We"re a nation of painkiller addicts: Doctors writing 62m prescriptions every year

We're a nation of painkiller addicts: Doctors writing 62million prescriptions every yearExperts say doctors give out pills too readily, often just signing forms without checking detailsSix billion pills were bought over the counter last year, with sales growing at 4.1 per cent annually | UPDATED: 09:10 GMT, 28 December 2012 More than 62million prescriptions are written annually on the NHS, a 30 per cent rise in only five years Britain has become a nation of painkiller addicts, with soaring numbers of pills handed out by GPs.

Lack of sleep to skipping breakfast: The less-known factors that can give you diabetes

Lack of sleep to skipping breakfast: The less-known factors that can give you diabetes More than a million people are affected by type 2 diabetes and don’t even know it. And the risks they face are high: left untreated, the condition can raise the risk of heart attacks, blindness and amputation. Shocking new figures suggest 24,000 people die every year in England because of poorly managed diabetes.