Are you in drink denial? Half of adults down too much alcohol yet barely a quarter admit doing so

Are you in drink denial Half of adults down too much alcohol yet barely a quarter admit doing soFemale binge drinker drinks six units at least one day a week A male bring drinker consumes eight units at least one day a week By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 00:15 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 27 February 2013 A unit is a small glass of wine, half a pint of lager or a measure of spirits Millions of adults fool themselves into thinking they are modest drinkers when they down enough to be classed as ‘bingers’, a study suggests.

Cancer patients who say No to a mastectomy "more likely to survive"

Cancer patients who say No to a mastectomy 'more likely to survive' By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:15 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:16 GMT, 28 January 2013 Many women diagnosed with breast cancer choose to have a mastectomy thinking it will remove the tumours as quickly as possible and give them the best chance of survival Women stand a better chance of surviving breast cancer if they don’t have a mastectomy, a major study has found.

Cancer risk of patients who have to wait more than 48 hours to see their doctors

Cancer risk of patients who have to wait more than 48 hours to see their doctors Researchers believe that the ease of getting appointments with family doctors may play a crucial role in patients’ survival chances | UPDATED: 06:42 GMT, 10 August 2012 Patients who struggle to get an appointment with their GP within 48 hours are more at risk of being diagnosed with cancer too late, researchers claim.

Struggling to sleep? You"ll pile on the pounds: Less than five and a half hours is bad for your weight

Struggling to sleep You'll pile on the pounds: Less than five and a half hours is bad for your weight Could explain why night workers who struggle to sleep during the day are more prone to being overweight | UPDATED: 01:04 GMT, 12 April 2012 Sleepy: According to scientists, getting less than five and a half hours of sleep a night could see you gain nearly a stone in a year Have you been getting enough beauty sleep lately If not, this might encourage you to turn in a little earlier.

Babies born with EITHER parent over the age of 30 are more likely to suffer from autism

Babies born with EITHER parent over the age of 30 are more likely to suffer from autism Children are more likely to have autism if either of their parents is older than 35 at the time of conception, according to a major study.