Middle age starts at 55 but you"re old by the timeyou hit 69, say Britons

Middle age starts at 55 but you're old by the time you hit 69, say Britons More than half of older adults said they thought they had more confidence than younger people Digital photography and computer and internet skills among most popular courses for over-50sA quarter still haunted by not passing school entrance exams | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 18 September 2012 Middle age begins at 55 but only lasts for 14 years before old age kicks in, a survey has found.

Women who have their appendix out "have greater chance of falling pregnant"

Women who have their appendix out 'have a greater chance of becoming pregnant' Women who have to have appendix removed 'should not worry about infertility' | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 4 July 2012 Further research is needed to find out if there is 'something unique' about women who require appendectomies that boosts their fertility Women who have their appendix out have a greater chance of becoming pregnant, according to experts.

Parents warned of dangers of fake digital baby thermometers on sale across Britain

Parents warned of dangers of fake digital baby thermometers on sale across Britain Cheap thermometers could give inaccurate readings putting children at risk | UPDATED: 14:27 GMT, 15 June 2012 Parents have been warned about the sale of dangerous fake digital thermometers being offered for sale online across Britain.

Helius intelligent medicine: High Street pharmacy offers pills with edible microchips to help doctors monitor patients" health

Medicine of the future arrives on High Street as pharmacy offers pills with edible microchips to help doctors monitor patients' health An edible microchip will be included with each group of a patient's pills A patch on the skin will pick up a signal once it's swallowed and relay this to a smart phone The system will be offered to patients taking medication for heart conditions and diabetes 'Intelligent' pills that will help patients and their doctors to keep track of their medication regimes, are to go on sale in the UK. Lloyds Pharmacy has signed a deal with the U.S company Proteus Biomedical to sell medication tagged with edible sensors that are the size of a grain of sand.