Organ donation rises by 50 percent in just half a decade

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.

The cheeses saltier than a bag of crisps: Alarming levels contributing to high blood pressure responsible for heart attacks and strokes

The cheeses saltier than a bag of crisps: Alarming levels contributing to high blood pressure responsible for heart attacks and strokesA single portion of cheddar has more last than a bag of crispsCheese is the third-biggest contributor of salt to the national diet | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 29 November 2012 Alarming levels of salt in cheese are contributing to an epidemic of high blood pressure responsible for strokes, heart attacks and thousands of early deaths a year, experts have warned.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley "open" to stripping cigarette packets of branding

Health Secretary 'open' to stripping cigarette packets of branding Last week supermarkets were told to hide cigarettes under the counter or behind shutters | UPDATED: 09:22 GMT, 16 April 2012 Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said his mind is 'open' over proposals to strip cigarette packets of branding as a consultation on the plans was launched.