Just a 15 minute stroll four times a week can reduce the risk of an early death by 40%

Just a 15 minute stroll four times a week can reduce the risk of an early death by 40% Fresh air and exercise can boost the immune system, strengthen bones and reduce obesityRegular walking also means better physical health, better strength and a reduced risk of injuries from falls By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:30 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:35 GMT, 15 January 2013 Even a 15-minute stroll in the open air gives a better chance of extending longevity by a few years Older people who take a short walk just four times a week reduce the risk of an early death by a staggering 40 per cent.

Male cancer survivors losing the chance to become fathers after frozen sperm is destroyed

Male cancer survivors losing the chance to become fathers after frozen sperm is destroyed Young men who suffer cancer are given chance to store sperm in case invasive treatment damages fertility But many do not realise it can be disposed of after a decade if their fertility has not been tested By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:33 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:15 GMT, 4 January 2013 Young men who have undergone treatments like chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer are routinely offered the chance to store their sperm to ward against the risk of post-treatment infertility.

Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by "rebuilding" the brain

Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by 'rebuilding' the brain Drugs could promote the growth of new nerve cells in the brain or protect other cells damaged by strokeAnd by preventing depression, they may encourage more patients to be physically active | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 6 December 2012 Anti-depressants could help recovery after a stroke – even in patients who are not depressed, research suggests.

The jab that can trick the heart to heal itself

Jab that can trick the heart into healing itself could be given to coronary victims in back of ambulances | UPDATED: 22:55 GMT, 23 September 2012 A jab that allows damaged hearts to mend themselves and could be given by paramedics in the back of ambulances is being developed at a British university.

Common painkillers "increase" risk of early death in heart attack survivors

Common painkillers 'increase' risk of early death in heart attack survivors Taking anti-inflammatory drugs including Ibuprofen can put those who have already had one heart attack at a heightened risk of having another for at least five years | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 11 September 2012 Common painkillers such as ibuprofen increase the risk of dying or having a second heart attack among heart attack survivors, researchers have warned.

Yoga helps stroke patients regain their balance

Yoga helps stroke patients to regain their balance The ancient practice improved motor function and balance in stroke survivors | UPDATED: 07:30 GMT, 27 July 2012 Survivors who had yoga classes felt less afraid of falling (posed) Yoga may help stroke survivors improve their balance, according to a new study.

Stroke patients are being abandoned when they leave hospital with 40% never assessed for their needs

Stroke patients ‘are being abandoned when they leave hospital with 40% never assessed for their needs’ | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 1 May 2012 Many stroke survivors feel abandoned when they get home from hospital, and are missing out on vital services such as physiotherapy Two out of five stroke survivors are abandoned after they leave hospital and never get an assessment for their health and social care needs, warns a new report.

Breast cancer is effectively 10 different diseases not one reveals British breakthrough

Landmark British study that could revolutionise breast cancer treatment: It turns out it's actually TEN different diseases | UPDATED: 23:47 GMT, 18 April 2012 Breast cancer is effectively ten different diseases, according to breakthrough research that could revolutionise treatment.