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Data suggests three-quarters of infants in the UK are being fed too many calories, the major cause of obesity. The guidelines have been issued by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.
Charities today hailed the 'huge triumph' and begged officials to immediately implement the guidance. Since 2008 the vaccine has been given to 12-13-year-old girls on the NHS - but not boys.
Jo Ann Simon from Bethel, Connecticut, details the battle her husband Tom faced with Lyme-disease and ALS, discussing how the boisterous chef rapidly declined from his diagnosis to his death.
text Are you eating too much avocado? Probably!
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:05:41 +0100
Avocados are packed with fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and healthy fat that helps to lower your bad cholesterol levels. But one avocado is 300 calories, and you can get the benefits with much less.
Men hoping to become fathers are often advised to avoid alcohol for fear of harming their fertility. But a study suggests a few small beers a week or bottle of wine may actually help men start a family.
While salami and prosciutto were not linked to mania, cured 'meat sticks' were linked to an increased chance of hospitalisation for having a manic episode.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has decided the NHS should fund the injected drug which costs nearly £2,000 per dose but could help some 100,000 Brits with severe asthma.
Fiona Elias, from Edgware, north London, says multiple sclerosis makes her 'struggle to function' and is trying to raise £50,000 for a pioneering stem cell at a hospital in Moscow.
Health officials are worried that Britons will catch measles abroad and bring the illness back to the UK. Many will be shortly heading for southern Europe, where measles rates are very high.
NHS Trusts are buying four-packs of whiteboard markers for up to £2.10 when they could be purchased on the High Street for £1.04, according to Freedom of Information disclosures.
text Earliest memories begin after the age of two
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:13:50 +0100
For the 40 per cent of us who believe we remember an event from our first two years, we have likely created it falsely after seeing photos or hearing recollections from others.
Sitting down to an evening meal at least two hours before going to bed reduces the chances of getting both cancers, a study of more than 4,000 people suggests.
EXCLUSIVE: Dr Rhona Eskander, a dentist in London, warns that using fashionable activated charcoal and fluoride-free toothpastes could actually do more damage than good to people's teeth.
Fitting expert Mellissa Coulter revealed how working out without a support bra can lead to pain and strain under the breasts, sagging and stretchmarks.
The victim, in her mid-50s, was walking to get something from her car outside the home where she works in Orange County, California, when the bees descended.
New York health officials are investigating after significant rates of leukemia, bladder, lung and thyroid cancers were found in three Long Island counties - 16 percent of all cases in New York state.
Researchers from the University of Tübingen in Germany say telling people to think about how healthy their food is could influence them to choose to eat less and help control their calorie intake.
Somai, 55, a farmer from Basti in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, had a three-and-a-half hour operation to remove a huge 1.4kg non-cancerous tumour from his neck after suffering for years.
The researchers in California believe receiving constant digital updates while the brain is rapidly developing makes teenagers find it hard to give anything their full attention.
Researchers at University of Pennsylvania and Syracuse University found when a Type 2 diabetes drug is modified with vitamin B-12 it could reduce vomiting rates by up to 78 per cent.
text Could THIS prevent age-related heart failure?
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:40 +0100
Experiments on fruit flies bred to make more of the protein by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, had healthier hearts and lived for a third longer.
Adam Barsouk is a research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh Hillman Cancer Center. He warns too many of us skip precautions to protect us from cancer during summer.
Detroit, Michigan, was rankled the most stressed US city in categories of strain from work, money, family and health. Fremont, California, was ranked the least stressed city.
EXCLUSIVE: British first aid expert and qualified nurse Emma Hammett reveals her guide to common insect bites and stings, explaining how to tell different insects' marks apart and relieve them.
Dr Robert Redfield revealed the incident in a speech on Thursday and said that the opioid epidemic is one of the top priorities of the CDC, calling it 'the public health crisis of our time'.
Doctors published the case report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The workers were all employed by a winery in Rhineland-Palatinate.
If you and your family find yourselves sitting down to the same meals week in, week out, it might be that you're in a food rut. Celebrity nutritionist Mandy Sacher revealed how to get out.
Lack of iron is the most common vitamin and mineral deficiency in the UK — at least four million Britons are affected, including one in three hospital patients. Are you one of them?
John Goodden, a consultant neurosurgeon from Leeds, is the latest medical professional to be nominated for our NHS Health Heroes award. This is his incredible story...
