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Nine-year-old Sophia Daugherty slipped into a diabetic coma during a sleepover at a friends house in Pennsylvania, after the diabetic child's blood pressure dropped. She died on Wednesday.
As the American population both grows and ages, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that 13.9 million people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer's by 2060.
Doctors and engineers at the University of Southampton have created a sensor the size of a 5p piece that could diagnose the cause of unexplained infertility.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Andrew Shilliday, 33, from Dungannon in Northern Ireland developed gangrene in his hands and feet while he was working in the Scottish Highlands.
The patients in Dallas had all been promised clear eyesight from the medication, designed to be a permanent alternative for eye drops. But now, most of them are blind in at least one eye.
Since 2008, the rate of new infections for under 30s was four times the rate for gay men aged 30 to 50, who grew up in the harrowing AIDS epidemic. The rate for over 50s remained unchanged.
Genetic testing is cheaper and more accurate than ever, helping people to understand how their DNA raises cancer risks. But less than 20% of people with BRCA mutations know it, a Yale study reveals.
University of Pennsylvania researchers have discovered that an shot activates patients' immune systems so they can fight even late stage HPV-related head and neck cancers, a study reveals.
A new study on sleep patterns suggests that a regular bedtime and wake time are just as important for heart and metabolic health among older adults, Duke researchers found.
Jamie Smolen, a professor of medicine at the University of Florida, has spent years studying alcohol's effect on the brain. Here, he lays out how alcohol is damaging for partying students.
Dementia UK has revealed people diagnosed with Alzheimer's are most often worried about having to stop driving, giving up work, losing their memory and needing someone to manage their money.
It is hardly the first time for this lab: the same lab just outside Chicago was also reprimanded for brewing beer within feet of testing equipment in 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2014.
Experts at Monash University in Melbourne revealed constipated women having the electric wave therapy were over three times as likely to have two or more bowel movements per week.
Lavaya Howard, from Grimsby, had undergone 40 gruelling operations as surgeons desperately battled to rid her of the mass. But they proved unsuccessful and she passed away Monday.
Edinburgh University researchers analysed MRI scans of nearly 50 premature babies. The babies had all been born before 33 weeks gestation.
Scientists at Georgetown University in Washington DC have warned people that using devices bought online or made at home to shock their brains could damage their development.
The phase 1 trial is an early but significant milestone for the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which won a $20 million grant to make their ideas a reality.
Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers checked medical records since 1986 to analyse and compare rates of the infection in south east England.
A judge rejected an action brought by Bayer and Novartis against 12 NHS clinical commissioning groups in north England relating to Avastin, an age-related macular degeneration drug.
Pennsylvania State University researchers discovered that kids that rapidly gained weight in their lives have less diverse mouth bacteria, meaning an oral swab may predict childhood obesity.
Sia Cooper, the 29-year-old behind the blog Diary of a Fit Mommy, reveals in a new YouTube video that she has been struggling with extreme fatigue, exhaustion, and hair loss over the past year.
It was spearheaded by Pittsburgh's Dr Donald Burke, a world leader in preventing infectious diseases who has primarily focused on outbreaks of viruses like the flu.
Researchers from the University of Michigan surveyed 231 adults over the course of a year to find they felt sad, tired, bad-tempered and experienced cravings when they cut down on processed foods.
text Death map of the world
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:28:49 GMT
In a league table of the countries, the UK only ranked 17th best for men and 27th for women. And the US fared even worse, placing 53rd for men and 44th for women.
Dr Andrew Green, clinical and prescribing lead for the General Practice Committee in the UK, urged doctors to step up their preparations ahead of the flu outbreak this winter.
University of East Anglia, researchers compared the stroke risk of 23,000 participants, who were put into four different groups based on how closely they followed the diet, over a 17-year period.
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, revealed the case of a woman who was diagnosed with what they call a 'rare' manifestation of tuberculosis outside of the lungs.
Neuroscientist Dr Liron Jacobson works at Peak Labs in London and has shared five ways you can improve your mind during your commute. And none of them involve scrolling on social media.
NHS health chiefs across England warned that many hospitals have already given up on targets for non-urgent surgery to focus efforts on A&E and cancer treatment.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday the beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan on June 21 and shipped to retailers nationwide.
