Norovirus is back: Coldest March in 50 years sees winter vomiting bug cases rise

Norovirus is back: Coldest March in 50 years sees winter vomiting bug cases rise Health Protection Agency figures show rise in first three weeks of MarchEaster travels might have helped infection to spread around the country .

Trainee doctors should ignore EU rules and work longer, says Britain"s top surgeon

Trainee doctors should ignore EU rules and work LONGER, says Britain's top surgeon European Directive limits doctors to a 48-hour week with defined rest periodsFrequent patient handovers between teams could lead to mistakes in care, warns Prof Normal WilliamsAdded it did not give enough time for trainingBut junior doctors' representative warned scrapping rule could see a return to 100-hour weeks By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 09:21 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:21 GMT, 28 January 2013 Exhausted: Before the European Working Time Directive, some junior doctors were working 100-hour weeks.

Why a glass of red wine with your steak can LOWER cholesterol

Why a glass of red wine with your steak can LOWER cholesterol Red wine helps to prevent release of damaging compounds in dark meat that can raise cholesterolResearchers say may be the reason why red wine has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:19 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:01 GMT, 15 January 2013 For those who dither over whether to have that glass of wine with dinner, it's good news.

Year of the 10,000 birth: Cost of mum going private soars warns The Medical Protection Society

Year of the 10,000 birth: Cost of mum going private soars Giving birth in a private hospital is becoming unaffordable, warns The Medical Protection SocietyDoctors have had to double their fees because of soaring insurance premiumsInsurance bills have gone up because negligence payouts have risen | UPDATED: 14:20 GMT, 27 December 2012 Giving birth in a private hospital is becoming unaffordable for most parents to be, with the average cost soaring to more than 10,000.

Lazy Britons are walking 80miles fewer than just a decade ago, reveals expert

Lazy Britons are walking 80miles fewer than just a decade ago, reveals expert In the late 1990s we each walked around 250 miles, however by 2008 that had dropped to 170milesOnly a minority of people in England get enough physical activity to improve their health, says obesity expertWarning comes as health watchdog launches new guidelines to 'encourage' people to leave cars at home | UPDATED: 08:50 GMT, 28 November 2012 We're becoming a nation of sluggards walking 80 fewer miles a year than just a decade ago, experts have revealed.

David Glasheen: Australian castaway on island faces eviction

Real life Robinson Crusoe… but for how much longer Castaway living on Australian island for 20 years faces evictionDavid Glasheen has been living on Restoration Island off the Australian coast for almost 20 years after he lost 6.5 million on the stock market

Terminally ill patients who fear being placed on "routine" death pathway issued with opt-out cards by charity

Terminally ill patients who fear being placed on 'routine' death pathway issued with opt-out cards by charity Anti-euthanasia charity distributes cards to patients telling doctors not to place them on controversial 'care pathway' | UPDATED: 09:17 GMT, 24 July 2012 Terminally ill patients have been issued with special cards telling doctors not to place them on a 'care pathway' that would hasten the end of their lives.

Cancer sufferers prescribed nearly 10,000 treatments denied to them by NHS through special fund

Cancer sufferers prescribed nearly 10,000 treatments through special fund after NHS said they weren't 'cost effective' Cancer sufferers have been prescribed nearly 10,000 treatments denied to them by the NHS through a temporary fund.

Those who live to 100 "avoid diseases like cancer and are healthier than pensioners years younger"

Those who live to 100 “avoid diseases and are healthier than pensioners years younger” But centenarians are more likely to be afflicted by degenerative conditions and suffer loneliness Those lucky enough to reach the impressive milestone are often confronted with the same question: Just what is their secret to a long and healthy life However, there could be more to it than a bit of luck, a lot of hard work and the love of a good man or woman to see you through to the ripe old age of 100. A study of centenarians has shown that many of those who make it to 100 are part of a lucky few who manage to avoid developing common diseases such as cancer