A new study, led by Ohio State University, has found that boys who have more self-control are less likely to be obese but that for girls, all the will power is not enough to prevent the risk of obesity.
A new CDC report found that one in seven US children have hypertension. New guidelines released last year reclassified 800,000 children as having high blood pressure.
Olivia Cooper, 31, from Buckinghamshire, was admitted to hospital for 12 months as a teenager. She said her turning point came when she realised she wanted her own family.
Billy-Joe Humphries is recovering from Weil's disease after receiving emergency treatment after going for a dip in Warleigh Weir, a popular swim spot near Bath.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is warning that tourists in Gran Canaria have been infected with the Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria, which can cause pneumonia.
Consumer watchdog Which? has found some slime products contain potentially unsafe levels of the chemical boron, which in excessive levels causes bouts of diarrhoea, vomiting and cramps.
When Kate Orson, from Glasgow, developed abnormal cervical cells, she had a procedure called large loop excision of the transformation zone - which changed her body forever...
Dundee University tracked the survival of around 2,700 people whose FOTB test showed up as positive over a period of 16 years. Their findings were published in the journal Gut.
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: The footage was filmed in Nghe An, a province in the north of the country, around 186 miles (300km) south of the capital Hanoi.
New York nutritionist Juliana Shalek revealed the surprising foods you should avoid while pregnant - and the healthy alternatives to swap for so you don't miss out for nine months.
More than half the health boards in England refuse NHS funding for the 45-minute procedure unless patients are in enough agony to ‘impede working life’ or ‘everyday activities’.
It’s been one of the longest heatwaves for decades, but inevitably that means a surge in cases of painful sunburn. So, if you're suffering, are you treating it correctly?
The study, published in the BMJ Open journal, tracked Norwegian women aged 20 and over between 1994 and 2003.
A 16-year study by US researchers from the universities of Nevada and Michigan has found that arguments may raise stress hormones, which could cause problems down the line
Four-month-old Killy Schultz, from Chesterfield, Virginia, developed a rash and fever within 24 hours back in June. Doctors told his shocked parents he had contracted meningitis.
Researchers from Bristol University claim the increasing pressures of modern life are 'amplified' by pregnancy. Chronic stress, sleep deprivation and eating habits may also be to blame.
Mae Koslow-Vogel, two, from Somerville, Massachusetts, had spent her whole life at Boston Children's Hospital hooked up to a ventilator with a trach due to a rare genetic lung disease.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics in the UK said the key issues in genome editing were the welfare of the future person and the wider impact on society.
The device, which you breathe through normally, keeps the airway open during sleep to prevent sleep apnoea, a condition that causes snoring. But would you try it?
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns. This week, he focuses on a conditional called occipital neuralgia and the treatments for eating disorder anorexia nervosa.
After being fitted with a pacemaker for heart failure, Pat Wilkinson, from Gloucester, was not expected to live for long. But now, thanks to a brand new treatment, she has a fresh lease of life.
Doctors in Salford have built a special lamp with 32 different bulbs, which emit infrared, red or ultraviolet light — together they are thought to speed up healing through different mechanisms.
Dr Janice Juraska, of the University of Illinois, said she was shocked by how clear the impact was, and she would now urge pregnant women to avoid plastics and fragrances of any kind.
Dark urine is a sign of dehydration and this colour chart developed by UK sports drink company iPro Sport reveals whether or not you need to drink more water to keep healthy in hot weather.
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Sylvain Pharand, from Montreal, was told he had just six months to live when doctors told him a cyst in his left nostril was sinus and lymph node cancer.
text Wellness experts reveal their 11 self-care tips
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:19:53 +0100
UK-based wellness experts Nadia Narain and her sister Katia Narain Phillips reveal 11 top tips for feeling better in your own skin as they launch their new book, Self-Care for the Real World.
Researchers at Aberdeen University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences led the rodent study, considered the largest of its kind. It was published in the journal Cell Metabolism.
Olivia Remes, a mental health researcher at the University of Cambridge, explains even non-lonely people can feel lonely after spending time with lonely people. But there are ways to change your mindset.
Catching biomarkers for cancer in a blood test often comes down to luck. But Stanford researchers have developed a magnetic wire that would attract broken-off cells like a fridge magnet.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Sandra Lee, a famous internet dermatologist known as Dr Pimple Popper, met Melissa from Sioux Falls in South Dakota to remove a gigantic lipoma from her shoulder.
