People should avoid seemingly healthy low-fat options and stick to traditional fare such as a full English breakfast, according to top weight-loss surgeon Andrew Jenkinson.
THE SECRET MIDWIFE: In my 15 years as a qualified midwife, the number of managers doubled while the number of midwives has halved.
Experts are questioning China's transparency over the coronavirus outbreak, and have expressed concerns that medical experts sounding the alarm about the illness could have been silenced.
Today, when they should have been celebrating the Lunar New Year, people waiting at one hospital in Wuhan were angry and frustrated (pictured, medics outside Wuhan Red Cross Hospital).
Scientists at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Maryland modeled a hypothetical pandemic on a computer as part of research last October.
Grantley Hall, a luxurious Grade II listed gem in the Yorkshire countryside is now a five-star resort which offers a range of bespoke facial treatments, tweaked for personal needs.
According to the British Pain Society, about 28 million people in the UK suffer from chronic pain, and the numbers just keep on rising and patients want drug-free options, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLE...
Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of irregular heart rhythm, known to affect about 1.3 million in the UK. But experts believe many more people are living with the condition undetected.
One in five Britons suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and dieticians such as Luci Daniels are reporting increases numbers of young and otherwise healthy people suffering from the ailment.
Former soldier Adam Douglas from Leeds, was severely injured while serving in Iraq during Desert Storm 2. His local GP was unable to give him a prostate exam due to a lack of a hoist.
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre scanned the brains of 147 12-year-olds who had been tracked from when they were six months old.
DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: I have reservations about the very concept of IVF. An entire industry has sprung up around the idea that everyone has the right to be a parent.
In Wuhan, the centre of the outbreak, health-care workers have been rushed off their feet as they struggle to cope with the unprecedented demand.
RUSSELL FOSTER: As a sleep scientist, and having worked closely with sleep doctors for more than 30 years, I know the impact a lack of sleep can have - and the damaging ways in which people try t...
With the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, now spreading to at least 11 countries, travelers may feel nervous. Former CDC official Dr Robert Amler shared his healthy travel tips.
EXCLUSIVE: Sir Jeremy Farrar, a renowned specialist in infectious disease epidemics, said the virus in China isn't new but has likely adapted to infect humans.
The Wuhan National Laboratory opened in January 2018, with the highest safety rating and plans to study SARS and Ebola. A Nature article warned that some were concerned over its safety.
The Chinese government has attempted to be transparent about the new coronavirus outbreak, but citizens are wary, remembering cover-up of the SARS epidemic from 2002 to 2004
World Health Organization officials do not believe the coronavirus that has killed 26, mostly in Wuhan, and sickened more than 800 globally is a public health emergency of international concern -...
The number of people confirmed to have been infected with the Chinese coronavirus has now risen above 830 and 26 people have died while scientists scramble to get a deeper understanding of it.
Public Health England urged medics to 'avoid physical contact' and leave patients 'in a room with the door shut'. It comes as five people with similar symptoms are treated in Scotland and N Irela...
The CDC issues its highest travel warning on Thursday, urging Americans to 'avoid unessential travel' to Wuhan as the new coronavirus has left 644 sickened and 18 dead.
The new coronavirus, which was first identified in Wuhan, China, has not had fatality rates as severe as those of its cousin, SARS - which also broke out in China - but experts say this could cha...
Exercise levels among those aged 55 to 74 are up 3.4 per cent since 2015/16, and those over 75 are doing 4.7 per cent more, according to the Sport England's Active Lives Adult Survey.
Middle aged people and pensioners in England are increasing their activity levels. Since 2015/16 those aged 55 to 74 have increased their exercise levels by 3.4 per cent.
US health officials are testing 12 patients across the country for the new, mysterious coronavirus that has been spreading across the globe, sickening 894 people and killing 26.
Ken Zurek of Highland Indiana and his family are on vacation in Chonquing, China, 500 miles from the coronavirus outbreak's center. He says they can hardly leave the house and fear the virus is a...
If the Chinese patient who spread the deadly new virus to 15 healthcare workers in turns out to be a 'super spreader,' infectious disease expert Dr Michael Osterholm says to expect more.
Top e-commerce sites in China like Alibaba, its subsidiary Taobao and JD.com are begging panicked customers to be patient as their stocks of medical supplies run low amid the outbreak.
Dr Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine is just one of a set of international scientists working to retool a vaccine started during the SARS outbreak to work against the new virus of the sam...
