NHS in talks over 8.50 charge to call out a doctor while hospital patients would also be forced to pay for their meals

NHS in talks over 8.50 charge to call out a doctor while hospital patients would also be forced to pay for their mealsControversial plans put forward to tackle pressure on NHS financesNHS Confederation boss says cost of aging population to blame Campaigners worry patients could be discouraged from seeking treatment By Sophie Borland Health Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:02 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 18 March 2013 Patients could be charged 8.50 to call an out-of-hours doctor to their home under controversial plans outlined today.

Red wine isn"t just good for your heart – now experts say it may even prevent HEARING LOSS

Red wine isn't just good for your heart – now experts say it may even prevent HEARING LOSS Thought that resveratrol, the chemical found in red grapes and red wine, has a protective effectAppears to reduce the damage caused by loud noise By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:40 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:42 GMT, 22 February 2013 It has long been touted as the tipple with a host of health benefits, said to protect against conditions such as heart disease and dementia.

Why turning tumours pink is a bright idea

Why turning tumours pink is a bright idea | UPDATED: 23:47 GMT, 26 November 2012 Turning tumours pink may help surgeons cut out the cancer without damaging surrounding healthy tissue Making cancerous tumours glow bright pink in the dark is the latest technique for improving the success of surgery.

Hitting the menopause really can result in the development of the dreaded "spare tyre" of fat around the waist

Hitting the menopause really DOES create 'spare tyre' of fat around the waist Women lose their natural supply of the female hormone oestrogen after the menopauseThis causes a shift of fat storage from the hips to the waist | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 16 October 2012 It will come as little comfort for women of a certain age who already have mood swings and hot flushes to contend with.

Breast cancer: NHS faces "crisis" as number of women living with disease is set to treble to 1.7m

Breast cancer timebomb fear: Experts warn that NHS faces crisis as number of women living with disease is set to treble to 1.7m Threefold increase by 2040 will be partly caused by our ageing population Macmillan Cancer Support warns of being 'prepared for dramatic increase'Better treatment and diagnosis means more women are now surviving itThis presents new challenges for NHS in practical support and after-care By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 15 October 2012 | UPDATED: 23:24 GMT, 15 October 2012 Soaring numbers of women living with breast cancer will leave the NHS in crisis, researchers warn today.

R UV Ugly? Cancer charity puts ultraviolet skin scanner in shopping centres to warn of the damage caused by sunbeds

R UV Ugly Cancer charity puts ultraviolet skin scanner in shopping centres to warn of the damage caused by sunbeds Machine will be used to show shoppers the ageing effects and hidden damage caused by using sunbedsMalignant melanoma rates have more than tripled among people aged between 15 and 34 in the last three decades | UPDATED: 01:05 GMT, 10 October 2012 An ultraviolet skin scanner which highlights the risks of sunbed use is to visit shopping centres as part of a new campaign.

Could this stem cell cure for wrinkles end the endless hunt for the perfect skin cream?

Could this stem cell cure for wrinkles end the endless hunt for the perfect skin cream British firm is trialling new method by injecting patient's own stem cells to restore skin's youthful elasticity By Tamara Cohen PUBLISHED: 15:40 GMT, 9 September 2012 | UPDATED: 07:12 GMT, 10 September 2012 Scientists will begin clinical trials in 12 months, using stem cells harvested from a blood sample from the patients Scientists are working on a new weapon in the war against wrinkles.

The 60p injection that can boost your flagging energy

The 60p injection that can boost your flagging energy | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 21 August 2012 No energy It could be down to vitamin B12 deficiency Martyn Hooper thought he knew exactly what it felt like to be tired — it was the warm, ready for bed feeling that came after one of his three-day walks in the hills or a busy time in his job as a college lecturer and A-level examiner.