21/12/2012Eat meals as a family to improve your child's diet
Eating meals as a family helps children get their recommended five portions of fruit and veg a day, according to a new study.
Government recommends eating a minimum of 5 a day
The new study looked at...20/12/2012Sleeping pills known as 'z-drugs' cause placebo effect
Half of the benefit of sleeping pills comes from the placebo effect, according to a team of international researchers from the University of Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and University of Connecticut.
...19/12/2012NHS to publish data on surgeon performance
By the end of summer 2013 patients will be able to measure the performance of surgeons online through the NHS Choices website in a new league table of death rates.
Under new rules hospitals will have to...19/12/2012Half of all British men likely to develop cancer by 2027
50% of all British men are likely to be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime by the year 2027 says Cancer Research UK, but more will survive the disease thanks to better screening and treatment.
Men...14/12/2012As global life expectancy rises, so do chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes
People around the world are living longer than ever before, but spending more of their later life in poor health, according to a report published on Thursday.
Tobacco use, including passive smoking,...13/12/2012Obesity in primary school leavers has risen since last year
New figures show that more than a third of children in their last year of primary school are now obese or overweight, despite the best efforts of government campaigns like Change4Life.
Government...12/12/2012Severe depression successfully treated with cognitive behavioural therapy
Patients with depression who fail to respond to medication could be successfully treated using cognitive behavioural therapy, according to a new study.
Up to two thirds of people with depression do not...11/12/2012Loneliness increases risk of developing dementia
Feeling lonely can increase your risk of developing dementia, according to a new study by Dutch researchers.
The Amsterdam Study of the Elderly (Amstel) looked at the risk factors for depression, dementia...06/12/2012Top tips to save money on health insurance in 2013
With 2013 on the horizon many of us will be thinking about where we can make savings in the New Year. Here are our top tips to help you lower your health insurance premiums to make cover more affordable.
...06/12/2012Ground-breaking new breast cancer drug shows promise in US trials
A “ground-breaking” new drug has stopped the progression of an incurable form of breast cancer for more than two years in a US study.
The experimental breast cancer drug, called PD-0332991, is a...