Michael Phelps opens up about his depression

Champion swimmer Michael Phelps, 32, said he struggled with bouts of depression after each Olympic games since 2004. He finally sought help after having suicidal thoughts in 2012. The father-of-one-spoke about his experience on Tuesday at the Kennedy Forum in Chicago (main) to urge others to get the help they need.

As part of a weekly series, in association with LloydsPharmacy, Colin Dougall from LloydsPharmacy in Glasgow answers your common medicine queries...

For many, prescription antidepressants are cheaper than therapy, but a study by Kaiser Permamente found cognitive behavioral therapy saves money in the long run for teenagers.

Nom nom nom: A sudden craving to load up on carbs might be down to specific neurons, Japanese scientists say

The team at Japan's National Institute for Physiological Sciences found that will power alone is often not enough to offset the neurons that active under social stress, increasing your appetite.

Tamiflu terrors: Girl, 11 saw 'the portal to HELL'

Lindsay Ellis (pictured) of Indianapolis, Indiana had hallucinations of the devils voice and insects crawling on her after she was prescribed Tamiflu last year, and father, Charles (right of center), is joining the ranks of families warning against the drug. Tamiflu (center) is one of three flu treatments recommended by the CDC, but its rare, severe side effects have gotten in banned in Japan, and are thought to have caused a six-year-old girl to try to jump out of a window this week.

Another 10 children have died this week, another 14,401 people got sick, and hospitalizations have climbed up from 22.7 per 100,000 last week to 31.5 - the highest rate since 2010.

Catholic churches in Maine have suspended sharing wine during Holy Communion and holding hands during prayer as the flu has killed 21 people in the state and devastates the nation.

Doctors told Daily Mail Online that a fever is a red flag that you have the flu and you should go to the doctor within 24 hours before symptoms develop into deadly complications.

Doctor helps women through labor by dancing with them in hilarious videos - and research shows it DOES help with the pain

Dr Fernando Guedes da Cunha, pictured, a Brazilian obstetrician, dances with his patients Camila Rocha, l, and Claudia, r, to help them get through labor pains. Many of his dance routines include squats, hip movements and shimmies. Studies have shown movement during labor helps make the process shorter and less painful.

Researchers at the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore led the trial of the alternative complementary medicine, which is taken by 200 million people worldwide.

Simaria Singh, 15, who was left partially blind in her left eye, is thought to have suffered from either meningoencephalocele or a dermoid tumour. She was found begging in Khandwa, India.

The woman, whose name is known, from Massachusetts, had a displaced fracture of her ninth rib, meaning the rib had broken and the two ends separated.

With so many choices of bread available, it's hard to know which is best for us. Leah Dowling, lecturer in dietetics at Swinburne University of Technology, gives gives her take on each type.

Rash across woman's ENTIRE body leaves her bed-bound

Alia Scott, from Waikato, New Zealand, thought she was having a flare-up of hayfever which she suffers from. She is covered in painful hives so severe they scar and bruise. Unable to have hot showers, she says her skin feels permanently sunburnt. Miss Scott was siagnosed with chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) which has no known cause.

Figures suggest one in 100 adults in the UK and US carry Mycoplasma genitalium (MG), while it is estimated to strike double that in Australia. The bug was only identified as an STI in 2015.

Researchers at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, say we should change the definition of adolescence as many are choosing to delay the responsibilities of adulthood (stock).

In the 19th century and early 20th century, class-A drugs were touted as medical cures. Lethal and addictive medical concoctions were unwittingly consumed by millions.

The Commission on Dementia and Music presented their evidence in the House of Lords yesterday, in front of clinicians, charity leaders, academics, policymakers and MPs.

Touching moment dementia sufferer sees her son marry

Steffanie and Rob Prest, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, had planned to get married in November this year. But they decided last week to move the date forward so Jean, who has dementia, could be there. The pair married on Monday in a simple ceremony at their local registry office.

A US dermatologist reveals how experts can break down the face into different zones, and reveals the tell tale signs that can offer various insights into hidden wellness concerns.

