Doctors are nicer to THIN patients – because they have more respect for them

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.

Popular Chinese medicine used for migraines could be FATAL, warn watchdogs

Popular Chinese medicine used for migraines could be FATAL, warn health watchdogsZheng Tian Wan is unregulated but available in the UKMedicine contains herb known as Queen of PoisonsCould be toxic for the heart and nervous systemExperts urge anyone who has taken herb to visit GP By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 16:40 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 18 April 2013 The plant remedy contains aconite a herb once dubbed the 'Queen of Poisons' A herbal medicine used by alternative practitioners to treat migraines could be fatal.

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.

On the way, a sleeping pill that promises no side effects and targets the root cause of insomnia

On the way, a sleeping pill that promises no side effects and targets the ROOT cause of insomniaDORA-22 works in a different way to existing sleeping pillsIt could usher in 'new era for insomnia treatment' say expertsThe NHS currently spends 50million a year on sleeping pills By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 00:31 GMT, 4 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:56 GMT, 4 April 2013 A pill which promises a good night’s sleep without side-effects could be on its way.

The seven-point plan to a healthy life: Simple lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer and heart disease, new study finds

The seven-point plan to a healthy life: Simple lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer and heart disease, new study finds By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 04:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 04:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 Seven simple health lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer as well as heart disease, according to a new study.

Sex is a "better headache cure than painkillers": 1 in 5 migraine sufferers had no symptoms after sex

Got a headache Try a little passion instead of a painkiller: One in five migraine sufferers had no symptoms after sex More than half of migraine sufferers who had sex during an attack experienced an improvement in symptomsOne in five were left without any pain at all, researchers found By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 00:49 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:46 GMT, 4 March 2013 'Not tonight – I haven't got a headache' If you're suffering from a headache, retiring to bed may be the best solution.

Taking vitamin D and calcium WON"T prevent broken bones, say leading experts

Taking vitamin D and calcium WON'T prevent broken bones, say leading experts Taking typical supplement dose provides no benefits for average post-menopausal women, finds U.S task forceBut those at high risk of weak bones should consult their doctor By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:31 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 26 February 2013 The NHS recommends people over 65 take a daily vitamin D supplement Older women who pop vitamin D and calcium supplements to prevent broken bones may be taking them in vain, according to leading experts.

Children as young as 10 are at risk of skin cancer from using sunbeds

Children as young as 10 are at risk of skin cancer from using sunbeds due to tanning salons not being regulated Survey revealed two thirds of salon operators in U.S state would allow kids as young as 10 to use sunbedsSunbed use increases the risk of most deadly form of skin cancer by up to 75%Children are at greater risk of doing long-term damage as they have thinner, more delicate skin By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:29 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:03 GMT, 25 February 2013 Children as young as 10 are at risk of skin cancer by using sunbeds, a worrying report has found.

A TENTH baby for the woman told she would never have any children: Family celebrate latest arrival 17 years after first

A TENTH baby for the woman told she would never have any children: Family celebrate latest arrival 17 years after first Katrina Young and husband Robert failed to conceive for two yearsSuffered from polycystic ovary syndrome and told she could be infertileProved doctors wrong ten times over – and still wants more By Lucy Laing PUBLISHED: 22:34 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 17 February 2013 Surrounded by her children, Katrina Young is a picture of contented motherhood.

UK abortion limit: Born at 23 weeks these twins are a modern medicine marvel, but raise questions about laws

Little miracles: Born at only 23 weeks the health of these adorable twins is a modern medicine marvel, but raises troubling questions about Britain's abortion law limit…