Don"t let a cold sore leave a blemish on your big celebration

Don't let a cold sore leave a blemish on your big celebration Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virusAn outbreak can be caused by stress and tiredness | UPDATED: 22:01 GMT, 22 December 2012 It is the ultimate festive season horror – the sudden appearance of a cold sore.

Patients at high risk of cancer could be told to take aspirin: Taking tablet regularly "can cut risk of developing disease by a third"

Patients at high risk of cancer could be told to take aspirin: Taking tablet regularly 'can cut risk of developing disease by a third' | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 12 December 2012 Professor Sir Mike Richards said that the odds of survival for lung cancer have'barely been improving' over the last five years Patients at high risk of developing cancer could be prescribed regular doses of aspirin under plans to tackle the rising number of cases.

Migraine

Stress at work to blame for soaring number of Britons suffering migraines Nearly 40 per cent of doctors are concerned at the number of patients suffering the chronic headache 90 per cent believe increase is related to work stressMany sufferers also don't take enough preventative measures, warn doctors PUBLISHED: 18:21 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 26 November 2012 The number of workers suffering from migraines is soaring because of growing stress at the office, according to a survey.

Benefits of statins are exaggerated and not the best way to prevent heart disease, study claims

Benefits of statins are exaggerated and not always the best way to prevent heart disease, study claims NHS spends 450million a year on cholesterol-lowering drugsMost are prescribed as a preventative measure for heart disease, however experts admit they find it difficult to predict who is at risk | UPDATED: 12:08 GMT, 9 August 2012 Cure-all Statins have had no effect on Britain's heart disease rate, study claims Statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs which are taken by seven million people in the UK, are not the best way to prevent heart disease, according to new research.

Women with high-risk breast protein "more likely to develop cancer if they drink too much"

Women with high-risk breast protein 'more likely to develop cancer if they drink too much'Alcohol link to disease was not clear until now | UPDATED: 19:36 GMT, 23 April 2012 Link: Scientists have found that women with higher levels of a particular protein are at greater risk of developing breast cancer if they drink too much alcohol (picture posed by model) A protein has been identified that plays a key role in the link between drinking alcohol and breast cancer.

New dawn in care of brittle bone patients as GP pay deal means they will receive incentives to stop fractures

New dawn in care of brittle bone patients as GP pay deal means they will receive incentives to stop fractures | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 2 April 2012 Incentives: For the first time, GPs' pay will depend partly on their ability to cut the number of fractures caused by bone thinning Hundreds of thousands of osteoporosis sufferers will receive better NHS care as a result of a pay deal which comes into force today.

Genetic flaw discovered that turns flu into a killer

Genetic flaw that turns flu into a killer discovered Genetic test could reveal those most at risk from next influenza pandemic | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 26 March 2012 A genetic discovery could help explain why flu makes some people seriously ill or kills them, while others seem able to bat it away with little more than a few aches, coughs and sneezes.