Live fast, die younger: Actors, singers and sportsman "die seven and a half years before other high achievers"


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Live fast, die younger: Actors, singers and sportsman 'die seven and a half years before other high achievers'Analysis of successful people found those in the public eye died youngerElvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and more did not realise their potential Young people considering chasing fame 'may face early death' By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 00:16 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:31 GMT, 18 April 2013 Stars such as Kurt Cobain, formerly of hit grunge band Nirvana, are more likely to die young, according to new research Fame really does have a price, research shows.

Legal high Benzo Fury "as dangerous illegal drugs such as ecstasy", study claims

Legal high Benzo Fury 'as dangerous as illegal drugs such as ecstasy', study claims Benzo Fury is currently one of the most popular legal 'highs' in the UK It is freely available to buy via the internet, at music festivals and clubs But experts claim it could cause high blood pressure and addiction 19-year-old Alex Heriot died at a music festival in June 2012.

Number of cancer sufferers aged 15- 24 who die from the disease halves in 30 years


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Number of cancer sufferers aged 15- 24 who die from the disease halves in 30 years Largest drop in deaths for young adults was for leukaemiaToday over 80 per cent of young people will survive cancerHowever little progress has been made for the rarer forms of cancer By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:05 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:13 GMT, 25 March 2013 The number of teenagers and young adults dying from cancer has almost halved in the last three decades, figures show.

NHS diabetes care "lottery": Thousands could face blindness, strokes and death because of variations in treatment


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1m an hour 'lottery' of NHS diabetes care: Thousands face complications including blindness, strokes and even death because of 'shocking' variations in treatmentFailures are leading to premature deaths according to Parliamentary groupAlmost half of sufferers not getting nine recommended annual checks By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:31 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 20 March 2013 Thousands of people with diabetes are being failed by ‘shocking variations’ in NHS treatment, warn MPs.

Feeling anxious or depressed "dramatically increases" the risk of dying from a heart attack


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Feeling anxious or depressed 'dramatically increases' the risk of dying from a heart attack Even those with mild depression had an almost 60% increased risk of dying over the following 18 monthsHigh blood pressure is strongly linked to anxietyDepression is associated with behavioural risk factors, such as smoking and not taking medication By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:12 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 19 March 2013 Feeling depressed or anxious dramatically increases the chances of heart patients dying, new research suggests.

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


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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.

Toxic Britain: Binge drinking, smoking and drug taking means we"ll suffer more years of ill health than countries such as Romania and Thailand


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Toxic Britain: Binge drinking, smoking and drug taking means we'll suffer more years of ill health than Romania and Thailand Average life expectancy has risen but we are living longer with disabilitySoaring use of drink and drugs means many 20-54 year-olds will die early Smoking is top reason for early death, followed by high blood pressureBiggest killers overall are heart disease, stroke and lung cancer By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:31 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:54 GMT, 5 March 2013 Britons' toxic lifestyles mean that a rising number of young people are dying prematurely from alcohol and drug abuse – and the current generation is set to suffer more years of debilitating illness in old age compared to the last.

Drivers who sneeze behind the wheel cause 2,500 accidents a WEEK – now experts say they should stay off the roads


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Drivers who sneeze behind the wheel cause 2,500 accidents a WEEK – now experts say they should stay off the roads Motorists can travel 50ft blind when sneezingDrivers with severe colds 'should stay off the roads' Study suggests those with the sniffles should leave four extra car lengths for slower reaction times digg] By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:00 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:14 GMT, 14 February 2013 Getting behind the wheel when bunged up with a cold is far more dangerous than drivers realise, researchers say.