Wellcome Sanger Institute scientists tested the effects of Crispr on both mouse and human cells in the laboratory. The findings were published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
Simon F Haeder teaches health policy in the Department of Political Sciences at West Virginia University. He tried to pre-empt all the costs he and his wife would face. But it got out of hand quickly.
Amber, 29, from Los Angeles, developed keloid scars on both her earlobes after having piercings which healed badly. Dr Sandra Lee, aka Dr Pimple Popper, cut off the growths in her new show.
EXCLUSIVE: Rare genetic diseases that receive little scientific funding have robbed Megan, twins Luis and Kian, Jackson and Kaileb, from various parts of England, of normal upbringings.
Private clinics are tempting Britain’s ten million arthritis sufferers with a procedure called Lipogems which removes fat from a patient’s stomach and injects it into joints in the hope of regenerating cells.
Lindsay Crosby, of Simsbury, Connecticut, had her son, Nolan, on June 24. Eight days later, she fell ill and was taken to hospital, where she was diagnosed with group A Steptococcus and sepsis.
For the past few weeks I’ve written about ways to age-proof your body. This week is all about the vital importance of keeping your blood sugar levels in check, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY.
A study conducted by Prof Kevin Moore of the Royal Free Hospital in London followed three groups of women over the course of a month where they all gave up alcohol as part of a Channel 4 show.
MATT ROBERTS this week advises a 70-year-old man who is seeking advise about doing high-intensity interval training while on a bicycle, picture posed by model.
Data from NHS England reveals two thirds of hospital trusts across the country are failing to meet targets of treating 92 per cent of patients within 18 weeks of them being referred by a doctor.
Researchers from the University of Sydney found that snacking on the popular citrus fruit reduces people's risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, which affects central vision.
While he’s faced harsh criticism from some for leading the boys into the cave, to many Thais Ekapol Chanthawong, the 25-year-old coach of the Wild Boars team, is no less a hero than the rescuers.
Alex Childress, who is gardening for his summer job in Virginia, saw a weed on Tuesday that looked like it should be pulled out. It turned out to be hogweed, which can cause blindness.
The report commissioned by Andrew Cuomo found the drug does induce laziness, may damage the lungs and may exacerbate mental illnesses, but that the benefits outweigh the harms.
A recent survey found millions of us eat our emotions, and 60 percent don't know how to quit the habit. Psychologist Dr Meg Arroll explains how to work out your specific needs.
Experts say more people are struggling to sleep as the weather remains hot in the UK, because there are specific temperatures at which our bodies sleep best – they recommend freezing water bottles.
Footballers who could convincingly simulate or exaggerate pain such as Neymar (pictured) may have had a survival advantage, according to research from the University of Sussex.
Anna, from New York, suffers from Harlequin ichthyosis, which causes the baby's red skin to shed every day, as well as putting the youngster at risk of life-threatening infections.
text How to prevent carbon monoxide in your home
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:56:14 +0100
Christine Cowie, an air quality researcher at the University of Sydney, breaks down the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning and how to reduce those risks in your kitchen.
EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Dewhurst, 25, from Manchester, explained how she first noticed her forehead area getting larger about 18 months ago, due to her hairline moving backwards.
UK-based nutritionist Rick Hay reveals his secrets to staying sweat-free during hot summer days, and says eating light, refreshing meals and fruits is key to keeping your body cool.
A new study from Vanderbilt University has found that legalizing same-sex marriage improved health care access for gay men but did not improve their mental health
University Hospital Zurich experts analysed semen samples from 7,068 men undergoing fertility treatment to make the conclusion, published in the journal Chronobiology International.
Researchers in the Czech Republic uncovered proof ticks, which can carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, may prefer type A blood. Supermodel Bella Hadid has often spoken about her battle with Lyme.
Researchers from Paris 13 University found men and women who eat a healthy diet are significantly less likely to suffer from the symptoms of asthma, whether they have the condition already or not.
Head-hits are known to increase the risk of mental health issues and disorders like CTE which causes dementia. But a new South Carolina study shows that risk goes up in athletes with ADHD.
When looking at 25,000 GCSE students at 140 different schools across the UK, pupils that were using miniature chalkboards to answer questions performed much better academically (stock)
Garrett Michael Matthias, of Iowa, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Stage 4 Alveolar Fusion Negative Rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), in September last year. He died on June 6.
