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Just making simple changes to a person's diet can significantly boost their quality of life, according to medical research. Eating avocados and oysters can help a person better manage stress (top left). A stressed person may also want to avoid coffee, soda or alcohol (bottom left). Eating starchy foods like potatoes or oatmeal can help manage heartburn (top center). Spicy foods can trigger acid reflux, though, and should be avoided by those who struggle with it, along with fatty foods like cheese and processed goods (bottom center). A person who is struggling to get to bed each night should ditch alcohol, sweets and caffeine in the hours before bed (bottom right) and instead replace with kiwis, milk and fatty-acid filled foods like salmon (top right). In general, avoiding processed and fatty foods and replacing them with fruits and vegetables can be great for a person’s health. Experts recommend that anyone dealing with chronic issues see a doctor, and even keep a food diary so they can see what additions or subtractions to their daily diet are impacting how they feel day-to-day. 


Sirin Murad, 25, was on holiday in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, in June when she fell asleep in the 21C (70F) heat with no sunscreen on. The next day her red face was extremely sore and starting to bubble (left). Her skin was so tight that when she furrowed her eyebrows it looked like it was made out of plastic, with deep ridges in the middle like the famous Star Trek Klingon species (inset).

It was first spotted in May in the southern state of Kerala and it is feared to be a new variant of hand, foot, and mouth disease. Experts are also probing whether it is a mosquito-borne infection.


Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysts estimate just over 1.4million people had the virus in the week up to August 6 in England. It was down 32 per cent on the week ending July 26.

Health service bosses today said 'rising numbers' will fall ill and see their health deteriorate unless the Government takes 'urgent action' to limit energy price increases.

A study by Imperial College London found two-thirds of cases can pass it on five days after their symptoms begin, with a quarter still infectious after a week - longer than the NHS says.

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The British Medical Association polled 3,100 doctors between July 20 and August 5 in Scotland after the Government's 4.5 per cent pay rise offer. Some 78 per cent said they would like to strike.

Released on Tuesday, the Office for National Statistics' figures for excess deaths in the UK has revealed that about 1,000 more people than usual are dying each week from illnesses and conditions other than Covid. This makes the rate for excess deaths 14.4 per cent higher than the five-year average, meaning 1,350 more people have died than usual in the week ending 5 August. Covid-related deaths made up for 469 of them, but the remaining 881 have 'not been explained'. Since the start of June, nearly 10,000 more deaths unrelated to Covid have been recorded than the five-year average, making up around 1,089 per week.

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NHS England said care home residents and people who are housebound will be among the first to be vaccinated against Covid again as the rollout begins from September 5.

A pilot scheme saw GPs give £25 vape shop vouchers to more than 300 smokers in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, who also received support from the health service's stop smoking service.

The NHS has been slammed as sexist after advertising for a senior role in which the candidate 'identifies as female'. Barts Health NHS Trust in London is hiring a director of operations that will be paid an annual salary of around £100,000. Their duties will be to ensure 'safe, high quality and efficient delivery of the day to day operational management of England's largest trust. A job ad posted on LinkedIn and the NHS recruitment site says: 'We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who identify as female.' The Men and Boys Coalition charity told MailOnline it was 'discriminatory' and flew in the face of equality. Charities have accused this job ad from NHS Barts Health Trust as being discriminatory towards men by saying the encourage applications from candidates who identify as female


The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the first human-to-animal case had been detected in a greyhound in Paris who slept in the same bed as its gay owners.

In the largest study of its kind, US researchers looked at the DNA of 150,000 participants, 20,000 of whom had diagnosed autism.

Berkeley Lab in California researchers studied how toxic, cancer-causing chemicals can linger on household surfaces and fabrics, before being absorbed through people's skin.

Women lose five and a half weeks of sleep a year due to the menopause, a study has suggested. These women wake up on average 2.7 times a night and experience a variety of issues.

EXCLUSIVE: Campaigners said the high number of women in the NHS and care sectors meant it 'isn't surprising' they are being lured into online adult work as the cost of living crisis bites. Belle Grace (right), 26, from Yorkshire, left her job as a carer for children and adults with autism last year, where she was paid roughly £1,600 a month. She has now become an OnlyFans sensation and makes between £7,000 and £51,000 monthly. Former healthcare assistant James Cowe (inset), 23, from Bournemouth, also made the switch last year after being 'insulted' by the Government's proposed pay rise. And Hollie Munroe (left), 25, from Hertfordshire, has been able to move to Marbella on the back of funds she got from quitting her job as a carer for an OnlyFans career.

Standing desks, getting rid of chairs at meetings and moving printers and bins further away could help reduce sedentary behaviour, UK researchers found.

A major study by the University of Washington suggests millions of global cancer deaths are caused by people smoking and drinking too much, with men at a four-fold higher risk than women.

An unnamed Nebraska child's death has been linked to the brain eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri. Infection from the amoeba is incredibly rare but also highly deadly - killing around 97% of people in infects. This would be the third confirmed case and second death in the U.S. tied to the amoeba. It is often found in untreated water during summer months, experts warn.

A one-year-old boy was infected with cutaneous anthrax, causing a massive, oozing, lesion to erupt on his buttocks. It took ten days of antibiotic treatment for his condition to begin improvement.

NHS England has restarted its investigations into so-called 'ghost patients' after they were paused to allow GPs to cope with the increased workload of the Covid pandemic.

