Coronavirus: Latest UK case of deadly Sars-like virus shows it CAN spread between people

Relative of UK patient suffering deadly SARS-like virus falls ill – proving it IS infectious New patient is a relative of the sufferer who was confirmed to have Sars-like virus on MondaySix hospital staff came into contact with the patient but have not displayed any symptoms so far Original patient had recently travelled to Middle East Takes number of confirmed worldwide cases to 11 By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 10:31 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:52 GMT, 13 February 2013 Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to SARS A new Sars-like illness is spreading between humans, experts warn.

Snorers "more at risk of heart attack than smokers or obese"

Snorers 'more at risk of heart attack than smokers or obese' New connection between between 'plain' snoring – not more severe sleep apnoea – and cardiovascular riskSnorers more likely to have thickening or abnormalities in the carotid artery that supplies the brain with bloodSnorers must seek treatment in the same way as those with high blood pressure or heart disease risk factors By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 13:01 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:48 GMT, 26 January 2013 Snorers are more likely to have a heart attack than smokers or the obese, say researchers.

Stand up in the office to lose weight and boost circulation, says expert

Stand up in the office to lose weight and boost circulation, says expert Standing for 3 hours a day can burn 8lbs of fat a yearHigher desks suggested to stop workers sitting all dayWriter Ernest Hemingway was a fan of standing while writing found sitting down too long increases your risk of dying within a few years – even if you are already physically active.

Growing up in the countryside could double the risk of Alzheimers

Growing up in the countryside could DOUBLE the risk of Alzheimer’sPeople raised in rural areas rather than those who moved there later in life faced the greatest risk of brain wasting disease Cause is currently unclear but may be linked to access to healthcare or even exposure to some unknown substance Alzheimer's affects an estimated 820,000 people in Britain and the number is expected to more than double in the next 40 years | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 18 September 2012 Being brought up in the countryside could double the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new British research.

Pip breast implants DON"T cause cancer – but they are TWICE as likely to rupture

Pip breast implants DON'T cause cancer – but they are TWICE as likely to rupture Royal College of Surgeons say there should be mandatory databases on patient safety for all surgical implants and associated techniques | UPDATED: 10:49 GMT, 18 June 2012 Ruptured PIP breast implants should not cause any long-term health problems, according to UK experts.

Vitamin B and folic acid boosts memory in pensioners

Vitamin B and folic acid 'boosts memory in pensioners' Study participants were between 60 and 74 years old Keeping your mind sharp: After two years, those who took the vitamins showed a modest improvement in their scores on the memory tasks Older adults who want a sharper recall should take note – a study has found taking vitamin B12 and folic acid for two years improves both short and long-term memory.