People eating less salt in their diets has led to a fall in the number of heart disease deaths in England, a study suggests.
Millions of Britons are putting themselves at risk of early death by failing to recognise they are obese, a report suggests.
Anti-smoking campaigners have urged Chancellor George Osborne to increase the tobacco "tax escalator" from 2% to 5% above inflation year-on-year when he announces his Budget next week.
Middle-aged people who eat a lot of animal protein may be increasing their risk of dying from cancer by as much as those who smoke a packet of cigarettes every day, a new study suggests.
Cumbria is officially the fattest county in England, according to data collated for the first time.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a poster advertising a brand of electronic cigarettes after concerns were raised over similarities with a major stop smoking campaign.
An emerging tendency for people to plan ahead for their funeral has sparked a trend towards increasingly unusual ceremonies.
It will be illegal for under-18s to buy electronic cigarettes under new legislation proposed by the government.
Over two million adults in England could be eligible for weight loss surgery, say experts, as the obesity epidemic shows no sign of slowing down.
Experts have warned that a "doomsday scenario" about British obesity rates set out in a report may actually underestimate the scale of crisis.
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