Researchers have found our preference for foods from cheese to cake has more to do with our DNA than upbringing or cultural differences. In the largest study of its kind, researchers from Edinburgh University looked at 150,000 people's fondness for over 100 food and drink products. The team identified there are more than 400 genes that influence our food preferences - and they come in three main clusters: highly palatable, low-calorie or 'acquired tastes' (shown in graphic).

A fifth of annual suspected UK prostate cancer referrals could be fast-tracked for investigation, while another 40 per cent could avoid referral and invasive biopsies if genetic risk was included in triage.

The unnamed man - who worked at family-run Rustic Inn Crabhouse two decades ago as a busboy - dined at the restaurant in late July and was hospitalized several days later.

Experts studied over 1.25million people in the UK with Covid and found new diagnoses of psychosis, dementia, seizures and brain fog were more common during the two years after.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. The 40-year-old, from Bonn, went to his doctor with a red spot on his nose, which was initially dismissed as sunburn. Within three days it began to rot.

Silver Steele, of Houston, Texas, developed horrific blisters on his face after developing monkeypox and documented his month-long battle with the virus. He developed symptoms around July 11, when small pimple-like white spots started appearing around his mouth. Steele said he developed symptoms after attending a July 4 party and initially thought it was razor burn. After confirming it was monkeypox, he developed a fever, chills, and nights sweats and said he nearly passed out from the pain at times. He has since gotten the TPoxx vaccine, which is also used to treat smallpox and can only be given with special permission from the CDC. The porn star worries the scars around his mouth could leave marks for life.

In an alert the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said nine of the patients had been hospitalized after being infected over the two weeks to August 8.

Sebastian Deleon, now 22, from Weston, is one of a lucky four people to survive an infection with the amoeba - named Naegleria fowleri - out of 154 known cases in the United States.

Statistics showed the oldest Americans were in debt about $17,510 each to their healthcare providers - double the $8,995 owed by 35 to 44-year-olds, the least indebted.

Researchers in Taiwan took videos of more than 200 elderly patients' necks using a 2014 iPhone 6. Participants were made to lie down on their backs and put their heads in a box while being filmed.

NHS chiefs in Cornwall admitted they are 'not proud' of the 200-minute average wait time for Category 2 calls - which is 11 times the national target of 18 minutes. It is the worst response time on record for the area. But waits nationally are also dire, with the average heart attack patient seen in just under an hour in July. Emergency departments are also currently at breaking point - with almost 30,000 people waiting 12-plus hours in A&E a day. In a worrying sign, an internal NHS memo leaked today shows deaths in emergency departments are becoming 'increasingly common'. Government officials are now investigating 'potentially preventable' deaths that may have been caused by the delays in ambulances and emergency departments.

UK Health Security Agency chief executive Dame Jenny Harries (pictured) said she had heard of people switching their fridges off but this 'creates the risk of infection in food'.

Another two Oatly oat milk products have been recalled due to potential microbial contamination. The standard oat milk and chocolate oat milk Oatly products now join the recall.

A study of 7,000 English children found those born preterm are at increased risk of doing poorly at both primary and secondary school according to a study by experts from Oxford University.

Dr John Skevofilax, chief surgeon at UK cosmetic chain Signature Clinics, said he has performed more labiaplasties in the past six months than the whole of 2021.

WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Soraia Bonuar Gomes, 30, from Manchester, was prescribed anti-inflammatory and anti-sickness pills in June 2019 after struggling with period pain for years. The cleaner became pregnant the following month and says doctors did not tell her to stop taking the medication. The mother-of-three was rushed to hospital in September 2019 - eight weeks into her pregnancy - after she developed blisters all over her body which burst and peel. Pictured: Ms Gomes in hospital due to drug allergy (right and inset) and after giving birth (left).

Britons are turning to Dr Google and ordering potentially high-risk drugs from online pharmacies via a simple questionnaire as they struggle to see a GP, industry leaders have warned.

The number of college students experiencing anxiety or depression more than doubled from 2013 to 2021, a new study finds.

If you thought you were up to date with the latest science on healthy eating - think again. Researchers from the US have created the Food Compass which turns common assumptions about snacking on their heads. The results are bad if you thought you were being good to your body by opting for a granola bar over sugary chocolate ice cream in a cone. And couscous - also promoted as a health food for years - scores lower than bacon - which has previously been linked to cancer. The team at Tufts University in Boston spent three years looking at more than 8,000 foods and drinks, from melon to a McDonald's, and used cutting-edge science to rank them according to 54 different attributes. They say they have created the most comprehensive system to date to assess the nutrition content of what we eat.

DR JUSTINE HEXALL: In my NHS clinic, we found 18 per cent of cases are picked up by chance as I tend to give all patients a full body check for skin cancer.

LORD GRADE: The real front line of the NHS, your local chemist, is retreating, just when we need them more than ever to alleviate the demand for GP appointments.

Polio may have been circulating in New York as far back as April, the CDC revealed Tuesday. In a new report, the agency reveals that the virus has been detected in wastewater sampling 21 times between Rockland and Orange counties. Last week, New York City officials confirmed they had detected the virus as well. The investigation comes after a Rockland County man suffered a confirmed case of polio in June - the nation's first in nearly a decade.

Martin County, Florida, has confirmed a case of monkeypox in a child under four years old, the first such case in the state and the seventh in the U.S. overall.

New York City officials confirmed Friday that polio has been detected in the city's wastewater. It comes after the nation's first confirmed case in over a decade was found in the state last month.