Researchers at Imperial College London found the proportion of child smokers who buy their cigarettes in shops had dropped to 40 per cent in 2016, from 57 per cent in 2010.
If it didn't say 'SURVIVOR' on their t-shirts, you would be hard-pushed to guess that McKinley, Chloe, Ava and Lauren, of Florida, all endured and defeated something few of their peers have faced: cancer.
Researchers from Harvard have raised concerns following the unexpected dengue outbreak in Japan's capital city in 2014. This shows Tokyo has the climate and mosquitoes for the virus.
This is putting the NHS under increased pressure at a time when there were 107,743 vacancies at the end of June in England alone - an increase from the 98,475 unfilled positions in March 2017.
Antibiotic resistance from over-prescribing doctors, treated livestock and even puppies is a health crisis. Now the CDC and US Department of Health and Human Services are calling for global action.
More people died from 'deaths of despair' like suicide and those of old age, like Alzheimer's, in 2016 than died a decade before, driving life expectancy down four months, the CDC reveals.
A new small Australian study found that four 30-second cycling sprints have the same benefits for cells' energy powerhouses as spending 30 minutes cycling at a more leisurely pace.
The UK is already in the midst of a GP crisis, with thousands of doctors retiring in their 50s, moving abroad or going to the private sector.
text What’s your body trying to tell YOU?
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:56:45 GMT
If you have a bloated stomach, your body is trying to tell you you're not digesting your food properly or that you have a food allergy, says British nutritionist Rick Hay.
In 2017, the US had record-setting rates of syphilis for the fourth year in the row. Certain cities and counties - including several in California - have rates up to 10 times the national average.
Collaborating labs across the US are trying to grow the entire GI tract. They have already made a stomach, intestine, liver and colon. Now, Cincinnati Children's Hospital has grown the first esophagus.
Cancer-stricken Nina Marino,19, tied the knot with Joey Williams, 21, on September 3 in the ICU of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Florida.
Simon Thompson, 32, from Kent, was rushed to hospital when a 'dental abscess' failed to improve despite antibiotics. He was later diagnosed with advanced Non Hodgkin's lymphoma.
An unnamed man from Lucknow in the northern Indian region of Uttar Pradesh contracted a rare infection called Fournier's gangrene which completely destroyed his penis.
Nearly 2.9 million people did not show up for outpatient appointments, or arrived too late to be seen, between January and June in England, according to official figures.
Professor Amy Brown, researcher at Swansea University and infant feeding expert, explains most women should be able to breastfeed without worrying about pain or not producing enough milk.
Kate Leyenda, from Hull, said she tried to get help from the NHS 40 to 50 times between June and September 2017, before being diagnosed with endometriosis after forking out for a private op.
Stephanie Matto, 27 from Connecticut, US, was diagnosed with a rare and incurable bone marrow disorder after she was left covered in bruises, and is trialling a new treatment to help prolong her life.
Public Health England’s latest ‘stop smoking’ campaign includes a new website that directs people to an online guide to e-cigarette sellers in their area.
Professor Dame Sue Hill, NHS England's chief scientific officer, believes shifting treatments from being 'one size fits all' to a more personalised approach is the 'holy grail of the health system'.
In the study, researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia conducted a control trial of 60 participants aged 55 and over, and say results could bring huge savings to healthcare budgets.
A study by scientists at Gothenburg University found that stroke victims who had regular 35-minute walks before being struck were twice as likely to suffer milder attacks.
Researchers from King's College London claim that drug developers should target a little-known protein that causes the characteristic protein clumps to develop in a Alzheimer's patient's brain.
A study of 63,500 women worldwide found that the more gluten-rich foods they ate during pregnancy, the higher the chance that their child would develop the condition by the age of 16.
Professor Russell Viner, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, has warned children should be banned from buying energy drinks because they contain so much caffeine and sugar.
From his lab at Cornell, Dr Brian Wansink found that the size of our plate affects how much we eat; the design of your home can make you more likely to binge; chopping up food makes fussy kids eat.
Mehlani Martinez, nearly two, has Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes under-developed irises. Her eyes are almost entirely pupil, so she looks like a Disney princess.
Dr Scott Baker of South Dakota is being sued by his patient Dena Knapp, who claims his medical error in 2016 left her with stage three kidney disease, depression and chronic fatigue.
