February 15, 2016
OAPs can dramatically boost their brain power with just a one week course in a second language, experts say.
Prof Antonella Sorace, founder of the Bilingualism Matters Centre at the University of Edinburgh, has conducted research which shows being multilingual can improve thinking and learning ability, and may reduce mental decline with age.
February 12, 2016
Older people in England are living longer than ever before, a report from Public Health England says.
Figures show that for those aged 65, men can expect to live for another 19 years and women a further 21 years.
But there is concern that too many elderly people are living in poor health.
February 08, 2016
Prevalence of brain diseases like Alzheimer's has collapsed by more than 22pc in 20 years, possibly due to healthier lifestyles and better education
February 05, 2016
Every February, British heart charities celebrate Heart Month.
For this year's Heart Month everyone is encouraged everyone to make small changes towards a healthier lifestyle.
February 04, 2016
Today is Time To Talk Day (Thursday, February 4) - a day organised by anti-stigma campaign Time To Change, run by mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.
"Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by almost 10% in the last decade, although the number of cases is still going up, new figures show.
Analysis by Cancer Research UK found that 284 out of every 100,000 people in the UK died from cancer in 2013 (around 162,000 people), down from 312 in every 100,000 a decade ago.
The slump is largely due to improvements in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
January 25, 2016
RNIB is launching a new community of blind and partially sighted people, and their supporters called RNIB Connect, to meet and connect with others, provide and also receive support from people who have had similar experiences, get involved with local service planning and delivery, campaign on matters that are important and help to shape the community where they live
January 19, 2016
Millions of people in the UK get defrauded in this way every year.
Get Safe Online would like to help you protect yourself against becoming one of them.
January 18, 2016
Over three quarters of Brits are unaware of the recommended minimum amount of physical activity needed every week and are not keen to get active.
January 13, 2016
Healthy Hearts is the new Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Service for the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. The service is commissioned by the Three Borough Public Health Team and provided by Thrive Tribe.