Doing the garden or going for a walk is better for your health than relying on statins, study says

Doing the garden or going for a walk is better for your health than relying on statins, study saysBeing physically fit reduces the risk of dying by two-thirds, US research says But combining statins with better fitness may improve survival rates still further | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 28 November 2012 Findings from US research suggest that doing more walking and gardening could help individuals with high cholesterol as much, if not more, than drugs Unfit people with high cholesterol levels would be better off gardening or going for a walk than taking pills, says a study.

BBC reporter Fergal Keane Return To Forgotten Britain

Bravo for Britain! BBC reporter Fergal Keane says revisiting the deprived families he met for a series 12 years ago filled him with hope | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 23 November 2012 Nearly 13 years ago I set out on a journey around Britain for the BBC, filming some of the most hard-pressed citizens of the nation.

Dementia patient had 106 carers in a single year, reveals widow

Widow reveals husband with dementia was seen by an astonishing 106 different carers in his last year | UPDATED: 12:35 GMT, 18 May 2012 A widow has accused social workers of treating her husband without dignity after the dementia patient was seen by 106 different home carers in the year before he died.

Hackers target website of Britain"s biggest abortion provider

Copycat hackers target website of Britain's biggest abortion provider British Pregnancy Advisory Service say women's records were not at risk | UPDATED: 16:11 GMT, 19 April 2012 Copycat hackers around the world have targeted Britain’s biggest abortion provider since a computer expert was arrested for breaking into the charity’s website.

BBC War reporter John Simpson reveals how he copes with hearing loss

'The one good thing about being deaf is I don't hear Dee's orders!': BBC War reporter John Simpson reveals how he copes with hearing loss caused by a bomb blast BBC correspondent John Simpson He has dodged bullets at the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and was one of the first reporters to enter Kabul as the Taliban regime fell in 2001, famously disguising himself in a burka. John Simpson is one of Britain’s best-loved newsmen, yet to his family and friends he is increasingly a source of frustration. For the BBC world affairs editor’s fondness for frontline reporting has come at a cost: he is profoundly deaf in his left ear, having joined the growing ranks of Britons suffering from noise-induced hearing loss