A research team, including members of the faculty at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have been working on replicating the experience of pressurised human touch.
Health officials in Madagascar have revealed there have been eight reported cases of the plague on the African island, after more than 2,200 people caught the deadly infection last year.
It's not clear how 'zombie cells' originate but they are affect strokes, arthritis and heart attacks. Mayo Clinic scientists reversed Alzheimer's by editing them out of mice. But they can't do that in humans.
Cambridge University researchers tested the effects of LPL enhancers using genetic data of around 400,000 people. The results were published in JAMA Cardiology.
Harvard University professor of psychiatry Dr Christopher Bullock explains how loneliness hurts our brains and hormonal systems, raising health risks and why people are the treatment.
Rose Kelble, 18, from Stevensville in Maryland, US, is almost housebound by various lifelong illnesses which became worse when she caught a virus when she was 16 years old.
Louise de Winter, chief executive of The Urology Foundation, said it was 'excellent news' and praised Nice - which advises the NHS - for reaching the decision.
Almost exactly a year ago, Tiffany and Chuck Palmer were told to expect a stillborn baby. Now, their son is eight months, after getting both his heart and lungs replaced. And he is home in Kansas City.
Chandra Crosby, 25, of Utah developed lupus after getting strep throat at eight. The autoimmune disease has left her unable to walk three times, but she presses on to make lupus-inspired clothes.
Kanokrat Suebsakwong heard medical students discussing her dead unborn baby's missing arms and internal organs while it was still inside her womb at a hospital in Chiang Mai in Thailand.
Lindsey Coubray, 19, from Wheathamsted, Hertfordshire, has aquagenic urticaria, which makes it a struggle to shower, swim and leave the house in case she gets caught in the rain.
A research paper found 26.9 per cent of homes in England that were built before 1919 are hazardous. This is compared to just 2.3 per cent of those constructed after 1990.
More and more evidence supports the link between mental and physical health. The latest research from Dartmouth College suggests that depression may be an indicator for arthritis risks.
Rosie Brave and Sam Jackman, both design students at Plymouth University, hope their invention will replace the 'bland' beige prosthetics dished out by the NHS.
Researchers from Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, believe that green spaces, like parks and public gardens, offset the effects of air pollution, which worsens the risk of asthma.
Researchers led by Dr Da Li at Shengjing Hospital compared the volume of sperm and their speed between samples from 250 men. They were either a couple of days or a few hours old.
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Kristina Karyagina, from Barnaul in south-central Russia, was warned by a specialist the only way of being cured is by learning to laugh at herself.
Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US studied the reactions of more than 700,000 people who received the vaccine against HPV strains 16 and 18.
Dr Chaand Nagpaul has been in the role since July last year. The NHS employs 100,000 doctors in the UK, of which figures show around a third are from black or minority ethnic backgrounds.
text The businessman 'allergic' to the SUN
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:06:57 GMT
Joshua Barnfather, 30, from Hull, suffers from xeroderma pigmentosum, which means his body cannot repair DNA damage caused by UV light. He also has cancer of the blood vessel linings.
Scientists are concerned by nitrogen dioxide and sooty smog belched out by old diesel cars in the UK. The findings provide the strongest evidence so far that toxic fumes are linked to Alzheimer’s.
Organic yogurts were found to have the highest average sugar content - 13.1 per cent. The Government is targeting yogurt as part of its childhood obesity plan.
In 2017, 1,487 people died of drug overdoses in New York City. The majority those involved fentanyl, marking a nearly 50% increase over the last year, a new report from the city's Health Department.
About 40 percent of Americans are obese, putting them at risk for chronic disease and death. A US Preventive Services Task Force is urging doctors to treat diet and exercise like prescriptions.
Researchers at the French Institute for Health and Medical Research studied the diets of more than 470,000 Europeans to discover those with fattier diets have a an 11 per cent higher cancer risk.
The unnamed 71-year-old, believed to be from Arizona, suffered no symptoms but was referred to a specialist when a check-up found she had abnormally high enzyme levels in her liver.
Researchers from the Monasterium Laboratory, Münster, Germany, found that when a synthetic version of the aromatic oil is applied to scalp tissue in the lab, it stimulates hair growth after just six days.
