Middle age starts at 55 but you"re old by the timeyou hit 69, say Britons

Middle age starts at 55 but you're old by the time you hit 69, say Britons More than half of older adults said they thought they had more confidence than younger people Digital photography and computer and internet skills among most popular courses for over-50sA quarter still haunted by not passing school entrance exams | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 18 September 2012 Middle age begins at 55 but only lasts for 14 years before old age kicks in, a survey has found.

How having an operation can send you delirious: Terrifying post-surgery hallucinations strike up to half of the over-65s

How having an operation can send you delirious: Terrifying post-surgery hallucinations strike up to half of the over-65s | UPDATED: 23:46 GMT, 10 September 2012 When Gordon Sturmey came around after surgery, he was convinced people were trying to kill him.

Snorers may have higher risk of dying from cancer, study reveals

Snorers may have higher risk of dying from cancer, study revealsMild snorers just 0.1 times more likely to die from cancer than those without the problemBut moderate snorers double the chances of cancer death while severe snorers increase the risk 4.8 times | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 21 May 2012 Snorers may have a heightened risk of dying from cancer, a study claims.

Cancer death rates in Britain drop 40 per cent thanks to better screening and treatment

Cancer death rates in Britain drop 40 per cent thanks to better screening and treatment | UPDATED: 02:02 GMT, 15 May 2012 Cancer death rates in Britain have dropped to the lowest in 40 years thanks to more people quitting smoking and better screening.

The Pill "should be given to girls of 13 without a prescription", report says

Girls aged 13 'should be given the contraceptive Pill from pharmacies without a prescription' claims NHS report | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 26 April 2012 Doctors said there were risks in prescribing contraceptives for the first time to young women without taking a full history Girls as young as 13 should be given the contraceptive Pill without having to see a doctor, according to an NHS report.

Middle aged tipplers: Over 45s more likely to drink every day than younger people

Middle-aged tipplers: Over 45s more likely to drink every day than younger people (but guess who's more likely to binge) 22 per cent of men aged 65 and over drank almost every day…but 25 per cent of men aged 25 to 44 binge drink People over 45 are three times more likely to drink almost every day as those who are younger, according to new figures.

Being concussed as a teen does more damage to your memory than being knocked out as a child or adult

Being concussed as a teen does more damage to your memory than being knocked out as a child or adultAdolescents more likely to suffer memory loss First study to test trauma on three different age groups Being concussed as a teen does more damage to your memory than being knocked out as a child or adult, say scientists.

A quarter of children under 10 diet because they think they are overweight and face bullying taunts, shocking survey finds

A quarter of children under 10 diet because they think they are overweight and face bullying taunts, shocking survey finds Two-thirds of under-10s weigh themselvesOne in four under-18s have visited an anorexia website Almost a quarter of children under 10 consider themselves overweight, according to a new survey.