The source at the East of England Ambulance Service said one of the deaths was Marie Norris, 81, who died at her home in Clacton, Essex, after waiting almost four hours for an ambulance.

Jessica Belshaw, 20, from Torpoint, Cornwall, first noticed spots on her abdomen when she was just 13 years old, which later covered her entire body in agonising red, flaky patches.

What can Trump do to shape up?

Experts recommend meals and physical activities that might look and feel familiar to President Trump, but could help him lose the pounds he needs to in order to back away from the obesity line. With a dangerously high body mass index and cholesterol levels, Trump's health team needs to coax him into better habits by hiding fiber in burritos (left) and healthy fats in salmon fish sticks (center).

A study published in a journal from the American Chemical Society found that a compound called ouabain could be used to target proteins that are key for sperm fertility. And, it would be reversible.

A synthetic version of grass pollen has been created by scientists, which cuts wheezing, itchy eyes and medication use by 25 per cent. At least a quarter of people in Britain suffer from hayfever.

Researchers from John Hopkins University found the assessment, known as CancerSEEK, picks up on DNA shed by mutating cells in the blood and averages at around 70 percent accuracy.

Every weekend thousands of yummy mummies crowd into rooms across Britain, heated at a stifling 40C and paying around £14 a session in the hope it will do them some good.

Lorna Jane shares her day on a plate

Lorna Jane Clarkson (left) is one woman who seems to know the secret to eternal youth. The busy fitness entrepreneur, 53, always manages to look radiant. It's no surprise that this is partly thanks to the rigorous diet and exercise routine she follows which the brains behind one of Australia's largest activewear brands has shared with FEMAIL.

Third-grader dies of flu in Alabama

Zainab Momin passed away on Tuesday night at a hospital in Montgomery, the same the school was closed due to snowy weather.

Some 120 flu deaths have been recorded in England, 21 are known to have died in Scotland and eight in Northern Ireland. No precise data exists for Wales.

A committee in Florida's House of Representatives passed a resolution to have pornography deemed a risk to the mental and physical health of its citizens in a landslide victory on Thursday.

Katharine Gallagher, 27, was found by her boyfriend dead in their Tustin, California, home last month. He told Daily Mail Online that she appeared to be feeling better that morning.

Liver transplant saves life of Sydney girl Erika Vidaic

At just 12 weeks old, newborn girl Erika Vidaic (pictured left now at five years on, right as a newborn and inset after the transplant) was on the brink of death when she was suffering from a rare liver disease. The Sydney baby was diagnosed with biliary atresia - a life-threatening condition which causes the small ducts in the liver to become blocked or disintegrate. As her condition deteriorated, the distraught parents endured an agonising wait as their infant daughter was put on the organ list for a liver transplant. Here, her mother Rosa Vidaic (left) spoke out about their terrifying ordeal and how her daughter was miraculously saved after receiving a transplant from a stranger.

Diets high in red meat, processed foods and soda cause inflammation, in turn raising bowel cancer risks by a third, and more for overweight men like Trump, according to a new Harvard University study.

Donald Trump's doctor said his lack of sleep may be the cause for his success on Tuesday raising eyebrows in the medical community who all agree it can do more harm than good.

Analyzing 142 flu patients, researchers at the University of Maryland found infectious virus in the air they exhaled, particularly in the first few days they showed symptoms.

Eunice Modlin, of Boonville, Indiana, celebrated her 102nd birthday on Tuesday. She said eating two pieces of dark chocolate a day has kept her feeling fresh, healthy and happy.

Kim Kardashian can breastfeed her baby from a surrogate

Kim, who welcomed her third child with Kanye West on Monday, recently featured a breastfeeding pillow in a Snapchat video of her baby product haul, which left many of her followers wondering if she can produce milk without being pregnant. Surrogacy is a form of assisted reproduction that involves using a woman's uterus to carry an embryo and deliver a baby for another person or couple. But as experts explained to Daily Mail Online, there are many ways the 37-year-old reality star can nurse her daughter. Pictured: Kim this week; her surrogate (right); her personal account explaining why she picked surrogacy over carrying the baby herself (left). 

