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


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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.

Average smoker makes four failed attempts to give up the habit before they finally do so


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Average smoker makes four failed attempts to give up the habit before they finally do soOf the 2,010 smokers questioned one in ten said they are 'desperate' to stop British Heart Foundation found 82 per cent have unsuccessfully tried to quitReport calls for standardised packaging and local authority assistance By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:48 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:17 GMT, 13 March 2013 Tough: Research by the British Heart Foundation found that 82 per cent of smokers have unsuccessfully tried to quit at some stage The average smoker has made four failed attempts to quit and nearly a quarter have lost count of the number of times they have tried to give up.

One in three gym goers don"t even break a sweat (as they"re too busy ogling at others and sitting in the spa)


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A third of gym goers don't even break a sweat (as they're too busy ogling totty and sitting in the spa) Half complete a serious fitness routine, while the rest spend their time chatting or ogling the opposite sexOne in 10 are too embarrassed to get sweatyA quarter spend more time in the sauna or hot tub than on exercise machines By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:26 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:02 GMT, 25 February 2013 One in 10 go to the gym to meet potential partners so are keen to look their best One in three gym goers don't even break a sweat during their workout, a survey has revealed.

How booze plays havoc with your rest: Alcohol reduces amount of time spent in deep sleep


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How booze plays havoc with your rest: Alcohol reduces amount of time spent in deep sleep It helps you get to sleep quicker but rest is disrupted, report findsThe more alcohol consumed, the less deep sleep takes placeAlcohol should not be used as sleeping aid, researchers warn By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:58 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 23 January 2013 Alcohol may help you fall asleep but it leads to a disrupted night’s rest, scientists reported yesterday.

Botox jabs could be the latest weapon in treating severe depression


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Could Botox jabs could be the latest weapon in treating severe depression – because it stops you LOOKING miserableIn a US trial, the treatment relieved symptoms in more than a quarter of patients – compared to just seven per cent of those given a placeboScientists believe it works because it physically stops people frowning, something which can trigger negative emotions | UPDATED: 18:18 GMT, 28 December 2012 Scientists believe Botox could help to treat mental illness It has long been recognised for its wrinkle-busting properties.

Statins have played significant role in slashing heart attack deaths by half


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'Wonder drug' statins have helped slash heart attack deaths by half, research says Between 2002 and 2010 the death rate in men fell dramatically from 78.7 per 100,000 to 39.2Death rate among women fell from 37.3 to 17.7 | UPDATED: 10:51 GMT, 27 December 2012 Statins, pictured, have played a big role in slashing the number of heart attack deaths Statins have played a significant role in slashing the number of deaths from heart attacks by half.

Healthy eating can make tummy trouble WORSE: Why a high-fibre diet isn"t always the answer for gut problems


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Healthy eating can make tummy trouble WORSE: Why a high-fibre diet isn't always the answer for gut problems | UPDATED: 23:29 GMT, 17 December 2012 Our stomachs are surely one of the most troublesome parts of our bodies — at any point, an estimated nine million Britons are suffering from tummy ache, bloating, wind and cramps.

How Malia Obama has blossomed from an awkward teen to America"s next style icon


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Mommy's girl grown up: How Malia Obama has blossomed from an awkward teen to America's next style icon as she follows in the First Lady's footsteps | UPDATED: 21:14 GMT, 23 November 2012 Looking every bit as poised and elegant as her mother, the long-limbed first daughter has taken the awkward out of adolescence with ease.

Richard Eyre: "I was a chronically shy child but I"ve developed mechanisms to deal with it"


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Sir Richard Eyre: 'I was a chronically shy child.

Eating cherries can reduce the risk of gout attacks in people with the disease by more than a third, a study shows


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Eating just half a cupful of cherries can reduce the risk of gout by a third Gout is a form of arthritis caused by uric acid crystallising in the jointsPatients who ate a cup and a half of cherries over two days saw their flare-up risk drop by 35 per cent | UPDATED: 12:40 GMT, 28 September 2012 Gout is more common when you get older and is three-to-four times more likely in men Eating cherries can reduce the risk of gout attacks in people with the disease by more than a third, a study shows.


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