Wales measles outbreak: New case every two hours

New case of measles being diagnosed every two HOURS in South Wales epidemicNumber of children infected with virus has hit 765A further 72 have caught infection over past week Experts say epidemic shows no sign of slowing down By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 17:28 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:28 GMT, 16 April 2013 Immunise: The only answer to the measles outbreak A child is being diagnosed with measles every two hours in the South Wales epidemic – with the total now standing at 765.

"A bug on my contact lens ate away my cornea": Pensioner forced to have eye removed after developing horrendous infection

'A bug on my contact lens ate away my cornea': Pensioner forced to have eye removed after developing horrendous infection June Scott hospitalised for three weeks after lens began burning her eyeballA fungal infection known as fusarium was attacking her left eyeAfter three unsuccessful operations to remove infection, eye was removed By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:29 GMT, 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:43 GMT, 11 February 2013 A pensioner has been left blind in one eye after an infection caused by her contact lens 'ate away' her cornea.

Schoolgirl, 15, left in agony from severe burns over her whole body after allowed to use sunbed at gym

Gym owner fined after girl, 15, suffered agonising burns all over her body following two illegal ten-minute sunbed sessions Two days after sunbed visit she was rushed to hospital after her skin broke out in blistersShe was left bed-ridden for days and it took three weeks for her skin to heal By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:53 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 29 January 2013 A 15-year-old girl suffered severe burns all over her body after she was illegally allowed to use a sunbed at a gym.

Depression: Self-help books DO relieve the condition – and prevent it from returning even a year later

Self-help books DO relieve depression – and prevent it from returning Patients offered books had significantly lower levels of depression four months and a year laterSelf-help books based on the principles of 'talking therapy' cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Books helped motivate people and encourage positive life changes, say Scottish researchers By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:44 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 28 January 2013 Prescribing self-help books on the NHS is an effective treatment for depression Reading a self-help book really can alleviate depression, new research suggests.

Thought the novel was racy? Wait until you try the Fifty shapes of grey workout

Thought the novel was racy Wait until you try the Fifty SHAPES of Grey workoutFit in the City columnist Ruby Warrington tries a seductive workout By Ruby Warrington PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:15 GMT, 26 January 2013 It was about a year ago when New York personal trainer Kristen James first noticed the whispers.

Fat benefits claimants told to go to the gym or face having have handouts taken away by local councils

Fat benefits claimants told to go to the gym or face having have handouts taken away by local councilsThe 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 back report which could make 'significant' savings for the public purse By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 01:56 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:21 GMT, 3 January 2013 Obese benefits claimants have been warned they could lose handouts if they refuse to get fit.

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.

Forget that long workout chaps: Men who exercise for half an hour a day lose more weight than those who train for twice as long

Forget that long workout chaps: Men who exercise for half an hour a day lose more weight than those who train for twice that time By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 19:45 GMT, 22 August 2012 | UPDATED: 00:34 GMT, 23 August 2012 Resolving to exercise and shift a few extra pounds can leave most of us feeling like we’re in for a long, hard slog before we get to enjoy any weight loss.