Women are "better off without their bras" (say scientists who took FIFTEEN YEARS to inspect women"s breasts)

Could wearing a bra be doing your figure more harm than good Controversial study says underwear 'is not needed' Study found wearing a bra could be sending women's busts southwardsResearchers claimed that bras are little more than a 'false necessity' They also said wearing the underwear did little to relieve back pain By Sophie Borland, Larisa Brown and Peter Allen PUBLISHED: 05:04 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:42 GMT, 11 April 2013 Trudging into a fitting room, waiting to be measured, getting hot and bothered as you struggle into ten different styles to find one that fits properly … Bra shopping often feels like more trouble than it’s worth.

Joan Bakewell calls for euthanasia debate: I carry a Do Not Resuscitate card

I carry a Do Not Resuscitate card, reveals veteran broadcaster Joan Bakewell as she calls for a debate on euthanasia Veteran broadcaster says 'people would be pleased to have the choice'She has given instructions to her family to ‘pull the plug’ in case of calamityBakewell said that 'too many older people were ‘living in misery’ By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 17:47 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:20 GMT, 8 April 2013 Joan Bakewell has called for a ‘proper debate’ on euthanasia, revealing she carries a Do Not Resuscitate card.

Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKS

Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKSPatients struggle for timely access to a doctor, according to a surveySome are forced to wait a fortnight for a consultationNearly half say they are unhappy with local health service By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:05 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:10 GMT, 22 March 2013 Almost two-thirds of patients say they struggle to get an appointment with a GP within two days, according to new research Two thirds of patients do not think their out-of-hours GP is safe, a report warns today.

NHS in talks over 8.50 charge to call out a doctor while hospital patients would also be forced to pay for their meals

NHS in talks over 8.50 charge to call out a doctor while hospital patients would also be forced to pay for their mealsControversial plans put forward to tackle pressure on NHS financesNHS Confederation boss says cost of aging population to blame Campaigners worry patients could be discouraged from seeking treatment By Sophie Borland Health Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:02 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 18 March 2013 Patients could be charged 8.50 to call an out-of-hours doctor to their home under controversial plans outlined today.

Children can GROW OUT of autism, claim scientists

Children can GROW OUT of autism: Controversial research suggests not all youngsters have the same fate Autistic children who recovered appeared to have milder social difficulties but more repetitive behavioursBy studying children who appear to grow out of the disorder experts hope to create better therapies By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 16 January 2013 Autism is a condition some children manage to grow out of, a study has shown.

Patient"s own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that could treat a whole range of diseases

Patient's own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that could treat a whole range of diseasesThe cells are building blocks that allow the body to produce new cells and repair tissuesScientists believe blood could be the easiest and safest source of stem cells | UPDATED: 10:22 GMT, 30 November 2012 A patient's own blood has been used to make personalised stem cells, in a groundbreaking development which doctors hope will eventually be used to treat a range of diseases.

MMR takeup nearly back to levels before autism scare

MMR uptake levels finally recover from autism scare triggered 14 years ago Nine in 10 children under the age of two received the first dose of the triple vaccine between 2011 and 2012Figures still fall short of 95% target from World Health OrganisationUptake varies from 86.1% in London to 93.5% in Hampshire By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:32 GMT, 27 November 2012 | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 27 November 2012 The proportion of children having the MMR jab is at its highest level for more than a decade, figures show.

Using illegal drugs "is like eating junk food or gambling": Row as charity calls for a softer line on cannabis

Using illegal drugs 'is like eating junk food or gambling': Row as charity calls for a softer line on cannabis Taking cannabis classed as another 'risky' behaviour like a poor diet, finds the UK Drug Policy CommissionIndependent advisory body say growing cannabis for personal use should not be a criminal offence | UPDATED: 07:11 GMT, 15 October 2012 Taking drugs is just like eating junk food, a controversial report claims today.

A lonely death on the "care" pathway: MPs demand action after another patient is chosen to die without doctors telling family

A lonely death on the 'care' pathway: MPs demand action after another patient is chosen to die without doctors telling familyOlive Goom, 85, was put on the controversial Liverpool Care PathwayNo one was by her side after medics neglected to consult her familyMPs call for urgent review of the system designed to ease suffering | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 14 October 2012 An elderly woman died alone after doctors failed to tell relatives they were ending her life on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway.

Couple who lost son to rare brain cancer celebrate birth of baby "designed" to be free of the disease

Couple who lost son to rare brain cancer celebrate birth of baby 'designed' to be free of the disease | UPDATED: 01:30 GMT, 8 October 2012 A couple who lost their son to a rare brain cancer have welcomed the arrival of a 'designer' baby after having treatment to stop him inheriting the deadly disease like his brother.