As experts consider possible link to tainted surgical instruments… Is Alzheimer"s caused by a brain infection?

As experts consider possible link to tainted surgical instruments… Is Alzheimer”s caused by a brain infection Within two years, the world of Peter Dunlop has shrunk dramatically — the respected senior obstetrics and gynaecology consultant who once worked on high-risk births and performed complex operations almost every day is now a man who struggles to understand his daily post. The married father-of-two switched from the role of doctor to patient with brutal speed when told, aged just 53, he had Alzheimer’s disease

Rickets: No one told me children should take vitamin D pills – then my son got the disease

No one told me children should take vitamin D pills – then my son got rickets Four-year-old Toby Ault cried out in pain as his mother Kathryn gently lifted him up to tuck him into bed. ‘He said it was his legs and they were really hurting him again,’ says Kathryn, 27. ‘It was the third or fourth time in the space of a few weeks.

Could your painkillers give you an accidental overdose?

Could your painkillers give you an accidental overdose Taking slightly too much paracetamol day after day can be fatal, researchers at Edinburgh University recently warned, as the damage can build up gradually. Each year, the average adult swallows more than 300 painkilling pills, according to the British Medical Association