From coffee to evening snacks, many foods and drinks can have an impact. London-based nutritional therapist and author Jackie Lynch says it's not just what you eat but when.

Young women are taking 344 percent more ADHD pills than they were in 2003, according to a new CDC report. The rise was driven by young women and stimulant drugs that may endanger fetuses.

Dr Elizabeth Keating underwent a gruelling 10-hour operation at St George's Hospital, Tooting. Surgeons used photos of her before the accident to make sure her face was realigned correctly.

'Concussion is a red herring' for CTE

The groundbreaking paper published today by the same Boston University team which diagnosed Aaron Hernandez with CTE last year is the first to show how sports tackles directly cause the devastating brain disease, which causes aggression, dementia and suicidal thoughts. Simply put: concussions are to CTE what a cough is to lung cancer. A cough does not predict lung cancer, and treating it does not prevent or cure lung cancer. It is the same for CTE. Pictured: four of the players who were posthumously diagnosed with CTE: Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Webster (top left); Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (top right), who had the worst case of CTE ever recorded despite only having two concussions on record; Junior Seau (bottom right), who took his own life to donate his brain to CTE research; and Dave Duerson (bottom left) who also committed suicide so scientists could posthumously analyze his brain. The new study showed two high school players (center) who had committed suicide both had signs of CTE (seen in the dark parts of their brain scans) despite never suffering concussions.

English adults made just 3.8 trips on foot each week in 2015, data shows - compared to the 4.7 trips they made recorded in 2005, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.

The product Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut has been linked to a widespread salmonella outbreak in 13 states, the CDC confirmed.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, file photo, a nurse administers an injection at a Pennsylvania hospital. In an initiative announced Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high drug prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Once-cheap generic drugs have rocketed in price in the last few years, and those that haven't are running in increasingly short stock, forcing hospitals to spend more or use less effective drugs.

Dr Channa Jayasena, a consultant in reproductive endocrinology at Imperial College London, said: ‘We know little about hormone altering chemicals but our exposure to them is a concern.'

Cold sore-ridden teen finds 'cure' with liquorice balm

EXCLUSIVE: Indigo Faulkner, 18, from Bridgnorth in Shropshire, has suffered with severe cold sores since she was five and can have outbreaks every six to eight weeks (pictured left during one), making her feel anxious and anti-social. Topical treatments and anti-viral medication failed to keep them under control. Now she's found relief (as shown right) with liquorice – which research has found to weaken the cold sore virus.

EXCLUSIVE: Matt Fiddes, 37, from Wiltshire, performed CPR on his son, Hero, as he waited for 21 minutes for an ambulance when he stopped breathing on a afternoon in October.

Kelly Pouw, 26, from Waterloo, Ontario, suffers from cold urticaria, which is thought to be incurable and leaves Ms Pouw trapped inside her home, unable to play with her children.

London mother died days before her baby's 1st birthday

Zipporah Agyei, from Wembley, north west London, was told repeatedly by her GP that she was having migraines. But weeks later she called the NHS non-emergency number 111 when she couldn't open her right eye. Doctors discovered she had two aneurysms that had ruptured and she died during surgery. Her devastated mother Vivien Adu-Sarfo gave her little girl the presents her devoted mother had left for her.

YouTube, based in San Bruno, California, has said it is removing so-called Tide Pod Challenge videos because they encourage 'dangerous activities' that carry severe risk of harm.

TV doctor Dr Michael Mosley and researchers from the University of Surrey found eating carbs in the evening causes less dramatic blood sugar spikes than carb-loading at breakfast.

Researchers from the Michigan-based non-profit organisation The Ecology Center found just two percent of stores' receipts do not contain the 'gender-bending' chemical BPA or its alternative BPS.

Researchers from the University of Manchester have found that microwaves in Europe account for almost eight million tonnes of CO2 pumped into the atmosphere.

