30/11/2012British scientists create stem cells from blood to rebuild damaged heart tissue
British scientists have developed a pioneering method of creating stem cells from a patient’s blood to repair the damage caused by heart and circulatory disease.
The scientists created stem cells...30/11/2012PPI too often being confused with income protection insurance
Negative stories about payment protection insurance (PPI) are putting people off investing in income protection insurance , according to a new survey.
Payment protection insurance is designed to cover...29/11/2012Simple calculation at birth predicts chance of childhood obesity
Researchers have created a simple formula which can predict a baby’s chance of being obese from as early as birth. Scientists hope it will help identify babies at risk, since obesity prevention is better...28/11/2012Relying on cars instead of walking is damaging our health
Only a minority of people in England get enough exercise according to experts, with too many of us relying on cars to cover short distances instead of walking or cycling.
Too many of us are relying on...27/11/2012Dullest summer on record could cause widespread vitamin D deficiency
With 2012 going down in history as one of the dullest summers on record, experts are warning that vitamin D deficiency will soon become a ‘major public health concern’. So why is the sunshine...27/11/2012More awareness needed over grapefruit interaction with medication
The number of drugs that interact with grapefruit has increased considerably in the last four years. Scientists warn that more information needs to be given on the risks to prevent dangerous side effects.
...26/11/2012Aviva extends health insurance cover for 2013
New and existing Aviva customers will benefit from extended private health insurance cover from the start of 2013.
Aviva extends its cover
Medical insurance provider Aviva has introduced new...23/11/2012New benefits for PruHealth customers from January 2013
From January 2013 PruHealth customers will benefit from a range of product changes and enhancements on their private health insurance , including cashback for non-smokers and cover for private gastric band...23/11/2012Trauma patients taken straight to CT scanner at King's College Hospital
Trauma patients could soon be taken straight from an ambulance to a CT scanner, bypassing Accident and Emergency to ensure rapid diagnosis and treatment.
Trauma patients are being taken straight to a CT...22/11/2012UK liver disease deaths rise by 20 per cent in a decade
Liver disease deaths in England have risen by 20% in a decade because of alcohol abuse, poor diet and lack of physical activity.
Alcohol is one of the biggest causes of liver disease