One in four children class playing video games as 'exercise', survey finds

23 per cent of young people surveyed viewed playing video games as a form of exercise raising fears that young people are becoming 'hostages to handheld devices'

Electron micrograph of the bacterium responsible for Gonorrhea, of which there has been a 32% increase in diagnoses among gay men

Gonorrhoea and syphilis on the rise as STI diagnoses soar among gay and bisexual men

However, the total number of new STI cases in England has decreased

Pro-choice women's group will drop 'abortion drone' stocked with pills on Polish town

At least 50,000 dangerous underground abortions take place in the Eastern European country each year

Health warning issued over skinny jeans as doctors warn wearing them can lead to nerve damage

An Australian woman suffered nerve damage in her legs and was taken to hospital where she had to be cut out of the denim

There are concerns that current driving rules are failing to keep up with the rising number of elderly drivers

Rules for driving with dementia are out of date, say doctors

The BMA will be asked to investigate what one GP called a growing problem with the potential for serious risks to road users

Under new recommendations, GPs will take a “symptom-based approach” to cancer diagnosis, allowing a patient complaining of pain to be sent for cancer tests immediately

Cancer test overhaul: New fast-track system to by-pass specialist referrals with aim of saving 5,000 lives a year

Revised guidelines will allow GPs to send patients for scans immediately

Measures such as cutting consumption of red meat and dairy products are seen as key ways of tackling global warming

A healthier lifestyle will also help fight climate change, says study

Climate change has given people a golden opportunity to improve their health, according to the report

The technology allows ‘cell architects’ to recreate human organs

Medical technology that could eliminate need for animal testing wins design award

‘Revolutionary’ Organs-on-Chips could change the way pharmaceutical trials are conducted, writes Nick Clark

The BMA has called for clearer guidance on alcohol in pregnancy

Pregnant women should not drink alcohol at all, warn experts after confusion over guidelines

Experts say that advice on alcohol consumption in pregnancy is too inconsistent and confusing for expectant mothers

Listening to 'extreme' music makes you more positive, says study

The study has found that people become less irritable and stressed after listening to hardcore metal or 'extreme' music

Want to lose weight? Drink red wine

New research has indicated that an ingredient found in red wine, berries and grapes can help combat obesity

New stringent immigration rules will fuel a critical shortage of nurses in Britain, 'cause chaos' in hospitals and cost the NHS millions, according to alarming projections carried out by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

New migrant rules will cost NHS thousands of nurses, says union

Warning from the Royal College of Nursing that policy based on salaries will 'cause chaos in hospitals'

Campaigners say almost all adult smokers in Hawaii started in their teens

Growing popularity of e-cigarettes pushes Hawaii to raise legal smoking age to 21

The measure is aimed at reducing the number of teenage smokers

All babies in England will be offered the vaccination at the age of two months

England becomes first country worldwide to offer meningitis jabs to all babies

The new MenB vaccination programme comes after a deal between the Government and the drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline

High heels have been blamed for the agonising foot pain with the largest group of suffers being women aged between 40 and 69

High heels blamed for huge rise in agonising foot condition compared to 'walking on razor blades'

Cases of Morton’s neuroma have more than doubled in the past 10 years and affect four times as many women as men

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