A case of lazyitis? Not bothering to exercise should be treated as a medical condition

A case of lazyitis Not bothering to exercise 'should be treated as a medical condition'More doctors would prescribe supported progressive exercise if inactivity was treated as a medical condition, says Mayo Clinic expert | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 14 August 2012 A prolonged lack of exercise causes the body to become deconditioned It is common knowledge that a sedentary lifestyle can lead to obesity, which is a common cause of diabetes, high blood pressure and joint damage.

Dr Who actress Mary Tamm"s death: You really can die of a broken heart – however healthy you are

You really can die of a broken heart – however healthy you are | UPDATED: 22:45 GMT, 13 August 2012 Last Tuesday Marcus Ringrose was sitting at his desk responding to letters of condolence about the death of his wife, when he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Real life Sleeping Beauty: Teenager with rare condition snoozes for 12 days at a time

Real life Sleeping Beauty: Teenager with rare condition snoozes for 12 days at a time Shannon suffers a sleeping episode around once a month | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 18 July 2012 Costly: Shannon had a sleepy episode during her GCSEs which meant she failed some exams A teenager has missed birthdays, Christmases, and family holidays – because she has Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.

From consumption to Gulf War Syndrome, how sickness becomes fashionable

The changing tastes in disease: From consumption to Gulf War Syndrome, how sicknesses fall in and out of fashion Consumption 'was known as a poetic or beautiful disease' By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 09:36 GMT, 11 July 2012 | UPDATED: 10:55 GMT, 11 July 2012 Why is it that some diseases like Aids and Sars capture the public's attention while other serious illnesses remain stubbornly under the radar This is the question being addressed in a ground-breaking new research project at Northumbria University.

Stacey Comerford, 15, sleeps through her GCSEs because of rare "Sleeping Beauty" syndrome that leaves her in bed for months at a time

Schoolgirl, 15, sleeps through her GCSEs because of rare 'Sleeping Beauty' syndrome that leaves her in bed for months at a timeStacey Comerford, 15, from Telford, Shropshire, has a rare condition called Kleine-Levin syndrome, which makes her nod off for lengthy periodsShe has recently come out of her longest episode, which lasted two monthsDespite being predicted straight As in her GCSEs, she has managed just a 30 per cent attendance record this year because of her crippling condition | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 14 June 2012 A schoolgirl missed nine exams and even her birthday because of a rare condition which leaves her sleeping for weeks at a time.

Milk fat found in junk food may be to blame for dramatic rise in IBS cases

Milk fat found in junk food may be to blame for dramatic rise in IBS cases Concentrated milk fat is abundant in processed foods and confectionery By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:00 GMT, 13 June 2012 | UPDATED: 18:01 GMT, 13 June 2012 A great source of calcium – but concentrated fat from milk could be irritating our bowels A dairy ingredient in junk food may be responsible for rising rates of inflammatory bowel disease and other immune disorders, research suggests.

Gastroparesis: Girl, 19, who shrank to 7st after vomiting 30 times a day recovers after she is youngest Briton to have gastric pacemaker

Teenager who vomited 30 times a day due to rare condition saved after becoming youngest in UK to have pacemaker fitted in her STOMACH It took doctors four years to diagnose teenager's rare stomach paralysis conditionLaura, now 19, was the youngest of only around 50 people in the UK to have a gastric pacemaker fitted last year | UPDATED: 14:09 GMT, 12 June 2012 A teenager who suffers from a rare condition that made her sick up to 30 times a day is at last on the road to recovery after she had a pacemaker fitted in her stomach.

Lady GaGa take heed! Week of total rest helps concussion sufferers – and that includes no talking on the telephone

Lady GaGa take heed! Week of total rest helps recovery from concussion – and that includes no talking on the telephone Total bed rest eased symptoms of headaches, mental fogginess and fatigue | UPDATED: 14:36 GMT, 11 June 2012 Lady GaGa amazed her fans by finishing her concert in New Zealand yesterday despite suffering a concussion mid way through the show.