Going vegetarian CAN reduce your risk of heart disease

Going vegetarian can reduce your risk of hospital treatment or death from heart disease by a THIRD People who cut meat and fish out of their diet were 32% less likely die or be hospitalised from heart diseaseVegetarians had lower blood pressures and cholesterol levels than meat eatersStudy, of 45,000 people, is largest of its kind By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:02 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 31 January 2013 Becoming a vegetarian can reduce the risk of heart disease by a third, a major new study has found Vegetarians are a third less likely to need hospital treatment for heart disease or die from it, claim researchers.

Healthy men who have problems in the bedroom at risk of hidden heart disease

Healthy men who have problems in the bedroom are at risk of hidden heart disease Men with moderate erectile dysfunction were at 37 per cent higher risk of being admitted with heart diseaseErectile problems also boosted heart failure admission rates five-fold even for mild conditions By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:03 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:22 GMT, 30 January 2013 Age-old dilemma: A third of men aged 60 to 69, and 60 per cent of those aged over 70 found to have erectile problems in study Healthy men who have trouble in the bedroom could be at risk of hidden heart disease, a study has found.

Worrying teenage trend for self-harming sparks sharp increase in calls to Childline

Worrying teenage trend for self-harming sparks sharp increase in calls to ChildLine Child hospital admissions caused by ‘intentional harm with a sharp object’ up 132 per cent in a decadeCharity blames growing family problems for spike in self-harming among the young | UPDATED: 13:30 GMT, 5 December 2012 Children are turning to self-harm as a result of deepening family problems, a leading charity said yesterday.

"Disease of kings" on the rise as more people get gout because of increase in obesity

'Disease of kings' on the rise as more people get gout because of increase in obesity Hospital admissions have almost doubled in a decade | UPDATED: 22:33 GMT, 30 September 2012 Soaring numbers of patients are being admitted to hospital with gout triggered by obesity and heavy drinking.

Cancers on the rise in pregnant women as mothers get older

Older mothers are 'more likely to get cancer during pregnancy' In 2007, 192 out of every 100,000 pregnant and postpartum women were diagnosed with cancer – up from 112 per 100,000 women in 1994In the same period the number of pregnant women aged over 35 increased from 13-24 per centThe rise may also be due to increasing diagnosis and pregnancy hormones affecting tumour growth | UPDATED: 09:57 GMT, 20 September 2012 Women who delay motherhood are more likely to get cancer whilst pregnant, a study has found.

Drinkers in soft water areas at higher risk of liver disease, warns George Best"s doctor

Drinkers in soft water areas at higher risk of liver disease, warns George Best's doctor | UPDATED: 11:13 GMT, 11 September 2012 Cure: Prof Roger Williams says the Government should add magnesium to water supplies to combat liver disease People who live in areas with soft water are more likely to develop alcoholic liver disease (ALD) than those elsewhere, according to one of the world’s most eminent specialists.

Binge-drinking soars among pensioners

Minimum alcohol price could save lives of 50,000 binge-drinking pensioners Those aged 65 and over are more likely to drink every dayAround a third of older drinkers are thought to develop a drinking habit later in life | UPDATED: 13:16 GMT, 7 September 2012 The lives of 50,000 pensioners could be saved over the next decade if a minimum alcohol price was rolled out in England, say researchers.

Children born to older women have a better start in life, claims study

Children born to older women have a better start in life, claims study Nine-month-old had 9.5% risk of having accident if mother was 20 and 6.1% risk if mother was 40Children also more likely to have vital immunisation if mother was older | UPDATED: 11:46 GMT, 22 August 2012 Children born to older mothers appear to have a healthier start in life as they are less likely to be admitted to hospital and more likely to have vital immunisation jabs, say researchers.

Statins don"t just help the heart – they may also protect against effects of binge-drinking, say scientists

Statins don't just help the heart – they may also protect against effects of binge-drinking, say scientists Cholesterol-lowering drugs lowered risk of pancreatitis by 21 per cent compared to placebo and other treatments | UPDATED: 09:16 GMT, 22 August 2012 Statins are taken eacy day by seven million adults in the UK Cholesterol-lowering drugs are taken by millions of Britons to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, but scientists say they could have another unexpected benefit.

Dog bite hospital admissions on the rise – especially among children

Dog bite hospital admissions on the rise – especially among children Three-quarters of children admitted to hospital for dog attack injuries needed surgery | UPDATED: 09:32 GMT, 10 August 2012 Hospital admissions for injuries caused by dogs rose by 5.2 per cent in England last year, with young children suffering the most wounds.