• Apple Watch's irregular heartbeat detector 'is only 34% accurate' By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    APPLE WATCH'S IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT DETECTOR 'IS ONLY 34% ACCURATE'

    A third of people whose Apple Watch warned them they might have an irregular heartbeat were actually diagnosed, while the other two...

  • Illiterate people 'are three times more likely to develop dementia' By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    ILLITERATE PEOPLE 'ARE THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP DEMENTIA'

    Researchers from Columbia University in New York followed 983 people with an average age of 77 over four years. They found the risk...

  • New Jersey man, 81, has a cancerous tumor the size of a soccer ball removed from his neck By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    NEW JERSEY MAN, 81, HAS A CANCEROUS TUMOR THE SIZE OF A SOCCER BALL REMOVED FROM HIS NECK

    Milton Wingert, 81, from Journal Square, New Jersey, had a cancerous tumor removed from his neck after it grew from the size of a ping...

    Tumors, Cancer
  • US drug overdose death toll falls for the second year in row By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    US DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH TOLL FALLS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN ROW

    After nearly two decades of mounting drug overdose deaths in the US, driven by the opioid epidemic, an estimated 1.8% fewer people...

    Drugs
  • Blood test for sepsis could save lives of thousands of children By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    BLOOD TEST FOR SEPSIS COULD SAVE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN

    Sepsis affects around 260,000 people a year in the UK and 1.7million in the US. It causes more avoidable deaths than breast, bowel...

    Prostate, Cancer, Breast, Breasts
  • 50% more Americans being infected by antibiotic-resistant superbugs since 2013, CDC report reveals By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    50% MORE AMERICANS BEING INFECTED BY ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT SUPERBUGS SINCE 2013, CDC REPORT REVEALS

    A new CDC report reveals that 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic-resistant superbugs, meaning there...

  • Bacteria-eating viruses may reverse liver damage in alcoholics By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    BACTERIA-EATING VIRUSES MAY REVERSE LIVER DAMAGE IN ALCOHOLICS

    University of California, San Diego and King's College London scientists discovered that a cocktail of bacteriophages attacks and eats...

    Alcohol
  • US states that deem addiction in pregnancy 'criminal' have sicker babies By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    US STATES THAT DEEM ADDICTION IN PREGNANCY 'CRIMINAL' HAVE SICKER BABIES

    Half of US states now have policies in place that consider opioid use in pregnancy a crime in an effort to stem the epidemic, but a...

    Pregnancy, Baby
  • Health websites in the UK 'share search terms with advertisers' By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    HEALTH WEBSITES IN THE UK 'SHARE SEARCH TERMS WITH ADVERTISERS'

    An investigation has revealed 79 out of 100 popular health websites had cookies on their websites which saved sensitive health data...

  • Skin cancer rates have dropped sharply among teens and millennials, study suggests  By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    SKIN CANCER RATES HAVE DROPPED SHARPLY AMONG TEENS AND MILLENNIALS, STUDY SUGGESTS 

    A new study from University of Washington School of Medicine has found that rates of melanoma fell 4% per year among young men and...

    Cancer, Drop, Skin
  • All surgery - even small procedures such as hernia repair - are dangerous for frail patients By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    ALL SURGERY - EVEN SMALL PROCEDURES SUCH AS HERNIA REPAIR - ARE DANGEROUS FOR FRAIL PATIENTS

    Mortality is higher in frail patients than previously thought, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center said, and therefore...

  • Moving from a quiet to busy street raises risk of brain cancer By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    MOVING FROM A QUIET TO BUSY STREET RAISES RISK OF BRAIN CANCER

    McGill University scientists have delved into the effects of ultra-fine particles, tiny pollutants mainly emitted by road traffic and...

    Pollution, Cancer, Brain
  • Taller people may be more genetically at risk of an irregular heartbeat By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    TALLER PEOPLE MAY BE MORE GENETICALLY AT RISK OF AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT

    Researchers at University of Pennsylvania found genetic variants linked with height were also strongly linked with atrial fibrillation....

  • Mother reveals her baby was nearly KILLED by the common group B strep bacteria By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    MOTHER REVEALS HER BABY WAS NEARLY KILLED BY THE COMMON GROUP B STREP BACTERIA

    Bethany Davies, 26, from The Vale of Glamorgan in Wales, is now calling for Group B Strep screening to be offered to pregnant women....

    Pregnant, Baby
  • Why you should listen to Adele while you drive in rush hour By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO ADELE WHILE YOU DRIVE IN RUSH HOUR

    Researchers from two universities in Sao Paolo, Brazil studied the effects of piano instrumental versions of the singer's chart-toppers...

  • Why women should NOT masturbate with electric toothbrushes By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    WHY WOMEN SHOULD NOT MASTURBATE WITH ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES

    British gynaecologist Dr Anne Henderson said toothbrushes shouldn't be used for anything other than cleaning teeth and that neither...

    Teeth
  • Toddler who was nearly killed by COW'S MILK By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    TODDLER WHO WAS NEARLY KILLED BY COW'S MILK

    Mia Gencarelli, two, from Ontario, Canada, suddenly lost her appetite and became lethargic and breathless. Too much milk can trigger...

    Minerals
  • Eczema-stricken boy's flaky skin vanishes after taking a £4.50 'miracle' cream By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    ECZEMA-STRICKEN BOY'S FLAKY SKIN VANISHES AFTER TAKING A £4.50 'MIRACLE' CREAM

    Jack Todd's mother, Emma Nunn, from Hampshire, was recommended to try a £4.50 Childs Farm moisturiser in January 2018, shortly after...

    Skin, Eczema, Child
  • Cancer drugs 'could be driven directly to tumours using SOUND WAVES' By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    CANCER DRUGS 'COULD BE DRIVEN DIRECTLY TO TUMOURS USING SOUND WAVES'

    Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles, said this would be an accurate way of directing medications through the...

    Drugs, Cancer
  • ANTHRAX may be the key to shrinking bladder tumors by 30% in 3 minutes By Daily Mail   -   Nov 13, 2019

    ANTHRAX MAY BE THE KEY TO SHRINKING BLADDER TUMORS BY 30% IN 3 MINUTES

    A combination of anthrax and a growth factor found on the surface of bladder cancer cells allowed Purdue University researchers to...

    Tumors, Cancer