Lager louts may not be to blame for their behaviour as scientists discover binge-drinking gene

Lager louts may not be to blame for their behaviour as scientists discover binge-drinking gene 16-year-olds with the genetic variant drank alcohol more frequently than boys who did not possess it Teenage alcohol abuse is linked to poor brain development and future health problems By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 09:50 GMT, 4 December 2012 | UPDATED: 09:59 GMT, 4 December 2012 A newly discovered addiction gene could be fuelling teenage binge-drinking, research suggests.

Want to give up smoking? Look back to your youth as childhood trauma could be to blame

Want to give up smoking Look back to your youth as childhood trauma could be to blame Women who were physically or emotionally abused at children were 1.4 times more likely to become a smoker | UPDATED: 11:15 GMT, 13 July 2012 The researchers said their study highlighted the role psychological distress may play in choosing to smoke Women who struggle to give up smoking may do well to look back to their youth, after researchers found a link between the habit and childhood trauma.

Women who fail to have children via IVF "have higher risk of mental issues"

Women who fail to have children via IVF 'have higher risk of mental issues' Childlessness increased the risk of alcohol and substance abuse by 103% and schizophrenia by 47% | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 2 July 2012 Women who remain childless after seeking fertility treatment are significantly more at risk of being hospitalised for mental problems, a study has found.

No regerts? Well maybe a few….These tacky tattoos have been singled out as among the ugliest yet

No regerts Well maybe a few….These tacky tattoos have been singled out as ugliest yetMis-spelt tattoo adorning a woman”s side must fill her with regret every time she sees itTattoo revival prompts online posts featuring increasing number of horrendous choices

Anthony Sanchez filmed whipping his son during game of catch arrested for child abuse

Man filmed whipping his son during game of catch arrested for child abuse. A California water agency director has been arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse after a neighbour shot and posted an online video of him whipping his stepson with a belt while playing catch.

How you drink alcohol can affect your health as much as the quantity you consume

How you drink alcohol can affect your health as much as the quantity you consume Scientists find that consuming 14 drinks a week, averaging two a day, is beneficial for the heart, whereas 14 drinks over a weekend damages itThe study is the first to provide concrete evidence of the benefit and harm of select drinking patterns | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 31 May 2012 The way you drink alcohol can have affect your health as much as the amount you consume, according to a study.

Mother left her 16-month-old baby home ALONE while she partied for five days and nights

Mother left her 16-month-old baby home ALONE while she partied for five days and nights. Baby was found starving and wearing a nappy which had not been changed for days.She came home periodically to feed infant Cheerios

One-in-ten nurses have been attacked on home visits as violence surges against health workers

One-in-ten nurses have been attacked on home visits as violence surges against health workers Overwhelmed: Four in 10 nurses felt the risks to lone workers have increased over the past two years due to a heavy case load More than six out of 10 nurses have been verbally abused over the last two years while working in the community, a poll has revealed. The survey for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) also found 11 per cent had been the victim of physical abuse. Some 16 per cent of the more than 760 nurses questioned said their employer would not take action on verbal abuse, while a further third were uncertain.