Disbelief as nurses have to be told to put patients first: staff reminded to treat sick with love and compassion

Disbelief as nurses have to be told to put patients first: staff reminded to treat sick with love and compassion Poor care is a 'betrayal of what we stand for', says nursing chief Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that 'coldness, resentment, indifference, even contempt' were deep-seated in parts of the NHS | UPDATED: 01:54 GMT, 5 December 2012 Nurses are having to be told to ‘put their patients first’.

Nurses will be rated on their compassion and not just their technical skills

Nurses 'must be rated on compassion and not just technical skills' amid fears that 'cruelty has become normalised' Poor care is a 'betrayal of what we stand for', says nursing chief Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that 'coldness, resentment, indifference, even contempt' were deep-seated in parts of the NHS | UPDATED: 14:06 GMT, 4 December 2012 Nurses should be formally judged on how compassionate they are, their professional chief will declare today.

Why your BRAIN could be making you fat: Scientists discover some people lack a brain receptor linked to obesity

It's not all about calories and exercise – your BRAIN could also be making you fat Some people's brains unable to process hormone that regulates appetite, leading to weight gain Discovery paves way for targeted obesity drugs | UPDATED: 10:34 GMT, 15 October 2012 We are constantly told it’s a consequence of eating too much and not moving enough.

Food portions: Diners tricked into eating bigger meals because they are labelled "small"

Diners tricked into eating more if food is labeled as 'small' portion – even though the meal size is bigger | UPDATED: 16:01 GMT, 27 September 2012 Diners eat more if food is given a 'small' label – even if the meal is actually bigger.

Snoring

Snoring during pregnancy linked to high blood pressure and preeclampsia Study found around a quarter of women started snoring during pregnancyThis doubled the risk for high blood pressure compared to women who didn't snore By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:21 GMT, 26 September 2012 | UPDATED: 13:46 GMT, 26 September 2012 Women who begin snoring during pregnancy are at strong risk of developing a serious complication, according to researchers from the University of Michigan.

Gene that spreads breast cancer discovered paving the way for new treatments

Gene that spreads breast cancer discovered paving the way for new treatments Chemotherapy often stops working because it doesn't kill cancer stem cells that fuel spread of tumours | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 25 July 2012 Scientists have discovered a gene that encourages the spread of breast cancer.

"Manly" hormone actually makes women want to pleasure themselves more rather than have sex

Testosterone makes women want to pleasure themselves rather than have sex | UPDATED: 16:59 GMT, 22 June 2012 Libido lift Women who had higher levels of testosterone were more likely to pleasure themselves It has long been assumed that men typically want to have sex more often than women because they have higher levels of testosterone.

Mothers who want their children to eat healthy food "must lead by example"

Practise what you preach: Mothers who want their children to eat healthy food 'must lead by example' The children of mothers who binge on junk food are more likely to adopt their own unhealthy eating habitsParents should encourage children to eat healthilyThose that use force, rewards or punishments are far less successful, researchers said | UPDATED: 09:47 GMT, 31 May 2012 Mothers who binge on junk food are closely watched by their children who go on to adopt unhealthy eating habits of their own, according to a study.

Ryan Kennedy: "I"m done with this": Boy, 9, with rare form of brain cancer tell his mother to stop his painful treatments after…

'I'm done with this': Boy, 9, with rare form of brain cancer tell his mother to stop his painful treatments after battling the disease for five yearsRyan Kennedy is not expected to make it to his tenth birthday on May 24The nine-year-old became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter after it was thought to be his dying wish | UPDATED: 07:04 GMT, 14 May 2012 A nine-year-old boy is dying from a rare form of brain cancer after telling his mother to stop his painful treatments after battling the disease for five years.