Why 30 is the new 45: We"re so unhealthy that we"re 15 years OLDER than our parents were at the same age

Why 30 is really 45: We're so unhealthy that we're 15 years OLDER than our parents were at the same age Today's adults are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes because of poor healthMen in their 30s were 20% more likely to be overweight than in previous generations, Dutch researchers found Women in their 20s are twice as likely to be obese By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:47 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:47 GMT, 10 April 2013 Today's adults are so unhealthy they are 15 years 'older' than their parents and grandparents at the same age, researchers say.

Rush for MMR jab as measles outbreak spreads to the North East where there have been 200 cases of the disease

Rush for MMR jab as measles outbreak spreads to the North East where there have been 200 cases of the disease 19 new measles cases in the Middlesbrough in the last week after 200 in the last six monthsFigure compares with 11 cases in the whole of 2010 and 18 in 2011 1,000 people queue for MMR jab in Swansea after outbreak .

Men who have daughters after the age of 50 are "twice as likely to have a grandchild with autism"

Men who have daughters after the age of 50 are 'twice as likely to have a grandchild with autism' Sons of older fathers are also more likely to have children with the conditionOlder parents might be responsible for the growing number of autistic children, say researchers Genetic risks caused by age can skip generations By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 20:07 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:07 GMT, 20 March 2013 Men who have daughters when they are over 50 have almost double the risk of a grandchild being diagnosed with autism.

The heartwarming moment blind four-year-old steps off the kerb by himself for the first time

'I can do it!': The heartwarming moment a blind four-year-old boy steps off the kerb by himself for the first time By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 16:12 GMT, 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:49 GMT, 13 March 2013 This heartwarming video shows the amazing moment a blind four-year-old navigates a kerb on his own for the first time.

Switched at birth: How two families are trying to raise their daughters 14 years after they were swapped in a hospital

Staggering story of the babies swapped at birth: Russian parents did not realize they were raising the wrong little girl until she was TWELVE Families discovered mistake after DNA test over paternity questionGirls had been raised by wrong families, one as Christian, one as MuslimFamilies say culture differences make it impossible to switch them backParents now 'share' their children as they try to overcome mix-up PUBLISHED: 14:34 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:44 GMT, 21 February 2013 Two families have discovered that they have been raising each others daughters after the girls were swapped at birth 14 years ago.

One in ten school-starters is obese, a figure that doubles by senior school

One in ten school-starters is obese, a figure that doubles by senior school Worrying figures show this rises to 20% by Year SixAnd that 65% of men and 58% of women are overweight or obese in the UK Number of people having weight loss surgery or being admitted to hospital due to obesity has also soared By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 16:01 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:28 GMT, 21 February 2013 One in 10 children is obese when they start school, say shocking new figures.

Spending just three minutes extra at the dinner table can keep youngsters thin

Spending just three minutes extra at the dinner table can keep youngsters thin Families who enjoyed 20-minute dinners were less likely to have an obese child than those who spent 17 minutesStudy reveals importance of having scheduled mealtime By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:39 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 21 January 2013 Parents can cut the chances of their children getting fat simply by keeping them longer at the dinner table.

Toddler dies from meningitis just hours after parents spotted the classic rash caused by killer bug

Parents' heartbreak after toddler dies from meningitis just hours after tell-tale rash appeared Willow Bate was rushed to hospital when parents spotted blotches on chestBut within an hour, she was covered with a purple rash and doctors diagnosed her with meningococcal septicaemiaHer heart stopped beating three times and her devastated parents were forced to make the agonising decision not to revive her fourth time By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:43 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:36 GMT, 18 January 2013 A seemingly healthy 15-month-old girl died from meningitis just hours after her parents first noticed the killer bug's classic rash.

Cystic fibrosis sufferer Jennifer Wederell given smoker"s lungs in transplant dies of cancer

Cystic fibrosis sufferer given smoker's lungs in transplant died of cancer less than a year after operationJennifer Wederell was given the lungs of a 20-a-day smokerA year after the operation she died of cancer Husband says she would never have agreed to transplant had she known | UPDATED: 11:57 GMT, 17 December 2012 Battle: Jennifer Wederell died at the age of 27 from lung cancer.