The cancer survival lottery: More patients are surviving than ever but where you live can make a real difference


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The cancer survival lottery: More patients are surviving than ever but where you live can make a real difference For men, biggest increase in survival was in colon and prostate cancerIn women, biggest leap in survival was seen in cervical cancer patientsBut patients still face wide variations depending on where they live By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:06 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 18 April 2013 Cancer patients face 'wide and persistent' variations in survival rates depending on where they live, according to a new report.

Feeling anxious or depressed "dramatically increases" the risk of dying from a heart attack


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Feeling anxious or depressed 'dramatically increases' the risk of dying from a heart attack Even those with mild depression had an almost 60% increased risk of dying over the following 18 monthsHigh blood pressure is strongly linked to anxietyDepression is associated with behavioural risk factors, such as smoking and not taking medication By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:12 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 19 March 2013 Feeling depressed or anxious dramatically increases the chances of heart patients dying, new research suggests.

Dr App! From heart meters to panic beaters there"s an app to take care of you – but which can you really trust?


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Dr App! From heart meters to panic beaters there's an app to take care of you – but which can you really trust By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 23 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:23 GMT, 23 February 2013 There is an app for everything from coughs to heart rates and gum disease, but which ones are reliable and which are not We have asked leading medics to give their recommendations to guide you in the jungle of health apps: MANAGE SYMPTOMS FOR A HEALTHY HEART BOOST WELLBEING PREVENT ILLNESS

Healthy men who have problems in the bedroom at risk of hidden heart disease


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Healthy men who have problems in the bedroom are at risk of hidden heart disease Men with moderate erectile dysfunction were at 37 per cent higher risk of being admitted with heart diseaseErectile problems also boosted heart failure admission rates five-fold even for mild conditions By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 22:03 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:22 GMT, 30 January 2013 Age-old dilemma: A third of men aged 60 to 69, and 60 per cent of those aged over 70 found to have erectile problems in study Healthy men who have trouble in the bedroom could be at risk of hidden heart disease, a study has found.

Half of all British men will be likely to develop cancer by the year 2027, as risk of disease continues to grow


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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.

Childless couples have higher risk of dying prematurely but adopting may reduce chances of an early death


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Childless couples have higher risk of dying prematurely but adopting may reduce chances of an early death | UPDATED: 09:00 GMT, 6 December 2012 Most parents have claimed at one stage that their children will be the death of them – but the reverse could be true.

Doing the garden or going for a walk is better for your health than relying on statins, study says


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Doing the garden or going for a walk is better for your health than relying on statins, study saysBeing physically fit reduces the risk of dying by two-thirds, US research says But combining statins with better fitness may improve survival rates still further | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 28 November 2012 Findings from US research suggest that doing more walking and gardening could help individuals with high cholesterol as much, if not more, than drugs Unfit people with high cholesterol levels would be better off gardening or going for a walk than taking pills, says a study.

Hospital patients with liver disease are up to 42% more likely to die" if admitted at weekends

Patients with liver disease are up to 42% more likely to die' if admitted to hospital at the weekend Patients with liver disease or heart disease most at risk Aortic aneurism and stroke victims also did badly Statistics blamed on fewer staff on duty and fewer scans carried out at weekends | UPDATED: 18:40 GMT, 16 October 2012 Critically-ill patients are up to 42 per cent more likely to die in hospital if they are admitted at weekends, it has emerged.

Hospital death rate surges at weekends with some patients up to 42% more likely to die


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Hospital patients 'up to 42% more likely to die' if admitted at weekends Patients with liver disease or heart disease most at risk Aortic aneurism and stroke victims also did badly Statistics blamed on fewer staff on duty and fewer scans carried out at weekends | UPDATED: 16:03 GMT, 16 October 2012 Critically-ill patients are up to 42 per cent more likely to die in hospital if they are admitted at weekends, it has emerged.