Researchers from the University of Texas, Houston, found that eating full-fat dairy actually reduces the risk of dying from stroke by 42 percent. Yet guidelines recommend low-fat options.
text French woman perforates her bowel in 4 places
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:13:38 +0100
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: The woman is believed to be from Paimers, in the south west of France, 43 miles (69km) south of Toulouse. The tale was published in BMJ Case Reports.
Blinking when you hear a sudden loud noise is a natural reflex caused by the body trying to protect itself from falling or flying objects, according to a scientist at the University of Melbourne in Australia.
Charles Gerba, a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, said: 'You get a good spray out of the toilet area.' This is known as the 'aerosol effect' to some scientists.
Nicola Hadley, 47, from West Bromwich, claims her son Aaron Boyes, 10, was left badly burned despite using Asda Protect Kids Factor 50 sun cream earlier this month during the heatwave.
Researchers from Shahid Sadoughi University in Yazd, Iran, found that the popular milkshake allows athletes to intensely exercise for around six minutes longer than sports drink without tiring.
This comes after the Oxford University John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals had four mishaps in May and June. One incident saw surgeons inserting an endoscopy into the wrong patient.
Researchers from Imperial College London found that for every 10 cigarettes smoked a day, the risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation, which is a cause of stroke, increases by 14 per cent.
Kikkan Randall, 35, revealed on social media on Tuesday that she's been diagnosed with breast cancer. She say the 'prognosis is good because the cancer was 'caught early'.
Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University found women from regions where alcohol consumption is high have greater iron levels in their bodies and are more likely to die from heart issues.
Swinburne University of Technology researchers tested cinnamaldehyde's ability to break up biofilms - which act as a shield against antibiotics - that form over bacteria to help it spread.
Charlotte Jenkins, 16, from Stockport in Greater Manchester battled against a rare form of acute myeloid leukaemia to be able to sit her GCSEs and go to her end of school prom.
Women are making more of an effort than men, and richer people are more likely to make their weight a priority than lower-income people, the new CDC report found.
According to an NHS email seen by journalists the health service is 'unlikely' to be able to extend the visas of trainee doctors from outside Europe, and is calling on private practices to step in.
For six years, Kristen Devanna, 27, from Long Island, New York, suffered cracked skin, constantly feeling cold and fatigue so severe she needed to sleep within an hour of waking up.
Southampton General Hospital researchers assessed 16,485 British adults over a three-year period to make the conclusion, published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research.
A new study, led by the University of Alabama, has found that both black men and women had a 1.5 to two times higher risk for hypertension compared with their white peers.
Previous studies have shown benefits of 'getting bad things off your chest' in diary form. But a new study by Northumbria University shows that focusing on the positive reduces stress.
A 35-year-old French woman went to hospital complaining of feeling weak and the sensation of electric shocks in her legs, and was told she had tapeworm larvae infecting her spine.
Some 4.08 million patients in May were waiting to start treatment - the highest total since 4.19 million in August 2007, according to figures released today by NHS England.
Garth Suthurst's heart stopped beating for more than 20 minutes on June 1. The 39-year-old, who is from Manchester, defied the odds after being just an eight per cent chance of survival.
Cambridge University researchers discovered the sex of a baby controls levels of a metabolite that plays an important role in all bodily cells in the pregnant mother's blood.
Neel Raithatha, who runs a private clinic in Leicestershire, explained the patient was unaware they were lodged inside their ear canal.
text Woman says going vegan has left her eczema free
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:52:40 +0100
Victoria Jinks, 26, from Birmingham, says going vegan has almost cured the eczema with which she has suffered since she was born, and which sometimes became so bad her skin bled.
Julie Morawaka, 55, a bank manager from Great Wakering in Essex, had her bladder, womb and part of her vagina removed after what she thought was a urine infection turned out to be bladder cancer.
Maisie Doswell, 14, from Rye, East Sussex, is one of just 30-to-40 people in the world to suffer from Myhre syndrome, which caused her to grow pubic hair at six and start her period at seven.
EXCLUSIVE Researchers from the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, found that compounds in jujube fruits programme lung, breast and prostate cancer cells to kill themselves in the lab.
When Liana Purser, from Victoria, discovered she was pregnant at 29, she and her husband were overjoyed. But a diagnosis of aggressive breast cancer shattered their world.
A healthy diet doesn't always mean you need to give up your favourite foods. Australian dietitian Dr Joanna McMillan reveals chocolate and wine are just some you can eat for a longer life.
