The seven-point plan to a healthy life: Simple lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer and heart disease, new study finds

The seven-point plan to a healthy life: Simple lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer and heart disease, new study finds By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 04:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 04:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 Seven simple health lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer as well as heart disease, according to a new study.

Don"t tell patients they"ll look better after cosmetic surgery: New guidelines that "manage expectations" are unveiled

Surgeons demand that medical professionals carry out cosmetic procedures Practitioners should not imply patients will 'look nicer' or feel 'better' Should instead use unambiguous language like 'bigger' or 'smaller' Patients should also have psychological screening before treatmentPlus 'Botox parties' should be banned, as staff often untrained figures released yesterday by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons revealed that women had: Breast enlargments: 9,854 Eyelid surgery 6,071 Face/neck lift 5,324 Breast reduction 4,217 Nose job 3,228 Tummy tuck 2,882 Fat transfer 2,641 Liposuction 2,638 (Figures for BAAPS surgeons only) 'With the demand for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments rising year on year, it is crucial that the highest level of professionalism is maintained amongst practitioners.' The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons said the new guidance was a 'step in the right direction' but called for more stringent recommendations on cosmetic surgery advertising.

Women who read food labels while doing their shopping "weigh less than those who ignore them"

Women who read food labels while doing their shopping 'weigh less than those who ignore them' Body mass index of women who read labels is 1.49 points lower – 9lbs – than those who do not checkThe difference in men is just 0.12 points | UPDATED: 16:30 GMT, 14 September 2012 Women who read food labels while doing their shopping weigh over half a stone less than those who ignore them, researchers said.

Loneliness won"t leave you alone? How mindful meditation can ease your woes

Loneliness won't leave you alone How mindful meditation can ease your woes The practice also boosted immunity in older adults | UPDATED: 10:52 GMT, 25 July 2012 Solitude: Mindfulness helps improve your state of mind say scientists Older adults who suffer from loneliness are at far greater risk of health problems such as heart disease, Alzheimer's and premature death.

Dessert with breakfast HELPS your diet (by beating cravings)

Dessert with breakfast HELPS your diet (by beating cravings) Hunger hormone levels dropped further among participants allowed a sweet treat in the morning | UPDATED: 15:13 GMT, 26 June 2012 Adults who were allowed to have a cookie or cake with breakfast as part of a low-calorie diet lost more weight in the long-run than those who were not allowed a dessert Good news for dieters – having a sweet treat at breakfast can actually help you lose pounds and keep them off for longer.

Grab a coffee after the gym? Study finds caffeine and exercise "work together to ward off skin cancer"

Grab a coffee after the gym Study finds caffeine and exercise 'work together to ward off skin cancer' | UPDATED: 23:08 GMT, 3 April 2012 A study has found that the combination of caffeine and exercise lower the risk of skin cancer Caffeine and exercise may work together to ward off skin cancer, research suggests.