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Past articles by Nick:

Calls for all women to get free HRT and NHS health checks to spot menopause

PRESCRIPTION charges for critical HRT drugs should be scrapped, MPs have said.And they want all women aged 45 to be offered a NHS check to better prep → Read More

Revolutionary new fat-busting jab that could help you shed 2st gets green light

TUBBY Brits could soon benefit from a revolutionary fat-busting jab, after watchdog approval.Trials show a weekly shot of tirzepatide helps overweight → Read More

I’m a health expert – here’s why beer is good for you and exactly how many pints can reduce the risk of dementia

TWO pints a day help to slash the dementia risk by more than a third, a study reveals. Experts found teetotallers faced the highest risk of developing the brain-wasting disease after analysing the … → Read More

Patients can expect to get GP appointment within 2 weeks under radical new plans

PATIENTS can expect to secure a routine GP appointment within a fortnight under radical plans to boost access. Thérèse Coffey will also pledge that urgent cases – such as sick kids and chest infect… → Read More

How the time you go to bed can ‘predict your risk of deadly diabetes and heart disease’...

NIGHT owls are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who go to bed early, a new study has found.Getting up early could also help prevent h → Read More

Drinking a glass of milk a day 'slashes your risk of killer type 2 diabetes'

A GLASS of milk a day slashes diabetes risk by ten per cent, research reveals.Experts found moderate dairy consumption helps protect against the condi → Read More

UK facing health crisis as nearly 4,000 dentists ditch their NHS work, probe finds

NEARLY 4,000 dentists have ditched almost all their NHS work, an investigation has found.Brits are already struggling to register with a practice or b → Read More

Warning to parents as vaping DOUBLES in key age group

VAPING has more than doubled among 15-year-old girls — with a worrying one in five using them, figures reveal. Doctors are “deeply disturbed” at statistics showing 21 per cent smoked e-ciggies last… → Read More

Women at risk of deadly condition as thousands of cases are missed

THOUSANDS of women are getting worse NHS care than men after suffering a heart attack, research reveals.Experts blame sexism in medicine for nearly 12 → Read More

Every inch on your waistline INCREASES the risk of heart failure by over 10%

EVERY extra inch on your waistline raises the risk of heart failure by 11 per cent, research has found. Experts warn shifting belly flab is more vital than just losing weight. The Oxford University… → Read More

Robots are much better than doctors at spotting heart attacks in women, experts find

ROBOTS are much better than doctors at spotting heart attacks in women, experts have found.Medics are 50 per cent more likely to miss a potentially fa → Read More

Free high street heart checks for over-40s set to save nearly 4,500 lives

FREE high street heart checks are forecast to save nearly 4,500 lives over the next five years. More than 8,000 pharmacists across England offer blood pressure tests to all over-40s. Uptake is more… → Read More

Vapers complain their devices are leaving them exhausted, blurring their vision or giving them constipation

VAPERS complain their devices are leaving them exhausted, blurring their vision or giving them constipation, the medicines watchdog says.It has receiv → Read More

Drug boosting ‘survival rates of terminally ill patients’ to be here within months...

MEN with terminal prostate cancer could benefit from a new drug. Lutetium, which boosted survival by four months in those whose disease had spread, is safe and effective to use. It was approved by … → Read More

Urgent call for parents of young kids to book polio booster jabs as outbreak spreads

POLIO booster shots will be “urgently offered” to one million kids as health bosses seek to contain the UK outbreak. Scientists are still detecting the virus – which can cause paralysis and even be… → Read More

Urgent cancer warning as HALF ignore 'red flag' symptoms for months

MORE than half of people with cancer symptoms wait longer than six months to contact their GP, a survey reveals. The delay cuts survival chances as it is easier to treat the disease if it is detect… → Read More

Sarah Jayne Dunn urges NHS to be more honest about physical risks of childbirth

ACTRESS Sarah Jayne Dunn has urged the NHS to be more honest with mums-to-be about the physical risks of childbirth.The former Hollyoaks star, 40, sai → Read More

Your diabetes could be cured after government pledge to plough £20m into treatment

TENS of thousands will be offered a gut-busting NHS diet to help cure diabetes. Health bosses are ploughing £20million to expand the life-changing soups and shakes programme nationwide. It will see… → Read More

Popular snack 'slashes risk of heart attack, stroke and lowers blood pressure'

SCOFFING bananas boosts heart health, medics claim. Experts found adults who regularly ate potassium-rich foods were 13 per cent less likely to end up having a cardiovascular event. Cardiovascular … → Read More

Children should eat with mouths OPEN and pick up food with their hands, scientists insist

PARENTS will be gobsmacked at the latest advice from scientists — who insist that children should eat with their mouths open. Generations have told their kids that munching that way is messy, noisy… → Read More