Deadly hospital super-bug started in North America, say DNA detectives C.difficile sparked a global epidemic in hospitals in the early 2000sBug started as two drug-resistant strains – one in U.S.
Why buying your varifocals online can leave you seeing red: Our test proves those cheap deals aren't always as good as they look | UPDATED: 02:42 GMT, 2 October 2012 Anyone who wears glasses knows they don’t tend to come cheap — the cost of frames, lenses, lens coatings and cases can mount up to hundreds of pounds.
Discovery of DNA sections responsible for osteoarthritis raises hope of treatment for millions affected by crippling illnessBreakthrough made by researchers at the University of NewcastleAround 8.5million Britons suffer from osteoarthritis | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 3 July 2012 A breakthrough by British scientists could lead to new treatments for the most common form of arthritis.
Women’s eyesight could be suffering because they hold books too closely | UPDATED: 08:46 GMT, 25 June 2012 If you’re a woman who always has her nose in a book don’t hold it so close – it could weaken your eyesight.
Barefoot running causes spate of injuries as enthusiasts are 'too quick' to ditch the trainers | UPDATED: 11:12 GMT, 22 May 2012 The recent craze for barefoot running has led to a spike in leg and foot injuries among enthusiastic amateurs, U.S doctors have warned.
Me and my operation: The tiny bell that breathes life back into your lungs | UPDATED: 22:20 GMT, 7 May 2012 Every year 900,000 Britons are diagnosed with lung conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis which leave them breathless.
Grab a sandwich… and a GP appointment: Government plan to allow patients to register for surgeries near their place of work Patients will be able to pop into their GP during their lunch-break under Government plans to make it easier to get an appointment. They will be allowed to register with a surgery close to where they work rather than having to sign up to one near their home, as is currently the case. Under plans announced by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, patients will be able to register with any practise they chose that is likely to best fit-in with their daily routines.