British film-maker Katinka Blackford Newman (pictured) writes there is a 'social acceptance' that antidepressants are appropriate for children – but warns their side effects can be severe.
Some 21 per cent of adults living in the UK would accept an offer of immortality, while 30 per cent would consider it. But just under half of the survey's respondents rejected the concept.
Speaking in a video put out by his doctors at Froedtert Hospital, Greg Manteufel, 48, describes watching the bacteria take over his body, and telling doctors he would try anything to stay alive.
Apple cider vinegar has been tipped as a cure-all for back-ache, weight loss, syphilis, and more. Gabriel Neal, a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Texas A&M University looks into it.
Researchers from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine examined blood samples from almost 6,000 premenopausal women across the US and Europe.
Jade Owen, from Bridgend in Wales, used the money from the huge donation to travel to St Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri for an operation on nerves in her spine to reduce muscle stiffness.
Eight million people in the UK and 54 million in the US suffer from osteoarthritis - when the cartilage gradually becomes thin. It is different to rheumatoid arthritis.
Experts at Hartpury University have now warned the evidence is 'clear' to show dog water bowls can pose a risk of infection to humans, as well as pooches.
Researchers from the University of Oxford believe a woman's immune system gets weaker before her periods, which allows STI bugs to thrive and worsen inflammation.
Figures released by NHS Digital show the proportion of children receiving the MMR vaccination before they are two years old is 91.2 per cent – below the 95 per cent needed to protect the population.
Mel Lucas, 25, from Tampa, Florida, suffers from the mobility disorder Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and hypoglycemia, which can leave her at risk of seizures and even death.
While on a daily four-mile drill, 21-year-old Amber Jameson, from North Port, Florida, began experiencing agonising tightness in her lower legs. Doctors initially dismissed it as shin splints.
Heidi Loughlin, 36, of Bristol, has revealed online abuse she has suffered from a troll who targeted her for putting off cancer treatment while pregnant with her third child.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed 382 more people than average died in the final week of June this year in England, which coincided with temperatures of over 30C.
Researchers at the University of Canberra in Australia found that regular aerobic exercise dramatically improved cognitive abilities such as thinking, reading, learning and reasoning.
Diet guru Terri Ann Nunns and Strictly star Katie Piper of the Healthy Happy Mum Plan have teamed up with Ro Huntriss to produce the ultimate guide to low-calorie options at your favourite restaurants.
Jaimy Chappelow, 27, from Brisbane, decided to take control of her life when she was eating fast food and takeaways. Eight weeks later, she debuted her impressive physique and shared the story.
What matters is not your age, but your physical condition and overall health — organs donated by people in their 80s are often transplanted in the UK.
A report by Unicef UK today warns that children in British cities are at risk from 'black carbon' - the sooty particles that are particularly linked to emissions of diesel cars.
A survey of 900 women has found a link to children who developed insulin resistance – a key precursor of diabetes – at age seven. There was also a link to obesity and high blood pressure.
High levels of LDL-C, known as bad cholesterol, has been considered a major cause of heart disease - the world's leading killer - for at least 50 years.
A study by the University of Adelaide in Australia says men and women do not think about the recommended limit of no more than 14 units a week.
A study of 111 patients with breathlessness, published in the European Respiratory Journal last year, found 82 per cent perceived some benefit when using a fan.
Past trauma coupled with high stress hormone levels in pregnancy were linked to 1.3 oz lower birth weights for baby boys, raising risks for disease and growth delays, a new Mt Sinai study reveals.
The famous red Coca-Cola can re-imagined as 'Cannabis Coke' (right). The US giant is said to be in 'serious' discussions with a cannabis producer as it looks to grab a slice of the marijuana market.
Richard Allsop, an emeritus professor of transport studies at University College London, is now calling for the limit to be lowered by a third, in line with Scotland and most of Europe.
Many of us don’t eat enough wholegrains or fruit and veg, so get far too little fibre, for instance, which is crucial for digestive health and the gut bacteria.
Matt Hancock, the new Secretary of State for Health, that he wants video consultations with GPs to happen all over England.
Research presented at a conference in Newcastle has already found that almost half of patients with type 2 diabetes on this diet were in remission within a year.
Tennessee nurse Patricia Tillis, 61, had been suspended after writing herself 104 prescriptions over three years. She used a pre-signed prescription pad to give herself oxycodone and Soma.
