Doctors talk as if we"re not there, say a quarter of patients while a third don"t understand what they are being told

Doctors talk as if we're not there, say a quarter of patients while a third don't understand what they are being told Annual NHS survey shows care has improved overall since last yearBut campaigners still disappointed by some of the results A fifth of patients didn't necessarily trust the doctor treating them By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 23:43 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:16 GMT, 17 April 2013 One in four patients says their doctors talk over them as if they weren’t there, according to a major survey.

The Western diet really IS a killer: People who eat white bread, butter and read meat are most likely to die young

The Western diet really IS a killer: People who eat white bread, butter and read meat are most likely to die young Those who ate fried and unhealthy food had doubled risk of early deathKey culprits include red meat, white bread, butter, cream and sweet foods Findings 'help explain' why heart disease is still the UK's biggest killer By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:20 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:20 GMT, 16 April 2013 The typical Western diet, high in fat and sugar, really does lead to an early grave, new research suggests.

200 people fall sick amid fears of salmonella outbreak after spicy food festival in Newcastle

200 people fall sick amid fears of salmonella outbreak after spicy food festival in NewcastleFour cases of salmonella confirmed after hundreds fall ill with diarrhoeaInvestigation has been launched by Environmental health Officers The source of the infection at charity festival not yet identified By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 21:54 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:18 GMT, 8 March 2013 Around 200 people who attended a spicy food street festival have reported suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting amid fears of a salmonella outbreak, a council spokesman said today.

Pregnant women who gorge on fatty snacks can turn their children into junk food junkies

Mothers-to-be who gorge on fatty snacks can turn their children into 'junk food junkies' Junk foods 'have the same effect on the body's chemistry as opium, heroin, and morphine'Pregnant women who eat junk food cause changes to their unborn babies' brainsThis means the child must eat more junk food to get the same satisfaction By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 12:13 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:23 GMT, 1 March 2013 Mothers-to-be who eat junk food change the development of signalling pathways in their babies' brains Pregnant women who munch on foods high in fat and sugar can turn their children into 'junk food junkies,' a researcher has warned.

Diet drinks DON"T make you hungry: New research quashes myth they cause junk food cravings

Diet drinks DON'T make you hungry: New research quashes myth they cause junk food cravings Previously thought that artificial sweeteners disrupt hunger hormones, encouraging people to eat junk foodBut new study has shown that drinking diet drinks has no more effect on appetite than water By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 11:53 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:55 GMT, 20 February 2013 Diet drinks will not affect appetite Sugar-free fizzy drinks are no more likely to make you eat junk food than water, say researchers.

Milk and sugary foods DO increase the risk of acne, say researchers who looked at 50 years of research

Milk and sugary foods DO increase the risk of acne, say researchers who looked at 50 years of research Review of 50 years of clinical studies indicates there IS a link between diet and acne after allHigh GI diets are one culprit, as they cause peaks in blood sugar and hormonal fluctuationsSkimmed milk in particular may also trigger outbreaks due to hormones used in processing it, say experts By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 04:11 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:59 GMT, 20 February 2013 It's been a subject of debate for decades, but it seems diet really does have an impact on a person's complexion.

Food and drink companies are using the same dodgy tactics as tobacco companies to protect profits, leading experts warn

Food and drink companies are using the same dodgy tactics as tobacco companies to protect profits, leading experts warn Report says global firms are using sneaky tactics that jeopardise healthInclude lobbying governments to block health regulations against junk food Other methods include distorting research findings and paying large sums of money to form close relationships with health bodies By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:26 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 12 February 2013 Food, drink and alcohol companies are employing tactics used by the tobacco industry to get around public health policies aimed at reducing obesity and other health problems, warn researchers Leading food, drink and alcohol companies are employing tactics used by the tobacco industry to get around public health policies aimed at reducing obesity and other health problems, a damning report has claimed.

The danger food dunces: 77% of Britons fail IQ test on hidden salt, sugar and fat

The danger food dunces: 77% of Britons fail IQ test on hidden salt, sugar and fat By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:43 GMT, 3 January 2013 Britons are unaware of the high levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat hidden in their favourite foods, a survey has revealed.

A quarter of us have liver damage – and a dry January isn"t enough to undo the damage, warn experts

A quarter of us have liver damage – and a dry January isn't enough to undo the damage, warn experts 28 per cent of people tested by the British Liver Trust were showing the early signs of liver damageLiver disease is now the fifth biggest killer in the UK, due to alcohol, fatty diets and sedentary lifestyles Charity is calling for early liver screening to be made available to all those at risk, in a bid to save one million lives a year By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:20 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 GMT, 1 January 2013 More than one in four Britons have the early signs of liver disease, according to the British Liver Trust A booze-free January is not enough to repair the liver and keep it healthy, leading experts have warned.

Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on sweets according to Vitabiotics Wellkid Baby Drops research

Parents who bribe fussy eaters are turning their children into junk food addicts by the age of three One in three parents deal with fussy eaters by bribing them with sweetsSixty per cent of parents confessed their child regularly craved sweet treats by the age of threeTwo million schoolchildren are overweight | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 27 December 2012 Sixty per cent of toddlers are hooked on chocolate and sweets and their parents are to blame, say experts.