The bad news just keeps on coming this week for patients in the UK - and that means all of us Britons, whether we're currently healthy or not. Let's see how the latest headlines stack up.
New research in the USA shows that age adjusted death rates - a technique used to compare expected death rates among very different groups - stopped dropping in 2010 and actually started increasing in 2015, bucking worldwide trends.
The most common answer to the question 'What's causing your cold feet?' is usually 'being a woman!' Yes, the fairer sex really is naturally inclined to have ice-blocks for feet and hands. But there are several medical conditions that can be to blame too.
Regular eye tests can not only detect the warning signs of cataract and glaucoma, they can also spot changes related to high blood pressure, diabetes and other medical conditions.
Children weighing more than ideal is not a new thing - after all, we were using the term 'puppy fat' half a century ago. But it is getting more common and exercise - or lack of it - plays a major part.
Doctors have been looking at new ways of making a final diagnosis of prostate cancer in men who have a raised PSA level, and who might have prostate cancer.