Doctors withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they think it is "futile"

Doctors 'are withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they think it is futile to continue'<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 10:14 GMT, 21 November 2012 </p> <br> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236148-028B4207000005DC-10_233x423.jpg" width="233" height="423" alt="Shocking: Doctors are withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they do not think it worthwhile, a report warns" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Shocking: Doctors are withholding treatment from dying cancer patients because they do not think it worthwhile, a report warns.

Largest ever study into echinacea finds herbal remedy can protect against colds

Largest ever clinical study into echinacea finds herbal remedy CAN protect against colds | UPDATED: 08:34 GMT, 10 October 2012 The herbal remedy echinacea can prevent colds and is of most benefit to people who are prone to them, according to the largest ever clinical study of the herbal medicine.

Speak to patients for 5 minutes every day: doctors and nurses ordered to carry out bedside visits

'Try actually speaking to patients for five minutes every day': Doctors and nurses ORDERED to carry out bedside visits | UPDATED: 07:24 GMT, 4 October 2012 Doctors and nurses have been ordered to spend at least five minutes talking to each of their patients every day.

No smoke without fire: Cigarettes will cost one hundred million lives in UK unless current smokers quit

No smoke without fire: Cigarettes will cost one hundred million lives in UK unless current smokers quitRoyal College supports plain packaging for cigarettes on 50th anniversary of first smoking and health report Cigarettes are 50% MORE affordable now than in 1965, they say One hundred million years of life will be lost in the UK unless smokers give up their habit, experts are warning.

NHS reforms: Health and Social Care Bill faces further changes from Lib Dem peers

Competition NOT better for NHS: Lib Dem peers seek to rewrite key sections of Health and Social Care Bill Lib Dems are opposed to both increasing competition and giving 'favours' to the private sector Royal College of Physicians calls emergency meeting on whether to ballot its members over bill Ministers are braced for further controversy over the Government's controversial NHS reforms as the Health and Social Care Bill resumes its troubled passage through the House of Lords.

Fast walking speed and a strong grip in middle age may help predict dementia risk

Step lively! Fast walking speed and a strong grip in middle age may help predict dementia risk Middle-aged people who walk slowly and have a poor grip could be at greater risk of dementia or stroke in later life, researchers have warned.

Teenagers admit going too far sexually while drunk

Teenagers admit going too far sexually while drunk, leading to pregnancies and spread of diseases Alcohol is fuelling an epidemic of ‘risky sex’ among teenagers, senior doctors warned yesterday. Many youngsters admit going ‘further than intended’ while drunk, according to the Royal College of Physicians. In a report, the college said excessive drinking and sex was a ‘cocktail’ for teenage pregnancies and infections