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.

Amazon under fire for selling illegal products that "claim to cure or treat cancer"

Amazon under fire for selling illegal products that 'claim to cure or treat cancer' Products claim to 'relieve' cancer and cleanse bloodIt is illegal to advertise such products in the UK By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 08:37 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:34 GMT, 1 April 2013 Amazon has come under fire for listing products for sale that claim they can cure cancer. The products, available to order from third parties through Amazon's UK website, include dried crocodile's blood pills, apricot kernels and blood cleansers

University professor, 37, dies from lung cancer after doctors dismissed her symptoms as "anxiety and depression"

University professor, 37, dies from lung cancer after doctors dismissed her symptoms as 'anxiety and depression' Lisa Smirl, 37, saw three doctors with a range of symptoms over a yearHad been suffering from shortness of breath, weight loss and arm pain Despite this, doctors dismissed her symptoms as psychological , but took early retirement. Despite battling the disease, she maintained an honorary lectureship in the department until her death on February 21. She also completed a Great North Run to raise funds for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation in November 2012

Expensive tests claiming to trace person"s ancestry "as dubious as astrology", warn scientists

Expensive tests claiming to trace person's ancestry are as dubious as astrology, warn scientists By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 01:50 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 03:04 GMT, 7 March 2013 Rubbished: Tests that claim to trace a person's ancestry from a DNA sample are no more than 'genetic astrology', scientists have said. Comedian Eddie Izzard has made a TV programme about tracing his family back Expensive tests that claim to trace a person’s ancestry from a DNA sample are no more than ‘genetic astrology’, scientists said last night.

Being pregnant DOES make women"s feet bigger and the changes are permanent, say researchers

Being pregnant DOES make women's feet bigger and the changes are permanent, say researchers Study from University of Iowa found long-lasting changes to feet of pregnant women Most changes observed in first pregnanciesReport suggests the permanent change to women's feet could lead to arthritis in later life By Shari Miller PUBLISHED: 14:12 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:12 GMT, 3 March 2013 In her shoes: A new report suggests pregnancy can result in a woman's feet becoming permanently larger The next time a pregnant woman puts her feet up, she might just notice they look a little bigger – and are likely to stay that way, according to new research which suggests having a baby can change your shoe size forever. Research from the University of Iowa has found pregnancy can permanently change the size and shape of a woman's feet. Flat feet, where the arch of the foot flattens out, are a common problem for pregnant women and is possibly caused by the extra weight and increased looseness of the joints associated with pregnancy

Cancer victim growing a new nose in his arm: Businessman who lost organ to disease hopes to have new one sewn on to his face

Cancer victim who lost his nose to disease is growing a new one in his ARM for surgeons to sew back in place British man, 56, who is being kept annonymous, lost his nose to skin cancer Experts at University College London hope it will have a sense of smellProfessor Alex Seifalian said the nose will be the same as the man's orginalIt is the first time a nose has been grown from scratch and scientists say it procedure could be used to help car crash victims and wounded soldiers By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 22:31 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 05:02 GMT, 23 January 2013 A British businessman who lost his nose to cancer is growing a new one – in his arm.

Now Stephen"s Hawking insurance: Eminent scientist set to appear in Go Compare ads with notorious opera singer

Now Stephen's Hawking insurance: Eminent scientist set to appear in Go Compare ads with notorious opera singerRenowned scientist is latest celebrity to star in the Go Compare campaignAdvert sees him suck the opera singer into a black hole before laughing /12/31/article-2255462-16B3C37D000005DC-769_634x558.jpg” width=”634″ height=”558″ alt=”Hawking insurance: Steven Hawking appears in the latest Go Compare advert which sees him sucking the opera singer into a black hole” class=”blkBorder” /> Hawking insurance: Steven Hawking appears in the latest Go Compare advert which sees him sucking the opera singer into a black hole The former Lucasian professor of mathematics at Cambridge University joins the likes of television presenter Sue Barker and survival expert Ray Mears in plotting to destroy fictitious opera singer Gio Compario and silence his irritating sales slogan. The advert, which will be shown for the first time today, sees 70-year-old Professor Hawking announce to a packed lecture theatre that he has discovered how to generate a super massive black hole, before being asked what he will do with the knowledge. The scene then cuts to the opera singer – played by Wynne Evans – haranguing a couple in the street, before a black hole forms behind him and sucks him in

Perfect parties… on a plate: How cutlery and crockery are just as important as food in making the perfect meal

Perfect parties… on a plate: How cutlery and crockery are just as important as food in making the perfect meal New study shows food tastes different depending on what plate its onProfessor Charles Spence advised those planning a dinner party to spend as much time on the table setting as the food By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 1 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 1 January 2013 If your dinner parties always go a little awry, don’t blame the cooking – it might be the plates.

Wind turbines "last for half as long as previously thought" as study shows they show signs of wearing out after just 12 years

Wind turbines 'last for half as long as previously thought' as study shows they show signs of wearing out after just 12 yearsStudy of almost 3,000 turbines in Britain sheds doubt on manufacturers claims that they generate clean energy for up to 25 yearsThe research will fuel criticism of wind farms | UPDATED: 16:49 GMT, 30 December 2012 Wind farms have just half the useful lifespan which has been claimed, according to new research which found they start to wear out after just 12 years.

How blondes raise more money for charity going door to door (unless they visit Black households)

How blondes can raise more money for charity going door to doorBlondes found to raise 23 per cent more than equally attractive brunettesHowever the 'blonde effect' is entirely driven by Caucasian donorsBlondes found to receive significantly less from minority households | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 28 December 2012 If you are looking for a way to raise more money for charity, science has a simple answer: go blonde. Donors to charities give nearly a quarter more if they are approached by a blonde fundraiser than a brunette, a study claims.