Doctors at the Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan city, the centre of a new outbreak which is believed to have infected thousands of people, said taking strain off the patient's lungs allowed them to hea...
Researchers tried the system on 790 patients in an NHS hospital in Wales, and say it could 'easily be rolled out' nationwide. AI by a patients' bedside collects data on their vitals.
Fifteen students from Wuhan College attended the University of Cambridge this week as part of a nine-day education programme. It is thought they went clubbing in the evenings.
Wuhan, which has a population of 11 million, is being quarantined, with authorities shutting down outbound flights and trains, ordering citizens not to leave except in the case of special circums...
Screenings for the coronavirus that's sickened 48 people in China, Thailand and Japan will start Friday for passengers arriving from Wuhan to JFK and to San Francisco and LAX Saturday.
Officials in Wuhan - the city at the heart of the outbreak - confirmed four new cases today, taking the total to 48. This includes two patients who diagnosed in Thailand and one case in Japan.
The sessions, at the University of Derby (pictured), involve participants trying to express their feelings about climate change through art and 'poetry and movement'.
The woman boasted on the Chinese site WeChat that she'd been suffering from a fever and took tablets to mask her symptoms so she could fly from Wuhan, the epicentre of the killer virus outbreak.
Emma Gale, 42, from Whitstable, Kent, was diagnosed with polycistic ovary syndrome aged 18, before being told she may never be able to have children.
Wardens at Highbury Fields, in north London, say personal trainers are encouraging overweight clients to do pull-ups on the trees. Islington Council said it would ban people caught damaging them...
Scientists took saliva samples from Brazilian football fans watching the semi-final against Germany at the 2014 World Cup. Levels of the stress hormone cortisol 'rocketed' during the game.
Scientists at Northwestern University in Illinois studied 166 indoor dust samples and found that bacteria living within them were able to share antibiotic resistant genes with each other.
The man was loaded into the pod and isolated from other travellers at the airport in Fuzhou, south-eastern China. He had reportedly been suffering from a fever during screening.
A study of almost 12,000 women found that taking 81 milligrams of aspirin a day - a quarter of a 300mg pill - from the sixth week of pregnancy to the 36th lowered the danger by 11 per cent.
Leading dermatologists recommend the tiny changes you can make to soothe irritated skin, while top psychotherapists and dietitians recommend ways of rethinking your next supermarket trips.
Royal Wolverhampton, which runs three hospitals (pictured, New Cross hospital), has linked with technology firm Babylon Health to adapt its GP At Hand app service so it can work in hospitals.
Scientists at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City analysed more than 35,000 DNA samples from autism patients in 50 hospitals across the world. They now know 102 genes put people at risk.
Massachusetts researchers set strict meal plans - rich in pre and probiotics - and monitored patients over two months. By the end, two-thirds reported dramatic decline in symptom severity.
Hannah Packham, 30, from Brighton, paid almost £4,000 for breast enlargement surgery in 2014 to boost her from a size 32A to 32D. She noticed the left one balloon in October 2018.
Colorado researchers looked at the guts of 58 obese teenage girls with PCOS. They found these girls had high levels of bacteria linked to too much testosterone - a cause of PCOS.
Public Health England today said HPV rates among young women are down to below two per cent, but researchers at Queen Mary University of London dispute claims it will stop cervical cancer.
Lee Barker, 29, from Limehouse, east London, suffers from erythromelalgia, dubbed Man on Fire syndrome. He experiences an attack whenever the temperature goes above 20C (68F).
Researchers used data from 2,192 Brazilian 15-year-olds to develop the the tool, which included asking children about their relationships with their parents and how well they did at school.
A new study showed that, when participants were given a new oral flu vaccine pill compared to the standard injectable, 29% of the tablet group fell ill compared to 35% of the shot group.
Experts in the Netherlands, Cambridge and London are developing a 'soft robot' heart which could keep blood pumping around the body.
Whether it's bloating, irritable bowel syndrome or a sluggish gut, these small changes will have you feeling more comfortable - and possibly even dropping a few pounds.
Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline pulled Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine from shelves over "inconsistencies in how transfer and weigh ingredients.'
Kathleen Thorson, from Medford, Oregon, died after suffering an iintracerebral hemorrhage five days following the birth of her fourth child but saved 12 lives after she donated her organs.
Studies on mice showed the stem cells in the hair follicle which colour hair are damaged in response to a stress hormone called norepinephrine. The effects are irreversible, the team at Harvard ...
