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.

Teenage girl whose limbs dislocate up to 18 times a day

Teenage girl whose limbs dislocate up to 18 times a day, begs health bosses for treatment funding Phoebe Bruce has a genetic condition that means her collagen is too weak to hold her limbs in placeShe is regularly rushed to A&E following agonising dislocationsSuffers at least one dislocation a day | UPDATED: 15:25 GMT, 23 August 2012 A teenager has a rare genetic condition that means even a yawn can cause one of her arms or legs to dislocate.

Underage teenager uses fake ID with picture of cartoon character to buy alcohol at SIX shops in Nottinghamshire

Teenager uses fake ID with picture of cartoon character to buy alcohol at SIX different shopsID shows Bobby King from King of the Hill Card”s date of birth showed teenager was just 1713 shops sold alcohol without asking or accepted ID . The face may look familiar to viewers of the Channel 4 television show, King of the Hill.

Everyone in their 70s could get shingles jab: Vaccine will target 4.5million at risk of severe symptoms

Everyone in their 70s could get shingles jab: Vaccine will target 4.5million at risk of severe symptoms Ministers announced vaccination programme in 2010 but it has been delayed by supply problemsOnly one shingles jab is needed, unlike the flu injection which has to be given every yearVaccinations could be available by 2013 | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 27 July 2012 The government has planned a vaccination programme against shingles for everyone aged between 70 and 79 Every pensioner in their 70s could be offered a shingles vaccine on the NHS.

Flu vaccinations for every child from 2014 to save 2,000 lives a year

Flu vaccination for every child from 2014 to save 2,000 lives a year Mass vaccination in form of nasal spray 'in the best interests of children'While youngsters not likely to develop complications of flu they can pass it on to elderly family membersGovernment estimate scheme will lead to 11,000 fewer hospital admissions and 2,000 fewer deaths By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 11:58 GMT, 25 July 2012 | UPDATED: 12:19 GMT, 25 July 2012 All children are to be given the flu vaccination after experts said it could save up to 2,000 lives a year.

London Olympics 2012: McDonald’s force Olympics bosses to ban all restaurants from selling chips unless with FISH

McDonald”s force Olympics bosses to ban all other restaurants from selling chips… unless they”re served with fishHundreds of restaurants and food retailers expected to be affectedMemo about the change said retailers don”t back the decisionAll British favourites must be served without chips – except for fish

Folic acid: Doctors call on government to add synthetic B vitamin to flour to prevent birth defects

Add folic acid to flour to prevent birth defects, doctors tell government Most women don't take folic acid before they conceive as more than half of pregnancies are unplanned | UPDATED: 08:35 GMT, 27 June 2012 Pregnant woman are recommended to start taking folic acid three months before they conceive Flour should be fortified with folic acid to prevent birth defects in babies such as spina bifida, according to doctors.

Why a daily aspirin could have saved Bee Gee Robin: Breakthrough for families living with "death sentence" bowel cancer gene

Why a daily aspirin could have saved Bee Gee Robin: Breakthrough for families living with 'death sentence' bowel cancer gene | UPDATED: 22:16 GMT, 2 June 2012 Tributes are still pouring in for Robin Gibb, one of the world’s finest singer/songwriters, who died last month aged 62.

You can"t restructure NHS and make cuts: Tory-led committee blasts Lansley"s reforms for not meeting needs of ageing Britons

You can't restructure NHS and make cuts: Tory-led committee blasts Lansley's reforms for not meeting needs of ageing Britons You can't restructure NHS and make cuts at the same time, committee expected to say Under fire again NHS reforms introduced by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley (pictured on Tuesday) are expected to be criticised by an influential cross-party group of MPs Health Secretary Andrew Lansley's controversial NHS reforms are set to be heavily criticised by an influential cross-party group of MPs, it was reported today.