HEALTH NOTES: Cuddles can mend damage to hearts from heart attacks, research finds

HEALTH NOTES: Cuddles can mend damage to hearts from heart attacks, research finds By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 17:00 EDT, 1 October 2022 | Updated: 17:43 EDT, 1 October 2022 Cuddles could help to mend the damage caused by heart attacks. Researchers from Michigan State University found the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin, released during times … Read more

First ever alopecia hair loss drug – which affects Jada Pinkett Smith – approved as NHS may pay

Regulators have given the green light to the first alopecia treatment proven to regrow hair. Trials have shown that taking the daily pill can almost entirely reverse the condition that causes hair to fall out in clumps. Called baricitinib, the drug is already in use on the NHS for a number of conditions, including arthritis, … Read more

REVEALED: The hidden epidemic of sexual dysfunction which experts blame on SSRI antidepressants

Patients on antidepressants are not being warned of the risk that the pills could permanently ruin their sex lives, experts say. The Mail on Sunday has been contacted by a number of patients who claim to have been left with ‘life-changing’ sexual problems after taking a class of the drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake … Read more

The FDA Finally Has a Definition for ‘Healthy’ Food

Photo: Linda Hirzmann (Shutterstock) What does “healthy” mean, exactly, when applied to food? It’s a tougher question than you might think. The FDA has been trying to answer it for years now, and they announced that they finally have a rough definition. The origin story here is wild: The FDA sent a letter years ago … Read more

Some officials now say monkeypox elimination unlikely in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Some U.S. health officials are conceding that monkeypox is probably not going away anytime soon. The disease’s spread is slowing but the virus is so widespread that elimination is unlikely, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. That conclusion was in a recent CDC report, and echoed Friday by Marc … Read more

I have to drink cornstarch every three hours to survive

She’s had to navigate the maize of life. A Brazilian bombshell is going viral due to a rare condition that requires her to consume cornstarch every few hours to survive. “I’ve been using cornstarch for 29 years,” Leticia Ramos, from Uberaba, told Jam Press. The so-called “Queen of Cornstarch” specifically suffers from glycogenosis, or glycogen … Read more

How to Tell If It’s a Headache or a Migraine

Photo: catinsyrup (Shutterstock) If you are prone to getting headaches, you may be wondering about the difference between a regular headache and a migraine. Both suck, but a migraine is definitely worse. So how can you tell which kind you’re suffering from? A regular headache feels like “a dull, cap-like pressure,” said Julia Jones, a … Read more

Obesity should be reclassified as a brain disorder: doctors

A new study has prompted some doctors to reconsider how obesity is classified. Currently, it is treated as a behavioral disease, but doctors are now suggesting that it be considered a brain-development disorder such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (also known as ADHD), autism and Asperger’s syndrome. The study, which was published on Science.org, was … Read more