Cancers on the rise in pregnant women as mothers get older

Older mothers are 'more likely to get cancer during pregnancy' In 2007, 192 out of every 100,000 pregnant and postpartum women were diagnosed with cancer – up from 112 per 100,000 women in 1994In the same period the number of pregnant women aged over 35 increased from 13-24 per centThe rise may also be due to increasing diagnosis and pregnancy hormones affecting tumour growth | UPDATED: 09:57 GMT, 20 September 2012 Women who delay motherhood are more likely to get cancer whilst pregnant, a study has found.

Over 50s who regularly use social networking sites less likely to suffer with depression

Depression rates fall among silver surfers as research shows internet use could beat the blues in the over-50s | UPDATED: 21:19 GMT, 14 July 2012 Internet use has been blamed for mental health problems and social isolation among young people – but new research suggests that ‘silver surfers’ are less likely to suffer depression.

Great news for chocoholics! How eating modified treat can "slow down the ageing process"

Great news for chocoholics! How eating modified treat can 'slow down the ageing process' New technology increases body's absorption of cocoa flavanols – molecules contained in chocolate that improve skin oxygenation | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 28 May 2012 It is the news that chocolate lovers the world over have been waiting for.

Have at least two alcohol-free days a week, say MPs

New binge-drinking daily limit advice as drinkers are told to have at least two alcohol-free days a week Drinkers should have at least two alcohol-free days a week and take their weight into account when counting the units they consume, a committee of MPs recommends today. The official report says that while overall suggested drinking levels should not be raised, the guidance could be updated to include a ‘binge drinking’ daily limit

Council "diet police" should inspect the lunches of private sector workers, report urges

Council “diet police” should inspect the lunches of private sector workers, report urgesDrastic action needed to end “sick note culture” The food in the canteens belonging to private sector employers should be monitored by council inspectors to help improve workers” health, a report says.