Reasons cited included finding the application 'boring' and thinking that the sun was not strong enough to cause harm. Despite this, 80 per cent of those polled knew about the risk of skin cancer.

UK scientists announced that for the first time they have successfully changed the blood types of three donor human kidneys from rarer B-types to O-type.

WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT. Mary Bentley, from Dallas, Texas (pictured), was having a routine skin check-up with her dermatologist last month, when they noticed a 'discoloured' mark on her scalp (inset). A biopsy revealed that the 34-year-old's unusual patch of skin was melanoma - the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Surgeons had to cut away at the top of her head while she was awake, leaving a large gaping hole, the size of a golf ball, which revealed the top of her skull. Tests showed that the operation was successful and the stay-at-home mother was given the all-clear to go home that night, after her skin was stapled back together. Pictured: Mrs Bentley with her husband (right) before the procedure, and (left) after the operation.

Britain has approved an Omicron specific jab and will roll it out to the over 50s from next month as part of an autumn booster campaign to help the country prepare for winter pressures.

A vaccine designed to protect against Lyme disease is being trialled and, if successful, could be available for use in 2025. Lyme disease is an infection spread by ticks.

Medics from sports teams including Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United said 'no needle' messages have to be drilled home to reduce IV drip use in pre or post game routines.

Children who can name more more objects before they start school go on to perform better in class, setting them up for future success in education, a US study of 900 youngsters suggests.

Some 29million older and vulnerable Britons are in line to receive Moderna's new Omicron-targeting jab from next month, officials announced yesterday. It was approved yesterday by the medicine's watchdog and Pfizer's similar offering is expected to be accepted 'in the next few weeks'. Officials want to rollout the new jabs as default, with the companies' original vaccines given at surgeries and pharmacies that have run out. But doctors have warned rising costs and staff shortages mean they have 'serious concerns' they will be able to deliver jabs while continuing their day jobs.

The youngster (left), from Rzeszow in Poland, has a congenital defect that meant around a fifth of her skull did not form properly at the back of her head. It was missed during pregnancy scans and only noticed by doctors when she was born in February. The missing occipital bone left her brain exposed at the back which, if left untreated, would have left her susceptible to infections that would almost certainly have proved deadly. Doctors were able to patch her up using skin and soft tissue from other parts of her body in an extremely delicate two-hour procedure. The operation was possible because medics were able to visualise and practice using an exact 3D-printed replica of the child's head (right).

The men will undergo a prostate-specific antigen test, which looks for raised levels of the PSA protein in their blood. Raised PSA can indicate the presence of prostate cancer cells.

The role in Manchester requires they 'activate the healing process' in cancer patients. Experts slammed the NHS for endorsing the 'quackery in the midst of a funding crisis', describing it as 'frankly appalling'.

Hannah Hickinbotham, 25, from Cambridge, began her first job during Covid and suffered because of the isolation caused by working from home. She then developed an eating disorder she had suffered in her late teens and needed to see her GP for a prescription for antibiotics.

Researchers in Australia and Japan, who led the study, said the results show that 'very manageable' amounts of regular exercise can have a 'real effect' on strength.

A Yale research team found that people who suffered from 'long Covid' had lower levels of cortisol in their blood, a breakthrough in the search for the cause of the condition.

It was once known as the 'disease of kings' - but hospital admissions for gout have surged due to binge-eating and exercising less during the lockdowns, figures suggest.

Researchers from the U.S. have created the Food Compass, which, they say, is the most comprehensive system ever devised to assess the nutrition content of what we eat.

They say cats have nine lives, but one woman in the US has one-upped that expression by coming back from the dead 10 times. The 63-year-old retired school teacher suffers from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) ‚ÄĒ a heart muscle disease that affects one in 500 Americans and Britons. She was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) ‚ÄĒ a device that jump-starts the heart if it stops beating ‚ÄĒ when medics diagnosed her in 2003. They normally only get used once in a patient's lifetime, if at all. But the unidentified woman, from Duluth in Minnesota, was saved 10 times over the space of 19 years. Her heart stopped beating for 18 seconds on one occasion. Danish footballer Christian Eriksen was fitted with an ICD after he collapsed when his heart stopped beating for five minutes during a European Championship game against Finland last May.¬†

A recent trial has proved that brentuximab vedotin offers patients with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma a more effective option than chemotherapy.

Earlier this year a landmark study found that MS which affects more than 130,000 Britons and can lead to poor mobility, numbness, fatigue and paralysis, is triggered by the Epstein-Barr virus.

Mail on Sunday readers have been writing in to share their recent brushes with Covid-19 despite having been fully vaccinated, with some being 'wiped out' while others barely noticed it.

Ministers were poised to roll out the medication Evusheld last month, having been urged to by NHS specialists. On Friday, the Department of Health reversed the call citing insufficient evidence.

Researchers in China examined patterns in hobbies and cases of the memory-robbing condition among 2.1million people. The findings show that those who engage in mental tasks - such as reading, writing and even watching TV - were a quarter less likely to receive a dementia diagnosis. Meanwhile, staying active reduced the risk by a fifth and meeting up with others lowered the likelihood by a tenth.

Brolucizumab treats fluid build-up in the eyes - called diabetic macular oedema - that can lead to blurred vision and, eventually, loss of sight.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), which quizzed thousands of Britons on their lifestyle, found that just three in 10 (30 per cent) rated their happiness as 'very high' in the first three months of the year. The figure is lower than some points in the pandemic, when a third (34 per cent) reported high happiness. Positivity levels peaked at 34 per cent around the original 'Freedom Day' in July 2021 - when the final Covid restrictions from the previous winter were eased.

