Diabetes danger in just ONE sugary drink a day: Chance of developing Type 2 increases by a fifth


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Diabetes danger in just ONE sugary drink a day: Chance of developing Type 2 increases by a fifth By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 21:58 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:08 GMT, 25 April 2013 The risk of diabetes rose by as much as 22 per cent for every can of drink consumed per day Drinking one can of soft drink a day can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by a fifth, scientists warn.

Mother without travel insurance stranded in Spain with desperately ill baby girl born 13 weeks EARLY during holiday


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Couple stranded abroad with desperately ill baby girl after she arrived 13 weeks EARLY – and they had no travel insurance Zowie Lyons, 25, and her partner Sam Hilton, 20, had planned winter breakMiss Lyons was 27 weeks pregnant but had been given all-clear to flyShe went into labour on second day of holiday and baby Ellizeah was bornNewborn suffered several medical complications and is in intensive careIs so sick that needs to come home by air ambulance, which will cost 12,000Couple have no travel insurance, so are stranded unless they raise the funds By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 19:02 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:32 GMT, 22 March 2013 A couple who went to Spain for a quiet weekend before their daughter was born have become stranded after she arrived 13 weeks early.

Night-time trips to the loo cut our productivity by a quarter, research shows


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Night-time trips to the loo cut our productivity: Workers who get up carry out a quarter less work Those with nocturia lose 24% productivity at workSufferers have to wake up once or more at night to urinate By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:11 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 18 March 2013 People who get up to go to the toilet in the middle of the night are less productive in work than those who sleep throughout, research suggests.

Toxic Britain: Binge drinking, smoking and drug taking means we"ll suffer more years of ill health than countries such as Romania and Thailand


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Toxic Britain: Binge drinking, smoking and drug taking means we'll suffer more years of ill health than Romania and Thailand Average life expectancy has risen but we are living longer with disabilitySoaring use of drink and drugs means many 20-54 year-olds will die early Smoking is top reason for early death, followed by high blood pressureBiggest killers overall are heart disease, stroke and lung cancer By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:31 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:54 GMT, 5 March 2013 Britons' toxic lifestyles mean that a rising number of young people are dying prematurely from alcohol and drug abuse – and the current generation is set to suffer more years of debilitating illness in old age compared to the last.

Are you in drink denial? Half of adults down too much alcohol yet barely a quarter admit doing so


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Are you in drink denial Half of adults down too much alcohol yet barely a quarter admit doing soFemale binge drinker drinks six units at least one day a week A male bring drinker consumes eight units at least one day a week By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 00:15 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 27 February 2013 A unit is a small glass of wine, half a pint of lager or a measure of spirits Millions of adults fool themselves into thinking they are modest drinkers when they down enough to be classed as ‘bingers’, a study suggests.

Diclofenac: GPs "ignore heart risk" of drug used by millions


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GPs 'ignore heart attack and stroke risk' of painkiller used by millions Research shows that taking the painkiller diclofenac increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes by 63 per centScientists are calling for the drug to be banned as safer alternatives availableUK's drugs watchdog said European safety review of diclofenac is underwayPatients told not to stop taking pill but do speak to your GP By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 01:08 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:30 GMT, 13 February 2013 Diclofenac is widely prescribed for common ailments, including back pain and arthritis Doctors are writing millions of prescriptions a year for a painkiller that is known to raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study has warned.

Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated


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Measles cases at 18-year high because parents are failing to get children vaccinated 2,016 confirmed cases in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 Teenagers not vaccinated when they were younger are at particular risk of becoming exposed, say experts Several smaller spreads have also occurred in travelling communities across the European Union , the highest annual total since 1994″ class=”blkBorder” /> There were 2,016 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales in 2012, the highest annual total since 1994 The number of measles cases in England and Wales has reached an 18 year high, it was revealed today.

Trainee doctors should ignore EU rules and work longer, says Britain"s top surgeon


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Trainee doctors should ignore EU rules and work LONGER, says Britain's top surgeon European Directive limits doctors to a 48-hour week with defined rest periodsFrequent patient handovers between teams could lead to mistakes in care, warns Prof Normal WilliamsAdded it did not give enough time for trainingBut junior doctors' representative warned scrapping rule could see a return to 100-hour weeks By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 09:21 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:21 GMT, 28 January 2013 Exhausted: Before the European Working Time Directive, some junior doctors were working 100-hour weeks.

Sugary soft drinks can raise risk of depression – and diet versions cause the most harm


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Sugary soft drinks may raise risk of depression – with diet versions causing the most harm Four cans of pop a day raised depression risk 30%But drinking four cups of coffee decreased risk by 10% By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 21:12 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 9 January 2013 Cutting out sweetened diet drinks could lower risk of depression, say researchers If you are feeling low, it may be best to lay off the fizzy drinks and have a cup of coffee instead.

Hope for cancer victims as scientists develop drug that sends cells to sleep to stop them spreading


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Hope for cancer victims as scientists develop drug that sends cells to sleep to stop them spreading | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 24 November 2012 Cancers can be put to sleep to stop them multiplying, scientists have discovered.