Being overweight and drinking alcohol TRIPLES the risk of deadly liver disease in women


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Being overweight and drinking alcohol TRIPLES the risk of deadly liver disease in womenUK study confirms the dangerous link between drinking alcohol, being overweight and liver diseaseLiver disease is the fifth biggest killer in the UKNumber of people dying from condition has risen by 20 per cent over the past decade By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 13:22 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:16 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315236', 'title': 'Being overweight and drinking alcohol TRIPLES the risk of deadly liver disease in women', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315236/Being-overweight-drinking-alcohol-TRIPLES-risk-deadly-liver-disease-women.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Being%20overweight%20and%20drinking%20alcohol%20TRIPLES%20the%20risk%20of%20deadly%20liver%20disease%20in%20women%20http://bit.ly/13ztrtg%20via%[email protected]' }); Being overweight and drinking alcohol dramatically increases the risk of developing fatty liver disease, according to a study presented at the International Liver Congress.

Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years


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Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years132,000 patients found to have condition last yearBrings total to 3.04million – 4.6 per cent of UK populationA further 850,000 thought to have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 4 March 2013 Soaring obesity rates are being blamed for the rise in type 2 diabetes One in 20 Britons is suffering from diabetes as a result of soaring obesity rates, a shocking study has found.

Are you in drink denial? Half of adults down too much alcohol yet barely a quarter admit doing so


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Are you in drink denial Half of adults down too much alcohol yet barely a quarter admit doing soFemale binge drinker drinks six units at least one day a week A male bring drinker consumes eight units at least one day a week By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 00:15 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 27 February 2013 A unit is a small glass of wine, half a pint of lager or a measure of spirits Millions of adults fool themselves into thinking they are modest drinkers when they down enough to be classed as ‘bingers’, a study suggests.

UK resident in intensive care battling potentially fatal SARS-like virus


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UK resident in intensive care after becoming 10th person in world to contract potentially fatal SARS-like virus The patient, who recently returned from the Middle East and Pakistan, is being treated in ManchesterIs infected with a new type of coronavirus, which can cause the common cold but also severe illnessThe latest case is the second to be identified in the UK in a patient who died from a severe respiratory infection in June 2012.

Tea up! How four cups a day can slash the risk of a stroke


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Teas up! How four cups a day can slash the risk of a stroke Drinking four cups of tea a day reduced risk of stroke by 21% compared to those who never drank teaA cuppa is packed with compounds called flavonoids that are thought to be good for the heart and brain By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 13:28 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:56 GMT, 9 January 2013 A calming cuppa: Tea is packed with components called flavonoids that are thought to be good for the heart and brain Drinking four cups of tea a day can reduce the risk of a stroke by more than a fifth, according to new research.

Overweight doctors and nurses "should be given stomach stapling surgery because they are a bad example to patients"


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Overweight doctors and nurses 'should be given stomach stapling surgery because they are a bad example to patients'Fat NHS staff lose their credibility when giving health advice to patientsDoctors and nurses should be offered to have their stomachs stapled as well as dietary advice on the NHS | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 31 December 2012 Doctors and nurses who suffer from weight problems should be offered gastric surgery in order to retain credibility with patients on weight loss treatments, a report will say.

How the stars survive hangovers from hell: Get Nigella Lawson and Denise Van Outen"s top tips for New Years Day


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How the stars survive hangovers from hell: Get Nigella Lawson and Denise Van Outen's top tips for New Years DayHow the celebrities deal with the pain which will befall a large proportion of the British population on New Year's Day | UPDATED: 02:08 GMT, 30 December 2012 The bad news is there’s no cure for a hangover.

How the starts survive hangovers from hell: Get Nigella"s and Denise Van Outen"s top picks for New Years Day


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How the starts survive hangovers from hell: Get Nigella Lawson and Denise Van Outen's top picks for New Years DayHow the celebrities deal with the pain which will befall a large proportion of the British population on New Year's Day | UPDATED: 22:28 GMT, 29 December 2012 The bad news is there’s no cure for a hangover.

Half of all British men will be likely to develop cancer by the year 2027, as risk of disease continues to grow


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Half of all British men will be likely to develop cancer by the year 2027, as threat of disease continues to grow Risk of men developing cancer in their lifetime will rise from 44 per cent to 50 per cent in 15 years time, according to predictionsForms of cancer most likely to affect people are skin, bowel and prostateAround 416,000 people in the UK are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2027, compared with 324,000 in 2010, Cancer Research UK said | UPDATED: 08:35 GMT, 19 December 2012 Half of Britain's male population will be likely to face a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime by the year 2027, experts have predicted.

Why turning tumours pink is a bright idea


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Why turning tumours pink is a bright idea | UPDATED: 23:47 GMT, 26 November 2012 Turning tumours pink may help surgeons cut out the cancer without damaging surrounding healthy tissue Making cancerous tumours glow bright pink in the dark is the latest technique for improving the success of surgery.