Sugary drinks could be causing 200,000 deaths a year worldwide, warn experts

Sugary drinks could be causing 200,000 deaths a year worldwide, warn experts Drinks were linked to 133,000 deaths from diabetesPlus 44,000 from heart disease and 6,000 from cancer78% of the deaths occurred in low and middle-income countries By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:28 GMT, 19 March 2013 Sugary soft drinks could be causing almost 200,000 deaths a year worldwide Sugary soft drinks could be causing almost 200,000 deaths a year worldwide, a study has found.

Could your genes be responsible for how intensely you feel pain?

Could your genes be responsible for how intensely you feel painPeople who feel pain less intensely could have genes that work together to regulate painThose sensitive to pain are more likely to go on to develop chronic pain | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 20 December 2012 Sensitivity to pain is all in the genes, according to a new study.

High blood pressure, smoking and alcohol are the biggest global killers

High blood pressure is the biggest global killer…but obesity isn't far behind, warn leading scientists Smoking and alcohol came second and third, says study which looked at 43 risk factors over 20 yearsToo much salt and not enough fruit partly to blame High body mass index was the biggest ‘climber’, moving from tenth place to sixth | UPDATED: 17:56 GMT, 13 December 2012 High blood pressure killed more than nine million people worldwide in 2010, making it the greatest overall health risk.

Scientists close to creating single-dose cure for all strains of malaria

Scientists close to creating single-dose cure for all strains of malaria Compound cured animals infected with resistant malaria parasites New treatment should enter clinical trials in 2013Malaria killed 655,000 people in 2010 | UPDATED: 14:50 GMT, 31 August 2012 Scientists believe they are close to creating a single-dose cure for all strains of malaria.

One of the drawbacks of living longer: Rates of cancer set to soar as population ages

One of the drawbacks of living longer: Rates of cancer set to double within 20 years as population ages Britain will see surge in tumours affecting the lung, breast, prostate and bowel owing to unhealthy lifestyle factors and an ageing population | UPDATED: 06:59 GMT, 1 June 2012 Old habits die hard: An unhealthy lifestyle – along with the fact that we are all living longer – will contribute to a rise in cancer rates, according to research The number of people suffering cancer will almost double worldwide within the next 20 years because of our unhealthy lifestyle, according to new research.