Looking after your teeth and gums could lower risk of dementia

Women who look after their teeth and gums 'have lower risk of dementia' Women who brushed their teeth less than once a day had a 65% greater chance of developing dementia than those who cleaned at least once a day Inflammation triggered by gum disease has already been implicated in heart disease and diabetes | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 21 August 2012 Floss: The link between poor oral health and dementia was far more pronounced in women than in men People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a U.S.

Secret corpse flights, pizza boy delivery routes and the daily commute: Stunning aerial images reveal never-before-seen side of America

The art of GPS: Secret corpse flights, pizza boy delivery routes and the daily commute revealed in never-before-seen side of America. Extraordinary pictures show America as it has never been seen before.

Loneliness "can shorten your life and make every day activities a struggle"

Loneliness 'can shorten your life and make every day activities a struggle' Isolated participants were twice as likely to experience to struggle with daily activities | UPDATED: 20:09 GMT, 18 June 2012 Loneliness: Found to be a good indicator of illness and death Loneliness can shorten your life, a new study has shown.

Expect six fewer disability-free years if you live in the North

Why living in the North means you’re more likely to have an illness-ridden retirement | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 14 June 2012 The report said health inequalities have enormous social and economic costs A rich-poor divide in England means people living in the North-East are less likely to enjoy a healthy retirement than those in the South East, figures show.

GP shortage leaves NHS in crisis as some are responsible for 9,000 patients each

Chronic shortage of family doctors leaves NHS in crisis as some GPs are found to be responsible for 9,000 patients each The NHS is facing a crisis as a chronic shortage of family doctors has left some overworked GPs responsible for a staggering 9,000 patients, according to official figures.