We"re living longer than ever…but suffering more pain, depression and illness as a result

We're living longer than ever…but suffering more pain, depression and illness as a result From 1990 to 2010, the global average age of death rose from 59 to 70, with women outliving men by about five yearsScandinavia and Australia have the longest life expectancy, while Africa and Russia are among the lowest But living longer means we are suffering health problems that cause us years of pain, disability and mental distress, says landmark study | UPDATED: 20:28 GMT, 14 December 2012 Life expectancy around the world has soared, but we are now living with health problems that cause us years of pain, disability and mental distress.

Even low levels of stress puts you "more at risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke"

Even low levels of stress puts you 'more at risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke' | UPDATED: 07:05 GMT, 1 August 2012 Low level stress can raise the risk of fatal heart attacks and stroke by twenty per cent, scientists have warned.

Want to give up smoking? Look back to your youth as childhood trauma could be to blame

Want to give up smoking Look back to your youth as childhood trauma could be to blame Women who were physically or emotionally abused at children were 1.4 times more likely to become a smoker | UPDATED: 11:15 GMT, 13 July 2012 The researchers said their study highlighted the role psychological distress may play in choosing to smoke Women who struggle to give up smoking may do well to look back to their youth, after researchers found a link between the habit and childhood trauma.

One in five breast cancer victims who refuse mastectomy need second operation

Warning to cancer victims who refuse breast removal: One in five who opt for less drastic surgery need second operation | UPDATED: 09:32 GMT, 13 July 2012 Thousands of breast cancer patients who refuse to have a mastectomy – and instead opt for a less drastic operation – will need further surgery to remove tumours, a study reveals.

Parents who frequently move house "put children"s health at risk"

Parents who frequently move house 'put children's health at risk' Those who had moved three times or more were twice as likely to have used illegal drugsChildren of single parents more likely to move home By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 7:35 AM on 7th February 2012 Children who frequently move house are more likely to suffer poor health, research suggests.