31/12/2009Tory criticises NHS in new TV ads
Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan has lambasted the NHS once more by questioning why any "sane" person would choose to support it. The Tory, who has featured prominently on US television this year,...30/12/2009Third type of cholesterol 'causes heart disease'
A type of cholesterol has been discovered by scientist to contribute towards the development of heart disease. According to research conducted by the University of Oxford and funded by the British Heart...30/12/2009Brits spend more on home protection than health insurance
Britons are more likely to have taken out home contents insurance cover than they are to have invested in private health cover . That is according to protection specialist Scottish Provident, which warned...29/12/2009Surgery could cure high blood pressure
Scientists have developed a new operation which they believe could offer a cure to a certain type of hypertension (high blood pressure). The revolutionary treatment takes less than an hour to complete and...29/12/2009Charity calls for end to hospital car parking fees
The vast majority of Britons would like to see an end to car parking charges at hospitals, a new survey has revealed. According to Macmillan Cancer Support, eight in ten people believe it is wrong that ...29/12/2009Pomegranate rinds could help fight superbugs
A lotion made from pomegranate rind could contain the secrets to effectively fighting superbugs such as MRSA. That is according to scientists, who have created a new ointment to tackle drug-resistant...23/12/2009Resistance to antibiotics rising, study warns
Natural levels of resistance to antibiotics are rising despite more careful use of medicine and agricultural controls, it has been claimed. According to scientists from Newcastle University, bacterial DNA...23/12/2009Walking after dinner could improve health
With Christmas dinner on many people's minds, families have been shown the positive impact that a simple walk after eating can have on their health. According to Ramblers, walking is a great way to stay...22/12/2009More people donating brains for medical research
A growing number of people are agreeing to donate their brains to medical research following their deaths, it has been revealed. According to the Parkinson's Disease Society, over 2,300 people signed up to...22/12/2009Childhood fitness plummeting in the UK
Children in the UK are significantly less fit than they were a decade ago, a new study has revealed. Published in the British Medical Journal, the findings from the Essex University study indicated that...