NHS should return to the 1950s and take out more tonsils to avoid repeat cases of sore throats, say doctors Finnish study finds tonsillectomies reduce pharyngitisAbout 200,000 children a year had tonsils out in 1950sNow figure has dropped to 29,000 procedures a year By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 05:07 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 3 April 2013 The NHS should remove more tonsils to avoid repeated cases of severely sore throats, according to British doctors.
Always clearing your throat You could be doing more harm than good, warn experts Throat clearing may harm the throat and vocal chordsIt is a vicious cycle – the more someone clears their throat, the more they feel they need to clear it By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:58 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 1 March 2013 Colleagues who habitually clear their throats have long been the bane of many office workers’ lives.
E numbers still found in young children's medicines can trigger hyperactivity Drugs such as banana-flavoured penicillin can contain themUK's food watchdog only implemented voluntary banMost complied but some still put them in medicines By Jo Macfarlane PUBLISHED: 00:19 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 6 January 2013 E number which can cause hyperactivity in children is still being found in common medicines Children are being exposed to banned artificial food colourings that can trigger hyperactivity –because they are still in medicines prescribed by GPs.
A hot shower, a stroll round the park and a curry: The expert's guide to beating your cold in just 24 HOURS | UPDATED: 15:21 GMT, 14 December 2012 When the dreaded lurgy strikes, day in bed can seem like the only option.
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Magic gel that could put Julie back on song: Pioneering treatment could restore damaged vocal cords | UPDATED: 00:36 GMT, 21 August 2012 She was devastated when her five-octave singing voice was rendered ‘pretty non-existent’ by a botched operation 15 years ago.
Aspirin 'can reduce the risk of throat cancer' by targeting cells known to be high risk factor Painkiller reduced a major risk factor for throat cancer by 44 per cent | UPDATED: 16:25 GMT, 24 July 2012 Wonder drug: Aspirin has now been linked to reducing a major risk factor of throat cancer Aspirin can reduce the risk of throat cancer, according to a new study.
Ask the doctor: Should I try this new 15 heartburn cure PUBLISHED: 20:24 GMT, 16 July 2012 | UPDATED: 20:24 GMT, 16 July 2012 For many years I’ve suffered from acid reflux, which triggers painful heartburn.
Your child's snoring could harm their IQ: Obstructive sleep apnoea can hinder development | UPDATED: 22:29 GMT, 16 July 2012 Carly Redwood was watching TV when she heard a rumbling noise from upstairs.
The dizzy spells that are actually migraines – without the headache | UPDATED: 22:32 GMT, 25 June 2012 'My head felt heavy, as if it was a bowling ball,' said Toria Law When Toria Law went to her GP complaining she felt dizzy and occasionally nauseous, he assured her it was an inner ear infection and said she’d be back to normal within a fortnight.