Researchers at Duke University in North Carolina found that when patients who had previously had a heart attack were given canakinumab they were half as likely to suffer gout.
Experts from Northwestern University questioned 1.5 million people worldwide to make the finding, which undercover that people were average, reserved, self-centred or role models.
Researchers from the National Institute for Health Research found that people with these newly-discovered genes are over three times more likely to develop high blood pressure.
An unnamed baby boy, born on Sunday to a labourer and his wife in Gorakhpur in the northern Indian region of Uttar Pradesh, has been hailed a 'miracle of God' because of his deformities.
In its first report on how teenagers,e-cigarettes and cannabis, the CDC's latest data suggests that the devices may be making it easier for kids to consume cannabis at the risk of their developing brains.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he wants people take more 'personal responsibility' for their health and care by regularly saving from their salary.
Naloxone has saved tens of thousands from opioid overdoses and helped treat addiction. Nothing like that exists for coke, but University of Chicago research on mice may soon change that.
British politicians say parents should not be told the sex of their baby in the early stages of pregnancy because some cultures, particularly from Asia, prefer having boys so may terminate baby girls.
Some health officials question their accuracy, but they have proven to be so popular that some programs can't get enough to satisfy demand.
The Columbia University authors say the findings, which contradict everything we know about brain recovery, could pave the way to treatments that stimulate the brain, rather than soothing it.
text Zumba is the most dangerous type of dancing
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:51:36 GMT
Coventry University researchers found there is an average of 3.9 injuries for every 1,000 hours of Zumba performed. The 'Goddess of Pop' Cher last week said she was a fan of the dance workout.
Raziye Yildirim, 68, from Izmir in Turkey, remembers pushing several needles into her stomach when she was a two-year-old and it turned out surgeons did not remove them at the time.
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAT), which looks after almost six million people, is one of the slowest at responding to emergencies.
Jack, now three, started to develop cracked patches all over his body when he was just three months old. The youngster, from Darwen, Lancashire, even had to wear a special moisurising suit.
text Stop buying baby walkers, doctors warn
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:50:29 GMT
Between 1990 and 2014, there were 230,676 infant-walker related injuries in children younger than 15 months. The study's lead author, from Ohio, says that is likely an under-estimate.
In a hilarious gallery comprised by eBaum's World, the results of the parents from all around the world who took their eyes off their little ones for a few seconds have been revealed.
Researchers from the University of Alberta found that youngster are more likely to be overweight at three years old if their mothers clean with chemical-based detergents.
Researchers from the University of Salford in Manchester say the molluscs could be used to treat children with cancer because they may cause fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.
Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejeon, South Korea, found the device stimulates hair growth in rats with alopecia when worn for 20 days.
Paracetamol is recommended by the NHS to treat most of childhood ailments. Researchers found one variant of the GSTP1 gene was associated with asthma.
Researchers found that a daily dose of aspirin didn't prolong healthy, independent living free of dementia.
Tiny particles of soot breathed in by pregnant women have been found in the womb, where they can harm the growing baby, research shows.
Colin Gregg, 74, pictured with his wife Paula, left, is one of the million people in Britain suffering from COPD. But Mr Gregg, from Egbaston, Birmingham has had the pioneering new treatment.
The ‘nanny state’ is set to label All-Bran as a junk food that should be avoided by children – alongside Special K and Shreddies.
It has been a great week for those of us who have been arguing for years that it is possible cure type 2 diabetes after Tom Watson revealed changing his diet cured the disease, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY.
BONNIE, 67, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease last year. Here, in her latest column, she gives her undeniably upbeat take on life with the illness she calls ‘the A-word’.
England's chief nutritionist told a conference at Warwick University: ‘Major coffee chains have committed publicly to reducing sugar and now is the time for all to raise their game'
Dr Richard Quinton of Newcastle University said there was no 'andropause' or 'manopause' and 98 per cent of men continue to produce the male sex hormone testosterone throughout their lives.
Modern Britons, are plagued by poor sleep fuelled by longer working hours plus obsession to smartphones. Research found people enjoy more sleep than we did four decades ago.
Scientists at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health found that, 10 years into a study, 10.2 per cent of asthmatics had become obese compared to only 7.7 per cent of people without the condition.