Breastfeeding for six months "cuts the risk of dying from cancer by 10%"

Breastfeeding for six months 'cuts the risk of dying from cancer by 10%'Six months of breastfeeding your child cuts risk of dying from all cancers Women who breastfeed also 17 per cent less likely to die from a heart attack By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:38 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:17 GMT, 27 March 2013 Safer: A woman who breastfeeds her child is 10 per cent less likely to die from any from of cancer Women who breastfeed for six months reduce their risk of dying from all cancers by 10 per cent, researchers say.

Feeling anxious or depressed "dramatically increases" the risk of dying from a heart attack

Feeling anxious or depressed 'dramatically increases' the risk of dying from a heart attack Even those with mild depression had an almost 60% increased risk of dying over the following 18 monthsHigh blood pressure is strongly linked to anxietyDepression is associated with behavioural risk factors, such as smoking and not taking medication By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:12 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 19 March 2013 Feeling depressed or anxious dramatically increases the chances of heart patients dying, new research suggests.

"Rapid response" operation that cuts risk of new strokes by a third

'Rapid response' operation carried out within 24 hours of suffering a mini-stroke cuts risk of another episode by a thirdSurgery offered to patients within 24 hours of a 'mini-stroke'Carotid endarterectomy operation cuts risk of new stroke by a third By Martyn Halle PUBLISHED: 21:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 Rapid response: How the operation is carried out Patients who have suffered a mini-stroke are now being offered ‘rapid-response’ surgery to prevent the condition worsening and leading to a full stroke.

How half of us are too stressed to sleep: Millions fail to get six hours a night experts say we need

How half of us are too stressed to sleep: Millions fail to get six hours a night experts say we need Higher earners sleep more soundly than those on a low incomeAverage Briton goes to bed at 11.15pm and sleeps for just over six hours By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:01 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:23 GMT, 1 March 2013 More than 20 per cent of Britons sleep poorly most nights (file picture) Millions of us are struggling to get enough sleep, a study has found – and it’s putting our health at risk.

Snorers "more at risk of heart attack than smokers or obese"

Snorers 'more at risk of heart attack than smokers or obese' New connection between between 'plain' snoring – not more severe sleep apnoea – and cardiovascular riskSnorers more likely to have thickening or abnormalities in the carotid artery that supplies the brain with bloodSnorers must seek treatment in the same way as those with high blood pressure or heart disease risk factors By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 13:01 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:48 GMT, 26 January 2013 Snorers are more likely to have a heart attack than smokers or the obese, say researchers.

Pregnant women exposed to pollen shortly before birth are more likely to have children with severe asthma

Pregnant women exposed to pollen shortly before birth are more likely to have children with severe asthma Counts can vary markedly year to year but are highest from late spring to early autumn Pregnant women may become sensitive to high levels of pollen and pass this on to their unborn child By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:47 GMT, 7 January 2013 High pollen exposure in the last three months of pregnancy significantly increases a baby's risk of serious asthma attacks, research has shown.

"Wonder pill" harnessing the health secret of the Mediterranean diet could cut the risk of strokes and heart attacks and fight cancer

A daily tomato pill to cut heart attacks: Drug 'boosts blood flow and artery health' Ateronon pill contains chemical in tomato skin hailed for unclogging arteries Further trials show it also boosts blood vessel efficiency and blood flowFirst time the key health benefit of Mediterranean diet has been pin-pointed Researchers believe the pill could save millions of lives around the world By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 18:20 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:18 GMT, 7 January 2013 No one would much like the idea of eating 6lb of tomatoes a day.

Stress is as bad for the heart as smoking five cigarettes a day

Being stressed is as damaging for your heart as smoking five cigarettes a day People who reported feeling stressed were 27 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack Stress raises blood pressure and levels of 'bad' cholesterolResearchers liken the effect to smoking five cigarettes a day – and the effect gets worse as we age | UPDATED: 18:45 GMT, 18 December 2012 Are you stressed If so, your chances of heading to an early grave are significantly higher.

Yet another good reason to tuck into that salad: Eating tomatoes could ward off depression

Yet another good reason to tuck into that salad: Eating tomatoes could ward off depression Eating tomatoes just a few times a week could halve a person’s chances of suffering the bluesContain antioxidant chemicals thought to protect against some diseasesBut other fruits and vegetables do not have the same benefits, the Chinese study found | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 4 December 2012 The humble tomato could play a crucial role in warding off depression, according to a new study.

Having an early night "lowers blood pressure"

Going to bed an hour earlier each night 'lowers blood pressure in just six weeks' Researchers found people showing early signs of high blood pressure could restore readings to healthy levels by sleeping an extra hour every nightThe study looked at people who slept only seven hours or less who were beginning to have borderline high blood pressure readings | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 4 December 2012 Going to bed an hour earlier than usual could help to ward off high blood pressure, according to a new study.