10% of children are ALREADY obese by the time they start primary 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 Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:01 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:12 GMT, 20 February 2013 One in 10 children are obese when they start school, worrying figures suggest.
Half of all British men will be likely to develop cancer by the year 2027, as threat of disease continues to grow Risk of men developing cancer in their lifetime will rise from 44 per cent to 50 per cent in 15 years time, according to predictionsForms of cancer most likely to affect people are skin, bowel and prostateAround 416,000 people in the UK are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2027, compared with 324,000 in 2010, Cancer Research UK said | UPDATED: 08:35 GMT, 19 December 2012 Half of Britain's male population will be likely to face a cancer diagnosis during their lifetime by the year 2027, experts have predicted.
Cases of winter vomiting bug reach 900,000 as dozens more hospitals are forced to close Cases up 83% on this time last yearFour in ten NHS trusts have reported outbreaks2,398 beds 'closed' because of the virus | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 19 December 2012 Norovirus is continuing to wreak havoc across the country, with the number of people affected now almost 900,000 since the summer.
More than 5,000 NHS staff off sick every day with vomiting bug as 100,000 are struck down in a week Cases of norovirus have reached a five-year high Four in ten NHS trusts have reported outbreaks2,398 beds 'closed' because of the virus | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 19 December 2012 More than 5,000 NHS workers are calling in sick every day with the winter vomiting bug.
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.
Don't let doctors kill him: Family's plea in legal battle with hospital over 'death pathway' David James, 68, has suffered a host of health problems including pneumonia, a stroke, and a heart attackThe musician's family has accused the hospital treating him of secretly placing him on the Liverpool Care Pathway The unidentified hospital – which denies the claim – has launched a rare legal bid to withdraw Mr James' treatmentThe trust has argued the medication is causing the patient distress that is out of proportion to his limited chances of recovery | UPDATED: 01:55 GMT, 6 December 2012 A hospital was yesterday accused of secretly placing a 68-year-old musician on the Liverpool Care Pathway after launching a court battle against his family.
How young couch potatoes are giving themselves bad backs with hours in front of the boxA third of 16 to 24-year-olds suffer from back pain, research findsThirty-eight per cent of over-65s have back problems | UPDATED: 06:54 GMT, 25 July 2012 Painful: One in three young adults suffer from backache, researchers have found Young adults are paying the price for spending hours slumped in front of the television as one in three suffer from back pain, research has suggested.
Lack of exercise is as bad for you as smoking: Failing to get fit causes 90,000 deaths a yearDeath toll from smoking is only slightly higher Only a third get enough exercise each week | UPDATED: 07:04 GMT, 18 July 2012 Under NHS guidelines, everyone is meant to take at least two and a half hours of exercise a week If you thought kicking the cigarette habit was enough to keep you healthy, you may want to go and find your trainers.
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.
How the third of Britons who live alone are 80% more likely to suffer from depressionOne in 20 Britons is on antidepressants | UPDATED: 21:20 GMT, 19 May 2012 More of us than ever are living on our own – and it seems that the solo lifestyle could be a cause of poor mental health.