Average smoker makes four failed attempts to give up the habit before they finally do so

Average smoker makes four failed attempts to give up the habit before they finally do soOf the 2,010 smokers questioned one in ten said they are 'desperate' to stop British Heart Foundation found 82 per cent have unsuccessfully tried to quitReport calls for standardised packaging and local authority assistance By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:48 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:17 GMT, 13 March 2013 Tough: Research by the British Heart Foundation found that 82 per cent of smokers have unsuccessfully tried to quit at some stage The average smoker has made four failed attempts to quit and nearly a quarter have lost count of the number of times they have tried to give up.

Hospital chief executive quits amid suggestions death rates were" fiddled to improve results"

Hospital chief executive quits amid suggestions death rates were' fiddled to improve results' Major investigation underway at Royal Bolton Hospital, ManchesterFour times as many deaths were recorded from septicaemia than expectedAround 800 deaths recorded as this rather than the expected 200 Jackie Bene, acting chief executive of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, has quitRobert Francis renews call for a NHS culture change starting today Wrong that hospital security and cab drivers face more regulations than worker 'cleaning the bottom of your grandmother', he added .

Egg freezing should be every father"s graduation present to his daughter, claims leading fertility expert

Egg freezing should be every father's graduation present to his daughter, claims leading fertility expert Dr Gillian Lockwood said young women are still not getting the message about infertilityWomen should be freezing their eggs in their early 20s and not waiting until late 30s when they are poor quality But she cautions such a move could lead to girls missing out on the right man, as they wait for 'Mr Perfect' who does not exist | UPDATED: 13:09 GMT, 26 November 2012 In Britain, women are delaying childbirth later than ever: the average age of a woman having her first child is 31 Egg freezing should be every father’s graduation present to his daughter, a leading fertility expert has suggested.

The whitening toothpaste that can make teeth darker: Advert starring Katy Hill banned after customers say product didn"t work

The whitening toothpaste that can make teeth darker: Advert starring Katy Hill banned after customers say product didn't work | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 17 October 2012 TV commercials fronted by Blue Peter’s Katy Hill insisted that Arm & Hammer’s Advanced Whitening toothpaste could deliver a shiny, bright smile – just like hers.

Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk

Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk The European Food Safety Authority orders review in to the research, conducted at a French universityRussia”s decision could be followed by other nationsExperts at the University of Caen conducted an experiment running for the full lives of rats – two yearsThe findings found raised levels of breast cancer, liver and kidney damageThe same trials also found minuscule amounts of a commonly used weedkiller, Roundup Both the GM corn and Roundup are the creation of US biotech company Monsanto

NHS pays out record 1.2billion as compensation claims rocket by 40% in ONE YEAR

NHS pays out record 1.2billion as compensation claims rocket by 40% in ONE YEAR Payouts, which include legal costs and compensation claims, is huge rise on previous year's 863m bill Bill for 'non-clinical claims', such as payouts for people falling on wet floors, was 52.4m | UPDATED: 16:24 GMT, 3 July 2012 The NHS has paid out a record 1.2billion in litigation claims in one year, it has emerged.

Five-fold jump in IVF donors as payment for eggs rises to 750

Five-fold jump in IVF donors as payment for eggs rises to 750The recession will further help fuel the rise in the number of women coming forward, claim campaigners | UPDATED: 21:56 GMT, 30 March 2012 The payment to women donating their eggs for use in IVF will triple from 250 to 750 tomorrow.

Abu Qatada”s delight at being handed a more expensive taxpayer-funder home

Qatada, the happiest man in England: Brother boasts of hate-preacher”s delight as he is given a more expensive home (funded by the taxpayer, of course)New home has more bedrooms, a bigger garden and more fittingsFamily of freed terror suspect are said to be “delighted” at the move51-year-old had requested a move from previous home worth 400,000£