Layla Waters, 52, contacted every dentist within 70 miles of her house in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, but couldn't get an appointment in two years.

Writing in the British Medical Journal, two female NHS surgeons claimed anal intercourse is becoming more common among straight couples because it is portrayed as 'racy and daring' on TV.

'Virtual wards' where hospital patients are cared for at home, more 999 call handlers, and a £10million funding boost for mental health support services are just some of NHS plans ahead of winter. Health bosses want to create the 'equivalent of 7,000 more beds' within the next four months with 2,500 of them coming in the form of 'virtual wards'. This involve using mobile apps and and gadgets that can check oxygen and blood pressure remotely. The proposals came as part of a raft of measures unveiled by NHS England today as part of winter resilience plan. It follows figures yesterday that showed emergency departments are at breaking point - with almost 30,000 people waiting 12-plus hours in A&E a day. NHS data for July also showed the average ambulance wait for heart attack and stroke victims surpassed 59 minutes for only the second time ever. The NHS average target for such emergencies is 18 minutes. Ambulance waits for the most serious 999 calls last month hit a record high of nine-and-a-half minutes. The target is seven minutes. It also took an average of 64 seconds for desperate Britons to get through to a 999 call handler last month. NHS bosses announced today they will recruit extra 999 call handlers and expand volunteer numbers in the health service to help meet this level of demand.

This week MailOnline revealed how the NHS Wales-backed guidance omitted women and girls, in favour of woke gender-neutral terms. NHS Wales confirmed the language would be changed.

Hackers targeted IT firm Advanced, which provides patient data to dozens of trusts and most NHS 111 providers in England, which were thrown into chaos after the attack last Thursday.

MailOnline found five job ads for diversity roles in NSH organisations based in Doncaster, Surrey, Sheffield, the south of England, and Cornwall, with some roles paying up to £76,000.

NHS England data shows that more than 29,000 people queued for half a day, often in pain, at A&E units last month - four times more than the NHS target and a third higher than the previous record.

EXCLUSIVE Doctors warn dangerous 'vabbing' TikTok trend that sees women use vaginal discharge as PERFUME could cause thrush or even infertility 

EXCLUSIVE: The viral TikTok phenomenon sees women put a small amount of vaginal fluid behind their ears and on their necks with the hope of attracting men. Doctors have warned against doing it because putting dirty fingers inside the vagina could cause infections including thrush and bacterial vaginosis. Dr Paraskevi Dimitriadi, a gynaecologist at the Centre for Surgery in London, told MailOnline it could also damage the vagina and cause pelvic inflammatory disease - an infection that can lead to problems with fertility.

A University College London team have developed an algorithm that was able to detect six in 10 patients with a rare form of epilepsy, compared to an MRI which did not spot any.

Researchers from the universities of Cambridge and Southampton found only 53 per cent got an hour of playing in the park or PE per day. 63 per cent of boys and 42 per cent of girls got the one hour.

A study by Leeds University of more than 26,000 middle-aged women has revealed those who do not eat meat and fish have a 33 per cent higher risk of hip fractures.

US researchers found fabimycin - a man-made antibiotic - works against infections caused by bacteria that are usually near-impossible to treat. The bacteria cause pneumonia and UTIs.

The UK Health Security Agency today confirmed that London has logged 116 poloviruses from 19 sewage samples since February, with at least one positive sample in eight north east boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest. In response to the outbreak, the UKHSA announced that the 900,000 one to nine-year-olds in Greater London will be offered a booster poliovirus vaccine within the next month to increase protection against paralysis and help reduce the spread. Health chiefs noted that the risk to the public is low because most people are already protected from vaccinations given in childhood. However, uptake rates are some of the lowest in the country in the boroughs where the virus is spreading (shown in maps). The virus was first detected at Beckton Sewage Works, which covers 4million people in North East London in February (top right). It lives in the throat and intestines for up to six weeks, with patients most infectious from seven to 10 days before and after the onset of symptoms (bottom right).

John Hopkins University in Baltimore researchers found people with abnormalities in their left atrium were a third more likely to develop dementia - even if they showed no sign of heart problems.

We're often told to ignore our hunger pangs or risk piling on the pounds... But it's actually better to listen to your body when it tells you it's time to eat, say scientists.

Georgia woman, 20, who was Peach State's first confirmed female monkeypox case says intense pain was an '87 out of 10': US nears 9,500 case in world's biggest outbreak

Camile Seaton, 20, is one of a few women in America to have had a confirmed case of monkeypox. She described the infection as incredibly painful - so bad it was an '87' on a scale from one-to-10. Seaton has now mostly recovered from her infection but has still been unable to return to work and her daughter, 3, is yet to return home. Experts have warned that while the virus mainly affects gay and bisexual men - it has already spread into other groups.

Langya henipavirus - or LayV - was detected in 35 people in the country's eastern Henan and Shandong provinces between December 2018 and mid 2021.

Rollout of the modified smallpox jab for monkeypox in Brighton has been paused until further stocks have arrived. Only people with existing appointments will be able to get a dose

Amazon is one of three companies warned by the FDA to remove over-the-counter mole and skin lesion products from their offerings.

Researchers at UCSF and other schools found that a blood test within 24 hours of a severe head injury could help them determine how likely a person is to die of a traumatic brain injury.