A national happiness survey has revealed that 45 to 59-year-olds are the most miserable in the country. Young educated, married people are thought to be among the happiest.
Researchers from the Autonomous University of Barcelona found that injecting a hormone, known as FGF21, causes weight loss and greater insulin sensitivity in rodents.
Researchers from University College London found that women are only more likely to develop such conditions after IVF if they have other risk factors for them, such as a family history of cancer.
Tech workers have admitted to going on cocaine binges, checking their Apple Watches to monitor their state. But those devices only check heart rate, while cocaine triggers other effects.
Hailey Dawson, 8, (main) from Las Vegas, was born with Poland Syndrome, leaving her right hand (inset) missing three fingers; she is throwing out pitches at MLB stadiums using her robotic hand
Scientists from Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago found a link between high blood pressure and brain tangles, but taking blood pressure medications did not make any difference.
Kylie Jenner revealed in an Instagram post last week that she had her lip fillers removed. A plastic surgeon told Daily Mail Online that the process can be undone via a one-time injection.
Researchers from the University of Delaware in the US say repeatedly heading footballs can cause brain damage which can affect people's balance, thinking skills and memory.
About one in five people are diagnosed with some form of skin cancer in their lifetime, and 100,000 Americans will be diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most dangerous kind, in 2018.
A man asked users of an online forum if they also have so-called 'p*** shivers' after his girlfriend told him releasing urine causes her to experience shivers 'from her spine to her head'.
The University of Pittsburgh study found that farmers are using feed that contains a type of synthetic flame retardant imported from countries 'without advanced food safety regulations'.
Researchers at Binghamton University in New York say people who live farther from the equator or who sleep more during the day are more likely to develop obsessive compulsive disorder.
Jeniffer Dreyer Brown, from Laguna Niguel, California, shared an emotional video in which she said she was left embarrassed after being refused a manicure over her lupus scars.
Public Health England figures show 26,745 have been struck down by scarlet fever already this year, after 27 just weeks. Cases of measles are twice as high as last year.
The paper by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham looked at data on 2,000 people over 12 years and found supplements had no impact at all on heart health.
Kings College London experts led the study, which involved scientists from German and Spanish universities. The findings were published in the Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics.
Feeding babies powdered insulin could stop them ever developing type 1 diabetes, according to scientists who are beginning an NHS screening programme in England's Thames Valley.
Researchers from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, claim that colour X-rays allow doctors to identify markers of diseases, such as raised fat and calcium levels.
Vicki Riley, of Hemsworth in West Yorkshire, is issuing the warning after her 13-year-old son Jack was taken to hospital and rushed into theatre for surgery after his accident.
Researchers from Harvard University in Massachusetts have developed a new optical illusion that will have you questioning the difference between blue and purple.
Megan Lee, a psychology tutor at Southern Cross University, warns restrictive lifestyles fuel obsession that lead to weight gain and breaks down healthier habits that will control your waistline.
Bologna University scientists led the study of nearly 1,150 volunteers, believed to be the first long-term analysis of the diet's impact of bone health in older adults.
Women have been warned about the spread of an increasingly dangerous 'stealth' sexually transmitted infection that makes women infertile.
text Immunologist reveals why snot is green
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:06:36 +0100
It is a curiosity but not a question you're likely to ask your doctor – Kim Murphy, a researcher from Monash University in Australia, explains why green snot means your immune system's working.
Holly Wright, four, from Northallerton, North Yorkshire, has uncombable hair syndrome, which affects only 100 people worldwide and counts Albert Einstein as a sufferer.
EXCLUSIVE: Laura Marshall-Andrews, who runs a pioneering surgery in Brighton, believes the decision would boost the mental health of thousands.
Nearly two Scottish people per day need hospital treatment for brain damage caused by drinking too much alcohol, according to official figures revealed by a Scottish health minister.
Horrifying video has captured mosquitoes trying to reach human skin through a net. With 2018 said to be the worst year ever for mosquito bites, two experts reveal how you can protect yourself.
The list of pregnancy side effects are endless. But one not so many might be familiar with includes a hairy stomach, which was the case for Australian journalist, Monique Bowley.
One of the final requests of the late Dame Tessa Jowell is to be honoured in new official guidance on brain tumour care.
Casey Daggett, of Fairport, New York, is opening up about her decision to share a photo of the final moments of her daughter, Zoey, before she passed away from a rare, terminal brain tumor.