Researchers from the US The US Army Medical Research Institute said the vaccine was effective for five months in a study of mice. Novichok was used to attack a former Russian spy in 2018 in Salis...
Scientists studied the effect of the cream, which is sold as Imiquimod or Aldara, on four types of virus transmitted by mosquitoes, including Zika and Chikungunya.
Researchers at the universities of North Carolina and Emory in Atlanta - behind the studies - said the rate at which the HIV virus was exposed was 'unprecedented'.
A new report has found, for the first time that dozens of US cities, such as Miami and New Orleans, have drinking water with PFAS chemicals, linked to birth defects and cancer.
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts found these women were at a 32% lower risk than mothers who had one child and bottle fed them after a month. More than 108,000 women took part.
Colorado University researchers have created a test that measures levels of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in the blood. When AMH is low, it means eggs are running out.
Kathryn Cartwright, of Sutton, Coldfield, became an inspirational figure since her leukaemia diagnosis 13 years ago. She died of an 'insurmountable' liver infection on January 18.
In a series of strongly worded tweets, the WHO also refused to say whether vaping was less harmful than cigarettes. Public Health England claims vaping is 95% safer than smoking.
Scientists at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil tested their theory on pisco sours cocktails and found the drink's alcohol and acidic lemon juice destroyed bacteria in nine mi...
Cancer Research UK has warned that a worrying number of cervical cancer cases are happening among women in their late 20s - around 400 out of 3,000 each year.
A new study from Temple University in Pennsylvania has found that boosting levels of a protein in mice genetically engineered to develop Alzheimer's cleared proteins that smother neurons.
A third of people in the UK struggle to nod off. But, as our experts reveal here, the solution could be as easy as faking a yawn before bed, working on a jigsaw or wearing coloured glasses...
The US Supreme Court declined to take a case regarding the 2014 water crisis in Flint, Michigan, meaning lawsuits filed by residents against city and state officials will be allowed to proceed.
Vivian Wright, of Florida, has filed a notice of intention to sue, alleging that her 86-year-old father, Frank Wright, isn't being properly cared for Heartland Health Care Center of Orange Park.
Researchers at Michigan State University scanned the brains of more than 330 adults and got them to take memory tests - they found those with a larger memory centre did not necessarily perform be...
GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Between the ages of 16 and 25, Carrie Searcy, 38, from Kentucky, claimed she used sunbeds up to three times a week to achieve the 'model tan' she saw in magazines.
Danielle Sullivan, from Selby in North Yorkshire, said she has had large breasts since she was in primary school and, as well as being painful, they make her extremely self-conscious in public.
Sandrine Graneau from Loire-Atlantique in western France, suffered from toxic shock syndrome after leaving the cup in for 'several hours' and had to spend three weeks in intensive care last April...
Harvard University scientists found that simply cutting fat and carbs won't lower your mortality risks. In fact, small amounts just from processed foods are still linked to six to seven percent h...
As we continue to munch our way through six billion packets of crisps every year in the UK, manufacturers have started to tempt us with 'healthy' versions of the savoury snack.
A new study tested six of the main active ingredients in sunscreen lotions and sprays and found they had had higher concentrations in the blood than the Food and Drug Administration's threshold.
Researchers at Hiroshima University in Japan pumped the scent of roses into a room where people were sleeping and found those who said the smell was familiar were more likely to have bad dreams.
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: The relationship between food and mood is a current obsession of mine - something that many GPs may not think of when advising on ways to beat the blues.
Megan, from Florida, was bullied so much at school that her mother agreed to pay for cosmetic surgery but two operations went wrong and she has lived with the damage for decades.
Mariia Bilenka, 22, from Kiev in Ukraine, had clear skin in autumn 2019 but her skin broke out in acne when she moved to Germany and started working as an au pair away from her family.
Scientists at the University of East Anglia questioned 71 people with a condition called anosmia, a total or almost total loss of smell, and found they blamed it for mental health problems and ma...
The Daily Mail's resident doctor Martin Scurr answers your health concerns in his column. This week a reader asks if the ringing in their ears is connected to them clenching their teeth.
A researcher from King's College London analysed eight years worth of data for 60million people in 14 countries and found the vaccine is just as effective in the real world as it was in lab tests...
A nutritional review of 208 pre-mixed alcoholic drinks on UK supermarket shelves found just 14 (9 per cent) had labelling revealing how much sweet stuff they contained.
Cancer Research UK scientists working in Cambridge made a vital energy-producing chemical magnetic and used MRI scans to watch how quickly breast cancer cells used it up.
