Are you fatter (or thinner) than you thought? Oxford mathematician shows flaw in body mass index

Are you fatter (or thinner) than you thought Oxford mathematician shows flaw in body mass indexShorter people fatter and taller people less fat than than previously thoughtBody mass index (BMI) assumes more bulk for tall people than necessary By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 00:08 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 21 January 2013 It is something of a low blow for the vertically challenged.

Woman, 102, becomes oldest patient to sue NHS for being prematurely discharged after fracturing pelvis

Woman, 102, becomes oldest patient to sue NHS for being prematurely discharged after fracturing pelvis Medics discharged previously mobile 97-year-old just eight hours after she went to hospital with a fractured pelvisHer condition deteriorated over the next two months | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 22 June 2012 A 102-year-old woman is believed to have become the oldest person to successfully sue the NHS, it has emerged.

Pension reforms: Doctors vote to strike on June 21

Doctors vote to strike over pensions as patients are warned to expect avalanche of cancelled appointments and operations Strike date of June 21 setThousands of GP appointments and hospital operations will be cancelledDoctors will only undertake duties that cannot safely be postponedGPs voted by 13,837 to 3,687 to take action short of a strike and by 11,062 to 6,426 in favour of strikesIndustrial action will be first time doctors have gone on strike since 1975104,000 doctors across the UK were balloted and there was a 50 per cent turnout | UPDATED: 17:16 GMT, 30 May 2012 Doctors have voted in favour of taking industrial action for the first time in almost 40 years.

Breast cancer screening benefits are oversold and harms could be greater than thought

Breast cancer screening 'no longer justified' and causes 7,000 women a year to have unnecessary diagnosis Women should avoid breast cancer screening because it will lower their risk of getting a diagnosis of the disease, claims a leading critic of the NHS programme.