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.

Whooping cough claims lives of 13 babies in past year in worst outbreak in more than two decades

Whooping cough claims lives of 13 babies in past year in worst outbreak in more than two decades | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 30 November 2012 Babies under the age of six months are likely to be admitted to hospital as they are most at risk of severe complications A total of 13 babies have died from whooping cough in the worst outbreak in more than 20 years.

Tulisa and Gary Barlow prove they"ve got the Xmas card factor with fun festive designs for charity

Tulisa and Gary Barlow prove they've got the Xmas card factor with fun festive designs for charity X Factor judges as well at The Saturdays, Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones have sketched designs for charity Part of Hallmark and Daybreak's 'Text Santa' campaign Pack of six is 1.99 | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 23 November 2012 They are better known for sitting on the X Factor panel and judging hopeful popstars on their vocal abilities.

We were told there was more chance of winning the lottery: Father and son develop different cancers at odds of 14m to one

'There was more chance of winning the lottery': Father and son both develop rare cancers at odds of 14m to one Father and son diagnosed with different forms of aggressive cancer four years apart Doctors say there is no link between the two conditions and the odds of both developing them were 14million to oneFamily are now backing new Stand up to Cancer campaign | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 15 October 2012 Andrew Wantling who has beaten a rare form of cancer and son James who has battled unrelated leukaemia for two years A family has been left devastated after both a father and son were diagnosed with different types of aggressive cancer at odds of 14 million to one.

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'There was more chance of winning the lottery': Father and son both develop rare cancers at odds of 14m to one Father and son diagnosed with different forms of aggressive cancer four years apart Doctors say there is no link between the two conditions and the odds of both developing them were 14million to oneFamily are now backing new Stand up to Cancer campaign | UPDATED: 15:45 GMT, 15 October 2012 Andrew Wantling who has beaten a rare form of cancer and son James who has battled unrelated leukaemia for two years A family has been left devastated after both a father and son were diagnosed with different types of aggressive cancer at odds of 14 million to one.

The health MOT test you can do in your living room: From bending backwards to eating sweetcorn

The health MOT test you can do in your living room: From bending backwards to eating sweetcorn By Charlotte Dovey PUBLISHED: 23:41 GMT, 8 October 2012 | UPDATED: 23:57 GMT, 8 October 2012 Taking some DIY tests at home can help you take responsibility for your health A visit to the GP for a check-up is, for some, about as pleasant an experience as having a tooth pulled.

Calming angry patients and mopping up sick: Ad shows what nursing is REALLY like

Calming angry patients and mopping up sick: New advert shows what nursing is REALLY like. ‘We are showing reality of nursing’ says Union chiefAdvert highlights difficult circumstances nurses must often work in. Follows negative publicity about patient neglect

Olympics spark junk food binge: Sales of fizzy drinks, sweets and crisps surge during the Games

Olympics spark junk food binge: Sales of fizzy drinks, sweets and crisps surge during the Games | UPDATED: 23:04 GMT, 3 September 2012 Supersize rise: Sales of fizzy drinks, sweets and crisps surged as the nation was gripped by the Olympics.