Could bad gut bacteria be responsible for thousands of heart attacks each year?

Could gut bacteria be to blame for thousands of heart attacks each yearStudy has found that bugs in gut are responsible for converting food into harmful compound called TMAOTMAO is a compound responsible for cholesterol building up on artery walls and hardening the arteriesAdds to research that bacteria, both on and inside the body, play vital role in our health By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 25 April 2013 Gut bacteria may be responsible for thousands of heart attacks – particularly in people who have no obvious risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol.

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

The Western diet really IS a killer: People who eat white bread, butter and red 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: 07:08 GMT, 17 April 2013 The typical Western diet, high in fat and sugar, really does lead to an early grave, new research suggests.

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.

NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug "Crizotinib" that"s twice as effective as chemotherapy

NHS watchdog refuses to pay for lung cancer drug that is twice as effective as chemo and could benefit 1,000 patients a yearNew drug halts advance of non-small cell lung cancer for eight monthsCrizotinib costs 4,000 a month and could benefit 1,000 patients a yearNHS watchdog deems it too expensive due to lack of evidence of benefits By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:06 GMT, 27 March 2013 Access denied: Crizotinib could benefit 1,000 patients a year but is deemed to lack evidence of benefits says NHS A new drug that combats a specific type of lung cancer is too expensive for the NHS, says the rationing watchdog.

Breastfeeding for six months "cuts the risk of dying from cancer by 10%"

Breastfeeding for six months 'cuts the risk of dying from cancer by 10%'Six months of breastfeeding your child cuts risk of dying from all cancers Women who breastfeed also 17 per cent less likely to die from a heart attack By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:38 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:17 GMT, 27 March 2013 Safer: A woman who breastfeeds her child is 10 per cent less likely to die from any from of cancer Women who breastfeed for six months reduce their risk of dying from all cancers by 10 per cent, researchers say.

Couples who drink together stay together: Divorce less likely if husband and wife consume the same amount

Couples who drink together stay together: Divorce less likely if husband and wife consume the same amount Researchers looked at the drinking habits and divorce rates of nearly 20,000 couplesHighest divorce rate – 26.8% – was in couples where the husband was a light-drinker and the wife binged By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 15:58 GMT, 8 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:15 GMT, 8 February 2013 When you toast your other half this Valentine's Day, here's hoping you don't finish off the bottle on your own.

Drug watchdog should scrap "flawed" system used to ration life-saving medicines, warn EU experts

Drug watchdog should scrap 'flawed' system used to ration life-saving medicines, warn EU experts Drugs rationing body NICE weighs cost of treatment against effect on health and life expectancyDecisions can be controversial as more expensive pioneering drugs are often turned downSome doctors have defended fomula saying it helps to make difficult decisions working with a limited budget By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 09:28 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:51 GMT, 25 January 2013 The method used to decide whether or not the NHS will fund a drug is should be scrapped, according to a new study.

Boy, 5, wins 9k payout from dentist who tried to blame his mother for loss of 13 milk teeth

Boy, 5, wins 9,000 payout from dentist who tried to blame his mother for loss of 13 milk teeth (but they'll have grown back by the time he gets his money)Cameron Jackson has been left with just seven teeth until his adult set growMum Wendy Jackson, from Bradford, took legal action against dentistHe has now won 9,000 payout which he will receive when he turns 18 By James Rush PUBLISHED: 14:53 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:55 GMT, 2 January 2013 Cameron Jackson, pictured with his mum Wendy, had to have 13 teeth removed after suffering toothache at the age of three A five-year-old boy who had 13 milk teeth removed after suffering severe toothache has accepted a 9,000 payout from his dentist.