Can Trump REALLY be 239lbs at 6'3'? We explain

While Trump does no exercise, eats a diet of fast food, and is one pound away from obesity, he shares a similar height and weight with many top athletes including Tom Brady and Jay Cutler. Donald Trump weighs 239lbs and is 6'3" tall, according to his recent physical. That gives him a similar height and weight as top athletes and actors including Jason Momoa (top left), Colin Kaepernick (top right), Latavius Murray (bottom left) and Tom Brady (bottom right). Here we explain how that is possible given the different densities of muscle and fat.

Research published in the Obstetrics and Gynecology found nearly 25 percent of stillbirths are preventable. Placental insufficiency was the most frequent cause of preventable stillbirths.

Currently only women known to have family with the dangerous genes are offered DNA blood tests. But experts at Barts Cancer Institute in London calculated 64,500 could be spared breast cancer.

Half of England’s major care home providers are failing their elderly residents in at least a quarter of their properties, say researchers. For some, the proportion is even higher.

This unusual trick could be secret to easier child birth

While every birth experience is different, some Australian mothers are claiming there is one simple technique that can 'reduce' discomfort and 'mental pain' throughout the process. Australian man, Mark Stephens shared his trick and mother-of-one, Eva, said it reduced her childbirth pain by 80 per cent.

The team found that the human body changed in dramatic fashion at the molecular level with the weight gain - but that most of damage was undone when the weight was shed.

Dr Michael Dixon, a GP who practices in Devon, condemned the NHS England move, which was announced in October. It will see every patient asked about their sexuality in April. (stock)

Poor fitness was linked to higher levels of inflammation as well as bigger waists, found Copenhagen University in Denmark researchers. This was irrespective of body mass index (BMI).

Baby who had a stroke in the womb can crawl and say 'mama'

Naomi Kretschmer, 19 months, (left) from Marshfield, Wisconsin, suffers from epilepsy and cerebral palsy after having a stroke in the womb. But her mother Melanie, 28, (right) told Daily Mail Online that she is having small victories and can now sit up on her own, says several words and crawls on occasion. She added that Naomi loves to play with her eight-year-old brother (right). The mother-of-two cares for her daughter full-time and started a non-profit organization to provide for other families with children who have disabilities.

The researchers, which included scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, believe bicarbonate of soda neutralises acids in the uterus, which encourages vaginal births.

Researchers from the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse in Maryland found marijuana increases signal connectivity in regions of the brain that have been linked to psychosis.

Researchers from Mount Sinai hospital injected mice with a protein in the brain region associated with reward and found it neutralized a substance involved in making the animals' crave the drug.

One in three people regular suffer from difficulty sleeping, says the NHS. The University of California Berkeley's Professor Matthew Walker shares his advice for ensuring you get a restful night.

An unnamed UK husband and wife developed symptoms after visiting Martinique, according to BMJ Case Reports. Doctors diagnosed the pair with cutaneous larva migrans.

Mum 'lucky' to lose baby weight in a week had bowel cancer

Caroline Dick, from West Lothian, Scotland (pictured with her son Maxx), shed two stone in a week after giving birth. She had no idea her pregnancy was masking the disease, which is now incurable. She put her tiredness and blood in her stools down to having just had a baby. It was only when her son was one that tests showed she had stage 4 bowel cancer.

EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Joseph, who lives in London, took a turn for the worse during a flight back from Aberdeen. Flight attendants discussed whether they needed to divert the plane to Leeds.

Adam York, 38, fell ill with the flu after Christmas. By New Year's day the Alabama popcorn maker's symptoms got worse and he was admitted to the ICU where he was placed in a coma.

Dr Sij Hemal, 27, is a second-year urology resident at the Cleveland Clinic and safely delivered a baby boy last month on an eight-hour Air France flight from Paris to New York.

If weight loss continues to be a struggle, there could be a number of factors at play. Australian nutritionist Kate Save reveals some of the issues that can hold people back from losing weight.

We're often taught that fresh is best when it comes to our diet but what about vegetables? Dietitian, Lyndi Cohen (pictured inset) reveals whether frozen or fresh veggies are better.

