Pain in the upper abdomen that is worse before meals and during the night might be due to a peptic ulcer. The major cause of ulcers is an infection of the stomach by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori...

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New treatment for Hepatitis C

There is now a fully funded treatment for all types of Hepatitis C. This is very effective - 97% success rate. The treatment is for 8 weeks and there are few side-effects. There is now a national campaign to identify everyone infected with Hepatitis C - perhaps 50,000 people - maybe only 10,000 treated to date

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