Even low levels of stress puts you "more at risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke"

Even low levels of stress puts you 'more at risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke' | UPDATED: 07:05 GMT, 1 August 2012 Low level stress can raise the risk of fatal heart attacks and stroke by twenty per cent, scientists have warned.

A glass of wine a day "protects women against brittle bones"

Good news for drinkers! A glass of wine a day 'protects women against brittle bones' Bones or regular female drinkers grew weaker after they stopped drinking for two weeksHowever, bone density increased a day after they resumed drinking | UPDATED: 13:10 GMT, 11 July 2012 Tipple: A glass or two in the evening has a beneficial effect on bone density, researchers say Having one or two glasses of wine a day protects women against brittle bone disease, scientists believe.

NHS will need 20bn by 2012 or the Government "should start charging for the health service" says thinktank

NHS will need 20bn by 2012 or the Government 'should start charging for the health service' says think tank Spending plans to March 2015 'are tighter for the NHS than any delivered in the last 50 years'Cuts will be 'far from pain free' warns NHS chief | UPDATED: 08:59 GMT, 4 July 2012 The NHS urgently need to reconsider what services should remain free as it faces a decade of austerity, financial experts said.

Smacking children increases their chances of mental illness later on, say scientists

Adults smacked as children have higher risk of mental illness later on, say scientists Adults smacked as children were up to seven per cent more likely to develop mental health issues later on | UPDATED: 15:49 GMT, 2 July 2012 Adults who were hit or smacked as children face higher odds of mental health problems, including mood and anxiety disorders and problems with alcohol and drug abuse, researchers say.

Women who fail to have children via IVF "have higher risk of mental issues"

Women who fail to have children via IVF 'have higher risk of mental issues' Childlessness increased the risk of alcohol and substance abuse by 103% and schizophrenia by 47% | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 2 July 2012 Women who remain childless after seeking fertility treatment are significantly more at risk of being hospitalised for mental problems, a study has found.

Elderly denied NHS care can sue: Ministers will outlaw age discrimination by hospitals

Elderly denied NHS care can sue: Ministers will outlaw age discrimination by hospitals Those refused operations, test and scans can claim compensation from OctoberCare Services Minister says elderly are sometimes treated badly due to 'ageist attitudes'Patients or relatives can file legal action if treated without dignity | UPDATED: 23:00 GMT, 11 June 2012 Denying treatment to Health Service patients because they are too old is to be outlawed.

There is no safe limit for women drinkers: Stark warning as doctors report alcohol is linked to one in five breast cancer deaths

There is no safe limit for women drinkers: Stark warning as Scottish doctors report alcohol is linked to one in five breast cancer deaths | UPDATED: 00:46 GMT, 22 May 2012 One in five Scottish breast cancer cases is caused by alcohol – and there is no ‘safe’ limit to avoid the risk.