Organ donation rises by 50 percent in just half a decade


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Organ donation rises by 50% in just five years, helping a third more people have life-saving transplantsThere were 1,200 new donors in the last year alone, new figures show But doctors say more work still needs to be done to further boost donation7,300 Britons need an organ transplant and three die each day waitingCampaigners say key problem is relatives overriding the wishes of deceased PUBLISHED: 11:16 GMT, 11 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:44 GMT, 11 April 2013 Organ donation has shot up by a staggering 50 per cent within the past five years.

On the way, a sleeping pill that promises no side effects and targets the root cause of insomnia


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On the way, a sleeping pill that promises no side effects and targets the ROOT cause of insomniaDORA-22 works in a different way to existing sleeping pillsIt could usher in 'new era for insomnia treatment' say expertsThe NHS currently spends 50million a year on sleeping pills By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 00:31 GMT, 4 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:56 GMT, 4 April 2013 A pill which promises a good night’s sleep without side-effects could be on its way.

Work stress is driving harassed Brits to drink, drugs and depression


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Work stress is now the biggest factor driving harassed Britons to drink, drugs and depression A third of adults say their job is the most stressful part of their lives, according to a study carried out for Mind57 per cent of adults admit to drinking after work and 14 per cent say they drinking DURING the day Seven per cent of adults say they have suicidal thoughts because of work-related stress By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:55 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 19 March 2013 Work, rather than money or health worries, is the biggest factor driving Britons to drink, drugs and depression, according to mental health experts.

Spain and Israel top the European life expectancy league, while Britain lags behind in 19th place


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Spain and Israel top the European life expectancy league, while Britain lags behind in 19th place Spanish women live the longest – an average of 85 years, compared to British women's 82.6 yearsIsraeli men live the longest – an average of 80.1 years, compared to 78.4 years for British menRussia and Kyrgyzstan have lowest life expectancies says that although average life expectancy is rising across the region, increasing by five years since 1980 to reach 76 in 2010, major inequities are found between men and women and between countries.

Insomniac Britain: Sales of sleeping aids soar 20% in a year


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Insomniac Britain: Sales of sleeping aids soar 20% in a yearSleep data shows London is the insomnia capitalSales of sleeping aids have soared by 20 per centOne in five Britons admits to only getting an average of two hours sleep on a Sunday nightRise of iPads in bedroom partly explains the problem By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:52 GMT, 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:43 GMT, 11 March 2013 Did you wake up this morning feeling groggy and tired If so, you are not alone.

Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years


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Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years132,000 patients found to have condition last yearBrings total to 3.04million – 4.6 per cent of UK populationA further 850,000 thought to have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 4 March 2013 Soaring obesity rates are being blamed for the rise in type 2 diabetes One in 20 Britons is suffering from diabetes as a result of soaring obesity rates, a shocking study has found.

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


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'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


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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.

Couples lose 90 minutes of sleep a week bickering in bed about snoring, fidgeting and passing wind


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Couples lose 90 minutes of sleep a week bickering in bed about snoring, fidgeting and passing wind More than a quarter of British couples argue in bed three times a week, each argument lasts 30 minutesArguments are caused by fidgeting, snoring, hogging the duvet and not being in the mood for sexWorst bickerers are in Birmingham and Manchester By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:14 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:59 GMT, 27 February 2013 Fidgeting, snoring, passing wind and hogging the duvet – the list of things that couples argue about in bed is endless.

One in 10 Britons now eats three meals a day at work – and gains a STONE in weight as a result


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One in 10 Britons now eats three meals a day at work – and gains a STONE in weight as a resultHalf of us eat both breakfast and lunch at our desksAnd tuck into our first snack by 10am20% of regularly raid the vending machine at work By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:24 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:02 GMT, 26 February 2013 Millions of workers are putting in such long hours they are eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at their desk, a survey has found.