Middle-class children are MORE likely to be obese than those from poorer backgrounds

Middle-class children are MORE likely to be obese than those from poorer backgrounds Findings challenge long-held belief that poorer children more likely to be overweight Girls, in particular, most likely to have a problem Middle-class families have previously been accused of being in 'denial' about unhealthy lifestyles By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:09 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:19 GMT, 12 February 2013 Middle class children, especially girls, are more likely to be obese than their poorer counterparts Middle-class children are more likely to be obese than those from poor families, researchers revealed today.

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

'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.

Traffic light blood test can spot hidden liver damage

Blood test to spot hidden liver damage: Traffic light system could save lives Liver disease develops silently and so it remains undiagnosed often until it is too lateA test developed by British doctors can successfully detect liver disease earlier By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 11:51 GMT, 29 August 2012 | UPDATED: 00:10 GMT, 30 August 2012 GPs could test whether drinkers are at risk of developing irrevesible liver damage A blood test that can spot hidden liver damage has been developed by British doctors.

Stand up if you want to live longer as it could increase your life by two years

Stand up if you want to live longer as it could increase your life by two years Watching less than two hours of TV a day could increase lifetime by 18months | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 10 July 2012 Get on your feet: Scientists have said you could extend your life by two years simply by spending more time standing up It's enough to make you get up immediately and go for a walk.

Starbucks admits Strawberry Frappuccino contains crushed bugs

One tall Strawberry Frappuccino – extra insects please! Starbucks reveals popular drink contains crushed BUGS. Have you ever wondered how Starbucks makes their Strawberry Frappuccinos look so vibrantly pink The pink hue is thanks to crushed upinsects, according to new information provided by the coffee chain giant.

Older mothers at "greater risk of depression" due to worrying about themselves and the health of their babies

Older mothers at 'greater risk of depression' due to worrying about themselves and the health of their babies Anxiety about their own health and that of their babies could leave older mothers open to depression, research suggests.

Seven in ten British adults have high blood pressure

Seven in ten British adults and almost half of under 35s now have high blood pressure due to lifestyle By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 12:03 AM on 14th February 2012 Seven in ten adults are at greater risk of stroke or heart attack because their blood pressure is too high, a study has found.