Nearly ALL doctors have given patients a placebo for the psychological benefits

Nearly ALL doctors have given patients a placebo – either to keep them happy or reassure them 97% admitted giving placebos that are not proven, such as antibiotics for a viral infection 12% had used ‘pure’ placebos, such as sugar pills, which have no medicinal value at allMost placebos given to reassure patients, or to produce a psychological effect By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:58 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:58 GMT, 20 March 2013 Doctors clearly believe placebos can help patients, the research found Nearly all doctors have given their patients placebos, a study has found.

Superbugs "will send the health service back to 19th century": Even routine surgery could become deadly, warns top medical adviser

Superbugs 'will send the health service back to 19th century': Even routine surgery could become deadly, warns top medical adviserDame Sally Davies warns over timebomb over antibiotic resistanceGPs will be ordered to prescribe fewer antibioticsDrug-resistant E-Coli could be responsible for 2,500 deathsCases of multidrug resistant tuberculosis rising .

Three-year-old girl dies of dehydration after locum doctor sent her home from A&E without carrying out basic tests

Three-year-old girl dies of dehydration after locum doctor sent her home from A&E without carrying out basic testsMylee Ward, who had a rare brain disorder, was laid across chairs instead of a bed by Dr Mushfikur RahmanThe locum doctor at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, in Derbyshire, then failed to carry out 'basic tests' an inquest has heardNext day she was found unconscious in her playpen and pronounced dead By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 10:39 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 15 February 2013 A girl of three died of dehydration after a locum doctor in a casualty unit sent her home without doing basic tests that would have saved her life, an inquest was told.

Can"t rid yourself of a hacking cough? Don"t worry, the average one lasts for THREE WEEKS

Can't rid yourself of a hacking cough Don't worry, the average one lasts up to THREE WEEKS Sufferers expect a bad cough to be gone in seven to nine days, reveals surveyBut studies reveal they are likely to last twice as longDoctors 'are too ready to prescribe antibiotics' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 11:30 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:30 GMT, 15 January 2013 Can't stop the cough The average one subsides after 18 days People who suffer from an irritating throat tickle that hangs around for weeks may have nothing to worry about, say researchers.

Are giant pandas the latest weapon against superbugs? Scientists discover powerful antibiotic in their blood

Are giant pandas the latest weapon against superbugs Scientists discover powerful antibiotic in their blood Scientists find that substance produced by pandas killed bacteria in less than an hour, while other antibiotics took more than six hoursPlans to develop the antibiotic either as a new drug to fight superbugs or as an antiseptic for cleaning surfaces and utensils | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 31 December 2012 Scientists have discovered a powerful antibiotic in the blood stream of giant pandas that can destroy fungi and bacteria.

Woman dies after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with ANTHRAX

Woman dies after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with ANTHRAX Death is the third in Britain linked to an outbreak of anthrax amongst people using heroin | UPDATED: 16:27 GMT, 19 December 2012 The death is the third in Britain linked to an outbreak of anthrax among drug users believed to have used contaminated heroin A woman has died after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with anthrax.

Chemists are risking lives by "illegally selling addictive and dangerous prescription drugs", undercover expose reveals

Exposed: The pharmacists acting like 'small time drug pushers', selling addictive and dangerous pills illegally London chemists found to be selling antibiotics and drugs like Valium and opiates without a prescriptionResearchers also bought temazepam – a potentially lethal sleeping tablet if wrongly usedShadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said high street pharmacists were 'acting like small time drug pushers’ | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 17 December 2012 Chemists are putting the lives of patients at risk by illegally selling addictive and dangerous prescription drugs, an investigation has revealed.

Gareth Malone: "I"ve got a fast metabolism so I need to eat a lot and often"

'I've got a fast metabolism so I need to eat a lot and often': Under the microscope with Gareth Malone | UPDATED: 01:09 GMT, 4 December 2012 The Choir star, 36, on pumping iron, what makes people attractive, his biggest food weakness and how he avoids a hangover 'I follow a low-GI diet which regulates your body sugar and energy levels,' said Gareth Malone HOW DO YOU KEEP THOSE LUNGS SO HEALTHY I kid you not, but I love going to the gym and pumping iron.

Woman undergoes "fecal matter transplant" to cure bacterial infection after mother "donates" one of her stools

Woman undergoes 'fecal matter transplant' to cure bacterial infectionKaitlin Hunter survived a car accident, only then to battle a bacterial infectionShe lost 40 pounds, as nine rounds of antibiotics failed to cure her Doctors carried out a fecal matter transplant to recolonize her colon with healthy bacteriaThe operation was a success and she is healthy once again | UPDATED: 06:17 GMT, 27 September 2012 A woman who survived a near-fatal car accident only to suffer a devastating bacterial infection in her colon has been cured after undergoing an unusual treatment known as a 'fecal matter transplant.' Kaitlin Hunter's life threatening infection was cured after fecal matter from her mother, including healthy bacteria, was transplanted into her colon.