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25 per cent of Russian men die before they are 55, study reports
The frontman has called for a halt to medical advances which could extend mortality well beyond the age of 100
Government trying to crack down on illegal websites selling medication
A shipment of genetically modified tomato juice designed to boost health benefits is on its way to the UK for testing.
Nearly a third of adults in England suffer from high blood pressure
Sundance Film Festival: Braff is still a master at combining the hard facts of life with humour, but he moves into mawkishness in the last act
Sleeping well may help to protect men from deadly prostate cancer, a study has found.
Sir Chris Chataway, the former world-record runner, acted as pacemaker to help Roger Bannister break the four-minute mile barrier. And he achieved so much more
40-year-old mother-of-three's blog about her breast cancer that has spread to her bones sparks debate on both sides of the Atlantic
Bill Keller wrote a response to The New York Times public editor explaining his piece after he and his wife were heavily criticsed
Ageing population one of the main causes of increase
Alexandra Bastedo, the actress best known for her role in the 1960s television sci-fi series The Champions, has died following a long illness.
A new direction, inspiration, key financial contacts and a whole new perspective; a great deal to ask from one week
Fundraiser was assaulted in the ski resort of Banff, Alberta
Former Shadow Health Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, says an obsession with targets and spending was 'killing patients'
The Oscar-winning director and erstwhile Armstrong fan Alex Gibney explains why his behind-the-scenes documentary profile of the drug-cheat cyclist is far more complex than a total condemnation