Doctors are nicer to THIN patients – because they have more respect for them They still give overweight patients the same amount of time, treatment and advice as they give thin onesBut they are less empathetic towards fat patientsThis could be because they think these patients should be doing more to help themselves By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 15:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 Many patients fear the wrath of stern hospital matrons and stressed doctors.
Single test to detect three types of cancer in women which claim 7,000 lives a yearNew test can detect cancer of the cervix, womb and ovaries During trials, it found 40% of ovarian tumours – known as 'the silent killer' This method had a 100% success rate in detecting endometrial cancer on the lining on the womb By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 19:47 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:24 GMT, 9 January 2013 Breakthrough: The test – based on the existing smear test to detect cervical cancer – can also find ovarian and endometrial cancers (stock image) A major breakthrough in the battle against female cancer was signalled last night with the emergence of a single test to detect three different types of the disease.
Simple eye scan can predict how quickly Multiple Sclerosis patients will decline Scan measures thickness of lining at the back of the eyeThose with thinning retinas had earlier and more active forms of M.S Could help doctors to track the unpredictable disease and act to slow its progression | UPDATED: 12:24 GMT, 25 December 2012 A quick and easy eye test could offer an effective way of measuring how fast multiple sclerosis is progressing in someone with the disease.
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Let them eat cake Giving small doses of egg to children 'can cure allergy' Immunotherapy should not be attempted outside strictly controlled research conditions | UPDATED: 11:51 GMT, 19 July 2012 Quiche, omelettes and pasta could be back on the menu for children with egg allergies, after scientists developed an effective exposure therapy.
Fatty blood could provide early warning sign of Alzheimer's | UPDATED: 09:28 GMT, 19 July 2012 Dementia: The degenerative condition affects more than 300,000 people in the UK High levels of a fat in the blood could provide an early warning of Alzheimer's, researchers say.
School of deep-sea diving: Breathtaking underwater photos capture exotic marine life in remote parts of the worldDaring diver in his 60s goes to remote parts of the world to take beautiful pictures | UPDATED: 20:21 GMT, 16 June 2012 These are the breathtaking underwater pictures captured by a marine life photographer in the wildest parts of the planet.
Fat doctors 'far less likely to help obese patients lose weight' 'Physical attributes of physicians have a much bigger contribution to their care of patients than I realized before', says scientist GP Lady Arabella Onslow found it difficult to offer lifestyle advice while she was grossly overweight Overweight doctors are less able help patients shed the pounds, research suggests.