Diclofenac: GPs "ignore heart risk" of drug used by millions

GPs 'ignore heart attack and stroke risk' of painkiller used by millions Research shows that taking the painkiller diclofenac increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes by 63 per centScientists are calling for the drug to be banned as safer alternatives availableUK's drugs watchdog said European safety review of diclofenac is underwayPatients told not to stop taking pill but do speak to your GP By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 01:08 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:30 GMT, 13 February 2013 Diclofenac is widely prescribed for common ailments, including back pain and arthritis Doctors are writing millions of prescriptions a year for a painkiller that is known to raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study has warned.

The return of Dickensian ailments as sales of gout and chilblain remedies soar

The return of Dickensian ailments as sales of gout and chilblain remedies soar Experts say the rise is due to the excesses of Christmas and the cold weatherStudy last year found that hospital admissions for gout have increased by 80 per cent in a decade By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:11 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:44 GMT, 18 January 2013 Portrait of Henry VIII, aged 49 in 1540.

Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley: "I"ve never done a fad diet, but I watch what I eat"

'I've never done a fad diet, but I watch what I eat': Under the microscope with Jo Whiley | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 11 December 2012 The Radio 2 DJ, 47, on existing without much sleep, having a high pain threshold and why she won't be having plastic surgery 'I often eat on the go, so it's (diet) not as healthy as it should be,' said Jo Whiley ANY FAMILY AILMENTS Rheumatoid arthritis — my dad is badly affected by stiff, painful joints, and my mum and grandmother also have it.

Want to avoid the vomiting bug? Disinfect your sink now!

Want to avoid the vomiting bug Disinfect your sink now! | UPDATED: 01:33 GMT, 4 December 2012 Thousands of people are currently battling the winter vomiting bug — and the chances are that if you haven’t got it yet, then you soon will.

Hospitals are "full to bursting": Patient care is being put at risk, report warns

Hospitals are 'full to bursting' and patient care is being put at risk, report warnsDr Foster, the NHS watchdog, found 12 trusts have 'worryingly high' death rates For 48 weeks of the year most hospitals are more than 90 per cent full, 'jeopardising patient care' A third of beds are taken by patients who could be cared for elsewhere If cost continues to be put over quality, 'patients will be in danger' it warns | UPDATED: 12:15 GMT, 3 December 2012 Hospitals are so 'full to bursting' that staff are struggling to keep patients safe, an influential report has warned.

Forget tennis elbow, we"re all suffering from "office knee" – and desk jobs and obesity are to blame

Forget tennis elbow, we're all suffering from 'office knee' – and desk jobs and obesity are to blame <br>Almost a quarter of workers aged 16 to 65 surveyed said they have been living with pain for up to two years Obesity, the rise of the internet and desk based jobs have been blamed for the latest in a line of joint ailments <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 15:23 GMT, 20 November 2012 </p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/20/article-2235771-1621DD02000005DC-975_306x423.jpg" width="306" height="423" alt="More than a quarter of UK workers are suffering from painful knee joints, a new survey has revealed" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">More than a quarter of UK workers are suffering from painful knee joints, a new survey has revealed</p> <p>More than a quarter of UK workers are suffering from painful knee joints, it has been revealed.</p><p>And surgeons and physiotherapists say that rising levels of obesity and desk-based jobs across all age groups are to blame.

Diet not working? A food intolerance could be slowing down your metabolism, says a leading doctor (who also claims that low-fat diets CAUSE weight…

Food sensitivity could be stopping you lose weight, says doctor who also claims low-fat diets can make you HEAVIER Food sensitivities are 'by far the commonest single cause of weight gain,' says allergy expertEveryday foods such as wheat, corn, milk and eggs most common culpritsCutting out potential 'problem' foods could also relieve ailments such as headaches and low mood Calorie counting a strategy that 'consistently fails millions of people' | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 11 October 2012 Whether it’s low fat, low carb, low GI – most of us have tried, and failed, to lose weight at some point.

Here"s the headline: Watching the news can make you ill

Some viewers may find this distressing: How watching harrowing footage on the news can bring on post-traumatic stress Watching hours of footage from war zones or in the aftermath of terrorist attacks can cause post-traumatic stress symptoms Experts said their findings were particularly relevant in time of social media | UPDATED: 11:16 GMT, 5 September 2012 Millions tune in to the news each evening to catch up on the day's events.

Three week wait to see your GP as practices cut weekend and evening hours

Three-week wait to see your GP as practices cut weekend and evening hours Half of England’s PCTs reported a decrease in the number of GP surgeries offering care outside normal working hours last year | UPDATED: 16:24 GMT, 25 July 2012 Labour contacted 91 of England's 151 PCTs – 56% of them reported a decrease in the number of surgeries offering extended opening hours Patients are being forced to wait for as long as three weeks to see their GP after practices are reducing their evening and weekend appointments, Labour said.