Grey, saggy skin, wrinkles and jowls: The stop-smoking app that shows exactly what the habit will do to your face App shows smokers just how much they will ravage their looks Ages the face by up to 20 years to display effects of chemicals in cigarettesHas been designed to encourage younger people to quit before it's too late40 per cent of regular smokers took up the habit before they were 16 By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:46 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 19 March 2013 A new smartphone app has been created to show smokers just how much they will ravage their looks if they continue to light up.
A diabetes epidemic and supermarkets who are pushers for an addictive drug called sugar By Joanna Blythman PUBLISHED: 23:39 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:23 GMT, 5 March 2013 The obesity epidemic is worsening, with drastic consequences for the nation’s health.
All school children in Britain should be tested for mental health illnesses, say experts Screening all 11-year-olds could reveal those at greater risk of conditions such as depression, claim researchersThis could help health authorities treat youngsters early and stop them descending into more hard to treat conditions However, other experts warn that labeling people as 'vulnerable' at such a young age could do more harm than good | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 29 November 2012 All school children should be screened for risk of mental illnesses such as depression, say leading mental health experts.
Catheters can cause infection and even lead to kidney failure: The needless indignity that's leaving patients like Emma in agony | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 25 September 2012 When Emma Campbell was admitted to hospital, like millions of patients every year she was fitted with a cannula, a small tube inserted into her arm to deliver fluids or take blood samples; and a catheter, a thin, flexible tube put into the bladder to drain urine.
NHS hospitals sending your confidential notes to India to be typed upA series of hospitals have admitted using cheap secretarial agencies in India | UPDATED: 00:25 GMT, 11 September 2012 Hospitals are sending hundreds of thousands of confidential letters about patients to India to be typed up by poorly-paid workers.
Painful migraines 'do not have a long-term effect on how well you learn and remember' Migraines affect around one in five women and can be triggered by multiple factors such as stress, skipping a meal, or a change in hormone levels | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 13 August 2012 Agonising they may be, but migraines don't hurt your brain, according to a new study.
Drinking coffee lowers risk of most common skin cancer There are an estimated 80,000 new cases of basal cell carcinoma in UK every yearOutlook is generally good as the cancer spreads to other parts of the body in just 0.5% cases | UPDATED: 08:19 GMT, 2 July 2012 A cup of coffee a day can help keep skin cancer at bay, according to a new study.
Nation of screen slaves: Workers under increased mental pressure as they take their work home on smartphones Workers are doing more than two extra hours' work every day while commuting | UPDATED: 23:23 GMT, 18 June 2012 Stress levels are increasing as workers are expected to carry on answering emails at home Workers are putting their mental and physical health at risk by continuing to work after they leave the office, a new report has warned.
'Doctors told me I'd never walk again, but now I'm performing in six-inch heels': How music therapy helped singer Melody Gardot beat catastrophic brain damage By Richard Barber PUBLISHED: 21:27 GMT, 9 June 2012 | UPDATED: 22:05 GMT, 9 June 2012 The video for jazz singer Melody Gardot’s biggest hit, Baby I’m A Fool, features her sitting in a bath wearing nothing but bubbles to protect her modesty, and a pair of sunglasses.
Bedridden for FIVE months: The mother who had to lie still for 24 hours each day or risk losing her twin babiesLisa Copley was told her thin cervix made her likely to miscarryDoctors told the 31-year-old that her only hope was to stay in bedShe spent five months at Royal Surrey County Hospital during which time her muscles wasted away and she broke out in red hivesMiss Copley finally gave birth to twins Lucas and Lisa | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 29 May 2012 A mother desperate to save the lives of her unborn twins lay in a hospital bed for five months.