Bird flu strain has begun to mutate into form "more likely" to cause human pandemic

Bird flu strain has begun to mutate into form 'more likely' to cause human pandemic Warning comes days after authorities in China announced they had identified cases of H7N9Flu experts are currently picking through DNA data of victims to assess severity of the strainVirus needs a 'very close eye kept on it' say experts By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:59 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:59 GMT, 3 April 2013 A deadly strain of bird flu previously unknown in people has begun to mutate into a form more likely to cause a human pandemic, scientists say.

Don"t sniffle and drive: Driving with a cold can be as dangerous as drunk-driving

Don't sniffle and drive: Driving with a cold can be as dangerous as drunk-drivingGetting behind the wheel with a cold as bad as DUI Drivers with a heavy cold had slower reaction times than those who had up to four pints of beer By Roger Dobson PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 23 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:23 GMT, 23 February 2013 Driving with a heavy cold could be as dangerous as getting behind the wheel when you’re drunk.

Girl, 8, with face tumour the size of a football to have life-saving surgery before it strangles her

Girl, 8, with face tumour the size of a football to have life-saving surgery before it strangles her Trinny suffers from a severe form of bone disease called Fibrous dysplasiaThe tumour is benign but has grown so quickly it has blinded her in one eye and threatens to strangle her if no action is takenMother has praised her daughter who has bravely dealt with condition for half her lifetime | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 14 December 2012 An eight-year-old girl with a football-sized facial tumour is to have pioneering surgery before it strangles her.

Caught a cold? Don¿t bother taking vitamin D – scientists say no evidence supplement will fend of the sniffles

Caught a cold Don’t bother taking vitamin D – scientists say no evidence supplement will fend of the sniffles Volunteers who took sunshine vitamin had as many colds as those taking placeboThere was also no difference in how long colds lasted or in their severity | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 3 October 2012 Loading up on vitamin D is unlikely to prevent the common cold this winter, according to new research.

Breast-feeding in infancy "lowers the risk" of a child suffering from depression in adulthood

Breast-feeding in infancy 'lowers the risk' of a child suffering from depression in adulthoodGerman researchers find that amount of time a person was breast-fed has no bearing on the severity of later depression | UPDATED: 12:57 GMT, 10 September 2012 Adults are less likely to suffer from depression if they were breast-fed as infants, according to scientists.

Gadget that can zap the agony of migraine

The battery-powered gadget that can zap the agony of migraine | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 18 August 2012 Researchers say that for some patients the device may be as effective as drugs (file photo) A battery-powered gadget the size and shape of an electric shaver may be a new way to treat painful headaches.

Having one standard hospital "patient score card" could save 6,000 lives every year

Having one standard hospital 'patient score card' could save 6,000 lives every year Currently more than 100 different types of charts to monitor patients in the UKOne standard chart would help nurses and doctors when they move hospitals | UPDATED: 08:19 GMT, 27 July 2012 New gold standard: Professor Bryan Williams said the new chart could potentially transform patient safety in UK hospitals The lives of at least 6,000 hospital patients could be saved each year by using a standard scoring system that alerts doctors and nurses to their deteriorating condition.

Drink that could ease IBS misery for millions: 2 stomach treatment available on shelves near you

2 drink that could ease IBS misery for millions available over the counter | UPDATED: 09:03 GMT, 28 May 2012 The 2 Symprove drink could provide relief for millions of IBS sufferers British doctors are claiming a major breakthrough in treating a stomach condition which causes misery for millions.

Why women trying to have babies need to think about their body clock as well as their biological clock

Why women trying to have babies need to think about their body clock as well as their biological clock | UPDATED: 23:04 GMT, 23 May 2012 Women trying to have babies need to think about their body clock as well as their biological clock, according to new research.

Devastated husband reveals how his wife is battling brain tumour – months after daughter died from same killer cancer

Devastated husband reveals how his wife is battling brain tumour – months after daughter died from same killer cancer | UPDATED: 13:10 GMT, 8 May 2012 A devastated husband has revealed how his wife is battling a brain tumour – just months after their daughter died from the same killer cancer.