Sun, sea and a body MoT: From new teeth in Bratislava to banishing insomnia in (where else? Bedfordshire, the breaks that are a REAL health tonic

Sun, sea and a body MoT: From new teeth in Bratislava to banishing insomnia in (where else) Bedfordshire, the breaks that are a REAL health tonic | UPDATED: 22:28 GMT, 29 December 2012 You might assume that an annual holiday is the one time when health concerns go out of the window.

Dream of fatherhood for thousands of infertile men a step closer as scientists "grow" sperm from skin

Dream of fatherhood for thousands of infertile men a step closer as scientists 'grow' sperm from skinScientific technique could help thousands of men become fathers But it is fraught with moral and ethical concerns | UPDATED: 23:05 GMT, 28 August 2012 Scientists have succeeded in making early-stage sperm from human skin tissue.

Letting a chiropractor "crack" your neck to ease pain could trigger stroke

Letting a chiropractor 'crack' your neck to ease pain could trigger strokeExperts warn against practices designed to correct misaligned spines | UPDATED: 10:08 GMT, 8 June 2012 Health experts warn that cracking your neck could have serious side effects Neck ‘cracking’ and manipulations carried out by chiropractors could trigger ‘catastrophic’ health problems such as strokes, experts warned yesterday.

Doctors warn new NHS 111 phone number will lead to THREE TIMES more ambulance call-outs

Doctors warn new NHS 111 phone number will lead to THREE TIMES more ambulance call-outs New 111 phone number will be first port of call for patients with urgent, not life-threatening, symptomsThe Department Of Health has set an April 2013 deadline for introducing the helplineIt will replace NHS DirectBMA warns of cost and safety issues due to line being manned by call centre staff with six weeks' training | UPDATED: 09:51 GMT, 29 May 2012 Doctors have warned that the new 111 phone number for non-emergency services has led to up to three times more ambulance call-outs and could lower the standard of care that children receive.

Ed Miliband urges nurses as "defenders of health service" to reject NHS reforms

Ed Miliband urges nurses as 'defenders of health service' to call Government to account for NHS reforms Labour leader asks nurses to report problems caused by NHS reformsInitiative comes day after Health Secretary heckled at nursing conference | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 15 May 2012 Complimentary: Labour leader Ed Miliband was quick to take advantage of frosty relations between Andrew Lansley and the Royal College of Nursing Labour leader Ed Miliband called on NHS staff and patients today to hold the Government to account for difficulties resulting from its controversial reforms to the health service.

Mothers struggle to realise if their toddler is overweight

Mothers struggle to realise if their toddler is overweight Mothers of overweight toddlers were 88 per cent less likely to perceive their child's actual size | UPDATED: 20:16 GMT, 7 May 2012 Mother doesn’t always know best when it comes to judging her own child’s size, according to researchers.

Man shot in the head with an airgun will cycle length of Britain – despite concerns pellet could move deeper in his brain

Man shot in the head with an airgun will cycle length of Britain – despite concerns pellet could move deeper in his brain Cyclist raising money for stillbirth charity after his girlfriend suffered three miscarriages | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 24 April 2012 A man who has had an airgun pellet lodged in his brain for 18 years will cycle the length of Britain for charity – despite fears it could move deeper.

Danger of Dr Google: 25 per cent of women misdiagnose themselves on the internet

Danger of Dr Google: 25 per cent of women misdiagnose themselves on the internetOne in ten have endured unpleasant side effects after self-medicating | UPDATED: 00:30 GMT, 18 April 2012 When you’re faced with an unexplained medical problem, it can seem easier and quicker to go online for answers rather than wait for a doctor’s appointment.

NHS errors: Why there are 20,000 pregnant MEN in Britain

Mamma mia! Why there are 20,000 pregnant MEN in Britain Meanwhile more than 3,000 children and teenagers have apparently accessed geriatric services | UPDATED: 15:27 GMT, 9 April 2012 The mother of all mistakes There are at least 20,000 pregnant men in the UK if NHS statistics are to be believed.