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Researchers from the Milan-based pharmaceutical company Velleja Research found turmeric's key component curcumin eases discomfort just as much as paracetamol.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 9:38 pm
Psychotherapist Sally Brown warns some of the signs are not as clear as all. Here, she breaks down 14 subtle emotional abuse tactics in relationships.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 8:13 pm
When the guts of mice had more of certain types of microbes, they had higher levels of a blood protein that can protect against sepsis, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 7:35 pm
The anonymous GP, who is from Liverpool, was approached by a branch of the Home Office to deliver the notice to his patient. Union leaders condemned the request as 'unprecedented'.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:27 pm
A new study explores the masturbation habits of men and women, with 88% of ladies (versus 96% of men) admitting to it. Women are more likely to use toys, but men are more likely to watch porn.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:11 pm
A&E staff live in fear of being attacked, Lancaster University researchers have revealed after tallying up how many times they were abused in 2016. It comes amid the 'worst winter ever' for the NHS.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 5:39 pm
Researchers, which included Lancaster University, found cerebrospinal fluid, which is found in the brain and spinal cord, changes its speed of movement in people older than mid-20s.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 5:04 pm
Researchers from the University of Gothenburg discovered spirals within tubes in human sperms' tails. It is unclear if the spiral discovery could pave the way for future fertility treatments.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 5:03 pm
Aquilon continued to sell its devices to the UK market despite having its safety certificate withdrawn in 2015, warns the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 4:59 pm
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found treating women with DHEA doubles the number of proteins associated with the implantation of fertilised eggs in the uterus.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 3:57 pm
In the past week, 5,886 beds across NHS hospitals have been occupied by people suffering from norovirus or vomiting and diarrhoea, making an average daily occupancy rate of 841.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 3:21 pm
Ashley Rayner was speaking on Sky News this morning from Newcastle-upon-Tyne about the plight of her six-month-old son, Benjamin, who suffers hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 3:06 pm
EXCLUSIVE: Developed by researchers at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust and Nottingham Trent University, it allows patients to control their own doses of propofol.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 2:32 pm
Researchers from The Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany found that producing high-resolution maps could avoid the need for computer programmes that assess tumours.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 2:24 pm
Lisa Fleming, 49, from Mobile, Alabama, pleaded to doctors for help after discovering maggots in the folds of her skin. She was put on a controlled diet in hospital by Dr Younan Nowzaradan.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 1:29 pm
Brooklyn-born brothers Arthur, Raymond and Mortimer (main, with his third wife and daughter) Sackler began a pharmaceutical legacy that would lead to the creation of addictive Oxycontin
Posted: February 22, 2018, 1:06 pm
The unnamed woman, 42, believed to be from Chiba in Japan, went to her doctor complaining of bloating that had lasted three years. An abdominal scan revealed two gauze sponges.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 11:20 am
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: It is unsure where the man in the stomach-churning clip is from or how old he is, but his accent appears to be from the US.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 10:40 am
Their study, which examined 120,000 people in more than 500 trials across three decades, concluded emphatically that antidepressants do work.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 9:32 am
Rob Bland, 43, a supervisor, started shivering and complaining of a headache on February 9 last year. Mr Bland's wife Kirsten, from Poole, said he turned yellow 'like Homer Simpson'.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 9:17 am
Freya Gibbs, from near Aberystwyth in Wales, suffers from bilateral tibial hemimelia, which means she was born without shin bones. Her only treatment available is a double amputation.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 8:52 am
Researchers from the University identified a unique characteristic behind a cellular process that may allow the rodents to fight both cancer and the effects of aging.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 4:49 am
Mari Lopez, who ran the food channel at home in Houston, Texas with her niece Liz Johnson, told viewers she had rejected traditional treatment for breast cancer in favor of a 90-day juice cleanse.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 2:10 am
The test involves seeing how fast a person can walk while doing something else at the same time, such as counting backwards or carrying a tray.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 2:04 am
The Medicines Healthcare Regulations Agency today warned a 'manufacturing issue' meant two batches of popular inhalers weren't delivering the full number of life-saving doses to patients in the UK.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 1:16 am
A CDC advisory panel voted that the the nasal spray flu vaccine will be recommended for children and adults next season, suggesting that its manufacturer has improved it for H1N1.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 1:03 am
Researchers from the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid found antioxidants in wine significantly prevent bacteria that cause plaque and cavities from sticking to gums.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 12:35 am
Harvard University scientists found that four viruses contain insulin-like proteins. The new research suggests that these may trigger type 1 and type 2 diabetes by tricking the body.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 11:04 pm
New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found vaccinating pregnant women against the whooping cough and the flu won't put babies at risk.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:43 pm