An unnamed woman, believed to be from the UK, took advantage of the leap year tradition and popped the question to her boyfriend one February 29. While in her vagina, the egg got stuck.
Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School say heatwaves can affect people's ability to think similarly to the freezing temperatures which cause hypothermia.
Researchers at Leeds University tested more than 300 children aged four to 11 with a series of computer tasks and found pupils with good coordination were months ahead of their peers.
Lauren Chiarello, 33, from New York City, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in December 2007 after experiencing severe itching. She went into remission but it returned again in 2009.
Scientists at the University of Washington have shown we could target a neuron rather than estrogen levels with drugs. Hormone replacement therapy reduces hot flashes but increases stroke risk.
A Government report states that nearly 70 per cent of children aged 10-to-17 years old in the UK consume energy drinks, having around 50 per cent more than the EU average.
Neither exposure to dust from the site, nor depression explained the elevated risk, researchers note in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
A new study from the University of Washington and the University of Surrey has found that working night shift disrupts the peripheral clocks found in your body's tissues such as the liver and pancreas.
Former Culture Secretary Matt Hancock took over the reign at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Angel Perez, 60, of New Jersey, contracted a flesh-eating bacteria that has spread to his blood and all of his limbs - and doctors may be forced to amputate.
A woman went to A&E at North Middlesex University Hospital in North London after she blew her nose so hard it bled and her eye became painful and swollen because she had broken her eye socket.
Researchers at the University of California say a chemical from curry powder – curcumin – can potentially make cancer drugs more powerful and slow the growth of cancerous tumours.
Dr Petrina Craine, an emergency medicine resident physician in Oakland, California, warned speleonosis, or cave disease, can cause death, in extreme circumstances.
A mother has taken to parenting forum Netmums to ask for advice after her husband accused her of risking their unborn baby's health because she drank two glasses of wine in one night.
Researchers at Washington University in St Louis are starting a trial to examine whether reducing people's calorie intake could help to relieve their multiple sclerosis symptoms.
Sydney's sexologist Dr Nikki Goldstein revealed her tips to make a 'sleep break-up' work for you - and how you can tell your partner about the sleeping arrangement without hurting their feelings.
Many people struggle with dieting and find they don't lose weight as quickly or as effectively as they had hoped. Psychologist Louise Atkinson writes for Healthista to explain why your diet isn't working.
Researchers at Kaiser Permanente and Emory University studied 100,000 people for the first ever study on the risk of hormone therapy in transgender men and women.
The research by McGill University shows that a short jog or cycle ride helps to lock-in your memory of what you just learned by increasing brain connectivity and efficiency.
Dr Sohier Elneil, from London, is the latest medical professional to be nominated for our annual NHS Health Heroes award. This is her extraordinary story...
text Dr MICHAEL MOSLEY's 5:2 diet recipes 
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:39:39 +0100
Today’s installment is a ten-point plan of well-proven ways to ensure you keep a youthful mind – and perhaps even stave off dementia.
text Vitamin D does NOT protect against dementia
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:02:10 +0100
Researchers from the University of Adelaide claim there is 'no convincing evidence' so-called sunshine supplements protect people from brain disorders.
Australian researchers purposely bred around 20 million non-biting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes for the experiment. The killer insects were infected with Wolbachia bacteria, which renders them sterile.
FEMAIL rounds up signs that a dish has a lot of calories. Diners shouldn't assume salads are the healthiest option, since toppings and dressing can make them more calorie than burgers.
Married couples are less likely to suffer from broken bones in their old age, a study has found, and experts think it might be because they are better at taking care of their health and live less risky lives.
Myah Hauxwell, three, from Mansfield, Nottingham, was born with microphthalmia, or small eye syndrome, which left her blind in one eye. Previous prosthetics caused her face to droop.
NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care has accepted an immediate suspension of vaginal mesh for the procedure, called for by Baroness Julia Cumberlege.
Nearly a third of trainee doctors in the UK are exhausted before they even start work, and a quarter feel burnt out by their jobs, according to a poll by the General Medical Council.
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, believe the interactions with acquaintances protect against stress and encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles.
Palliative sedation is when a patient who is terminally is given enough sedatives to render them unconscious. Although it is legal in all 50 states, it is controversial and some liken it euthanasia.
Rates of obesity in boys are highest in Greece, where more than a third of 11 year olds are either obese or overweight. Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands have the lowest rates.
