Breastfeeding for six months 'cuts the risk of dying from cancer by 10%'Six months of breastfeeding your child cuts risk of dying from all cancers Women who breastfeed also 17 per cent less likely to die from a heart attack By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:38 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:17 GMT, 27 March 2013 Safer: A woman who breastfeeds her child is 10 per cent less likely to die from any from of cancer Women who breastfeed for six months reduce their risk of dying from all cancers by 10 per cent, researchers say. They also cut their chances of death from heart attacks and strokes by 17 per cent
One in seven women admits binning their man's old clothes without telling him (even though they have 16 items in the wardrobe they never wear)Survey finds 11 per cent of women say a clothes clear out is better than sexBritish Heart Foundation survey is aimed at encouraging clothes donations33 per cent hang onto clothes because they remind them of a better timeBut a quarter of Brits have been prompted into a clear out after a break-up By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:26 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 04:52 GMT, 4 March 2013 Hoarders: Women typically harbour 16 items of clothing the never wear, a survey has found Women typically harbour 16 items of clothing they never wear – yet throw out their partner's clothes without telling them, according to research.
'Rapid response' operation carried out within 24 hours of suffering a mini-stroke cuts risk of another episode by a thirdSurgery offered to patients within 24 hours of a 'mini-stroke'Carotid endarterectomy operation cuts risk of new stroke by a third By Martyn Halle PUBLISHED: 21:57 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:43 GMT, 3 March 2013 Rapid response: How the operation is carried out Patients who have suffered a mini-stroke are now being offered ‘rapid-response’ surgery to prevent the condition worsening and leading to a full stroke. Until now, those who have had a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) would not be considered for surgery until weeks later. But new research has found that operating to unclog the affected blood vessels in the neck within 24 hours of having a TIA means a third do not go on to suffer another episode.
'It's like losing a child': Owner of cocker spaniel stolen by callous gang tell of heartbreak at theft Melanie Parker is heartbroken after six-year-old Jarvis was takenThieves used bolt cutters to open his kennel in Miss Parker's gardenHe was one of three cocker spaniels stolen in 24 hours by gang By Inderdeep Bains PUBLISHED: 22:33 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:07 GMT, 2 January 2013 The owner of a cocker spaniel that was stolen by a gang of serial dognappers has said the theft was ‘like losing a child’. Six-year-old Jarvis was taken by thieves who broke into the Hampshire cottage of Melanie Parker. Speaking last night, the 36-year-old said: ‘I’m absolutely devastated that someone could do this
Have we got Pughs for you! Looking back at a year in laughter from the Mail's brilliant pocket cartoonist | UPDATED: 01:30 GMT, 31 December 2012 From the golden Olympic summer to the sodden, rain-drenched winter, it's been a topsy-turvy sort of year – but our cartoonist Pugh has been there to help us all through it. Here is a selection of the most heart-warming, thought-provoking and just plain hilarious drawings Pugh has produced in 2012
Grandad set to be a father for the seventh time at the age of 74 after 32-year-old wife becomes pregnant (and his first son is 51!)The father of six and grandfather to ten will welcome a child next yearHe is refusing to rule out more children with his 32-year-old wife | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 30 December 2012 Late bloomer: Mike Armitage, 74 is about to become a father for the seventh time Like most men his age, 74-year-old Mike Armitage could reasonably be expected to be reaching for his slippers and taking it easy.
Former England cricket captain and TV commentator Tony Greig dies of a heart attack at 66South African-born star was diagnosed with lung cancer two months agoHe told colleagues, 'It's not good, it's a case of what they can do'Greig played for England in 58 tests before quitting to join breakaway series | UPDATED: 19:00 GMT, 29 December 2012 Former England captain and television commentator Tony Greig has died in Sydney at the age of 66 Former England cricket captain and television commentator Tony Greig has died of a heart attack at the age of 66. The South African-born all-rounder was diagnosed with lung cancer two months ago. Greig played 58 Tests for England – 14 of them as skipper – before quitting the team to join Australian tycoon Kerry Packer's breakaway World Series.
Couple with disabled boy slapped with 70 parking ticket as they carried him to their car outside their home Karl Wade and Rebecca Harbourne had been fitting special splints to son Devon, four, when warden appeared Temporary restrictions had been imposed outside their home Birmingham council refused two appeals because their case 'lacks merit' | UPDATED: 22:10 GMT, 26 December 2012 [captio Parents who parked outside their home as they carried their seriously disabled boy to their car were shocked to see they had been given a ticket. Karl Wade, 37, briefly left his Nissan Note people carrier in front of his house as he and his partner Rebecca Harbourne, 28, strapped splints to the legs of four-year-old Devon, who has cerebral palsy and cannot walk. When they emerged from the front door with their son minutes later, however, they found they had been issued with a 70 fine.
Why having a hot temper is 'good for your health': Expressing negative emotions can add two years to your life Researchers at University of Jena in Germany assessed 6,000+ patientsFound that those who internalised their anxiety suffered from a raised pulseHot-tempered Italians and Spanish 'live longer than stiff-upper lip English' | UPDATED: 23:10 GMT, 25 December 2012 Hot-tempered Italians and Spanish live nearly two years longer than the ‘stiff-upper lip’ English, researchers claim.
Put your son before your beliefs: Neon's uncle in plea to sister who STILL can't accept brain-tumour boy needs vital radiotherapy | UPDATED: 11:24 GMT, 23 December 2012 Fighting on: Sally Roberts, the mother of Neon The uncle of seven-year-old Neon Roberts – the boy whose mother Sally has fought a court battle to stop doctors using radiotherapy to treat his brain tumour – has urged her to put her beliefs aside to save her son’s life. And Tony Leese revealed Mrs Roberts’s quest to find ‘alternative’ cures for her son was in part prompted by a doctor’s careless comment that radiotherapy would ‘fry’ her son’s brain. The highly emotive case has pitched Mrs Roberts’s maternal love and instincts against medical science and last week a judge ruled it was the doctors, rather than the mother, who had his best interests at heart