Research has stated that once smokers drop the habit they tend to gain about five kilos of weight.
It was seen by researchers from the UK and France that an average of about 4.67kg of weight was put on by former smokers after they dumped the habit in about a year's time.
They also saw that it was during the first three months that most of the weight was put on.
An average of about 2.85kg of weight was put on by smokers in the first three months after leaving smoking and this was seen after analysing the results from 62 studies.
The reason for a once-promising class of drugs for being unable to help people who are suffering from multiple sclerosis has been found out.
This is due to a genetic variant that has been linked to MS and according to an Oxford University team, due to this the drugs which work for patients with other autoimmune diseases will not work for them.
The team also added that things can become worse with this drug.
The response to treatment is affected by a person's genetic make-up, experts said.
Doctors will now be helped by new guidelines that will enable them to protect children from abuse and offer support to those not willing of reporting any concerns.
According to the General Medical Council, GMC, there were worries in many doctors regarding cases that were high-profile and fearing complaints from parents that stopped doctors from being active in this field. This was also not allowing other doctors from raising child protection concerns.
The idea of plain packaging of tobacco products has been delayed as of now as the Department of Health has put back the deadline for responses to its consultation on the matter.
It is still under consideration whether tobacco manufacturers should go in for wrapping their products in packaging that does not have any fancy fonts and images.
According to public health minister Anne Milton, August 10th will be the closing date for the consultation this year and this is being done just to ensure that everyone who wants to contribute can do so.
It has been reported that a man died after being admitted to the Accident and Emergency unit of the Manor Hospital in Walsall, West Midlands.
It is being stated that the man was allowed to grab some fresh air despite his condition and he collapsed shortly afterwards.
His plight was however ignored as he lay on the ground just yards from the hospital entrance as the medical staff, including nurses, porters and paramedics refused to pay any heed to him.
The postcode lottery system of social care is all set to be ended by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley from 2015 in England as he pledges to impose a national minimum eligibility threshold.
For ensuring that people who shift their place of stay continue to receive care, around £12.5 million a year will be made available. Reassessment by their new local authority is also awaited.
A study has stated that millions of working people in England are going to work with drugs in their system.
According to a drug-testing firm, narcotics were taken by about one in 30 employees who were tested at work last year. The most commonly used drugs found were cocaine, cannabis and opiates.
From 2007, the use of drugs among employees was up 43 per cent rising to 3.23 per cent of the workforce last year.
Earlier in 2012, it was stated by the country's most senior police officer that to stem UK's cocaine trade, drug-testing middle-class professionals should help.
It has been stated that cops were called in by a hospital patient for water and he died from thirst.
The staff of the hospital refused when Kane Gorny, 22, begged for something to drink.
An inquest was informed by his mother that the police was turned away by doctors when they reached the hospital.
Medics had failed in controlling his fluid levels and he had got dehydrated after he didn't receive his hormone medication and this led to his death the next day.
The importance of exercise in bringing down the risk of breast cancer has been highlighted by women footballers who have teamed up with a charity.
The message will be promoted by social networking which will be used by the Scottish Women's Football Association and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
The aim is also to let women know about the symptoms and the signs of breast cancer and the partnership has been named One Goal.
Every year in Scotland alone about 4,500 women are diagnosed with the disease.
Among women it is the most common cancer and it claims about 1000 lives every year.
An estimate that is released recently has stated that since the world had its first test-tube baby, in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has given the world about five million new people. And it was about 34 years back when world had its first IVF baby in England.
According to the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), every year about 350,000 babies that are conceived in petri dishes are born.
And this makes an annual addition of about 0.3 percent of the 130-million-odd babies added to the world.
Calls to take a stance of neutral nature on assisted suicide have been rejected by doctors.
The opposition to assisted dying was restated by delegates to the British Medical Association's annual conference in Bournemouth yesterday and it was linked to murder by one doctor.
There will be a wrong message will be sent if there will be a change in their position.
According to a health watchdog, the needed standards of safety and quality are not being met by more than one in four health and social care providers as they fail to do so.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that for making 27 per cent of the locations that were inspected by the CQC action had to be taken.
In England there were inspection of about 14,000 health and social care providers and the CQC report that was made based on these inspections that were unannounced and CQC said it had to instruct 3,687 organisations to improve services.
The government had been told that the project was not sustainable and despite this the private finance deal meant to make new premises was taken up by a hospital now losing £44m a year.
It attracted everyone’s concern that there was not enough money with Peterborough Hospital to make new buildings and this was even spotted at by the media, a report, commissioned by the hospital regulator, Monitor said.
The per year cost is about £22m a year to service for the project and the go-ahead was given by both the Treasury and the Department of Health despite a warning given to them.
According to a report, there are chances of getting poor quality and unsafe care by people who have learning disabilities in privately run institutions when it is compared with the NHS.
It was seen during an inspection done by the regulator that acceptable standards of care and protection to vulnerable residents were given by about one in three private hospitals and homes and when it comes to NHS, about two thirds of institutions did this.
It was seen by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that for about 17 years a man had been languishing in a so-called assessment and treatment centre.
As doctors get together for their four-day annual conference, the discussion over pension dispute will be discussed soon.
Immediately after the first industrial action that happened in about 40 years, the British Medical Association meeting in Bournemouth is being held.
It will not be until Thursday that the pensions issue will be discussed. But it seems that among the 500 delegates who will attend, this debate will be discussed in majority.
When the conference opened up today, BMA chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum referred to the issue in his speech.