21-stone teenager tormented by school bullies has 6,000 gastric bypass on the NHS

21st schoolgirl who was 'unhealthier than a 100-a-day smoker' gets new lease of life after 6,000 NHS gastric bypass Emma Money, 17, had the health of a 100-a-day smoker as so overweightBut claims her weight is due to genetic condition passed down from father Was 'terrorised' and verbally and physically abused by school bulliesTook two years to find surgeon willing to operate on her Emma with her mother, Gwen.

Are statins really such a wonder pill? New study finds they DON"T prevent blood clots

Are statins really such a wonder pill New study finds they DON'T prevent blood clots 2009 study suggested daily statin could reduce leg blood clots that can travel to the lungs, but latest review found no such linkMore than 7million Britons take the cholesterol-lowering drugs By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 15:23 GMT, 19 September 2012 | UPDATED: 15:23 GMT, 19 September 2012 Statins: The inexpensive drug is taken by more than 7million Britons a year Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs do not appear to help prevent blood clots, according to an extensive new study.

Lunchtime heath risk: How that quick sandwich at your desk can double your risk of DVT

Lunchtime health risk: How that quick sandwich at your desk can double your risk of DVT | UPDATED: 00:50 GMT, 15 May 2012 Eating lunch at your desk could double the chances of developing a fatal blood clot, warn experts.

Varicose veins: Goodbye lumpy legs: Laser operation banishes them for good (and with no scars)

Goodbye lumpy legs: The laser operation that banishes varicose veins for good (and with no scars) By Matthew Barbour PUBLISHED: 21:00 GMT, 14 April 2012 | UPDATED: 21:01 GMT, 14 April 2012 As the summer approaches, the prospect of baring legs will strike fear into the hearts of a large group of women: those who have varicose veins.

First once-a-day pill for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients

First once-a-day pill for stroke prevention in irregular heartbeat patients Rivaroxaban will help treat the most common heart rhythm disturbance, artrial fibrillation, affecting around 800,000 (file photo) The first once-a-day blood-thinning drug in patients with an irregular heartbeat has been approved for use in Britain. Rivaroxaban works as well as warfarin, a treatment based on rat poison which has been used since the 1950s, and has fewer side effects.

Mother dies of huge blood clot after doctors refused to give her a scan "because it was the weekend"

Mother-of-three dies of huge blood clot after doctors refused to give her a scan “because it was the weekend”Scan could have saved new mother”s life, inquest toldAlison decided to go home after doctor said he was “99% sure” she didn”t have DVT A new mother died after developing a huge blood clot in her leg – which was missed by medics after they refused to scan her because it was the weekend. Alison Taylor, 29, died two weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Yvie-May, in March, after developing Deep-Vein Thrombosis in her leg. The mother-of-three was referred back to hospital by her midwife 11 days before she died, after suffering from cramps and swelling in her leg, and told doctors she feared she had a blood clot.