Sales of slimming products soar as people frantically diet in time for summer

Rise of the Boomerang dieters: Sales of slimming products soar as we all start dieting again in time for summer Sales of diet products up 46%, says online pharmacyLargely driven by people who began dieting in January, but who quickly failed, says Chemist DirectNow frantically trying to slim as summer approaches By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 10:29 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:47 GMT, 15 April 2013 Chemist Direct claims that sales of products such as Slimfast and BioBurn have risen by 46 per cent If you are frantically trying to get in shape for the summer after a failed New Year diet, you are not alone.

Gallstones: I could hardly move with pain, but shockwaves shattered my gallstones

I could hardly move with pain, but shockwaves shattered my gallstones By David Hurst PUBLISHED: 00:53 GMT, 4 September 2012 | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 4 September 2012 Gallstones are becoming increasingly common — a quarter of women over 60 will develop them.

Coleen was slim and fit – but her daily chocolate habit gave her a heart attack

Coleen was slim and fit – but her daily chocolate habit gave her a heart attack | UPDATED: 21:39 GMT, 30 April 2012 Until the heart attack, Coleen Gill had no idea she had several risk factors Coleen Gill reached for an indigestion pill when she felt a burning sensation spread across the middle of her chest.

Heartburn pills taken by women "raise risk of hip fractures"

Heartburn pills taken by thousands of women 'raise risk of hip fractures by up to 50 per cent' Women who take the pills are 35% more susceptible Hundreds of thousands of women who take commonly prescribed heartburn pills could be up to 50 per cent more prone to hip fractures, scientists warn.

Could your painkillers give you an accidental overdose?

Could your painkillers give you an accidental overdose Taking slightly too much paracetamol day after day can be fatal, researchers at Edinburgh University recently warned, as the damage can build up gradually. Each year, the average adult swallows more than 300 painkilling pills, according to the British Medical Association