A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lb

A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lbsAverage 'trigger' weight has risen more than a stone in a decade, according to Weight Watchers Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:34 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.

A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stone

A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stoneAverage weight has gone from 12.3 stone to 13.7 stone Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.

Cancer patient left "terrified" after hospital doctor issues him with a Do Not Resuscitate order

Cancer patient left 'terrified' after hospital doctor issues him with a Do Not Resuscitate order Alan Cargill, 69, was being treated for cancer and a blood clot at the University Hospital of North DurhamA doctor told him he wouldn't be revived if he took a turn for the worseHe said he was given a Do Not Resuscitate order despite no family member being present By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:49 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:19 GMT, 12 February 2013 Mr Cargill ripped up his Do Not Resuscitate Order after speaking to his family and lawyer A cancer patient said he was left feeling terrified after a hospital doctor issued him with a Do Not Resuscitate order.

Seven million Britons lie to their GP – because they"re too scared to hear the diagnosis

Seven million Britons lie to their GP – because they're too scared to hear the diagnosis 14% of patients polled admitted misleading a medicA third did so because they were embarrassed while a quarter held back due to worry about the diagnosis By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:06 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:18 GMT, 1 February 2013 You would think the privacy of the doctor's office would invite patients to reveal all, yet a survey has found seven million Britons lie to their GP.

Prescribing yoga on the NHS could slash annual 1.37billion back pain bill, say experts

Prescribing yoga on the NHS could slash annual 1.37billion back pain bill, say experts Bad back sufferers taking part in the yoga programme had far fewer days off work than those in the control group | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 17 August 2012 Most people will experience back pain during their lives, but for some it can become a chronic debilitating condition.

Heartbeat star Jason Durr and his wife treat fertility donor like a member of the family

The Heartbeat star, his wife and the woman their children call 'egg mummy': Couple treat fertility donor like a member of the family | UPDATED: 11:37 GMT, 28 May 2012 Strolling through the bluebells with their three children, former Heartbeat star Jason Durr and his wife Kate pose happily for a family photograph.

Woman, 23, died of cervical cancer "because doctors said she was too young for a smear test"

Woman, 23, died of cervical cancer 'because doctors said she was too young for a smear test' Tragic death: Mercedes Curnow went to her GP aged 20 but her mother said her symptoms were 'ignored' until too late A 23-year-old died of cervical cancer because doctors said she was too young for a smear test, her devastated family have claimed. Mercedes Curnow, from Cornwall, first went to her GP at 20 years old but her mother says her symptoms were 'ignored' because of her age. After a year of doctors visits, Ms Curnow was taken to A&E by a family member and diagnosed with cervical cancer in April 2010.

Shocking figures show teenagers have a quarter of abortions in Britain

Shocking figures show teenagers have a quarter of abortions in Britain Nearly a quarter of all abortions in Britain are carried out on girls under the age of 20, a major report has revealed. The shocking figures, compiled by the EU, show British teenagers are far more likely than the average European youngster to have a termination. Those who compiled the report called for greater access to contraception, ‘youth-friendly’ sexual health services and better sex education in schools.