Middle-aged women now drink even more than their daughters

Middle-aged women now drink even more than their daughters as doctors warn NHS is swamped by 'silent alcohol epidemic' Over 45s drink the most out of any female age group, shock figures revealMany professional women said to be 'drinking to forget' unhappy livesThey are knocking back more than nine units a week on average | UPDATED: 01:19 GMT, 30 December 2012 Middle-aged professional women are consuming more alcohol than teenage drinkers for the first time, official figures show. They reveal that those over 45 drink more than any other age group, putting their health at risk. At the same time, experts have warned that older women are becoming the biggest burden on the NHS because of alcohol-related conditions, including stroke, liver disease and cancer

"Band Aid image is starving children in Africa", warns Oxfam as charity says people are no longer moved by continent"s problems

Images of starving Africans is putting off people giving money to continent: 'Band Aid image' counter-productive, warns Oxfam British public is desensitised to images of hunger, drought and diseaseOnly one in five believe they can play an active role in ending hunger Advertising portrayals branded 'depressing, manipulative and hopeless' | UPDATED: 13:21 GMT, 27 December 2012 Band Aid stereotypes of Africa are no longer moving the British public and leaving people on the continent starving, Oxfam has warned.

Texting while crossing the road makes you four times more likely to ignore oncoming traffic and lights

How a text can put you on the road to injury: Study finds that using your mobile phone while walking could be deadlyPeople are four times more likely to ignore traffic and disobey lights if textingUniversity of Washington study looked at 1,000 'real-time' pedestrians One in three were using phones or doing something similarly distracting | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 13 December 2012 Using a mobile while crossing the road could cost your life, warn researchers. Texting while crossing the road was the riskiest activity, making people four times more likely to ignore oncoming traffic and disobey the lights, according to a new study

Radio station behind prank Kate hospital call pulls ALL advertising from its shows following global outrage at hoax

Radio station behind prank Kate hospital call pulls ALL advertising from its shows following global outrage at hoaxRadio network Austereo has suspended all advertising on 2DayFM It comes after major firms such as Telstra, Coles and Lexus Australia pulled their advertising campaigns following the death of Jacintha Saldanha | UPDATED: 01:26 GMT, 9 December 2012 The radio station which allowed two of its DJs to prank call the Duchess of Cambridge's hospital has suspended all advertising on its shows. Radio network Austereo announced it had suspended all advertising on 2Day FM following a number of high-profile advertiser boycotts. Major firms such as Telstra, Coles and Lexus Australia had already pulled their advertising campaigns following the death of 46-year-old nurse Jacintha Saldanha

NHS paid 6million to five doctors over three years for providing "top-up" services to just one trust

NHS paid 6million to five doctors over three years for providing 'top-up' services to just one trust The extra contracts for healthcare services like asthma and baby clinics mean they benefit from commercial salaries on top of their normal payTwo of the GPS also employed their wives to help with their work, with one spouse earning more than 600,000 | UPDATED: 19:27 GMT, 2 December 2012 Dr Vijay Bathla, pictured in 2002, was paid 809,053 during 2007 to 2010 thanks to a system which encourages GPs to compete with private companies by selling 'top-up' services to the NHS A new report examining GP pay at the Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust (HoB) from 2007 to 2010 has revealed that the NHS paid five GPs almost 6million over the three-year period, according to The Sunday Mercury.

Leveson Inquiry: Press intrusion victims refuse to meet Culture Secretary in anger over David Cameron"s reaction to the Leveson report

Press intrusion victims refuse to meet Culture Secretary in anger over David Cameron's reaction to Leveson's findingsGerry and Kate McCann and Sally and Bob Dowler rejected an invitation to discuss the Leveson Report with Culture Secretary Maria MillerAccording to HackedOff campaigners they were 'too angry' to attend J.K. Rowling said she felt 'duped' and 'dismayed' by the Prime Minister | UPDATED: 01:57 GMT, 1 December 2012 Prominent victims of press intrusion rejected an invitation to meet with Culture Secretary Maria Miller to discuss the Leveson Report, because they feel ‘let down’ by David Cameron’s reaction to its findings. The group, including Gerry and Kate McCann and the parents of Milly Dowler, said they were too 'angry' to attend the meeting yesterday, according to HackedOff campaigners.

Formula that could predict your baby"s chances of growing into a fat child

Formula could predict your baby's chances of growing into a fat child | UPDATED: 07:45 GMT, 29 November 2012 The two-minute test predicts if a newborn baby is going to grow into an obese child At one of the happiest times of their life, it may not be what a parent wants to hear. But scientists have created a two-minute questionnaire said to predict if a newborn baby will become obese when they grow up. Six simple questions are used to calculate the risk that he or she will be dangerously overweight by the age of 16

A nanny state that dictates what we drink will soon be telling us how to think

A nanny state that dictates what we drink will soon be telling us how to think | UPDATED: 23:47 GMT, 28 November 2012 One great, long-standing British tradition has been that governments wherever possible left people alone to get on with their lives.