Spain and Israel top the European life expectancy league, while Britain lags behind in 19th place

Spain and Israel top the European life expectancy league, while Britain lags behind in 19th place Spanish women live the longest – an average of 85 years, compared to British women's 82.6 yearsIsraeli men live the longest – an average of 80.1 years, compared to 78.4 years for British menRussia and Kyrgyzstan have lowest life expectancies says that although average life expectancy is rising across the region, increasing by five years since 1980 to reach 76 in 2010, major inequities are found between men and women and between countries.

Need a cigarette? How going for a jog could ease your cravings

Need a cigarette How going for a jog could ease your cravings Exercise may serve as a good distraction while also boosting a person's mood, say experts | UPDATED: 08:06 GMT, 27 August 2012 Beat those cravings: Jogging may prove a good distraction from smoking Smokers who are trying to cut down or quit should work out the next time their cravings threaten to overcome them, say researchers.

"Virtual doctor" revolution to cut down on GP visits: Why the NHS wants more of us to use high-tech health monitors in our homes

'Virtual doctor' revolution to cut down on GP visits: Why the NHS wants more of us to use high-tech health monitors in our homes | UPDATED: 00:40 GMT, 14 August 2012 For the past year there has been a caring new man in 71-year-old Vera Swanson’s life.

Why are we so soft on dodgy doctors? There are thousands of complaints about them in a single year – yet just ELEVEN are struck off

Why are we so soft on dodgy doctors There are thousands of complaints about them in a single year – yet just ELEVEN are struck off Doreen Williams had a chest infection — it wasn’t serious but her GP thought it best to admit the 71-year-old to hospital so that she could have stronger, intravenous antibiotics.

Why are we so soft on dodgy doctors? There are 7,000 complaints about them in a single year – yet just ELEVEN are struck off

Why are we so soft on dodgy doctors There are 7,000 complaints about them in a single year – yet just ELEVEN are struck off Doreen Williams had a chest infection — it wasn’t serious but her GP thought it best to admit the 71-year-old to hospital so that she could have stronger, intravenous antibiotics.

Smoking cannabis not as harmful as cigarettes to the lungs – but can still trigger psychosis

Smoking cannabis not as harmful to the lungs as cigarettes – but can still trigger psychosis Smoking cannabis was not found to damage the lungs at low quantities, however scientists warn it still carries the risk of triggering psychosis Smoking cannabis is less harmful to users’ lungs than exposure to tobacco, even though the two substances contain many of the same components, according to a new study. The study led by the University of California San Francisco and University of Alabama at Birmingham, collected data from more than 5,000 U.S adults for more than 20 years