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.

How my four-year-old was nearly strangled by a window blind cord

How my four-year-old was nearly strangled by a window blind cord At least 25 children in Britain have been strangled to death by cord blinds since 1999 12 of those deaths have occurred in the past three yearsIt takes just 20 seconds for a child to be killed by a blind cord /11/03/article-0-15C81666000005DC-963_306x487.jpg” width=”306″ height=”487″ alt=”Danger: The increase in the number of deaths involving blind cords similar to this one has led to campaigners calling on them to be banned” class=”blkBorder” /> Danger: The increase in the number of deaths involving blind cords similar to this one has led to campaigners calling on them to be banned The Royal Society For The Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) says the figure could even be far higher as, since 2002, such deaths have been logged under the umbrella term ‘accidents in the home’.

Formula that could predict your baby"s chances of growing into a fat child

Formula could predict your baby's chances of growing into a fat child | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 29 November 2012 The two-minute test predicts if a newborn baby is going to grow into an obese child At one of the happiest times of their life, it may not be what a parent wants to hear.

Taking statins every day could slash risk of cancer, scientists claim after new genetic link between disease and cholesterol

Taking statins every day could slash risk of cancer, scientists claim after making genetic link between disease and cholesterol Link means patients could one day be given statins to protect against developing cancer and to treat tumours | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 14 September 2012 Pills taken by up to seven million Britons to combat high cholesterol could slash the risk of developing cancer, according to researchers.

Recession has left middle-aged men "most at risk" of suicide in England

Recession has left middle-aged men 'most at risk' of suicide Men aged between 35 and 49 are now at higher risk of killing themselves than young men | UPDATED: 12:00 GMT, 10 September 2012 Middle-aged men are now the most likely group to commit suicide in England, it was revealed today.

Stacey Lockhurst avoids jail after keeping dog in squalid cage with no food or water

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Dog owner, 27, starved her German Shepherd puppy in tiny cage with no food or water for SEVEN MONTHS (but she”s avoided jail) WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Kent woman Stacey Lockhurst got suspended jail termKept puppy Jack in cage surrounded by his own wasteRSPCA said it”s one of “worst cruelty cases ever seen”

Nurses are being forced to clean toilets and mop hospital floors on top of their patient care duties, finds survey

Nurses are being forced to clean toilets and mop hospital floors on top of their patient care duties, finds surveyMore than half of NHS nurses say cleaning services for their ward are inadequateOne in five say their trust has cut back on cleaning in the last year | UPDATED: 00:47 GMT, 4 September 2012 Nurses looking after patients in hospitals have also been forced to disinfect toilets and mop floors as hard-up NHS trusts cut spending on cleaning.

Men who hit the gym to shed middle aged spread get a boost in the bedroom

Men who hit the gym to shed middle-aged spread get a boost in the bedroom | UPDATED: 12:19 GMT, 26 June 2012 Men who take up exercise to shed their middle aged spread could find they gain a few inches just where they want it instead, according to a medical study.