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

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.

A spoonful of sugar really CAN help the medicine go down

Mary Poppins was right! A spoonful of sugar really CAN help the medicine go down Babies given sugar before jabs show less distressBut it's not yet clear if sugar also helps relieve pain By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 19:55 GMT, 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 20:11 GMT, 12 December 2012 Childhood favourite Mary Poppins had some great advice Mary Poppins may well have been onto something.

Childhood jabs are "less effective" if youngsters exposed to food packaging chemicals

Childhood jabs are 'less effective' in youngsters exposed to food packaging chemicals Children with PFCs in their blood stream were less likely to respond to vaccines for tetanus and diptheria Jabs: Children with PFCs in their blood stream were less likely to respond to two vaccines Food packaging chemicals can weaken the ability of vaccination jabs to protect young children, research suggests.