California hospitals look like a  flu 'war zone'

Several hospitals in Southern California have set up emergency tents in their parking lots to treat the influx of patients as this year's deadly flu strand infects thousands. Pictured (left) is a tent in Loma Linda, California, that has been treating 60 more patients a day. While Palomar Medical Center in Escondido (inset) is treating patients in tents and in hallways. California is one of the worst-hit states this flu season while Alabama has declared a State of Emergency and hospitals in Texas and Minnesota are turning patients away.

Some 33,000 nurses quit in one year, which is enough to staff more than 20 hospitals and is up by 20 per cent since 2012 to 2013. This adds extra pressure to already strained hospitals.

NHS England asked doctors to purchase the trivalent jab - which offers no protection against the B Yamagata strain, referred to as 'Japanese flu', according to documents obtained by HSJ.

The bacteria responsible for periodontitis, which can be killed through brushing teeth, also play a role in pancreatic cancer, according to researchers at Helsinki University, Finland.

New research from the ‎University of South Florida College of Public Health say dentists should help reduce the rate of oral cancers by checking for symptoms of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers.

Connecticut boy dies after being diagnosed with flu

Nico Mallozzi (pictured), of New Canaan in Connecticut, had been sick and bed-bound all weekend during the hockey tournament in Buffalo, New York, forcing him to miss every game. Eventually, he was hospitalized and diagnosed with Influenza B, which had developed into pneumonia and caused sepsis. He died on Sunday morning in a Buffalo hospital.

The 10-minute test, known as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (or, MoCA), was designed for medical professionals to determine mild cognitive dysfunction.

It is not uncommon for an over-65-year-old to receive more intense assessment than younger Americans, but given the high stakes he was given some tests which are not usually rolled out in a physical.

President Donald Trump's recent medical examination showed no indication of cognitive impairment or dementia, according to the Navy physician who conducted and supervised it.

Finasteride, sold under the brand name Propecia, is a widely-used drug that reduces the size of prostate glands and stimulates hair growth. It is also linked to many other severe side effects.

Model loses second leg to toxic shock syndrome

Los Angeles-based model Lauren Wasser, 29, lost her right leg and toes on her left foot in 2012 after contracting toxic shock syndrome from a tampon, leading to gangrene in her feet. She had her left leg amputated last week because bone would grow where her toes once were making it unbearable to walk and was visited by Paralympian Amy Purdy (left), who is also a double amputee. Wasser now sports a golden prosthetic leg (right) as her modeling career has flourished and is an advocate, raising awareness about the dangers of tampons to women and young girls.

High street chains including Costa, McDonald’s and Greggs have signed up to a code of practice including a pledge to cut sugar in their food and drink by 20 per cent by 2020.

Scientists from Insilico Medicine have developed a computer algorithm that can assess a person's risk of developing age-related diseases, and give medical advice based on those risks.

For two decades, I was a marketing executive working with the biggest names in the junk food industry. My job was to use insight, technology and creativity to influence people to eat more.

Researchers at University of Sheffield and Boston's Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School, have developed a revolutionary prototype robotic implant which encourages tissue growth in babies.

Mum unable to eat for days after she caught 'Aussie flu'

EXCLUSIVE: Tina Knight, 55, from Brighton, relied on her nursery worker daughter, Kady (pictured together left and right), to care for her for an entire week after the killer virus took hold of her body. Bed-ridden Tina was unable to wear a blanket because her skin was so sore during her 10-day battle, which is finally showing signs of being over. She also struggled to breathe and swallow, forcing Kady, 29, to take her to A&E with flu-like symptoms - despite official advice not to. Kady spent the whole of last week off work to look after her mother, who was 'frightened' by her symptoms. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Kady, who returned to work yesterday, said: 'Even she looked frightened.'

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found under five-year-olds who snack on sweets or chocolate are twice as likely to suffer tooth decay even if they brush their teeth.

Experts from McGill University in Montreal used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans to capture images of the brain activity of 40 male and female volunteers.

Half of mothers-to-be gain too much weight. Nutrition experts from the University of Newcastle and University of Southampton explain how much weight gain is calculated from your BMI.

