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.

A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lb

A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lbsAverage 'trigger' weight has risen more than a stone in a decade, according to Weight Watchers Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:34 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.

Breast cancer deaths can be halved after 10 years of "wonder drug" Tamoxifen

Breast cancer deaths halved if patients given 'wonder drug' Tamoxifen for 10 years, not fiveTamoxifen is an anti-oestrogen drug that was developed over 30 years ago Most of the extra protection occurred after the end of the 10 year treatment period | UPDATED: 22:24 GMT, 5 December 2012 Breast check: Women are recommended to feel their breasts regularly and go to the GP if they notice any changes Breast cancer deaths can be halved after 10 years of treatment with the drug tamoxifen, research has shown.

Homeless former concert pianist who lived in car park’s garden is furious as authorities remove her shelter

Where now for the Rag Lady of Chiswick Ex-concert pianist who lives in a car park has the roof over her head taken away by the local councilAnne Naysmith, 75, has survived at side of station for the last decade Once tipped as star pianist but life collapsed after heartbreak in 1970sLived in her car for 20 years like Miss Shepherd in Alan Bennett play

Expect six fewer disability-free years if you live in the North

Why living in the North means you’re more likely to have an illness-ridden retirement | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 14 June 2012 The report said health inequalities have enormous social and economic costs A rich-poor divide in England means people living in the North-East are less likely to enjoy a healthy retirement than those in the South East, figures show.

Why staying mobile is the secret to a happy old age

Why staying mobile is the secret to a happy old age | UPDATED: 03:52 GMT, 12 June 2012 Where can you turn for this kind of help Just as importantly, are you eligible for any financial assistance Keeping healthy and independent are the two most important concerns for people over 60, a recent survey found.

Deaths from liver disease up by a quarter in a decade with 90 per cent of victims aged under 70

Deaths from liver disease up by a quarter in a decade with 90 per cent of victims aged under 70 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 22 March 2012 Soaring numbers of Britons are dying from liver disease fuelled by excessive drinking and obesity, experts warn.

Pregnant mother was so worried about getting fat, she became anorexic

The 'pregorexic' mother whose weight plummeted to FOUR STONE because she was so worried about getting fat during pregnancyKaty Bassett had to be tube-fed while she was pregnant At 30 weeks she developed a life-threatening infection in her feeding tube, and doctors were forced to deliver baby Evan early via caesareanShe was too frail to care for him until he was 14 months oldAs a teenager she had suffered from anorexia Having battled with teenage anorexia that doctors feared had left her infertile, Katy Bassett was delighted when she became pregnant at the age of 27.