Bowel cancer rates in men soar by a quarter in 35 years: Obesity, smoking and drinking to blame

Bowel cancer rates in men soar by a quarter in 35 years – and obesity, smoking and drinking are to blame But the rise among women is just 6 per cent, says Cancer Research UKThe biggest rise was seen among people in their 60s and 70sDisease is linked to factors such a lack of fibre and too much red meatSome experts also believe the link with obesity seems to be stronger in men By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 23:23 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:42 GMT, 2 April 2013 Bowel cancer rates among men have soared by more than a quarter in the last 35 years, new figures have revealed. But the rise among women is far lower, at around six per cent. A report from Cancer Research UK says reasons for the widening gap in disease rates between the sexes remains a mystery, although it is replicated in other countries.

Blogging vicar"s underwear shot upsets parishioners: Reverend John Wiseman caused controversy with the Movember posting

Vicar faces wrath of parishioners after posting picture on blog of man in boxer shorts examining his privates to raise awareness of men's health issues Reverend John Wiseman posted snap of a man in underwear for Movember Upset parishioners claimed children could view the 'inappropriate' posting Churchman says he wanted to highlight issues 'men don't speak about' | UPDATED: 19:12 GMT, 4 December 2012 The Reverend John Wiseman probably thought he was doing God's work by discussing men's health issues on his blog. But his decision to show men how to examine their privates using a suggestive snap of a man wearing just his boxer shorts outraged parishioners at Sketty Methodist Church, Swansea

Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone

Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 1 December 2012 'Cruelty has become normal': Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt highlighted some disturbing cases of abuse by NHS staff Thousands of elderly and vulnerable patients are being abused by carers and NHS staff, shocking figures reveal. Some 36,600 offences were reported last year, mainly involving neglect, physical violence or bullying

Pictures show schoolboy and couple pushing pram darting over level crossing in Crawley as barriers come down

What were they thinking Police warn about dangers of level crossing after schoolboy and couple pushing pram risk their lives Transport Police say consequences could have been 'horrific'Four deaths in five years at danger crossing in Crawley, Sussex | UPDATED: 15:39 GMT, 28 November 2012 This is the moment a school boy diced with death by running over a deadly level crossing as the barriers came crashing down. Another reckless couple were caught on camera pushing their baby’s buggy over the crossing despite the red warning lights clearly flashing in front of them