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29 March 2017 08:53
Writer and comedian David Baddiel recently made a film about how dementia had affected his family and now he has been named an ambassador of a dementia charity.
Researchers have highlighted a generation gap in treatment quality of leukaemia patients.
Want to slow down the ageing process? A new drug claims to be able to do just that - and experts have suggested it could be on the market in three years.
People who drink moderately are less likely to suffer a heart attack, according to a new study.
Passengers on certain flights into the UK will no longer be able to carry laptops and tablets like iPads in their hand luggage.
Mountaineers looking to scale the world's highest peak may need to shell out for a GPS device, according to Nepal's tourism chief.
The effects of being in skyscrapers, at concerts or even walking on wobbly bridges could help scientists understand the experiences of dementia sufferers, researchers are claiming.
A young actor has released pictures of a lump on her throat that turned out to be thyroid cancer, with hopes the image will raise awareness and alert others who may be suffering from the disease.
A "promising treatment" for aggressive blood cancer needs more evidence of its effectiveness before NHS doctors will be able to prescribe, a watchdog is warning.
Millions of Brits are opting for coach holidays over jet-setting and cruises, new research indicates.
Thousands of flights to and from America's north east have been cancelled in preparation for a "life-threatening" storm poised to hit the country.
Seniors who experience weight loss should not put it down to the normal ageing process, experts are warning.
Gatwick Airport is insisting it is still a "credible and deliverable" expansion option, as the airport experienced its busiest ever February.
Strikes by French air traffic controllers (ATCs) are leading to delays and cancellations across the UK.
Waiting times for kidney transplant patients have fallen significantly, health officials have said.
A Dutch snowboarder has been fatally injured in the second avalanche to hit the French Alps in 24 hours.
The risk of developing a deadly form of breast cancer can be cut by 40% by following a Mediterranean diet, new research has found.
Researchers have warned that people who eat an excessive number of takeaways and ready meals every week could face an increased risk of developing cancer.
People with multiple sclerosis could be more likely to develop dementia in later life, researchers have claimed.
Researchers have highlighted a link between obesity and several forms of cancer.
Asking people how their symptoms are affected when they go on holiday abroad could help doctors determine genuine allergies from suspected ones.
A prestigious star rating service has announced its awards for 2017.
Cancer diagnoses in England have reached record-high levels, official new data shows.
Heathrow airport has issued delay and cancellation warnings, after Storm Doris reached nearly 90mph on its way to batter Britain.
Bowel cancer could be cut by more than a third amid the development of a one-off screening test, new research suggests.
Hundreds of thousands of people with a potentially fatal genetic blood condition have yet to be diagnosed with the condition, a charity is warning.
New technology to provide detailed scans of patients could improve the recovery of people suffering with liver cancer, scientists have said.
At least 10 Britons have been injured in a speedboat accident off the icy coast of Norway.
Comedian David Baddiel is trying to highlight the "epidemic" of dementia as a killer of older people in a new documentary.
The public has spoken and the world's favourite cruises are being honoured by a top cruise review site.
The collaborative #SkiSafe campaign has been relaunched in a bid to raise safety awareness among winter sports enthusiasts.
A new "age defying" hormone could offer a breakthrough in preventing kidney and heart disease in people who suffer from diabetes.
Patients needing new life-saving medication could have to wait two years after the UK leaves the EU, experts are warning.
Families looking to take a cheap break in the upcoming half term are often sorely disappointed, however new research suggests Cyprus is the best destination for a well-priced trip.
Europe remains the world's number one region as a travel destination - but tourism growth is slowing down, a travel industry report has said.
A terminal cancer patient is determined to fulfil his dream of climbing Mount Everest, despite having just months to live.
One third of holidaying families will opt for a British break this year, new research suggests.
The benefits of treating back pain with medication could be outweighed by the longer-term side effects, a study suggests.
Better connectivity in the north of England would see millions more air passengers pass through the region, an independent commission has found.
An innovative technique to link breast cancer cell shapes to changes in genes could help scientists identify treatments much sooner.
