How a common virus could increase risk of diabetes later in life

How a common virus could increase risk of type 2 diabetes later in life The Cytomegalovirus is part of the herpes family and tends to remain dormant | UPDATED: 16:46 GMT, 28 August 2012 A common viral infection could increase a person's risk of developing diabetes later in life – and they may not even realise they have contracted it.

Heart disease: It"s never too late to exercise: Major new British study proves that starting gardening, walking and DIY in your fifties can cut…

It's never too late to exercise: Major new British study proves that starting gardening, walking and DIY in your fifties can cut risk of heart diseaseTwo-and-a-half hours of light exercise a week can suppress inflammation in the body – which is believed to contribute to heart diseaseThe exercise simply has to raise the heart rate to be of benefitPeople of all ages can improve their health by working on a DIY or gardening project every week | UPDATED: 23:10 GMT, 13 August 2012 Stepping up exercise levels in your 50s is likely to cut your chances of suffering a heart attack in later life.