Home HIV tests could be the key to reducing spread of AIDS

Home tests could be the key to reducing HIV spread, claim experts Home tests reduce the stigma associated with going for screening, meaning people are more likely to get testedSelf-tests can be carried out using saliva samples By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:32 GMT, 3 April 2013 Experts believe self-testing might be the key to reducing the spread of HIV Making self-testing for HIV widely available could be the answer to reducing the spread of AIDS, claim experts.

Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKS

Two-thirds of patients must wait 48 hours to see a GP while a tenth wait two WEEKSPatients struggle for timely access to a doctor, according to a surveySome are forced to wait a fortnight for a consultationNearly half say they are unhappy with local health service By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:05 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:10 GMT, 22 March 2013 Almost two-thirds of patients say they struggle to get an appointment with a GP within two days, according to new research Two thirds of patients do not think their out-of-hours GP is safe, a report warns today.

Meet SuperTed, the brave little boy with a serious heart defect who"s battling to stay alive

Meet SuperTed, the brave little boy with a serious heart defect who's battling to stay alive Ted Rourke has defect that stops oxygen being pumped around his bodySix-month-old has already survived two bouts of major surgery Now being kept alive by a heart bypass and a feeding machineHis bravery has earned him the nickname SuperTed, after cartoon character By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:28 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:19 GMT, 6 February 2013 The parents of a baby boy with a killer heart defect have spoken of his gruelling battle to stay alive.

Viagra could help men fight the flab as well as boost their sex life

Viagra could help men fight the flab as well as boost their sex life Drug converts undesirable white fat cells into beige fat which burns calories instead of storing itTests in mice found it could also reduce the risk of obesity complications by tackling inflammation By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 09:40 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:40 GMT, 18 January 2013 Men who have trouble becoming aroused during sex have long relied on Viagra to give them a 'boost'.

Drink grapefruit juice to get pregnant: The old wives tales couples still believe will help you conceive

'Grapefruit juice helps you get pregnant and eating yams leads to twins': The old wives tales couples still believe Women who want to get pregnant should plant a rosemary bush and avoid mints, according to two old wives' talesMany people have never been taught the basic facts about their own reproductive cycle, says FPA spokesman | UPDATED: 12:37 GMT, 19 September 2012 Hoping for twins Eating a yam won't make any difference It is not just children who may be confused about where babies come from.

Suffering from headaches? Leave the painkillers and just drink water

Suffering from headaches Leave the painkillers and just drink water | UPDATED: 22:59 GMT, 10 August 2012 Scientists found drinking around seven glasses a day was enough to ease pain and improve the quality of life in patients Next time you have a headache, you might be better off leaving the painkillers in the packet and just drinking a glass of water.

Warning heart rhythm patients are at risk of strokes because GPs take "easy" option of prescribing aspirin

Warning heart rhythm patients are at risk of strokes because GPs take 'easy' option of prescribing aspirin | UPDATED: 00:06 GMT, 3 July 2012 Thousands of people with the most common heart rhythm problem are at risk of strokes because GPs are taking the ‘cheap and easy’ option of prescribing them aspirin, experts warn.