Women who breastfeed are for at least 6 months are 47 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a large 30-year study conducted by Kaiser Permanente in California.

Plastic surgeon 'turned up DRUNK to operate' then fled into the snowy street in his scrubs as his coworkers called 911

Kentucky plastic surgeon Dr Theodore Gerstle (left) allegedly came to do an operation drunk on Monday, only to be turned away by the hospital. After he was confronted by the hospital's chief medical officer, the surgeon left on foot and was arrested for public intoxication just blocks away on Shady Lane (right). He was booked at the Lafayette County jail and the hospital has suspended his privileges, but his medical license is currently intact.

Teens living with a stepfather or stepmother are more troubled than those who split their time between parents, found RKBU in Norway, and are more likely to be depressed or bullied.

Children on the spectrum often have a hard time 'switching gears'. But new research from McGill University, Montreal, shows being bilingual could increase their cognitive flexibility.

Minutes after downing a brew, students scored better in creative and cognition tests than those who had drunk a glass of water, researchers at Peking University found.

Trials on mice showed the H1N1 strain, responsible for 300,000 deaths in 2009, leaves victims prone to developing Parkinson's, Thomas Jefferson University researchers found.

The shocking moment a father fighting for his life in intensive care had his desperate calls for extra fluids ignored - because a nurse was too busy having her hair played with

EXCLUSIVE: Alan Ford (top inset), who spent 15 days in intensive care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital fighting for his life, recorded the horrific clip from his bed as he begged for extra fluids because he was dehydrated. The father-of-two described the ordeal, which showed one nurse sitting behind the reception area appear to massage another’s head (left and right), as ‘out of order’. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, he explained how he thought he was going to die – and that on another occasion bungling doctors nearly cost him his life. The footage was handed to MailOnline following yesterday's story about a nurse spotted 'booking her holiday at a sunny beach resort' (bottom inset) while a patient waited ‘five hours’ to be seen.

Officials in the African country have been accused of 'concealing' cases of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, which is fatal 40 per cent of the time.

Seaweed has also been credited for being behind Japanese people having one of the longest life expectancies in the world. The sea vegetable's global worth is estimated to reach $17.59 million by 2021.

Results also reveal European men are more anxious about masturbation and oral sex than those from the US. Some nine per cent of couples are not adventurous in bed.

Kyra Dew, who suffers from endometriosis, was rushed to Hereford County Hospital after she collapsed at home, but she was told she would have to wait for a bed to become available.

The woman who battles her dementia with Post-it notes

Wendy Mitchell was devastated to learn she had Alzheimer’s aged just 58, but was determined to remain independent. In the final extract from her new book, Somebody I Used To Know, she describes the memory-joggers that help her to get through the day. In her book she also prayed the emotional power of a mother's love could be the key (pictured insert with her daughters).

A team from Germany's Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg recommend eating one breakfast food daily to reduce symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis.

For more than half a century, hearing aids have been the only effective treatment for the millions of Britons struggling with deafness.But that might not be the case for much longer.

Dr Martin Scurr answers a question on whether blood pressure pills have made a man from Blackburn, impotent. The man has tried Viagra but it didn't work. He says he is 'desperate'.

A 34-year-old man was taken to A&E after blasting a hole through his throat. He was kept in hospital for a week and fed through a tube after holding his nose and closing his mouth when he sneezed.

Girl gained 5 stone in 5 months due to hidden tumour

Amy Bojar, from Pontefract, very quickly ballooned from a size 12 to a 20 (shown right before her illness and left, after with her now husband Daniel). A scan revealed she had 5mm tumour on pituitary gland at the base of her brain, making her levels of the hormone cortisol 800 times higher than average. She had surgery after being told she may not live through the rest of the year.

Sixteen-month-old Asiya Manghrio, from Sanghar in Pakistan's Sindh province, suffered from frontonasal encephalocele, which caused her brain tissue to grown through a defect in her skull.

A UK survey found gargling with salt water to ease a sore throat and having a nightcap to help you sleep were two of the top DIY 'cures'. Mail Online investigates if these remedies really work.

