Old age is simply a state of mind – and enjoying life to the full can keep you young

Old age is simply a 'state of mind' – and enjoying life to the full can keep you young People who perceive themselves as old are more likely to quit activities which could help keep them youngKey examples include socialising and regular exercise author] PUBLISHED: 15:54 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:00 GMT, 16 April 2013 Age is nothing but a number, according to new research that suggests you're only as old as you let yourself feel.

Sitting at your desk for six hours a day dramatically increases the risk of cancer and diabetes

Sitting at your desk for six hours a day dramatically increases the risk of cancer and diabetes People who spend more than six hours sitting each day are at higher risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetesOffice workers and drivers in particular danger of suffering from poor health By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 14:50 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:56 GMT, 20 February 2013 Men who spend more than six hours sitting each day are at higher risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes, researchers have warned.

Increase in life expectancy means 72 is the "new 30", say German researchers

Never mind life beginning at 40: 72 is the 'new 30' for people in the West, say scientists | UPDATED: 19:19 GMT, 15 October 2012 Scientists say that quality of life has improved so much in the developed world that a modern-day hunter gatherer who dies at 30 would have lived to age 72 in Japan or Sweden Forget 40 being the new 30 or life beginning at 50 – today’s death rate has fallen so much that 72 is apparently the ‘new 30’.

Cancer risk of patients who have to wait more than 48 hours to see their doctors

Cancer risk of patients who have to wait more than 48 hours to see their doctors Researchers believe that the ease of getting appointments with family doctors may play a crucial role in patients’ survival chances | UPDATED: 06:42 GMT, 10 August 2012 Patients who struggle to get an appointment with their GP within 48 hours are more at risk of being diagnosed with cancer too late, researchers claim.

Red meat could raise risk of cancer due to high levels of iron

Red meat could raise risk of cancer 'due to high levels of iron'Scientists found when a gene called APC doesn’t work, it allows a build up of iron in the cells lining the gut | UPDATED: 16:06 GMT, 9 August 2012 Researchers found that susceptibility to bowel cancer was strongly influenced both by iron and a gene called APC Scientists claim high levels of iron may be one reason why eating red meat raises the risk of bowel cancer.

Breast cancer "returns in one in five women" as experts reveal odds of relapse for the first time

Breast cancer 'returns in one in five women' as experts reveal odds of relapse for the first timeResearch showed 95 per cent of the women whose cancer returned were not alive ten years later | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 11 June 2012 One in five women with breast cancer will have their illness return following treatment, according to experts.

Millions risk overdosing on paracetamol by ignoring the recommended daily limit

Millions risk overdosing on paracetamol by ignoring the recommended daily limit Nearly a quarter of adults taking paracetamol exceed recommended limit within a 24-hour periodThis can lead to an overdose and acute liver damageSome ignore the manufacturer's dosage instructionsOthers, particularly the elderly, forget how many tablets they have taken | UPDATED: 09:49 GMT, 31 May 2012 Millions of people are at risk of unintentionally overdosing on Britain's most popular painkiller, scientists have warned.

Ministers were warned 18 months ago that reforms could damage NHS, reveals draft risk register

Ministers were warned 18 months ago that reforms could damage NHS, reveals draft risk report Health and Social Care bill expected to become statute today after 14 months of political wrangling | UPDATED: 11:51 GMT, 27 March 2012 Ministers were warned 18 months ago of the risk that NHS reforms could lead to a loss of financial control, reduced productivity, according to a leaked document published today.

You will live longer if you TELL people you"re healthy as positive thinking lengthens life

You will live longer if you TELL people you're healthy, as positive thinking lengthens life Those who feel 'well' outlive those in 'poor' stateTrend remains despite other risk factors First long-term study to show relationship between self-rated health and mortality Promoting your own wellbeing will help you live longer, say scientists.

Milk good for brain and memory: Drinking just 1 glass a day could boost your brain power

The white stuff: Drinking just one glass of milk a day could boost your brain powerMilk drinkers five times more likely to succeed in memory testsDairy products could help stave off mental decline