Type 2 diabetes can raise the risk of death following heart failure, according to a US study.


Prescribed painkillers, even in high doses, are relatively ineffective against back pain, according to an Australian study.


Type 2 diabetes could be escaped by as many as 100,000 UK patients if offered weight-loss surgery.


If football’s upcoming European Championship finals were based on life expectancy statistics, rather than performance on the pitch, England would be (familiarly) knocked out in the quarter finals.


Packets of cigarettes will soon all look the same after new rules for standardised packaging came into play.