Covid and its lockdowns have upended how Britons spend their time, official data suggests, with people now spending more time exercising, having fun, and gardening than pre-pandemic. As more people continue to work from home and cut out the daily commute, they've also found more time for gardening, DIY and housework. But questions about productivity remain, as time spent watching TV, reading books and playing video games is up but studying is down. The way people use their time each day has been studied since 2014/15 in the UK by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with the latest figures up to March 2022, when most Covid restrictions were lifted.

45 per cent of people who experience a 'red flag' cancer symptom, including coughing up blood, did not contact their GP within half a year, according to a YouGov survey for Cancer Research UK.

NHS bosses say the use of controversial phone and video consultations will become much more common as part of a push to clear waits of more than 18 months by next April.

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The terms 'women' and 'girls' have been omitted from NHS-funded guidance about periods, MailOnline can reveal. A website set up by the Welsh Government to give advice about menstruation refers to them as 'people who bleed' and 'half of the population' (pictured). The use of gender-neutral language has reignited a row over biological females being erased from crucial public health advice. Experts described it as 'infuriating' and warned that a lack of clarity around periods could confuse young girls looking for definitive advice about their bodies. The guidance has been published by Bloody Brilliant, an online resource funded by the devolved Labour Government.

Unite is recommending its health service members in England and Wales vote for industrial action over the Government's 'miserable' pay offer announced last month

Experts are calling for the CDC to update guidelines on screening for potential exposure to forever chemicals. Growing research shows they pose significant danger to people.

The latest Office for National Statistics data shows around 625,000 live births were logged in the two nations in 2021. But 321,000 of these were outside of marriage or a civil partnership, while 304,000 were within one. It means just 48.7 per cent of newborns were to a legal couple, falling below the 50 per cent threshold for the first time since records began in 1845. The rate has been trending downwards for the last century.

It was never mentioned during that memorable restaurant scene in the film When Harry Met Sally. But women typically experience one of three types of orgasm, a study has suggested.

The latest Office for National Statistics data shows women in England and Wales had an average of 1.61 children in 2021, The birthrate 'remains in line' with the long-term trend of falling births.

Obese adults who ate within an eight-hour window lost 14lbs (6.3kg) in 14 weeks, compared to 9lbs (4kg) in a control group who ate when they wanted. The study was done by Alabama experts.

Health chiefs advise everyone in the UK to take certain vitamin supplements, while some groups need to take vitamins in specific doses and at different points of life.

It emerged today that police officers in England and Wales are being forced to pick up the health service's workload, with armed officers showing up to treat cardiac arrest patients. Officers in armed response vehicles, who are trained in first aid and defibrillators, are being pulled away from tackling crime to attend cardiac arrest patients because the NHS 'can't cope with demand'. Ambulance performance has plunged to a record low this year (left). Health Secretary Steve Barclay (right) called for bold decisions to be made now, before Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss are appointed as Prime Minister next month, or it will be 'too late' to save struggling hospitals.

Men with a type 'D' personality - who are shy and pessimistic - were more likely to suffer erectile dysfunction. A fifth of Brits and Americans have this personality type.

Researchers have used a state-of-the-art "StomachSim" that is based on the anatomy of the human stomach to analyse and understand how effective swallowed medicines are.

A new study finds that exposure to 'forever chemicals' on many household goods can significantly increase a person's liver cancer risk. Researchers at USC found that those who were most exposed were up to 4.5 times more likely to develop the cancer. Data on forever chemicals is relatively new, and there is a growing body of evidence showing they are more dangerous that previously believed. Earlier this year, the EPA slashed the appropriate level of forever chemical exposure by more than 99%.

DR MEGAN ROSSI: Just how worried should we be about food additives such as emulsifiers, preservatives, colours and artificial sweeteners?

Six in ten stroke patients face dangerously long waits to be seen in a specialist unit, a study found. Just 38.3 per cent were admitted within the recommended four hours of arriving in A&E.

The metal device, which is the size of a baked bean, is inserted into one of the two carotid arteries, which run on each side of the neck, connecting the heart to the brain.

At the age of 54 Catherine Simpson (pictured) was told that she had to stop taking her HRT. The UK-based writer was diagnosed with breast cancer that thrived on oestrogen. She explains how she felt bereft when told to come off her hormone replacements

BRIGIT GRANT: My mother, Carole, had vaginal cancer. She struggled to say the words, relying instead on George, her husband of 26 years, to relay the information.

Children under ten in London are set to be offered polio booster vaccines after the virus returned to the UK for the first time in 40 years. Health chiefs declared the national incident in June.

Danielle Watts (top right), 42, from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, pulled out more than a dozen of her own teeth because she was unable to see a dentist for six years and had severe gum disease. The mother-of-two squeezed out the teeth after they 'started dying off one by one' last year because none of the dental practices in her four neighbouring towns were taking on new patients. Carlton Hill (left), 28, from Swansea, Wales, had to rip out parts of his back molar with pliers after the crown shattered, leaving just an exposed root behind. Others have found it cheaper to fly all the way to the Czech Republic for basic dental cleaning rather than have to pay for private work in the UK because they unable to get appointments on the NHS.

Millions of Britons are without a dentist after thousands of professionals quit during the pandemic, forcing the closure of thousands of surgeries.

The postal ballot will ask Royal College of Nursing members working for the NHS in England and Wales on Agenda for Change contracts if they will take strike action.