Santlal Pal, a cloth seller, had a 4.1lbs (1.9kg) mass pulled out by a team of experts at the BYL Nair Charitable Hospital in Mumbai in a mammoth operation. They claim it is heavier than any before.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:21 pm
Researchers at Stanford University found low-fat diets and low-carb diets are equally effective when it comes to weight loss. The findings were published today in JAMA.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:47 pm
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University found being obese for a decade could damage the double the risk for heart damage. The findings are published in the journal Clinical Chemistry.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:16 pm
Bryce Fisher, 13, was diagnosed with CRMO on January 19. The seventh grader is isolated at home in Fruitland, Idaho, as the disease causes his immune system to attack healthy bones.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:14 pm
Runners listening to 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams enjoy their workout 28 per cent more than those who do so in silence, according to researchers at Brunel University.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:08 pm
While an increase in suicides is common after natural disasters, this surge will likely keep climbing for longer than usual since a third of the island has yet to restore resources, experts warn.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:00 pm
More than 45 per cent of healthy adults snore while sleeping, however the majority of those people would like to know how to stop snoring naturally and permanently. Here are some tips how.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 8:46 pm
University of Minnesota scientists found the risk of venous thromboembolism remained high, even when weight and exercise levels were taken into account after analysing data from 15,000 adults.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 8:39 pm
Wendy Williams announced on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with Graves Disease, a common disorder related to a person's thyroid. She'll be taking three weeks off.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 8:33 pm
Insurance company Anthem has issued new guidelines suggesting that ophthalmologists administer and monster anesthesia while looking through microscopes to operate on eyes.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 8:27 pm
By the end of 2017, NHS providers in England reported a year-to-year deficit of £1.281 billion - which is £365 million worse than the £916 million planned deficit.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 8:02 pm
Belly button plastic surgery has doubled in recent years. Experts say this is due to social media and people being more aware of their bodies.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:59 pm
Research by Bristol and Warwick university has shown that the NHS are spending millions of pounds on management consultants when they should be spending the money on services
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:54 pm
A toddler in China had a chopstick removed from his skull after it got lodged there through his mouth. The boy, known by his nickname Yang Yang, accidentally fell onto the chopstick at his home.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:41 pm
Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a FaceTime call with her sister Adumea Sapong, from Manchester. Tests in hospital later revealed she had suffered a stroke.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:15 pm
A bill to declare porn a public health risk passed the Florida House of Representatives Tuesday. In the same hearing session, lawmakers shut down a proposal to discuss a ban on assault rifles.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:38 pm
Sandy Cambron, 69, and her husband Wayne have delivered more than 200 dolls to nursing homes in Louisville, Kentucky, despite controversy over the effectiveness of doll therapy.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:51 pm
Children who consume daily doses of peanut powder are less likely to have allergic reactions to the legume, according to new research conducted by California-based Aimmune Therapeutics.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:25 pm
The review, announced by Mrs May during Prime Minister's Questions, will delve into how authorities responded to concerns raised by those affected and establish whether fears were raised upon.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 3:56 pm
Microbial physiologist Dr Lynn Dover, from Northumbria University, who was involved in the investigation claims most bacteria and fungi in people's homes are harmless.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 3:50 pm
Marcelle Mancuso, 23, from Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil, broke a vertebrae after slipping off a bench while performing the common abdominal exercise.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 3:41 pm
A nursing survey shows that dying patients are being failed in their final days as there is too much pressure to care for them. Patients are being left stranded rather than being allowed die at home.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 3:07 pm
Louise Watson, 28, from the UK, was walking on a cobbled street when her ankle rolled, causing her to experience agonising pain in her back and pelvis, with doctors being clueless how to help.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 2:55 pm
In February 2012, Catherine Cook, 55, from Suffolk, began experiencing tight pains in her chest and shoulder, which intensified over the next six months. By June, she was in agony.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 12:22 pm
Just moments after taking the snap, Debbie Schofield, 37, from Hertfordshire, complained of a pounding headache before her eyes rolled back in her head and she was fighting for her life.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:24 am
GPs are being urged to refer ‘frequent attender’ patients to activities in the local community including art classes, walking groups, dance lessons and volunteering opportunities.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:18 am
Researches as Leon University in Spain found that a potentially damaging number of particles are released by fires, and it can take three hours after opening a window to clear pollution.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:14 am
