Doctors to tackle Britain"s 2bn migraine: GPs will hold first conference dedicated to solving the common headache

Doctors to tackle Britain's 2bn migraine: GPs will hold first conference dedicated to solving the common headacheMigraines force 83,000 people to miss work or school every dayAround a million people suffer 'medication headaches' caused by painkillersAnyone who takes a pill on more than 15 days in a month is at risk By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 13:51 GMT, 12 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 12 January 2013 Doctors will meet next week at the first migraine conference to discuss the common problem that affects everyone from the stressed worker to the exhausted parent. Migraines cause 83,000 people to miss work or school every day, cost the economy about 2billion a year and account for one in ten visits to the GP.

Feeling lonely could double the risk of Alzheimer"s – even if you have lots of friends

Feeling lonely could double the risk of Alzheimer's – even if you have lots of friends Dutch researchers found a significant link between feelings of loneliness – rather than having no friends – and the chances of suffering from Alzheimer'sAdds to mounting evidence that feeling lonely is a unique health risk factor | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 11 December 2012 Older people who feel alone are much more at risk of the degenerative brain disease (posed by model) Lonely people are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s in later life, say researchers. Their study revealed a significant link between feelings of solitariness – rather than having no friends – and the risk of having the degenerative brain disease.