Lonely this Christmas: Three million elderly dreading festive period cold and alone

Three million elderly Britons are dreading a lonely Christmas: Festive period brings back sad memories of lost loved ones Many fear leaving the house because of poor weather, says charity Age UK Research reveals 840,000 over 65s find Christmas brings back sad memories By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 00:17 GMT, 20 December 2012 | UPDATED: 02:17 GMT, 20 December 2012 Around three million elderly people are dreading the thought of a cold, lonely Christmas, says Age UK. The charity, which surveyed 1,000 over-65s, said many will be spending it on their own.

Why a breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication

Why a breakfast of grapefruit and marmalade on toast could be lethal for people taking medication Both grapefruit and Seville oranges contain chemicals that can interact with certain drugs such as statins and antidepressants Adverse effects can include acute kidney failure, respiratory failure, internal bleeding and sudden death | UPDATED: 21:55 GMT, 26 November 2012 Grapefruit contains chemicals that can interact with certain drugs, making them more potent Doctors are warning about serious health problems caused by mixing medicines and grapefruit.