$56 million suicide prevention programme launched as study reveals more Americans take their own lives than die in car crashes

More Americans now commit suicide than are killed in car crashes as miserable economy takes its tollDeaths from suicide up 15pc with fears more deaths go unaccounted
$56m suicide prevention plan being rolled out after shocking statisticsHarsher penalties for drink driving credited with reducing road deaths

Emily Finch Portland, OR, does the school run on a bicycle modified to carry all SIX of her children

The parent with pedal power! Mother ditches the SUV to do the school run on a bicycle modified to carry all SIX of her children.How about this for a voluminous velocipede An American super-mum has hung up her car keys and now does the school run on a modified bicycle that carries not just her, but SIX children as well.

Man with $137 traffic ticket pays with 137 origami pigs in two Dunkin” Donut boxes

Driver turns up to police station to pay traffic ticket with 137 origami dollar bill PIGS . . . and cops make him unfold every one. A man arrived at a municipal court this week and attempted to pay a $137 traffic violation ticket with 137 origami pigs fashioned with dollar bills and boxed in two Dunkin Donut trays.

Traffic light blood test can spot hidden liver damage

Blood test to spot hidden liver damage: Traffic light system could save lives Liver disease develops silently and so it remains undiagnosed often until it is too lateA test developed by British doctors can successfully detect liver disease earlier By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 11:51 GMT, 29 August 2012 | UPDATED: 00:10 GMT, 30 August 2012 GPs could test whether drinkers are at risk of developing irrevesible liver damage A blood test that can spot hidden liver damage has been developed by British doctors.

The "healthy" cereal bars that contain 30% sugar and high levels of fat

The 'healthy' cereal bars that contain 30% sugar and high levels of fat | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 17 August 2012 Cereal bars are not the healthy snack so many thought they were The image of cereal bars as a healthy snack is a myth, with some containing the equivalent of almost four teaspoons of sugar and high levels of fat, say researchers.

Traffic light labelling on foods "could help cut stomach cancers linked to salt"

Traffic light labelling on foods 'could help cut stomach cancers linked to salt'Charity calls for green labels on foods low in salt, amber for medium content and red for salty productsOne in seven cases of stomach cancer could be avoided by cutting salt intake | UPDATED: 10:02 GMT, 23 July 2012 Food labelling must be improved to cut the number of stomach cancers linked to salt, experts have warned.

A third of hay-fever victims lose control behind the wheel resulting in calls for suffers to be prosecuted if affected on the road

A THIRD of hay-fever victims lose control behind the wheel (and campaigners say they should be prosecuted) | UPDATED: 07:40 GMT, 20 May 2012 Motorists have been urged not to take to the road while suffering from hay fever, after a third of drivers with the condition admitted to losing control at the wheel.

Carpenter builds incredible egg-shaped treehouse hidden from view on Crown land just yards from multi-million homes

“Squatter” secretly builds incredible (but thoroughly illegal) treehouse hidden in Canada”s Whistler forest just yards from multi-million homes