Thousands of patients are choosing to bypass NHS waiting lists by visiting hospitals across Europe but with Brexit looming, its future could hang in the balance.
Two experts from the University of Leicester and Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester said it would be 'morally acceptable' for men to have their sperm harvested after they died if they consented i...
MIRANDA LEVY: Imagine my excitement when I heard about a new probiotic supplement called ShapeLine, which promised to help people - particularly 'midlifers' like me.
PETER HAMLYN: Dominic was a superbly fit athlete: a rugby player, rower, batsman and furious bowler. But this is the paradox: the condition that killed him is known as sudden athlete death.
A team of experts have revealed their tips to transform your health concerns and how to tackle arthritis, bone and heart health.
The Tango Mini Stroller's hinges can apparently collapse with excess weight, a design flaw that could cause a baby to fall to the ground, according to a Thursday notice.
A new study from CS Mott Children's Hospital has found that 86 percent of parents say their teens spend too much time gaming, but 71 percent believe video games have a positive impact.
Actor and author Stephen McGann, 56, admits that he hasn't had alcohol for 25 years because it makes him depressed, and that he gave up cigarettes in his early 20s.
Lacie Rian Fisher, 15, of Pisgah, North Carolina, died on December 30 after she contracted influenza B, responsible for most pediatric flu deaths this season, which sent her into septic shock.
Researchers at the University of Israel assessed the sleep quality and levels of pain of 128 people over 50 being treated at a specialist clinic.
Carolyn Andrew, 68, from Bushey, Hertfordshire, joined a group of activists called CUTIC, the Chronic Urinary Tract Infection Campaign, after developing a urinary tract infection in 2016.
Dr Stephen Jivraj, a researcher at University College London, studied household survey responses from more than 200,000 people in the 1920s and the 1970s for his study.
Sean Kelley, from Rochester, New York, lost 40 pounds to donate part of his liver to his one-year-old son, Sawyer, who suffers from Alagille syndrome, which scars and damages the liver.
Researchers at Harvard, MIT and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute screened thousands of already-approved medications and were shocked to find that so many common drugs have effects on cancers.
More than two million Americans with heart disease are using or have used marijuana - and it could put them at risk of dangerously bleeding or liver damage, a Brigham and Women's study warns.
A new study, led by Yale University, found that every time the number of ultrafine particles in the air increased, the risk of a non-fatal heart attack six hours late rose by 3.27 percent.
'Chinese restaurant syndrome' was coined in the 1960s and refers to headaches, nausea and sweating after eating Chinese food. Campaigners say it's a 'xenophobic myth'.
Rebecca Allen, 41, of Norfolk, gave birth to Luna and Seren in June 2019. Doctors warned the odds were stacked against her if she ever hoped to have children of her own.
Researchers at the Avera Health Center for Pediatric & Community Research in South Dakota followed the outcomes of 12,000 pregnancies among women from South Africa and the US for eight years.
Women whose periods stop before the age of 40 are at greater risk of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, asthma and breast cancer, the study found.
Naythen Watkin, 22, was rushed to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham on January 2 when he was unresponsive. His mother, Debra Newbert, 47, was told he may only survive two more hours.
Tony Bellingham, from Bromley, London, suffers from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a rare and unusual condition that has been dubbed 'the suicide disease'.
John Vandesquille, 30, from Manchester, has been using the gel since May last year. He signed up for the trial after his partner, 28-year-old Alex Smith, was told she couldn't take the Pill.
Sara Farrow, 27, from Lincoln, was scared of people seeing her newborn Lacey-Dee Barrett in public because of the birthmarks covering most of her body.
Laura Skerritt, from Templecombe, Somerset, was prescribed anti-depressants when she first visited doctors in 2017. But the drugs had no effect and brain scans revealed she had a giant tumour.
The findings come after a study in which 30 adults aged between 67 and 92 living in sheltered housing in San Diego, California, were asked about how they felt living alone.
Women who had no children gained around 1st, 2lb (7.5kg) over five to six years, while a mother put that much on plus an extra 2lb 14oz (1.3kg), experts at the University of Cambridge found.
Have you managed to keep your New Year resolutions? Chances are your willpower might be starting to flag, as it's tough making big life changes in one fell swoop.
A new detection method rolled out last month looks for traces of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which cause nearly all cervical tumours.
NIK and EVA SPEAKMAN: There is every chance you started the New Year on a fad diet or healthy eating regime but now the January blues have set in and resolutions are being broken.
