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.

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

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.

Leg ulcers can take months to treat, but female hormone cream is speeding up the healing process

Leg ulcers can take months to treat, but female hormone cream is speeding up the healing process | UPDATED: 02:17 GMT, 2 October 2012 Oestrogen has an effect on a range of different cells within a wound Doctors have discovered why wounds such as ulcers take longer to heal in older people — and they believe a cream containing the female hormone oestrogen could be the answer.

Britons are eating their way to a lifetime of illness: Most fail to manage five fruit and veg a day

Britons are eating their way to a lifetime of illness: Most fail to manage five fruit and veg a dayAlmost half of us have high cholesterolQuarter have high blood pressure | UPDATED: 06:51 GMT, 26 July 2012 Britons are condemning themselves to a lifetime of serious illnesses with their appalling diets, experts warn.

How statins "leave 40% of women patients exhausted": Those at low risk better off NOT taking them, scientists say

How statins 'leave 40% of women patients exhausted': Those at low risk better off NOT taking them, scientists say | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 12 June 2012 The energy-sapping effect of taking statins is greater than previously thought, scientists said last night.

Statins: American government warns of statins diabetes risk so why doesn"t British regulator?

U.S government says statin bottles must carry warning over diabetes risk – so why are British users being left in the dark Statin benefit it indisputable but need to be taken with 'knowledge of side effects', says FDA Around seven million adults in the UK take statins Taking statins can raise blood sugar levels and increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the U.S.