Hitting the menopause really can result in the development of the dreaded "spare tyre" of fat around the waist


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Hitting the menopause really DOES create 'spare tyre' of fat around the waist Women lose their natural supply of the female hormone oestrogen after the menopauseThis causes a shift of fat storage from the hips to the waist | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 16 October 2012 It will come as little comfort for women of a certain age who already have mood swings and hot flushes to contend with.

Doctor who held his own "wake" after being diagnosed with terminal cancer beats disease after getting disused drug


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Doctor who held his own 'wake' after being diagnosed with terminal cancer beats disease after taking disused drug Drug formed a hard tissue around the liver tumours which made them easier to remove | UPDATED: 15:37 GMT, 23 July 2012 A doctor who held his own 'wake' after being diagnosed with terminal cancer has revealed he beat the disease after taking a disused drug.

Mother told to consider aborting her baby three times after doctor misread scan refuses and has healthy daughter


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I refused to give up on her: Mother has healthy daughter despite being told THREE times by doctor to abort her Ms Chilvers had to wait an agonising five weeks before a second scan revealed her baby was healthy | UPDATED: 12:23 GMT, 13 July 2012 A mother who said she was told to have an abortion three times has described her relief after she gave birth to a healthy girl.

Toddler with a broken knee is sent home and told his injury is "psychological" in a hospital blunder


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Toddler with a broken knee is sent home and told his injury is 'psychological' in a hospital blunderExperts diagnosed Archie Eldridge, 2, with hairline fracture, only for fracture clinic to remove case and say injury was 'psychological'Youngster walked for two weeks on knee injury before it was finally spotted | UPDATED: 10:18 GMT, 20 June 2012 Agony: Archie Eldridge struggled to walk on his broken right knee after doctors misdiagnosed his injury last month A two-year-old boy who broke his knee in an agonising gymnastics accident was forced to walk on the untreated injury for two weeks because doctors dismissed it as 'psychological'.

"Lying doctor failed to spot meningitis" that wrecked a girl"s life: Now she is set for a seven-figure sum


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'Lying doctor failed to spot meningitis' that wrecked a girl's life: Now she is set for a seven-figure sum Health board concedes senior doctor that junior medic said he had asked for a second opinion could not remember being consulted | UPDATED: 21:44 GMT, 26 April 2012 Before the tragedy: Kate Pierce as a baby, just three days before she was taken ill in March 2006 A baby suffered catastrophic brain damage after a junior doctor failed to spot she had meningitis and lied to her parents that he had sought a second opinion from a consultant, a court heard yesterday.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley "open" to stripping cigarette packets of branding


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Health Secretary 'open' to stripping cigarette packets of branding Last week supermarkets were told to hide cigarettes under the counter or behind shutters | UPDATED: 09:22 GMT, 16 April 2012 Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said his mind is 'open' over proposals to strip cigarette packets of branding as a consultation on the plans was launched.

Colon cancer breakthrough that beats tumours without an operation


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I was told I had colon cancer at 28 and would need a colostomy bag – but breakthrough beat the tumour WITHOUT an operation 18%: The increase in your risk of bowel cancer if you eat less than 10g fibre a day To be told you have cancer at the age of 28 is surely one of the most frightening and earth-shattering pieces of news you can receive.

Miracle mother with terminal cancer blames NHS delay in approving treatment for incurable disease


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'Miracle' mother with terminal cancer blames NHS delay in approving treatment for incurable disease A young 'miracle' mother claims a two-month NHS delay in approving specialist cancer treatment has left her facing death and unable to beat the disease. Kerry Dunn, 46, asked her local Primary Care Trust to fund 18,000 Cyberknife radiotherapy treatment in October to help battle cancer in her mesentery tissue