Doctors claim to have found a way to predict a person’s risk of dying in the next five years – using a simple questionnaire

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It has been tested on more than 35,000 patients enrolled at two health centres in Scotland and found to have around 80 per cent accuracy

Half of women would consider taking a once-a-month contraceptive pill, according to a new survey, but 'out-dated' abortion laws are holding back development of new kinds of drug

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Although not yet available, a monthly pill is scientifically possible, doctors believe

The chief executive of the NHS has announced that struggling hospitals and care services in three entire regions of England are to get emergency support from national regulators

Struggling hospitals and care services in three English regions to get emergency support from regulators

The dramatic intervention covers a patient population thought to number more than two million people

Eating disorders are most prevalent among girls of secondary school age

Number of teenagers admitted to hospital with eating disorders nearly doubles in three years

The increase is thought to be due in part to pressure through social media to have a ‘perfect body’

Women have been posting photographs of themselves to raise awareness for breast cancer

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Gemma Jaxx and Danny Frost insist they started the hastag 'as a joke'

Google developing calorie counting robots, so that it will know exactly how much people eat

The company will be able to advertise burgers to you, just as it knows you’re getting hungry for one

'You can’t assess an athlete’s heart until you assess it under the stress of exercise'

Marathon runners should get hearts tested to avoid potential sudden death, says new study

Researchers said their results should stimulate cardiologists who manage athletes to pay greater attention to the right side of the heart

Genetic changes affecting signals between brain cells could be cause of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness affecting about 1 in every 100 people

A hospital worker wearing mask walks in front of a health advisory sign at a quarantine tent for people who could be infected with the Mers virus at Seoul National University Hospital

Mers virus: What are the symptoms, what is it and where in the world has it affected?

South Korea has experienced a spate of cases in the past month although most reported incidents have occurred in the Arabian Peninsular

South Korean hospital workers carry transport a man in front of a quarantine tent for suspected MERS cases at the Seoul National University Hospital in Seoul

Mers outbreak: Chinese hospital staff 'hold ballot to decide who will treat patient with deadly disease'

The patient is the son of a reported case of Mers in South Korea who flew to China despite doctors' warning that he was at risk of infection

One 60-minute cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session “cured” acute insomnia in 73 per cent of participants

Insomnia could be cured with one simple therapy session, new study claims

Cognitive behavioural therapy could be the key to tackling sleep loss

Why drinking coffee first thing in the morning is a bad idea

It may be time to reconsider when you drink that first cup

New research says leaving your desk can help you to avoid serious illness

Spending half the day on your feet reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer, study says

Research recommends people abandon their chairs for at least two hours a day

Fright Club: How to overcome phobias by tackling fears head-on

By learning to manage discomfort in a series of increasingly challenging but manageable tasks, phobics can re-wire the primitive, reptilian brain and extend their window of tolerance

Brompton's folding bikes are available for hire – with new locations announced

Bromptons are portable to carry when you’re not actually riding

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