Taking your family away during school holidays can be up to nine times more expensive than travelling during term time, new research shows.
An avid winter sports enthusiast had his life saved by a rucksack when he accidentally skied off a 150-foot cliff.
Adults struggling with mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression or mood disorders, are at a greater risk of being dying from a tumour, a study has found.
Older people should aim to be more active to reduce the number of falls they experience, experts are claiming.
Millions of people are living with a "silent killer" as high blood pressure remains undiagnosed, a charity is warning.
Hazardous weather conditions and low visibility is impacting airports across the UK, causing delays and cancellations.
Thousands of men may be able to avoid undergoing a biopsy to detect prostate cancer, as research shows MRI scans could be used to detect aggressive forms of the disease.
Winter sports enthusiasts are being urged to check they have the right insurance after new research shows only 1 in 6 people are covered under their standard travel insurance policy.
Nearly 1,000 people have had their holidays in Gambia cut short amid growing political unrest in the African state.
Researchers at Cambridge University may have made a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings.
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.
Budget airline Norwegian has said it will launch ultra-low cost flights for as little at £56 to New York as it ramps up the pressure on its rivals.
Some of the most famous artists in history may have left subtle clues to brain disease in their paintings, new research suggests.
A positive outlook for the UK travel industry is being tempered by uncertainty over the economy, according to a new report.
Eating a lot of cured and processed meat such as ham and salami could aggravate asthma symptoms, new research suggests.
A new laser cancer treatment has been hailed as "remarkable" after leaving 50% of patients with no signs of disease.
Parliamentary support for Heathrow expansion has grown in recent months, according to research commissioned by the airport.
Britain has become the first country in the world to give the go-ahead for licensed "three parent" baby treatments for inherited diseases.
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie's decision to publicise her double mastectomy following breast cancer gene testing led to a sharp rise in genetic testing, a new study suggests.
Legendary newspaper columnist AA Gill revealed the story of him coming to terms with his cancer diagnosis in the final article before his death.
Are you aged between 50 and 70?
Travelling by plane, seeing the Eiffel Tower, and eating foreign food.
A scuba diver swam some 16 kilometres to shore after becoming stranded from his boat off the coast of Western Australia in what one rescuer hailed an amazing tale of survival.
Do you have any older relatives or neighbours who are likely to be alone over Christmas?
Eating a handful of nuts every day can help reduce your chances of suffering heart disease and other serious illnesses, scientists have claimed.
Thousands of Britons could be heading off on snow-sports holidays without appropriate travel insurance cover, it has been warned.
Pilots at German airline Lufthansa are on strike again after a two-day break in their campaign of walkouts.
Britons are among the top spenders in Europe when it comes to holidays, new research has found.
The UK should think about resuming flights to the popular tourism resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a major United Nations agency.
Plans are in place to develop a new aviation arrangement between the UK and US, to ensure holidaymakers can still fly between the two countries once Britain departs the EU.
Hundreds of Lufthansa flights have been grounded after pilots working for the airline took part in a strike.
The US is warning its citizens that Europe is facing a "heightened risk of terror attacks" at Christmas markets and other seasonal holiday events.
A groundbreaking radiotherapy machine that can track the changing position of tumours in real time will soon be used to treat cancer patients in the UK.
Top airline bosses are urging the government to scrap air passenger duty ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
Winter sun is now the most popular holiday type, according to new research conducted by travel experts.
A holiday price increase of 10% on trips to Europe could cause tourists to postpone their getaways next year, experts are warning.
British citizens will no longer be able to travel freely to Europe without paying a "travel tax" or filling in visa forms under plans unveiled by Brussels.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has signalled his support for a legal challenge to the expansion of Heathrow airport.
A flight operator has warned of disruptions to travel to New Zealand in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake and travel alerts have been issue to holidaymakers visiting the country.
New Zealand is planning to send in military helicopters and a navy ship to rescue about 1,000 tourists and hundreds of residents who are stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after a powerful earthquake cut off access.