Why you shouldn't get sick in a cold snap – it can take ambulances twice as long to respond Study looked at how long it took ambulances to arrive at emergencies in Birmingham between 2007 and 2011Ambulance response time dropped 1.3% for each degree drop in temperatureDuring December 2010 ambulances took 15minutes rather than average eight minutesIncreased demand and treacherous road conditions blamed By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 23:44 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 27 February 2013 It's common knowledge that it's better to get sick on a weekday because hospitals aren't as well staffed on weekends.
Half of Britons are so clueless about their own bodies they are unable to point out where their HEART is | UPDATED: 11:31 GMT, 12 September 2012 More than half of Britons are so clueless about their bodies that they cannot pinpoint the correct location of their heart, it emerged today.
Getting lost in a good book can help keep you healthy | UPDATED: 22:58 GMT, 25 August 2012 Benefits of the brain: Books can improve your brain capacity Reading is good for you.
I swam with my contact lenses in – now I'm blind in one eye | UPDATED: 22:05 GMT, 20 August 2012 'The irony is that I don't even like swimming,' said Jennie Hurst As a contact lens wearer, Jennie Hurst knew the importance of good hygiene to prevent eye infections.
A case of lazyitis Not bothering to exercise 'should be treated as a medical condition'More doctors would prescribe supported progressive exercise if inactivity was treated as a medical condition, says Mayo Clinic expert | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 14 August 2012 A prolonged lack of exercise causes the body to become deconditioned It is common knowledge that a sedentary lifestyle can lead to obesity, which is a common cause of diabetes, high blood pressure and joint damage.
Being a 'helicopter mother' could land you with depression: Parents whose lives revolve around their children damage their health | UPDATED: 00:54 GMT, 7 July 2012 Parenthood is supposed to be one of life’s most fulfilling experiences.
Why the nanomaterials in your face cream could be bad for your skin Marketing ploy: Lost of cosmetic firms boat how their products contain nanomaterials.
Surgeons 'reach peak performance between 35 and 50' (… but how do you check once you're on the operating table) Patients can expect safer care if their surgeon is aged 35 to 50, research suggests.
Government adviser says 50,000 women SHOULD have breast implants removed 'We really are recommending that all implants do come out', says doctor investigating scandal Figures suggest PIP implants have an 8% chance of ruptureGovernment orders urgent review of safety of PIP implantsTaxpayer could be left to pick up the 150million medical bill All women with faulty breast implants should have them removed given the 'uncertainty and lack of knowledge' about the extent of the problems, a leading surgeon warned today.
Women pop to the doctor more often than men “because they really ARE the sicker sex” It is common knowledge that women dash to the doctor when they fall ill while men drag their feet. But this assumption has been undermined by a study that found women may report more illnesses because they actually are sick more often. Scientists led by Davide Malmusi, of the Public Health Agency of Barcelona, found women did report health problems more often.