Why you should love your…BIG BOTTOM: The physical flaws that are good for your health

Why you should love your…BIG BOTTOM: The physical flaws that are good for your health Scientists at Oxford University have found that storing fat in your bottom, rather than stomach, cuts levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and raises the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol that protects against hardening of the arteries.

They’re playing with my life: 25-stone woman fears she will die after gastric bypass op is cancelled for the second time

Louise Hastings has op cancelled after medic resigns’I’ve been treated really badly’, grandmother-of-four saysSays her weight piled on after taking steroids for asthma

The Smartie sandwich: Shocking filling found in packed lunch sparks new healthy eating drive

The mother who sent her child to school with a Smartie sandwich.Teachers were appalled when a mother sent her child to school with a sandwich filled with just Smarties.

Government plan to tackle hidden waiting lists scrapped just two months after fanfare launch

Government plan to tackle hidden waiting lists scrapped just two months after fanfare launch Currently no penalties for NHS Trusts who don't bother to treat patients once 18-week waiting list deadline breached A Government plan to tackle hidden NHS waiting lists has been delayed – just two months after being announced by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. Mr Lansley said in November that hospitals would face a clampdown from this year on the number of people languishing on waiting lists for treatment.

NHS reforms: Andrew Lansley"s 60-step plan will save 20,000 lives a year

Lansley: My 60-step plan for the NHS will save 20,000 lives a year by improving quality of care Benchmarks: Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, wants NHS doctors and hospitals to be graded Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will today unveil plans to grade NHS doctors and hospitals to improve the quality of service for patients. They will be judged against 60 tough new “benchmarks” designed to save more than 20,000 lives a year