Psychologist Dr Meg Arroll talks about how simply changing the way you view stress can help you feel less strung out - and what to do if you feel stressed but don't know why.

Research on fitness and food started in the 1920s. But advice has changed drastically in the last 100 years. Daily Mail Online spoke to experts to separate concrete science from hear-say.

Measles strikes more than 100 people across five regions

West Yorkshire has the most sufferers with 34 people being struck down with the life-threatening infection, followed by 32 in the West Midlands, 29 in Liverpool and Cheshire, 20 in Surrey and Sussex, and seven in Greater Manchester (left). Dr Mary Ramsey, head of immunisation at Public Health England, believes the measles (right) outbreak in England has come from Europe as people travel to regions with epidemics, such as Italy, Germany and Romania.

Teenagers who watch lots of television adverts eat far more junk food, Cancer Research UK have warned. Youngsters who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are at risk.

Dr Arun Ghosh clinics – which have five surgeries in Liverpool, Manchester and Cheshire – and the Surrey GP in Guildford both charge £45 for the jab.

Six-year-old Flora is already a multi-award winner at Crufts — but for her owner, Robert Stuhldreer, 57, who lives in Islington, North London, she’s also, quite simply, a lifesaver.

Australian nutritionist, Fiona Tuck, revealed the signs your body has had enough and how you can go about re-setting it. Her tips include incorporating dry body brushing and trying bone broth.

Dietitian Melanie McGrice has revealed the real reason why women crave chocolate just before and during their period. She says there are several ways to reduce the need for a sweet fix.

Ready-made varieties were a healthy choice? Think again...

As the weather gets even colder, almost nothing beats a bowl of hot soup — and more of us are turning to the ready-made variety. In the year up to January 2017, we spent more than £132 million on supermarket soups, up 68 per cent compared with ten years ago. We rate the healthiest options in the supermarkets. From Sainsbury's Carrot and Coriander, which scores a nine of of ten (pictured top left) to Cully and Sully Chicken and Vegetable with a rating of three out of ten (pictured top right).

Researchers from the University of Ljubljana, in Slovenia, found the kitchen staple can contain E.coli, which causes life-threatening food poisoning, and pathogens linked to urinary tract infections.

The findings came from a University of Oxford study. Earlier menstruation has been previously linked to reduced blood flow, lowering oxygen levels in the brain and causing tissue death.

Researchers at Harvard and Beth Israel have made a 'breakthrough' discovery about how prostate cancer is fueled.

Too much salt triggers a gut immune response that deprives the brain of oxygen and releases neuron-damaging chemicals, according to a new Weill Cornell University study.

By gradually increasing the amount of these proteins consumed over several months, doctors believe they can help patients’ immune systems become tolerant to them.

How to get the perfectly toned arms of Penelope Cruz 

Wearing a halter-neck gown on the red carpet recently, Penelope Cruz displayed perfectly toned arms. The 43-year-old actress has credited hot Bikram yoga with ‘completely changing’ her physique. The mother-of-two also does strength training, ballet and Pilates. Here is a step by step guide to trying the 'teapot row'.

Researchers from Oxford University found consuming more than 10g, or one unit, of alcohol every day significantly reduces people's cognitive function, which worsens as the drinker ages.

Heart warning for hysterical Vikings and Saints fans: Scores of viewers received alerts from Apple Watch after their pulses rocketed during nail-biting touchdown

The Apple Watch monitors heart rates and tells its wearers when their pulses are dangerously fast (top right). The exciting conclusion of Sunday's game got heart rates going as fans on both sides cheered or jeered at their televisions (left), triggering warnings from the watches (right, both).

Ryker Roque, six, died on Sunday at a hospital in Orlando, Florida, after touching a bat which his father Henry had found in the garden and put in a bucket.

Victoria Fine, from Norwich, spent 15 years in agony and her condition robbed her of her job, modelling dream, social life and love life. Then she found a steroid-free lotion that's made her 95% clear.

US Navy veteran Eric Walker, 47, was admitted to the emergency room at Dorn Veterans Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, with severe abdominal pains. He was dismissed an hour later.

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