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.

Middle-class children are MORE likely to be obese than those from poorer backgrounds

Middle-class children are MORE likely to be obese than those from poorer backgrounds Findings challenge long-held belief that poorer children more likely to be overweight Girls, in particular, most likely to have a problem Middle-class families have previously been accused of being in 'denial' about unhealthy lifestyles By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:09 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:19 GMT, 12 February 2013 Middle class children, especially girls, are more likely to be obese than their poorer counterparts Middle-class children are more likely to be obese than those from poor families, researchers revealed today.

Pollution threat to mums-to-be: One in every 20 cases of pre-eclampsia blamed on higher levels of air pollution

‘Pollution threat’ to mums-to-be: One in every 20 cases of pre-eclampsia blamed on higher levels of air pollutionPre-eclampsia can threaten the life of both mother and babyPollution could be a factor in up to 2,000 cases every year in the UK By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:06 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:07 GMT, 7 February 2013 Threat: Air pollution to trigger potentially fatal pre-eclampsia in expectant mothers, a study has found Exposure to air pollution could trigger potentially fatal pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, researchers have warned.

A third of primary school children are overweight or obese

The fat timebomb: A THIRD of primary school children are now overweight or obese New NHS figures show 33.9 per cent of year six pupils weigh more than they shouldFifth of children in reception also overweight or obese Pupils in urban areas more likely to be larger than those in towns and suburbs | UPDATED: 11:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 A third of final year primary school children are overweight or obese, new figures suggest.

Record number of people in UK with the HIV virus, but a quarter "do not even know they are infected"

A record 100,000 people in UK with the HIV virus, but a quarter 'do not even know they are infected'One in 20 'men who have had sex with men' are believed to have the virusPeople of African descent are at higher risk, with 37 per 1,000 living with the infectionOverall HIV prevalence in the UK was 1.5 per 1,000 people | UPDATED: 09:57 GMT, 29 November 2012 The number of people living with HIV in the UK has reached a record high.

Migraine

Stress at work to blame for soaring number of Britons suffering migraines Nearly 40 per cent of doctors are concerned at the number of patients suffering the chronic headache 90 per cent believe increase is related to work stressMany sufferers also don't take enough preventative measures, warn doctors PUBLISHED: 18:21 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 26 November 2012 The number of workers suffering from migraines is soaring because of growing stress at the office, according to a survey.

Why fortified bowl of soup for mothers-to-be could be key to preventing childhood asthma

Why a fortified bowl of soup for mothers-to-be could be key to preventing childhood asthma | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 6 September 2012 Scientists think adding vitamin E to soup could be a good way of increasing levels in pregnant women A fortified bowl of soup could help pregnant mothers to reduce their child's risk of developing asthma, say scientists.

One million people have kidney disease but don"t know it

One million people have kidney disease but don't know it The chronic condition costs the NHS in England more than 1.4bn each yearThis is more than amount spent on breast, lung, colon and skin cancer combined | UPDATED: 09:01 GMT, 6 August 2012 Kidney disease costs the NHS more than breast, lung, colon and skin cancer combined, yet an estimated million cases remain undiagnosed and untreated, according to a report published today by NHS Kidney Care.

Over 50s who regularly use social networking sites less likely to suffer with depression

Depression rates fall among silver surfers as research shows internet use could beat the blues in the over-50s | UPDATED: 21:19 GMT, 14 July 2012 Internet use has been blamed for mental health problems and social isolation among young people – but new research suggests that ‘silver surfers’ are less likely to suffer depression.