT

Oxford University researchers say these deaths could be prevented if receptionists were simply put through an hour's online training to teach them to be alert for warning signs of strokes.

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NHS negligence case lawyer charges to be capped at £100k to curb £1.1b bill

Posted: 29 Jun 2015 03:01 AM PDT

Ministers will impose a cap on lawyers' charges over concerns they are charging £800 an hour and billing the NHS for fees 80 times higher than the compensation given to injured patients.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Teen admissions for high blood pressure treble in ten years amid salt concerns

Posted: 28 Jun 2015 02:31 PM PDT

The figures, obtained by Channel 4's Dispatches from 29 NHS trusts, show that 1,064 children under 16 were admitted to hospital for high blood pressure between 2012 and 2014.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

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British blackcurrants contain higher levels of health-boosting compounds than trendy blueberries, researchers find

Posted: 27 Jun 2015 06:40 PM PDT

Health nuts have sworn by blueberries for years but new research shows gold old-fashioned blackcurrants, pictured, that grow right here in Britain could have more health benefits.

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Could breast cancer be wiped out by 2050? A poignant charity drive claims it will be... yet sceptical doctors warn women that exercise and healthy diet are as vital as ever

Posted: 27 Jun 2015 05:41 PM PDT

Experts have questioned Breast Cancer Now's new campaign film (pictured) which features women pledging to eradicate breast cancer deaths by 2050, claiming a complete cure may be further away.

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What you need for those creaky knees? Silkworm implants! 

Posted: 27 Jun 2015 03:59 PM PDT

The worm's thread is in fact 25 times stronger than high-tensile steel, and it offers surgeons another tool in the battle against 'wear-and-tear' osteoarthritis.

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19st mother is shamed into shedding 8st after her son created horrific mock-up of her demanding piles of junk food

Posted: 27 Jun 2015 05:42 AM PDT

Faye Hardy, 32, weighed 19 stone 9lbs and was a size 26, when her son Sorren mocked up two pictures of her demanding food. She now weighs just 11 stone and is a size 12.

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