5 saliva test that assesses risk of cancer: It will be available at your GP surgery Test would detect high risk of breast cancer and prostate tumours Patients could then be monitored to catch tumours at early stageGenetic testing come about after four years of analysis by 1,000 scientists Doubled the number of genes linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancers By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 16:03 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 28 March 2013 A saliva swab that tests for the genetic risk of two of the deadliest cancers could soon be available at GPs’ surgeries. The 5 test would help detect women with a high risk of breast cancer and men who are genetically prone to prostate tumours.
Employers 'reluctant to hire over-50s' as they can't force them to retire at 65Unemployed over 50s are struggling to find work due to 'ageism' Since October 2011 no worker can be forced to retire at the age of 65 By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 Ageist market: Unemployed over 50s are struggling to find work as bosses fear they may continue to work into their 70s and beyond Unemployed people in their 50s are finding their desperate hunt for a job ‘made worse’ by a key Government rule change, a damning report warned yesterday. Before the change, a boss could ask a worker to leave from the age of 65, known as the ‘default retirement age’, as long as they had been given six months’ notice
Safety alert over 138,000 faulty Beko home appliances that may pose a risk to thousands of familiesBeko already accused of making death trap machines linked to 12 deathsThree products are affected – fridge freezers, dryers and gas cookers , fridge-freezers manufactured from 2000 to 2006 and gas cookers produced before 2009.
Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairlyJohn Coatman received the payout after a battle with Salford CouncilWas sacked after raising concerns over figures in line manager's reportMr Coatman says the case caused him so much stress he suffered a stroke By James Rush PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 20 February 2013 John Coatman has been awarded nearly 70,000 after winning an unfair dismissal case against Salford Council for being sacked after raising concerns about inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse A council worker sacked after pointing out inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse has been awarded 67,995 in an unfair dismissal case. John Coatman, 59, received the payout after a battle with Salford Council, which started in 2008
Is this driver putting his feet up Motorist caught on camera 'speeding with legs out window' on Australian motorwayThe provisional driver was caught on the Eastern Freeway, Melbourne, appearing to drive with his legs out of the windowIt believed police have now 'made contact' with the man after they appealed for him to come forwardBut some have questioned whether it is 'physically possible' for the legs to belong to the driver | UPDATED: 18:35 GMT, 26 December 2012 Australian police have ‘made contact’ with a young motorist who appeared to be driving along a Melbourne motorway with his legs hanging out of the window. Police had pleaded with him to come forward after pictures emerged on the internet. It appeared to show the driver speeding down the Eastern Freeway with his legs protruding from the side window while the vehicle hurtles along in cruise control
Surge in divorces among the over-60 'silver separators' despite drop in overall rate of couples splitting up | UPDATED: 23:41 GMT, 20 December 2012 The number of older people whose marriages collapse when they reach their 60s has risen sharply, official figures have revealed. Even though divorce overall has become less common, the rate of break-ups among the ‘silver separators’ has soared in the past ten years, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Surgeons face league table over death rates so patients can choose to have operations with the best specialistsOnline comparisons to be published on NHS Choices website next summerWill include procedures such as hip replacements and weight-loss surgery By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 00:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:42 GMT, 19 December 2012 League tables are to be published to measure the performance of surgeons – including their patients’ survival rates. From next summer, online comparisons can be made of doctors who specialise in procedures including hip and knee replacements and weight-loss surgery. NHS officials say it will give patients more power and enable them to choose to have their operation carried out by a top surgeon at another hospital
High blood pressure is the biggest global killer…but obesity isn't far behind, warn leading scientists Smoking and alcohol came second and third, says study which looked at 43 risk factors over 20 yearsToo much salt and not enough fruit partly to blame High body mass index was the biggest ‘climber’, moving from tenth place to sixth | UPDATED: 17:56 GMT, 13 December 2012 High blood pressure killed more than nine million people worldwide in 2010, making it the greatest overall health risk. Smoking and alcohol came second and third, according to the study which looked at the trends of 43 risks between 1990 and 2010
More than 100,000 migrants to undergo face-to-face interviews in attempt to end visa system 'abuse' UK Border Agency launched pilot scheme last year to interview 'high-risk student visa applications'Theresa May said agency staff will interview 100,000 a year from April | UPDATED: 07:54 GMT, 13 December 2012 More than 100,000 migrants a year are to undergo face-to-face interviews when they apply for visas in an attempt to end rampant ‘abuse’ of the system. Labour abolished the interviews four years ago when they introduced a controversial points-based regime. Migrants were judged on application forms which included questions about their qualifications and financial arrangements.
HIV positive Colombian truck driver 'infected more than 50 women in uncontrollable rampage' | UPDATED: 23:32 GMT, 4 December 2012 HIV positive: Libardo Rojas Duenas is alleged to have raped and infected up to 50 women with the condition after going on an uncontrollable rampage An HIV positive Colombian truck driver is alleged to have raped and infected more than 50 women across the country after going on a 'uncontrollable' rampage. Libardo Rojas Duenas, 57, is said to have completely ignored state-issued medical advice after being diagnosed with the deadly virus in 2006. Police say he raped a 16-year-old girl in the city of Ccuta the following year, who soon after discovered she had contracted the sexually transmitted disease.