Boston University academics said the presence of larger models like Ashley Graham (left) and Jordyn Woods (right) could be increasing demand for bum lifts and breast implants. The study of 169 women compared social media presence and body measurements across plus-sized and traditional models. It found there was no significant difference between the likes, comments and posts among both groups, indicating an increased coverage of curvier models. As a result, lead researcher Dr Neelam Vashi, a dermatologist at Boston University, said: 'Plastic surgeons may see an increased interest in procedures, including breast and buttock augmentation, that embrace a curvaceous plus size body type.'

The study looked at 300,000 middle-aged Americans over 15 years. Men were more than twice as likely to develop the disease - even when lifestyle factors were ruled out.

Setting off for a stroll 60 to 90 minutes after eating is optimum as this is when blood sugar levels typically peak and it allows the muscles to soak up fuel from the food, experts say.

Do you feel like you're drowning? These haunting words, in a social media post struck a chord with Paula Rastrick (pictured left). The advert, from a private clinic specialising in menopause treatment, seemed to list all her problems: anxiety, insomnia, fatigue and lack of sex drive, to name a few. The psychotherapist and mother-of-one, then 45, had begun to feel like she was slipping under. Could her hormones also be to blame? The 30-minute consultation a few weeks later was short and to the point: the doctor said Paula was perimenopausal, the stage before the menopause when a woman is still fertile and having periods but levels of the female hormone oestrogen become erratic, triggering symptoms. She should start on HRT patches and tablets immediately. That appointment in February 2017 marked the start of a year-long ordeal that Paula is still struggling to come to terms with - one that saw her symptoms worsen, her mental health deteriorate to the point of breakdown and her marriage almost collapse.

It is recommended the average man consumes 56g of protein a day and 45g for the average woman, but one expert says this is far from enough.

A study of 2,250 British parents found only a third speak to their children about dieting, with those who steer clear say they do so in order to promote a healthy body image.

Cancer Research UK funds eight clinical trial units where patients receive experimental medication, but insiders claim the charity is discussing shutting as many as half of them.

In a world-first trial, British experts will explore whether treating patients at the earliest possible stage could prevent some from deteriorating in the first place.

Disabled Britons are being forced to move to the opposite end of the country from their family and support networks due to a national shortage of accessible homes. Among the cases uncovered by The Mail on Sunday is a 52-year-old paraplegic man who had to close down his business when he had no choice but to move to a bungalow more than 100 miles from his home in Essex. And a 28-year-old woman with learning disabilities and a history of self-harm who needed round-the-clock care was moved from Birmingham, where she lived with her family, to Hertfordshire. Now her residential care home has been threatened with closure and she faces being shunted to Scotland. The disruption has left her increasingly anxious and her carers fear she is a danger to herself. Meanwhile, one profoundly disabled boy has been left traumatised after his parents were faced with a move from London to Birmingham - taking him away from his special needs primary school. Pictured: Mike Nevin and his wife Mary (pictured) had to move more than 300 miles to find a house that was accessible and in their price range.

DR ELLIE CANNON: The Mail On Sunday's GP discusses dealing with 'electric shock' pain, how to take blood pressure readings and improving bone density with exercise.

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Alongside 'bad' stress there is also 'good' stress, which makes you rise to a challenge and triumph against the odds (I'm thinking of you, Lionesses)

One in three doctors and nurses who joined the NHS in England last year were recruited from overseas, raising concerns the health service is becoming over-reliant on foreign recruits. Data from NHS Digital show the share of healthcare staff recruited from overseas almost doubled between 2014 and 2021, according to an analysis by the BBC. Several unions said it was a sign the NHS is leaning on foreign recruits to plug staffing issues as they issued fresh calls for the Government to tackle the workforce crisis. The analysis found 34 per cent of doctors who joined the health service in 2021 came from overseas, with India, Pakistan, and Nigeria the most popular countries. This is almost double the proportion of overseas recruits in 2015, when the figure was just 18 per cent. The Government has played down the rise, saying foreign recruitment has always been part of its workforce strategy. In total, 39,558 UK trained doctors and nurses joined the NHS in 2020-21, which is about 3,200 more than in 2014-15.

Last month, regional cases accounted for only a fifth of the total. But now, more than 2,800 cases have been confirmed, and according to Government figures over a third are in regions outside of London.

The portable device can help doctors spot early problems such as ulcerative colitis - a painful disease that causes ulcers in the colon - and even cancers.

Covid infection rates in England plunge by another FIFTH as fascinating time-lapse graphs show how outbreak fizzled out last month

Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show 2.1million were getting infected on any given day in the week up to July 26 in England, down 20 per cent on the 2.6million the week before. It is the second week in a row cases have dropped, in what appears to be the end of the wave caused by the BA.5 Omicron subvariant. Experts hailed the 'continued decreases in all regions and age groups in England', with infections also dropping in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Computer models can explain why we constantly crave more material things even when they don't make us feel more happy, say experts at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Those who stick to a plant-based diet and do strength training, rather than other forms of exercise such as cycling or swimming, may have stronger bones than other vegans, a study suggests.

EXCLUSIVE: The NHS has been accused of misogyny for only targeting women's health pages with gender-neutral language, with no progress on Sajid Javid promised crackdown on woke language.

Supplies of the kits and the painkiller Remifentanil are so low that some NHS hospitals are denying women their usual right to choose which one they would prefer.

