Doctors are nicer to THIN patients – because they have more respect for them

Doctors are nicer to THIN patients – because they have more respect for them They still give overweight patients the same amount of time, treatment and advice as they give thin onesBut they are less empathetic towards fat patientsThis could be because they think these patients should be doing more to help themselves By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 15:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:33 GMT, 23 April 2013 Many patients fear the wrath of stern hospital matrons and stressed doctors.

NHS Alliance chairman Dr Michael Nixon: The elderly must be kept out of "dangerous hospitals", say GPs as they attack care standards and…

The elderly must be kept out of 'dangerous hospitals', say GPs as they attack care standards and call for changes in the way the NHS is runNHS Alliance chairman calls for shift in way health service is runDr Michael Dixon says hospitals are dangerous, particularly for elderlyVulnerable and elderly should be treated in community, doctors say By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 01:46 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:01 GMT, 13 March 2013 Dr Michael Nixon, president and chairman of the NHS Alliance, has said certain patients should be kept out of hospital as long as possible Hospitals are dangerous places and only the most serious cases should be treated there, GPs warned last night.

A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lb

A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lbsAverage 'trigger' weight has risen more than a stone in a decade, according to Weight Watchers Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:34 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.

21-stone teenager tormented by school bullies has 6,000 gastric bypass on the NHS

21st schoolgirl who was 'unhealthier than a 100-a-day smoker' gets new lease of life after 6,000 NHS gastric bypass Emma Money, 17, had the health of a 100-a-day smoker as so overweightBut claims her weight is due to genetic condition passed down from father Was 'terrorised' and verbally and physically abused by school bulliesTook two years to find surgeon willing to operate on her Emma with her mother, Gwen.

Refuse to exercise and we could cut your benefits, fat claimants are told

Refuse to exercise and we could cut your benefits, fat claimants are toldThe initiative could see obese people prescribed activity sessions by GPsThey would be penalised if they failed to turn up or rewarded if they doWestminster City Council will publish a report on the scheme today By Rosie Taylor PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 3 January 2013 Obese benefits claimants who refuse to exercise could have their payments cut under plans being considered by a local council.

WeightWatchers "is the best diet plan": NHS study finds slimmers who attend their classes shed the most weight

WeightWatchers 'is the best diet plan': NHS study finds slimmers who attend their classes shed the most weight Patients lost an average of almost 12lb after a 12-week course, according to research Company says it does better job of motivating slimmers | UPDATED: 12:58 GMT, 20 December 2012 Patsy Kensit was recently unveiled as WeightWatchers Celebrity Ambassador.

Jack Rooke: Football-mad boy denied surgery to help him walk, despite living just miles from specialist hospital

Football-mad boy, 4, denied surgery to help him walk, despite just living seven miles from specialist hospital that could treat him Jack suffers from spastic cerebral palsy, meaning muscle tightness in his legs makes it impossible for him to walkAn operation that cuts the faulty nerves in the spine could improve his conditionHowever, his NHS Trust has refused to fund it, despite Jack only living seven miles from the specialist hospital that performs the surgery | UPDATED: 17:38 GMT, 18 December 2012 A football-mad four-year-old boy has been refused an operation to enable him to walk and play his favourite sport due to an NHS postcode lottery.

Crippling energy prices and badly insulated homes will lead to the loss of thousands of lives and seriously damage older peoples health this winter,…

Cold homes are triggering heart attacks and strokes in older people – and costing the NHS 1.36billion a year<br>Age UK report says living in a cold home is a 'major factor' in two out of five extra winter deathsRates in Britain higher than Scandinavia, which has colder winters – but better insulation Around 8,000 extra deaths for every one degree drop in average temperature <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 00:27 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236440-00E31D83000004B0-433_233x423.jpg" width="233" height="423" alt="Living in a cold home is a 'major factor' in two out of five extra winter deaths" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Living in a cold home is a 'major factor' in two out of five extra winter deaths</p> <p> Crippling energy prices and badly insulated homes will lead to the loss of thousands of lives and seriously damage older people&#8217;s health this winter, warns a new report.</p><p>It shows cold homes are costing the NHS 1.36 billion every year in hospital and primary care as older people struggle with respiratory problems, stroke and heart attacks triggered by the cold.</p><p>Around 27,000 excess winter deaths are expected this year, including avoidable fatalities among older people, says the charity Age UK.</p><p>In a new report The Cost of Cold, it says a &#8216;major factor&#8217; in two out of five extra winter deaths is living in a cold home.</p><p>It says superior building standards in countries like Finland and Sweden which insist on insulation and double glazing mean they have warmer homes than in the UK, which has a milder climate.</p><p>There are higher rates of excess winter deaths – above what would normally be expected – in Britain compared with Scandinavian countries.</p><p>Older people living in cold homes are at higher risk of death and illnesses such as arthritis and rheumatism, with the risks going up as temperatures plummet.

Woman with rare stomach condition which has caused her to lose nearly half her body weight begs NHS for an operation – to pile on the pounds

Woman with rare stomach condition which has caused her to lose nearly half her body weight begs NHS for an operation – to PILE ON the poundsAlison Jukes suffers vomiting and nausea whenever she tries to eat or drinkShe is kept alive by tube feeding nutrients directly to her stomachHer weight has plummeted from 12st in 2010 to just seven stone today | UPDATED: 07:12 GMT, 13 September 2012 A woman with a rare disorder which has caused her to shed nearly half her body weight has been turned down by the NHS for an operation to help her to gain weight.