The tennis star, 36, was forced to have a c-section to deliver Alexis Olympia after her heart rate plummeted. A day later she came near death. Now she urges fans to donate to midwives globally.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 8:49 am
Genetics remain the main cause of dementia, but research by the Translational Health Economics Network in Paris revealed alcohol is the biggest lifestyle risk.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 8:22 am
Virginia Harrod, 52, beat breast and thyroid cancers, but the Kentucky attorney and farmer could have been killed by her constant battle with an infection caused by a common treatment side effect.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 5:47 am
Public health researchers at New York University and the University of Connecticut warn parents do not need the drinks, which pediatricians do not recommend given their sugary content.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 5:31 am
Chrissy Teigen, 32, has shared numerous intimate details about her second pregnancy on Twitter, offering a personal look into how a woman's second pregnancy differs from the first.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 1:42 am
Whether it is sprouts or spinach your child hates, putting it in front of them again and again seems to be the best strategy and offering them a reward has little added benefit, Belgian researchers found.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 1:29 am
Consuming kratom, an herbal supplement marketed as an alternative to opioid drugs, has sickened 28 people with salmonella infections in the US, the CDC announced today.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 10:54 pm
Medical devices like pacemakers are at risk for hacking that could have deadly consequences, warns a new report published by the American College of Cardiology.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 8:23 pm
Antony Holly, 22, can't remember his mum, sister, nieces, friends or even his own name after he collapsed at a train station on his commute home to Romford, Essex
Posted: February 20, 2018, 7:26 pm
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania analysed a library of genetic data, finding that new gene variants that have arisen in Asia and Africa seem to protect people against alcoholism.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 7:01 pm
Top medical organizations have criticized the Trump administration for blaming the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, last week on mental health rather than weak gun control laws.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 7:00 pm
Researchers from the University of Geneva believe underprivileged upbringings may cause youngsters stress, which could lead to inflammation that affects their immunity and overall health.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 5:09 pm
Officials have told hockey players to fist-bump each other this year at the Winter Olympics rather than shaking hands to prevent transmission of norovirus, which is highly contagious
Posted: February 20, 2018, 4:39 pm
Experts say 'booze is booze' and 'diet' cocktails, which are filled with chemicals, can ultimately have the same impact on the waistline as a regular alcoholic drink.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 4:38 pm
Sophia Marshall, from Wychbold, Worcestershire, was just 18 months old when doctors suggested that her devastated parents take her to a hospice to live out her final days in comfort.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 3:42 pm
Measles affected 21,315 people across Europe last year, resulting in 35 deaths. This comes after a record low of just 5,273 incidences in 2016. Fear of vaccines is leaving many children unprotected.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 3:38 pm
Researchers from Michigan University found sending electrical signals from the foot to the base of women's spines causes a tickling tingle that could leave them aroused in just 30 minutes.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 2:55 pm
Researchers from the University of Michigan found eliminating the food additive MSG, which is also commonly found in stock cubes, eases pain by more than 30 percent after just two weeks.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 1:37 pm
The flu shot's effectiveness depends more on your personal immune history than on how much it mutated in production, Harvard University and University of Chicago research suggests.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 12:31 pm
Rosemary Baker from Southampton is believed to be in a semi-comatose state and suffering from locked-in syndrome. Husband Philip now grieves for the life he hoped they would share
Posted: February 20, 2018, 11:25 am
Despite persistent bloating being one of the main signs of the disease, half of women say they would try measures like eating more probiotic yoghurts or going gluten-free before visiting a doctor.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 9:44 am
Peanut butter is set to overtake jam as the nation’s favourite spread in a backlash against sugary foods - but what's the best alternative? Here, we assessed a selection of sweet treats...
Posted: February 20, 2018, 8:59 am
Kate Rigby was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after spotting a number of symptoms, including jaundiced eyes. Luckily, she was eligible for a pilot scheme testing a new way of treating the disease.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 8:12 am
A tiny wire cage may help men suffering symptoms of an enlarged prostate. The cage, implanted under sedation in five minutes, is designed to improve urine flow without any need for drugs or invasive surgery.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 3:10 am
Research from Lancaster Medical School suggests that reading can ease depression by causing behavioural changes through emotional responses.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 2:20 am
Figures from Unicef ranked the UK 30th out of 184 countries for lowest mortality rates within a month of birth.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 2:06 am
A Cambridge University study revealed last week that women's hands suffer the cold more than men's because women have less muscle mass and more fatty tissue.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 1:48 am
While it makes no claims to being educational, research reveals scores of Americans admit TV shows are their primary source of health information, both reality and drama.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 1:36 am
Earlier this month, Dee Mani, a mother of two from Birmingham, claimed she’d cured her aggressive breast cancer by taking a drop of cannabis oil a day. But can it really work?