Dr Gail Milligan, a partner at Camberley Health Centre in Surrey (inset), was found dead in woodland by a search team last week after she had been missing for nearly 24 hours. Her husband, Christopher, wrote on Facebook that 'the unbearable pressure of her job finally got to her', adding: 'We are in no doubt that the job made her ill.' He originally shared the message in a Facebook group but it has since been widely shared on Twitter after he gave permission for it to be made public.

WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: British porn star Sophie Anderson has shared shocking footage of pus oozing out a hole in her breast following reconstructive surgery in Belgium.

A 34-year-old woman from Canada suffered 'sharp' pain in the arch of her right foot whenever she orgasmed. The short bursts, lasting 20 seconds a time, ruined her sex life and stressed her marriage.

Members of the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Greens and Scottish National Party called on Health Secretary Steve Barclay to stop the monkeypox outbreak in Britain. They told the Health Secretary the virus is 'causing real fear and anxiety' for LGBT people and demanded more vaccines are bought and better communication is provided. The UK recorded another 202 cases of monkeypox on Monday, taking the country's total to 2,759 since the outbreak began in May. Most of cases seen so far across the globe have been in gay and bisexual men, with the virus usually only spotted in west and central Africa.

Latest official estimates - based on self-reporting - indicate one in 20 economically 'inactive' people across the UK have the condition, excluding students and retirees.

Beauty and cosmetic clinics across the UK have been told to stop promoting risky hay fever injections or risk targeted enforcement action from Britain's advertising and drug watchdogs.

Jessie Jane O'Brien, 31, from Rossendale, Lancashire, tried countless diets but couldn't maintain her weight loss. At 23st (left) she had a gastric bypass on the NHS, but was left with saggy skin. She splashed out on surgery including a tummy tuck, liposuction, various lifts including back and breast along with implants, ahead of her 30th birthday and finally feels confident at 10st 6lbs (centre and right).

According to figures from pharmaceutical company Viatris seen by The Independent this week, more than 60% of Brits using it are between 25-54 years old.

Kane Allcock, 15, who plays for Crewe Alexandra's youth team, had been suffering from persistent headaches after testing positive for coronavirus on New Year's Eve 2021.

EXCLUSIVE: While training the muscles and increasing stamina are both essential, as well as limitless determination, other physical traits put some sportspeople at an advantage. With the Commonwealth Games heating up in Birmingham, Dr Adam Hawkey from Solent University has revealed exactly how they may play a part in who gets a podium finish. Speaking to the MailOnline, he said: 'According to some research, innate factors crucial to sporting performance - such as power, strength, aerobic capacity, flexibility and coordination - are predominantly determined by our genetic make-up.' Dr Hawkey, an Associate Professor of Sports Science and Human Performance, suggested that swimmers benefit from a long body and short legs, so their centre of mass is further up their body and helps to reduce drag. Many weightlifters may have an armspan shorter than their height, as it means they have less distance to cover when moving the bar. While lawn bowlers could possess an above average hand size, as this gives them better control of the ball.

Araba Banson, 24, from London, says she also suffers from agonising back pain which leaves her bed-ridden, and spends £120 on new bras for ever expanding breasts.

The 45-year-old woman was having sex with her husband in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, when she felt the sudden, stabbing pain near her heart. She suffered a leak in her aorta after the orgasm.

Experts warned in the Journal of the American Heart Association that social isolation and loneliness can raise a person's risk of heart disease and stroke 30%. Being lonely can cause a person to suffer more stress, increasing their risk of heart issues overall. Isolation is also linked to increased inflammation around the body - damaging other functions. Gen Z has been named America's loneliest generation by health experts - an unusual claim for a younger age group.

University of Exeter and King's College London researchers found the use of antipsychotic drugs on dementia patients at care homes soared from 18 per cent in 2017 to 28 per cent this year.

A team British, American and German scientist have developed a new type of diagnostic test for cancers and heart disease using synthetic enzymes that could one day be carried out in a GP's surgery.

The woman from Narita, Japan, saw the pinpoint dot-like rash spread from her arms and legs to her trunk, palms and soles of her feet. It only cleared up after she was put on a two-week course of antibiotics. Testing revealed she had Japanese spotted fever. More than 300 cases of this disease are recorded annually in Japan, where it is native. The CDC warns it could also be detected in the U.S. in travelers who have recently returned to the country.

The EU is set to repeat its Covid vaccine shambles with a failure to deliver monkeypox jabs. Doctors are turning away patients due to too few doses, with the bloc's procurement policy stalling.

Experts are warning that online telemedicine weight loss clinics are predatory and over-prescribing supplements without addressing deeper causes of obesity and other health problems.

Health officials said three patients were still on wards, with one on a ventilator. A cooling tower atop Embassy Suites by Hilton in Napa, California, was found to be contaminated.

A record 4,859 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered in 2021 in England and Wales according to a report from the Office of National Statistics, with a seven-fold rise in cocaine deaths (left). The overall toll is the highest since records began in 1993 with death rates highest in North West of England (top right).The ONS said the overall rising trend over the past decade has been driven primarily by deaths involving opiates, but fatalities involving other substances such as cocaine and new psychoactive substances had also seen 'significant' rises in the last 12 months. Deaths from cocaine soared to 840 last year, an 8.1 per cent rise on 2020's figure and a seven-fold increase from the 112 recorded in 2011. ONS statisticians said cocaine's rising death toll is likely a direct consequence of rising use of the drug among people in England and Wales in recent years as the purity of the drug has increased whilst the price has dropped. Britons snort about 117 tonnes of cocaine per year, with the market for the illegal drug estimated to be worth more than £25.7million a day. Cocaine has become increasingly easy to access in the UK with some users reporting they can get the drug delivered to them with 30 minutes, less time than it takes to order a pizza. ONS data also shows fatalities from 'designer' pills that work similar to the anti-anxiety drug Valium, but can be up to 40 times stronger, have also risen sharply (bottom right), with 155 deaths recorded last year, more than triple the death toll from the year before. The ONS's figures cover drug abuse and dependence, fatal accidents, suicides and complications involving controlled and non-controlled drugs, prescription and over-the-counter medications.

