December 29, 2016
Just one in ten middle aged adults are living healthy lifestyles, new research by the government has found.
The study by Public Health England (PHE) found 83 percent of 40 to 60 year-olds are either drinking too much, are inactive or are overweight.
And PHE is encouraging people to take their interactive online quiz to see how their health compares - with people given a rating out of ten and advice on how they can be healthier.
December 20, 2016
Death rates from cancer in the UK will fall by 15% by 2035 thanks to advances in research, diagnosis and treatment, with more Britons living longer after their diagnosis, the charity Cancer Research UK predicts.
December 14, 2016
People drink more alcohol in December than in any other month and we know that drinking heavily can lower inhibitions and influence the decisions you make. It's possible to enjoy the festive season without putting your health at risk if you follow The Alcohol Service's safer partying advice
December 13, 2016
Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates.
December 12, 2016
Christmas and New Year can be an exciting time, but it can also be a challenge for some. Cold weather can mean decreased mobility, susceptibility to minor ailments, worries about staying warm (and the cost of doing so), and loneliness.
December 08, 2016
Older people should consider working until their 70s for the good of their health, the chief medical officer will pronounce today in new advice to today's baby boomers.
Prof Dame Sally Davies will tell those aged 50 to 70 that they are better off staying in work, or else taking up new hobbies to keep physically and mentally active in retirement.
December 07, 2016
As temperatures drop and heating costs rise some residents will face a difficult balancing act of keeping warm and healthy while keeping their fuel bills under control. Healthier Homes aims to help residents who struggle to heat their homes adequately during winter months and run the risk of cold related ill health.
December 06, 2016
Residents are being encouraged to check their smoke alarms and fit one if they haven't already done so. The advice, from the London Fire Brigade (LFB), comes after a recent fire in Shepherd's Bush started by a faulty tumble drier.
December 02, 2016
This is the second edition of Age UK Kensington & Chelsea's new-look Age Matters magazine. It is full of useful information and articles to help readers stay healthy, active and connected to their community.
December 01, 2016
Millions of people around the world will come together today to celebrate World Aids Day.
After 30 years of fighting the virus around 90,000 people live with it in the UK, according to Public Health England.