Don't sniffle and drive: Driving with a cold can be as dangerous as drunk-drivingGetting behind the wheel with a cold as bad as DUI Drivers with a heavy cold had slower reaction times than those who had up to four pints of beer By Roger Dobson PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 23 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:23 GMT, 23 February 2013 Driving with a heavy cold could be as dangerous as getting behind the wheel when you’re drunk.
Husband's heartbreak after hospital bans him from visiting his wife suffering from Alzheimer's Ray Butcher says he has not been allowed to visit wife Carole for six monthsHe says hospital staff told him to stay away but does not know the reason Says his wife remembers him but fears her condition is making her confused Says is 'morally abhorrent' he cannot see her in her final months By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:15 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 5 February 2013 A husband has spoken of his heartbreak at being banned from visiting his wife in hospital where she is being treated for Alzheimer's disease.
Chewing over a problem Chomping on gum is GOOD for the brain and can boost alertness by 10%Tests show that reaction times amongst chewers are fasterChomping away leads to improvements in blood flow to the brainReport will be good news for celebrity chewer Sir Alex Ferguson By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 15:15 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:11 GMT, 4 February 2013 It’s a habit that divides opinion, but new scientific evidence reveals that chewing gum is actually good for the brain.
Christmas party SOS: 'Tis the season to sing carols – not the time to lose your voiceThe guide to save your vocal chords for carolling and Christmas cheer | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 15 December 2012 Plunging temperatures, sore throats, lusty carol-singing and the drying effect of central heating are just a few elements of the Christmas party season that conspire against the vocal cords.
A hot shower, a stroll round the park and a curry: The expert's guide to beating your cold in just 24 HOURS | UPDATED: 15:21 GMT, 14 December 2012 When the dreaded lurgy strikes, day in bed can seem like the only option.
Topshop assistant, 24, horrified after 'harmless' scalp lump turns out to be one in 200m cancer Three doctors told Rhianna that the growing lump on her scalp was harmlessAfter it was removed, she was told it was a very rare form of bone cancer affecting just 25 to 30 people worldwideRhianna has been given 3,000 NHS funding to freeze nine of her eggs as her treatment could cause infertility | UPDATED: 16:43 GMT, 28 November 2012 A young woman saw a mystery tiny spot on her head grow to the size of a golf ball – and discovered it was a rare cancer with only 30 cases in the world.
Father sent home from hospital with pain killers after doctors failed to spot he has a BROKEN NECK Doctors sent Darren home saying he had a 'trapped nerve'He returned to hospital five days after he was sent home suffering with pins and needles and numbness in his armsHe was diagnosed with a broken neck and has been told he cannot work for at least three months PUBLISHED: 14:18 GMT, 22 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:18 GMT, 22 August 2012 A father was sent home from hospital with pain killers after doctors failed to spot he had a broken neck.
Should parents fear the whooping cough outbreak | UPDATED: 02:56 GMT, 10 July 2012 Parents will have been concerned by the news last week that whooping cough is on the rise.
How that tickly cough is all in the mind: How placebo throat spray halves irritation | UPDATED: 08:45 GMT, 19 June 2012 A placebo had a very strong effect on the desire to cough The desire to cough can be soothed by a placebo, a study has found, suggesting that the irritating action is not just a simple reflex.
The end of the Jade Goody effect: Cervical cancer screening rates hit 10-year-low | UPDATED: 09:21 GMT, 11 June 2012 Testing for cervical cancer among women in England has fallen to a 10-year low, with charities blaming the poor figures on the end of the 'Jade Goody effect'.