A study led by the University of Exeter of more than 50,000 adults analysed the difference between taking blood pressure measurements from two arms compared to just one.

The study of nine over-65s with prediabetes in Barcelona, Spain, measured how switching to quinoa-rich diets impacted their blood glucose levels and weight.

Researchers from Cambridge University said there is 'no evidence of a causal link' between prostate cancer and prostate size or problems urinating.

The film changes colour based on levels of nitrates. An app then analyses the colour and gives a nitrite concentration value, report experts at Universidad de Burgos, Spain.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School researchers found an 'intellectually, socially and physically active lifestyle' may keep the memory-robbing condition at bay.

The unidentified man, who attended hospital on his own in Java, Indonesia, complained that his penis had been swollen for four hours.

Housework and exercise - they both feel like a chore for most of us, especially as we get older. But a study this week found regularly hoovering, ironing, and taking out the rubbish in middle and older age can lower your risk of dementia. Those who did the housework most often were a fifth less likely to be struck down with the cruel memory-robbing disorder than those who did the least. It came after researchers in February found that strenuous gardening was just as beneficial for fending off an early death as hundreds of push-ups, sit-ups or squats every week. Researchers believe putting a bit of oomph into housework acts like a form of exercise - not only for the body but also for the mind. Maintaining both is crucial for fending off dementia. We know that as we get older we tend to move less. So, MailOnline has compiled a list of six ways to turn mundane chores into mini-workouts - and it's been backed by experts.

A study of nearly 1,300 women in Mexico and Iceland found the top fifth stressed people had nearly a quarter more cortisol concentrated in their hair than those in the bottom fifth.

Imperial College London researchers reviewed studies involving thousands of women vaccinated against HPV who had to have pre-cancerous cells removed.

The above shows how almost every state in America has now detected monkeypox. Scientists told that this showed the date the virus was first detected in each state and in what numbers, but that it had likely been circulating for 'some time' beforehand. They pointed to anecdotal reports from Spain suggesting people were presenting with symptoms as early as February, or three months before the disease was confirmed. There are growing signs in the U.S. that the runaway outbreak - with hundreds of cases being detected every day - may now be spreading to more vulnerable groups. Five cases have now been detected in children and one in a pregnant woman, both of whom are more at risk from the virus should they catch it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been repeatedly slammed for its slow response.

Analysis by FAIR Health - which has one of America's largest claims databases - showed a 357 percent surge in claims linked to the tick-borne illness from 2007 to 2021 in rural areas.

Adderall could soon be in short supply in the United States as Teva Pharmaceuticals reports supply disruptions hurting its ability to make brand name and generic versions of it.

Derek Cornelius (left), 71, from West Parley, Dorset, was given months to live after doctors first found the 22lb tumour at Royal Bournemouth Hospital last October. His stomach had started to grow so big he looked pregnant at the start of 2021 but blood tests by his GP did not pick up on the cancer. Doctors operated in December and he survived, despite losing a kidney, with the tumour completely removed.

One set of researchers from Minnesota found women who suffer pre-eclampsia end up having more toxic clumps in their blood, a hallmark sign of Alzheimer's, years after giving birth.

Around 11million people in the UK suffer from back pain, making it the leading cause of disability but a study at a London university found one-hour therapy sessions led to long-term relief for some.

No10's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance will resign from his £185k-a-year post in April. He will then take on the role of chairman of the Natural History Museum's Board of Trustees.

A team at Yale University found that the compound OrganEx could maintain an animal's organs for six hours after death - opening the door for expanding the number of transplantable organs.

Under the Covid recovery plan, former Health Secretary Sajid Javid said no one in England would be waiting more than 24 months for hospital care, such as hip and knee operations, by July. But Health Minister Maria Caulfield (top right) has admitted that 'a small number of patients' were still waiting beyond two years by the end of last month. Pictured: two year waiters (left) and total backlog (bottom right).

Researchers at Columbia University in New York found people working low-wage jobs suffer quicker cognitive decline, which can lead to dementia. They studied 2,900 adults in their 50s.

Researchers found eating just two slices of Jarlsberg - a mild, nutty-flavoured dairy product hailing from Norway - each day is enough to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.

Trusts in England are beginning to publicly declare the number of patients who have been left waiting over 12 hours from entering an emergency department. Regularly published NHS England statistics show trusts logged 5,309 12-hour waits between them during their most recent collection period. But the new more in-depth data reveal the true toll was closer to the 34,000 mark over the same timespan (left). One per cent of all A&E attendees now face a 12-hour wait (bottom right). Campaigners warned the 'apocalyptic' figures show the 'real state' of the country's overwhelmed emergency care service, which has seen performance standards fall to an all-time low (top right).

The recommendation was issued by the Women's Preventive Services Initiative which said they should be given counseling to help maintain or limit their weight.

The dust has barely settled following the Lionesses' historic Euro 2022 win over Germany. But gloomy scientists are already warning the match was likely a Covid super-spreader event.