Children who regularly eat meals with family more likely to get their five-a-day

Family meals aid five-a-day: Eating together at the table boosts children’s intact of fruit and vegetables Even just Sunday lunch can help improve diet, study showsTwo-thirds of London children don't eat enough fruit and veg | UPDATED: 23:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 Eating meals together as a family – even just once a week – boosts children’s fruit and veg intake to near the recommended five-a-day, a study has found.

Non-smokers regularly exposed to second-hand smoke are "at risk of damaging their memory"

Non-smokers regularly exposed to second-hand smoke are 'at risk of damaging their memory'Scientists found non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke forgot almost 20% more than non-smokers who were not exposedBoth groups out-performed smokers who forgot 30% more than those who were not exposed to second-hand smoke | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 13 September 2012 We all know cigarettes are bad for our health, but researchers now claim that non-smokers who are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke are at risk of damaging their memory.

Do doctors take a daily aspirin? As it"s revealed the drug fights cancer as well as heart attacks, we ask the experts if THEY use it

Do doctors take a daily aspirin As it's revealed the drug fights cancer as well as heart attacks, we ask the experts if THEY use it | UPDATED: 21:59 GMT, 26 March 2012 Humble aspirin, the staple of every medicine cabinet, is proving to be a remarkable drug.

Food poisoning could have lifelong consequences as bugs are linked to host of illnesses

Food poisoning could have lifelong consequences as bugs are linked to host of illnessesVictims could develop diabetes, arthritis, kidney failure and high blood pressure Almost 90,000 cases of food poisoning every year in England and Wales | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 21 March 2012 Stomach bugs may not only make you feel miserable at the time.

DR ELLIE CANNON: Nearly 2,000 people in Britain are diagnosed with thyroid cancer but the outlook can be good when diagnosed early

Nearly 2,000 people in Britain are diagnosed with thyroid cancer but the outlook can be good when diagnosed early Just months after her landslide election victory last October, Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner – dubbed the next Eva Peron – is having treatment for thyroid cancer. The 58-year-old had surgery last week and the good news for her and the 1,800 Britons diagnosed with the condition each year is that the outlook is generally good when the cancer is caught early. President Fernandez of Argentina was undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer but it was announced on Saturday she did not actually have the disease What and where is the thyroid It’s a gland in the front of the neck which produces hormones that control metabolism.

Modern chemotherapy drugs cut breast cancer deaths by 30 per cent

Modern chemotherapy drugs cut breast cancer deaths by 30 per cent1980s standard chemotherapy treatment reduced death rates by almost 25 per centProof better drugs and drug combinations are now available A study has found modern chemotherapy drugs cut breast cancer deaths by around 30 per cent Modern chemotherapy drugs cut breast cancer deaths by around 30 per cent a study has revealed. This compares with the 1980s when standard chemotherapy treatment reduced death rates by almost 25 per cent.