The number of people on waiting lists for planned treatment in England will jump by 30 per cent from the current 4.6 million, according to a new forecast from a collection of private health firms...
High-street baker Greggs brought us a vegan steak bake last month, following the success of their vegan sausage roll, launched this time last year. There are now dozens of vegan alternatives.
Joseph McMullan, 31, has a type of lymphoma - cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. He was eligible for the treatment and felt optimistic.
DR ELLIE CANNON: Burning feet is a recognised syndrome, sometimes called Grierson-Gopalan syndrome, where sufferers experience burning in the legs at night time.
Rory Dewar, from Glasgow, was only 22 when he lost his vision after developing a rare condition, but 18 months after signing up for a trial in the US, he has fully recovered his sight.
The robo-legs are being tested by 20 people with MS as part of a study at Kent and Canterbury Hospital. One MS patient to benefit from the trial is Richard Aske-Haley.
A UK Anti-Doping report has warned men in their teens, 20s and 30s are being 'bombarded' with images of perfectly sculpted bodies on social media and shows like Love Island (pictured).
DR MAX PEMBERTON: As a nation we've become enormously reliant on medication to manage our health and we happily reach for statins or blood pressure tablets.
The CDC dropped its warning against vaping for adults to focus on THC e-cigarettes purchased on the street or handed off from friends and family, which seem to be the main drivers of lung illness...
Although there were fewer new cases of flu diagnosed last week than in the previous one, seven children died of flu last week alone, compared to zero in the same week of 2019, say Friday's figure...
In the last several weeks, nearly 40 children have died of the flu as the virus spreads across the US early. Kaylee Roberts, a 16-year-old from Ohio, is among the latest children to succumb to th...
Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark tested the sperm of more than 1,600 men going through national service fitness testing and found those taking omega-3 ejaculated more sperm.
A man from Parma in Italy died wearing nothing but a 'sex belt with a harness around the waist' after injecting the drug mephedrone into his shoulder caused his heart to fail, scientists said.
The patient, from Massachusetts, was diagnosed with post-orgasm illness syndrome (POIS). His symptoms were so debilitating he rarely masturbated and avoided having sex.
Data from the Office for National Statistics show that the most common age to die has risen since 1974 from 81 for women in the UK and 74 for men, with improvements coming faster for men.
EXCLUSIVE: Remarkable weight loss pictures show how three women from England have managed to beat their bulge by giving up slimming clubs. One opted for a gastric band to help her lose weight.
Jeska Forsyth, of Austin, Texas, first noticed a mark on her upper forehead in 2008. She finally saw a dermatologist in 2014, when she was diagnosed with skin cancer for the first time.
Kye Vincent, of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, was given days to live in April 2016 when he was struck down with the killer infection.
Stroke consultant positions are at a 'worryingly low level' and Britain is 'hurtling' towards a major stroke crisis unless the NHS can recruit specialist medics, The Stroke Association said.
Jason Sheridan, 31, from Liverpool, discovered he had melanoma after using the app, called SkinVision, which checks moles for potentially dangerous changes.
Each man involved in the University of Kansas trial will need to apply the clear gel to their arm or shoulder every day for two years and be having regular sex with his partner.
Aubry Harper was just two when she suffered the life-changing injury while inspecting her mother's light-up vanity table at home in Alabama in May 2018.
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego, gave the insects human antibodies - attacker proteins from the immune system - which made them unable to spread dengue in a lab.
Oscar Saxelby-Lee, from Worcester, was given a 'life or death' three-month race against time to find a stem-cell match after his aggressive form of leukaemia worsened.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number of alcoholic beverages consumed by binge drinkers rose from 472 in 2011 to 529 in 2017.
Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, said the advantages of the new drugs was 'potentially huge'. NHS watchdog NICE has now issued draft guidance rejecting one of the drugs - larotr...
Researchers at the Scripps Research Translational Institute in California said that people tended to have higher average heart rates and to sleep more than usual if they were getting sick.
A new survey has found that most Americans with New Year's fitness resolutions Googled CrossFit, but residents of Kansas and Oregon were most concerned about how to lose a double chin.
A video has gone viral of Kinley Jones, four, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, who has the motor disability, learning how to walk as ditches the walker and begins walking towards her mother.
The vaping illness epidemic may be slowing two weeks after the FDA announced it will enact a ban on flavored e-cigarettes and New Jersey lawmakers inch toward their own measure.
The 69-year-old man died in the early hours of January 15 at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan city, where 41 patients have fallen ill since December.