The cancer survival lottery: More patients are surviving than ever but where you live can make a real difference

The cancer survival lottery: More patients are surviving than ever but where you live can make a real difference For men, biggest increase in survival was in colon and prostate cancerIn women, biggest leap in survival was seen in cervical cancer patientsBut patients still face wide variations depending on where they live By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:06 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 18 April 2013 Cancer patients face 'wide and persistent' variations in survival rates depending on where they live, according to a new report.

Two glasses of coke, 10 boiled sweets, 3 eggs or 2.5 heads of broccoli: What 200 calories REALLY looks like

Two glasses of coke, 10 boiled sweets, 3 eggs or 2.5 heads of broccoli: What 200 calories REALLY looks like 63% of us have no idea how many calories we should eat in a day And many of us underestimate calorie counts, some of us by up to 40%Pictures below show just how much 200 calories go in different foodsFor less than half a doughnut you can eat three eggs or huge bowl of veg By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:11 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:02 GMT, 18 February 2013 Every day, we make up to 200 decisions about what to eat, most without even thinking.

Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot

Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot New research finds 157 foetuses aborted in three years for cleft lipFurther 205 aborted for club foot according to European monitoring groupBut only fraction of these show up on official recordsDepartment of Health admit there may be 'discrepancies' in their figures By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 15:02 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:14 GMT, 4 February 2013 Foetuses are being aborted for minor and treatable imperfections such as cleft lip and palate or club foot every year in the UK.

MMR takeup nearly back to levels before autism scare

MMR uptake levels finally recover from autism scare triggered 14 years ago Nine in 10 children under the age of two received the first dose of the triple vaccine between 2011 and 2012Figures still fall short of 95% target from World Health OrganisationUptake varies from 86.1% in London to 93.5% in Hampshire By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:32 GMT, 27 November 2012 | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 27 November 2012 The proportion of children having the MMR jab is at its highest level for more than a decade, figures show.

$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

Recession has left middle-aged men "most at risk" of suicide in England

Recession has left middle-aged men 'most at risk' of suicide Men aged between 35 and 49 are now at higher risk of killing themselves than young men | UPDATED: 12:00 GMT, 10 September 2012 Middle-aged men are now the most likely group to commit suicide in England, it was revealed today.

Cancer risk of patients who have to wait more than 48 hours to see their doctors

Cancer risk of patients who have to wait more than 48 hours to see their doctors Researchers believe that the ease of getting appointments with family doctors may play a crucial role in patients’ survival chances | UPDATED: 06:42 GMT, 10 August 2012 Patients who struggle to get an appointment with their GP within 48 hours are more at risk of being diagnosed with cancer too late, researchers claim.