In the 1960s just three in 10 beat the disease
More than eight in 10 children with cancer now survive, compared to just three in 10 in the late 1960s.
The number of children surviving cancer for five years or more has risen from 79% to 82% in the last decade.
The latest figures from Cancer [...]
Now more than 12,000 centenarians in England and Wales
The number of people aged 100 and over in England and Wales has risen five-fold in the past 30 years, official data has revealed. Figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows there were 12,320 centenarians in [...]
NICE has issued a final decision not to recommend the advanced breast cancer treatment, Afinitor® (everolimus), to be available to patients on the NHS. Everolimus will continue to be available to patients in England only via the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), however, there is uncertainty around access for future patients as [...]
People out of work more likely to suffer
Around one in five adults experience anxiety or depression, according to the latest official figures, with people who are not in paid work more likely to suffer.
Data released this week by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests that almost a quarter [...]
Type 2 diabetes can now be considered ‘common’ among the under 40s, according to a leading researcher, as a new study reveals a sharp rise in the number of people with the condition in the UK.
Research by Cardiff University shows that in 1991 there were some 150 cases of the condition per [...]
Study highlights inequalities across the nation
People who live in Manchester are more likely to die from coronary heart disease than anywhere else in the UK, research has found.
The area of Tameside in the city is the UK’s ‘heart disease capital’, the report from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) suggests.
Sixty five per cent of men are now classed as obese – and only one in three is now a ‘normal’ weight, new figures show.
The statistics, from the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show a ‘marked increase’ in obesity over the last 20 years, with 58% of women now [...]
US study suggests office workers are at risk
Office workers could be at greater risk of developing chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease simply because they sit at their desk for hours at a time, research reveals.
A US study suggests that individuals who spend more than four hours a [...]
Winter fuel payments for richer individuals should be stopped and the money saved should be used to pay for a cap on long-term care costs, a former minister has said.
Lib Dem MP Paul Burstow claimed that doing so would defuse an elderly care “time bomb”.
Burstow made the comments as he backed a [...]