Health


	Trendy dentals fads that are wreaking havoc on your teeth
Trendy dentals fads that are wreaking havoc on your teeth

Top dentists have revealed how trendy fads are wreaking havoc with people's teeth.

Despite the likes of Gisele Bündchen and the Hemsley sisters swearing by starting every morning with a refreshing glass of hot water and lemon, Dr Ben Atkins, a dentist based in Manchester and Trustee of the Oral Health Foundation, warns the drink effectively dissolves teeth and could even make them darker.

While critics link flouride to everything f...

December 29, 2017


	The 10 symptoms you should never ignore
The 10 symptoms you should never ignore

It's that time of year when we're plagued by coughs, sneezes and often a headache or gut pain due to festive overindulgence.

And while in most cases it will be just a minor ailment rearing its head, how do you know when your symptoms could be a sign of something more serious?

No-one likes to consult a doctor unnecessarily, but there are times when you should always seek medical advice.

It's always better to be seen than dismi...

December 29, 2017


	Buttock-enlarging procedures rise five-fold in five years
Buttock-enlarging procedures rise five-fold in five years

'Nowadays, if a woman asks "does my bum look big in this?", the answer they may want to hear is "yes".'

In the past five years, there has been a five-fold surge in the number of women requesting consultations to have buttocks like their favourite celebrities, Mr Ross adds.

One woman even took out a £4,000 loan to have the procedure and imitate her favourite curvy celebrities. Scroll down for her before and after pictures.

Wom...

December 29, 2017


	Doncaster boy with moyamoya syndrome is a 'ticking bomb'
Doncaster boy with moyamoya syndrome is a 'ticking bomb'

His mother, Jane, has to force him to constantly drink water because otherwise the dehydration could further restrict his blood flow.  

Zach Kilkenny suffers from moyamoya syndrome - which restricts blood flow to the brain. The rare condition strikes one in a million

'He is a ticking time-bomb and could have another stroke at any minute. But I am so proud of him - the proudest mum in the world. 

'My mum had had one, so I knew...

December 29, 2017


	Teen could be killed by a single knock in the playground
Teen could be killed by a single knock in the playground

A teenager could die from a single knock in the playground due to a rare genetic disorder.

The 13-year-old suffers from Marfan syndrome – which can cause life-threatening heart or lung problems – and has to avoid all contact games at school. 

Cath is also afraid that Lauren could die from an attack by school bullies after they have threatened to slap her for 'faking' her disability, despite her elongated limbs - one of the physical...

December 29, 2017


	Californian dermatologist pops a 'gross' cyst
Californian dermatologist pops a 'gross' cyst

This stomach-churning footage shows a 'gross' cyst oozing with yellow pus after it was popped.

The large lump, filled with the pungent fluid, was located on the unnamed man's back - slightly above his back tattoo.

Dr Michael Lewis, based in Woodland Hills, tries to keep the patient calm and asks him to let him know if he feels anything 'sharp'.

The large lump, filled with the pungent fluid, was located on the unnamed man's ba...

December 29, 2017


	Jessica Sepel swears by this unusual kitchen ingredient
Jessica Sepel swears by this unusual kitchen ingredient

Using natural ingredients to promote radiant and healthy skin isn't new, but there are some that come more highly rated than others.  

Australian nutritionist Jessica Sepel's radiant visage stands as a testament to healthy living - based on a holistic approach to nutrition and how she cares for her skin.

She also revealed that she relies on one kitchen ingredient in particular - coriander - to keep her complexion glowing.  

A...

December 29, 2017


	Healthista on tips slim women follow to avoid getting fat
Healthista on tips slim women follow to avoid getting fat

Ever wondered how slim women maintain their svelte physiques? 

Ever wondered how slim women maintain their svelte physiques? Here, Sue Peckham, a certified hypnotherapist explains what they do to ensure they stay toned

Even the leading weight loss companies admit that studies show that around 85 per cent of people who lose weight on a diet will put all that weight back on. 

Far from being helpful in losing weight long term, d...

December 29, 2017


	5 yoga positions to help erectile dysfunction
5 yoga positions to help erectile dysfunction

Practising yoga on a daily or a frequent basis may help men overcome erectile dysfunction (ED), according to experts.

They say the relaxing, ancient practice is an effective alternative to medicine that works because the condition is often psychological.

Researchers from Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital in Karnataka, India, note that there is a lack of research but suggest yoga should be considered...

December 29, 2017


	Why your nostrils run when it's cold
Why your nostrils run when it's cold

Ever wondered why your nose runs when it's cold? It's extremely common – it happens to about 50-90 per cent of people.

It's called 'cold-induced rhinitis' or 'skier's nose'. People with asthma, eczema and hay fever seem to experience it more.