The updated guidelines are scheduled to be presented to all WHO member states at their annual assembly in May 2019. It is aimed the new classifications will come into effect in 2022.
Anna Beale, a PhD candidate in cardiology at Monash University, and Shane Nanayakkara, a cardiologist at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, explain what a normal heart rate is.
The Yale University researchers insist their measurements offer the most accurate and easy-to-interpret result of any study to date since they used factors measured in an annual physical.
Leading doctors have called for women to be allowed to take abortion pills at home. Currently, women are required to take the two tablets in a clinic or hospital supervised by a nurse.
The tiny metal tube is a type of stent, very similar to those implanted in thousands of people in the UK every year to open up clogged arteries.
Everyone loves an after dinner snack, but there are a number of popular treats that are significantly impacting the quality of your sleep. Australian dietitian Susie Burrell reveals the worst ones.
Researchers from Oxford University found that injecting a protein after heart attacks significantly reduces the amount of damaged heart muscle and allows the organ to pump as normal.
The woman called the emergency services at 3pm on Monday from her home in Madrid saying she had been cleaning for two hours and felt faint. She was found in cardiac arrest and later declared dead.
The Zurich ETH University research suggests that when people make love in a colder climate their children will be blessed by carrying more of a substance called brown fat.
To give your health an extra boost, put the vegetable peeler back in the drawer — for those skins, stalks and scrappy bits we chop off fruit and vegetables are often the healthiest bits of all.
Simon Hardacre, from Gloucestershire, was treated at the Rutherford Cancer Centre in Newport, South Wales, which started giving patients proton beam therapy in April.
Dentists must restrict the use of mercury amalgam fillings in children under 15, and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, because they are ‘vulnerable groups’. Here's why...
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your health concerns. This week, he focuses on excessive gas and the devastation of being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
text How a mother saved her son from sepsis
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 22:49:34 +0100
When Oliver Leather, from Cheltenham, cut his knee during pre-season rugby training, the gash looked like a run-of-the-mill sports injury. It later developed into a near-deadly case of sepsis. This is his story.
Bullock reportedly works out for an hour a day, six days a week, also packing in yoga, conditioning work and Pilates. Here's how you can replicate her shape.
Tocilizumab, a drug that targets a chemical responsible for inflammation, could help countless people with giant cell arteritis (GCA).
Dr Jennifer Wild, a consultant clinical psychologist at the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders & Trauma, said such scenarios may bring back traumatic memories for the football team.
text Prestigious medical journal retracts 2 papers
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 20:24:42 +0100
The Lancet - considered one of the most-well known journals - made the rare step of taking down both studies authored by the 59-year-old Italian Paolo Macchiarini.
Researchers from the University of Barcelona found that donning a virtual-reality headset that makes users look like the famous physicist causes them to score better on cognitive tests.
Sarah Ann Matthews, who had Alzheimers and was 91 when she died, allegedly sustained injuries due to negligence at the Mersey Parks care home in Toxteth, Liverpool.
The findings by British and Canadian scientists could be a game-changer for the hard-to-treat cancer, allowing doctors to monitor patients' risks in the same way that polyps can be red flags for colon cancers.
The King’s College London study - funded by official bodies including the Food Standards Agency and Medical Research Council - could lead to a change in infant feeding guidelines.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a therapy that only targets immune cells that work to fight off tumours and therefore avoids the side effects of treating all cells.
A new study conducted by the Mayo Clinic and the National Institute on Aging has found that two existing drugs could extend your lifespan by getting rid of cells that excrete toxic chemicals in the body.
Nergi fruit will launch in three major supermarkets from September in the UK, including at M&S. They have been grown in Asia for 1,000 years but have only recently come to Europe.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Kamal Prajapat, 25, was returning home from a wedding at around 12.15am on Friday when a loaded lorry hit his car in Ajmer, India, while attempting to overtake.
As a breast cancer surgeon, who has helped women including Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow – I have seen that we can reduce our breast cancer risk in achievable and dramatic ways
A British study of 1.4 million patients in 22 countries, which found strong evidence that those who see the same doctor at each appointment are far less likely to die than those who don't.
UK doctors have become the first in the world to implant a new pacemaker which can be monitored by the patient’s smartphone using Bluetooth technology.
The odds of a man getting breast cancer are one in 1,000. Retired magician Khevin Barnes became that 'one' when he was diagnosed with the disease in 2014. Now, he raises awareness among men.