Posted: February 20, 2018, 1:36 am
We all know that lack of sleep is a major health concern - but how do we get those all-important 8 hours per night? Our experts reveal their top tips.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 1:17 am
One image shows a Senegalese amputee writing in 1918 to thank the American Red Cross for his artificial arms. Doctors can also be seen demonstrating to patients how artificial limbs work.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 12:23 am
Experts warn many of us hold false beliefs about sex, including that you should peeing before, and that it could affect your heart. They also insist sex could help your headache, rather than worsen it.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 11:56 pm
Social media posts have claimed a Harvard study blamed Peppa Pig for autism. Experts have now refuted the claims, saying no such study exists.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 11:40 pm
Junior doctor strikes in England two years ago had a 'significant impact' on patients: thousands of appointments were cancelled, according to the findings published in BMJ Open
Posted: February 19, 2018, 11:30 pm
The 'bonkbuster' pensioner reveals how she believes sex is vital for a relationship, but doesn't get much these days. Also confesses that she thinks constantly about her weight
Posted: February 19, 2018, 11:17 pm
Tiernan Green, from County Armagh, suffered a fatal asthma attack after failing to use his brown inhaler. He's one of 1,400 UK residents who die this way, each year. This is his story.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 10:55 pm
The research published today by the American Heart Association offers clearer evidence than ever that female heart attack survivors may need more intensive care after a cardiac event than men.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 10:37 pm
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a device that turns smartphones into portable bacteria detectors, revealing potential risks in minutes.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 10:26 pm
The Daily Mail's resident GP answers your queries on everything and anything. This week,he deals with the effects of airport scanners, allergies chronic pain.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 10:25 pm
Researchers from Brigham Young University found running helps protect from the negative effects of stress on the hippocampus - the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 10:24 pm
Gage Billetto, 19, was found dead of a suspected opioid overdose December 27. The Columbia University student grew up in the wealthy suburb of Bronxville, New York.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 7:23 pm
Researchers from Cambridge University found excessive levels of calcium triggers nerve cell death, despite the mineral being critical for communication in the brain.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 6:57 pm
Emmanuel Kuntsche and Sarah Callinan, alcohol policy researchers at La Trobe University in Australia, warn your reasons for drinking influence your health generally.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 6:21 pm
EXCLUSIVE: If you want to look more attractive, you should join a crowd, a new study says. Dubbed the 'cheerleader' effect, the research shows that people are rated more attractive when in a group.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 5:49 pm
Researchers at New York University found that while pair so college roommates sensed changed in one another's stress levels, they often underestimated just how distressed their roommates were.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 5:39 pm
There's a sex injury that's common, painful and poorly understood. The injury targets the cervix and can cause bleeding and sensitivity
Posted: February 19, 2018, 4:43 pm
Hospital patients just hours or days from death are to be offered 'compassion' signs near their beds to alert staff and visitors. The scheme aims to offer them give them peace, dignity and respect
Posted: February 19, 2018, 4:01 pm
Hannah Joels, 35, from Leicestershire, was left critically ill in hospital after suffering encephalitis. Her condition was so severe that she couldn’t even recognise her two-year-old daughter, India
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:59 pm
Baby girl Macy from Glasgow was born with half a heart and only expected to survive for a week. She is now thriving at 10-months-old, thanks to doctors who built her a 'handmade heart'
Posted: February 19, 2018, 1:32 pm
A 56-year-old man from Hyderabad in India has two hearts that beat in unison after doctors were forced to use a smaller heart to complement the failing organ.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 12:39 pm
Teresita Briones, 79, has a tumour the size of bucket growing from her cheek. She thought at first was a mole, but it swelled and developed rapidly. Within a year it was the size of small tennis ball.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 11:41 am
While previous research managed to monitor temperature and muscle strength with stick-on sensors, this new incarnation by Japanese scientists can perform a sonogram of the heart.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 11:05 am
Professor Claudia Kawas, of the University of California, tracked data on around 1,700 people who were in their nineties in 2003 - called the '90+ study'.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 9:58 am
Men typically have 1,000 more calories every day than they account for, while women consumed about 800 more than they estimate, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 9:32 am
Researchers at Northwestern University were stunned when they carried out research on 'super agers', who had dementia tangles on brain scans but seemed not to be affected by the disease.
Posted: February 19, 2018, 2:44 am
People who are left disfigured after cancer surgery are having the damage to their faces repaired by injections of stomach fat.
Posted: February 18, 2018, 11:54 am
It was an exercise session in a local park that almost became the mother-of-two Nell McAndrew's undoing – after a tiny tick bite led to her developing potentially life-changing Lyme disease.
Posted: February 18, 2018, 2:22 am
The successful Stanford University project could even open the door to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes by creating healthy pancreases to regulate blood sugar.
Posted: February 18, 2018, 12:35 am
Charles E Matthews, an epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute, told a conference in Texas we need more physical activity than we thought - but more importantly, we need to sit less.
Posted: February 17, 2018, 8:56 pm