He says the low temperature triggers an automatic reaction in your nose to make the air you breathe in warm and wet so that when it gets to your lungs it does not irritate the cells.

'Wh...

December 29, 2017


	Pheramor dating app guarantees sexual chemistry
Pheramor dating app guarantees sexual chemistry

If you've had enough of disappointing first dates, this new app could herald a new era of dating where you have sexual chemistry with every person you meet. 

A genetics-based app called Pheramor has pinpointed 11 genes that link to our pheromones and therefore whether we are sexually compatible with someone. 

Experts say this information could reveal how diverse someone's immune system is compared to our own - and all you have to d...

December 29, 2017


	Paul McKenna's guide to losing weight
Paul McKenna's guide to losing weight

Paul McKenna is giving MailOnline readers life techniques in his New Year - New You series 

My system works for most people most of the time. You can watch a video here at MailOnline where I will quickly explain my approach then we will do a thought experiment, a technique, that will show you how easy it is knock out cravings in moments. 

Also you can listen to a hypnotic trance here at MailOnline for the next seven days for free t...

December 29, 2017


	London woman becomes oldest person ever to have chickenpox
London woman becomes oldest person ever to have chickenpox

A 97-year-old British woman has become the oldest person to ever be struck down with chickenpox, claim doctors.

They assumed she was too old to have chickenpox - despite having the tell-tale rash that is associated with the usually harmless virus. 

The unnamed patient, from London, had already battled the contagious bug as a child before contracting it again nine decades later

They wrote: 'To our knowledge, we present the old...

December 29, 2017


	Leaving your house everyday boosts your lifespan
Leaving your house everyday boosts your lifespan

Leaving your house and going on a walk to the local shops every morning could help you live longer, new research suggests.

Scientists claim the benefits of putting your shoes on and heading out the door are similar to that of cholesterol-busting statins.

Analysing data from adults in their 70s, 80s and 90s, researchers discovered going outside more boosted their lifespan.

For 78 year olds who ventured out every day, they were...

December 29, 2017


	Fat people 'are happier with themselves' say researchers
Fat people 'are happier with themselves' say researchers

Fat people are more at peace with themselves than their skinnier companions, a group of researches claim, despite obesity leading to a higher risk of diseases including cancer and type-2 diabetes.

The theory was gleaned from a study of Britain's largest genetic database, which found that people with a higher BMI were less likely to describe themselves as tense or nervous.   

Scientists at the University of Bristol noted that their ...

December 29, 2017


	Thai woman left with silicone implant between her eyes 
Thai woman left with silicone implant between her eyes 

A brave woman has shared pictures of the botched nose job that left her silicone implant protruding from between her eyes.

It has been reported that the woman's clinic 'took no responsibility' for what had happened after her harrowing pictures were shared.

The unnamed Thai woman opted for a cheap rhinoplasty operation at a clinic that later refused to help her, local reports state

It is also unclear whether the patient, from ...

December 29, 2017


	The top snack food trends of 2018
The top snack food trends of 2018

While packaged and processed foods aren't usually seen as healthy, for 2018, they’ve been given a good-for-you makeover.

‘It’s always fun to see what food trends are going to emerge in the coming year, especially ones that I know real people ... will appreciate for making their lives easier and healthier,’ she said.

Mmm: Dietitian Abby Langer shared her top snack food trends for 2018 after visiting the Food and Nutrition Conference...

December 29, 2017


	The Texas sisters with childhood Alzheimer's
The Texas sisters with childhood Alzheimer's

A couple who tragically have two young daughters suffering from a devastating, rare disease nicknamed 'childhood Alzheimer's' is working with research agencies and doctors on a campaign to save lives.

Pam and Chris Andrews were devastated when they were told that their beautiful daughter Belle, now seven, was suffering from the disease which affects just 200 people in America and 500 kids worldwide, killing a majority between 10 and 20 y...

December 29, 2017


	Terminally ill Hengoed parents fundraise for daughters
Terminally ill Hengoed parents fundraise for daughters

Dawn Wilson, 35, from Hengoed, South Wales, with her daughters Imogen and Madeleine

Terminally ill parents are desperately raising money for their children after being told they may not live to see them grow up.

Dawn Wilson, 35, from Hengoed, South Wales, suffers from an incurable tumour while her ex-partner Iain has Huntington's  disease, a brain condition which effects movement and behaviour.

Iain's illness will get worse o...

December 29, 2017


	Home STI tests doubles screening in young people
Home STI tests doubles screening in young people

Making home STI tests available online doubles the number of young Britons getting checked for infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis, research suggests.

Half of those using 'e-STI testing' went on to get screened while only a quarter of people who have a face-to-face meeting with a nurse at a clinic or GP did so.

All had at least one sexual partner in the last 12 months, were willing to take an STI test, and had acc...

December 29, 2017