How do sleep problems in young people affect mental health?
NHS data shows the number of children referred for sleep problems has increased ten-fold in the last decade - but is this rise linked to the increase rates of diagnosis of depression among young people too?
How do medicines work?
In the same way that food goes off, medicines change over time - especially once the sealed box or tube is opened.
When should you worry about swollen legs?
Swollen ankles? Your doctor has an unspellable word that means the same thing. Oedema is the medical word for any swelling caused by excess fluid outside your arteries and veins, under the skin.
Social care and the NHS - the truth behind the headlines
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.
Could diet drinks give you type 2 diabetes?
In recent years several studies have linked diet drinks with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes - and now a new one is out.
Meningitis and meningococcal disease - protect your child
Meningitis Now is warning that parents shouldn't rely on the 'Tumbler test' alone to reassure themselves their child doesn't have meningitis.
Tips to have healthy lungs for life
Most of us take our lungs for granted until they start causing problems. If you have any lung condition, you can't afford to ignore pollution.
Tinnitus - don't take no for an answer
We all know the expression 'it made my ears ring' but for one in 10 people ringing (or similar sounds) in the ears are a permanent fact of life. This week is Tinnitus Awareness Week, and Patient.info has teamed up with the British Tinnitus Association, or BTA to help raise awareness of the condition and what can be done about it.
Why are Americans dying so needlessly?
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.