Lazy GPs keep on doling out powerful sleeping pills to the elderly when they should only be used as short term treatment

Lazy GPs keep on doling out powerful sleeping pills to the elderly when they should only be used as short term treatmentOne in five elderly insomnia sufferers have never had drugs reviewed by GPFour out of five of those surveyed have trouble sleeping despite taking pills By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:34 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 3 April 2013 One in five elderly insomnia sufferers told a survey they have never had their drugs reviewed by a GP – which breaches official guidelines (file picture) Doctors are still prescribing powerful sleeping pills for months at a time to older people who risk becoming addicted, warn experts.

Hope for infertile women as scientists create eggs using stem cells and use IVF to produce healthy young

Hope for infertile women as scientists create eggs from stem cells in mice before using IVF to produce healthy young | UPDATED: 06:51 GMT, 5 October 2012 For the first time, scientists have not only succeeded in making eggs, but using them in IVF to produce healthy young.

Lulu: "I"m thicker now in the waist and I hate it, but I cannot starve myself"

'I'm thicker now in the waist and I hate it, but I cannot starve myself': Under the microscope with Lulu | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 2 October 2012 The 63-year-old singer on how she keeps slim and suffering from depression after the end of her second marriage 'If I'm 8 st, it's my perfect weight (I'm 5ft 1in),' said Lulu ARE YOU MORE HEALTH CONSCIOUS WITH AGE I’ve always been health conscious but every year I now have a health test, including a laparoscopy where a camera is put into your stomach.

Sleeping pills "don"t work for four out of 10 Britons with insomnia"

Sleeping pills ‘don’t work for four out of 10 Britons with insomnia’ Study shows cognitive behavioural therapy more effective | UPDATED: 22:49 GMT, 9 September 2012 Four in ten adults who take sleeping pills find they fail to help their insomnia, a survey has found.

One in five breast cancer victims who refuse mastectomy need second operation

Warning to cancer victims who refuse breast removal: One in five who opt for less drastic surgery need second operation | UPDATED: 09:32 GMT, 13 July 2012 Thousands of breast cancer patients who refuse to have a mastectomy – and instead opt for a less drastic operation – will need further surgery to remove tumours, a study reveals.

The drugs DO work: Painkillers are more effective than massage, TENS machines and hypnosis during labour

The drugs DO work: Painkillers are more effective than massage, TENS machines and hypnosis during labour | UPDATED: 00:23 GMT, 14 March 2012 New findings: Taking drugs to relieve pain in labour works better than alternatives such as massage, TENS machines and hypnosis, research has found Taking drugs to relieve pain in labour works better than alternatives such as massage, TENS machines and hypnosis, new research has found.

How to help your child lose weight? Shed the pounds yourself

How to help your child lose weight Lead by example and shed the pounds yourself first Obese children were most likely to lose weight if their parents did at the same time | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 15 March 2012 Parents wondering how to help their overweight children to slim down could do well to take a long, hard look in the mirror.