A quarter of us have liver damage – and a dry January isn"t enough to undo the damage, warn experts

A quarter of us have liver damage – and a dry January isn't enough to undo the damage, warn experts 28 per cent of people tested by the British Liver Trust were showing the early signs of liver damageLiver disease is now the fifth biggest killer in the UK, due to alcohol, fatty diets and sedentary lifestyles Charity is calling for early liver screening to be made available to all those at risk, in a bid to save one million lives a year By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:20 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 GMT, 1 January 2013 More than one in four Britons have the early signs of liver disease, according to the British Liver Trust A booze-free January is not enough to repair the liver and keep it healthy, leading experts have warned.

Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone

Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 1 December 2012 'Cruelty has become normal': Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt highlighted some disturbing cases of abuse by NHS staff Thousands of elderly and vulnerable patients are being abused by carers and NHS staff, shocking figures reveal.

Millions of pet lovers warned: You could pass flu on to Fido

Millions of pet lovers warned: You could pass flu on to Fido! A total of 13 cats and one dog in the U.S are believed to have caught the H1N1 virus in 2011 and 2012 from their owners Researchers say there needs to be greater awareness of the phenomenon | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 4 October 2012 Pet owners have been warned next time they have the flu, they may not just pass it on to friends and family – they might also infect their animals.

Making a clean breast of it: Government cancer awareness advert uses graphic full-frontal images to hammer warning home

Stay abreast of the changes: Government cancer awareness ad uses full-frontal imagery in stark health warningFirst time naked breasts have been shown in UK TV ad, say creators | UPDATED: 13:43 GMT, 25 September 2012 Women are often warned about the importance of regularly checking their breasts for signs of cancer.

Inspirational Women Of The Year: It"s too late to save my son"s sight, but I CAN help other children

Inspirational Women of the Year: It's too late to save my son's sight, but I CAN help other children | UPDATED: 02:11 GMT, 25 September 2012 Last week the Daily Mail launched our sixth annual Inspirational Women of the Year competition, in association with the Sanctuary Spa and the charity Wellbeing of Women.

Drink grapefruit juice to get pregnant: The old wives tales couples still believe will help you conceive

'Grapefruit juice helps you get pregnant and eating yams leads to twins': The old wives tales couples still believe Women who want to get pregnant should plant a rosemary bush and avoid mints, according to two old wives' talesMany people have never been taught the basic facts about their own reproductive cycle, says FPA spokesman | UPDATED: 12:37 GMT, 19 September 2012 Hoping for twins Eating a yam won't make any difference It is not just children who may be confused about where babies come from.

Third of women with right to IVF rejected by "clueless" GPs

Third of women with right to IVF rejected by GPs who don't know enough about fertility treatment | UPDATED: 03:55 GMT, 28 August 2012 One out of three women with right to In Vitro Fertilisation on the NHS are denied the treatment One in three women are being refused IVF on the NHS even though they have the right to treatment, a report has found.

Arthritis sufferers have to wait THREE YEARS to be diagnosed condemning them to "unbearable pain"

Arthritis sufferers have to wait THREE YEARS to be diagnosed condemning them to 'unbearable pain' | UPDATED: 00:17 GMT, 9 May 2012 Crippling: Patients with osteoarthritis wait an average of nearly three years to be diagnosed and referred for treatment, according to a report by Arthritis Care More than a quarter of arthritis sufferers have to visit their GP at least three times to get a diagnosis, a report reveals.

Three-week cough "could be lung cancer warning": Awareness campaign launched by stars who lost relatives to the disease

Persistent cough 'could be warning sign of lung cancer': Stars who lost relatives to disease launch awareness campaign Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the UK and affects 33,000 people in England every year | UPDATED: 08:46 GMT, 7 May 2012 Just one in 10 people realise that a persistent cough could be a key symptom of lung cancer, according to statistics released by the Government as it launches a campaign to raise awareness about the disease.