Drinking too much? Head to the gym: Exercise can repair damage to the brain caused by alcohol

Drinking too much Head to the gym: Exercise can repair damage to the brain caused by alcohol Aerobic exercise such as jogging may alleviate some of the white-matter damage caused by heavy drinkingExercise can slow cognitive decline related with age By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:04 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:04 GMT, 16 April 2013 Working out can help former heavy drinkers limit the damage alcohol has done to their brain.

Rush for MMR jab as measles outbreak spreads to the North East where there have been 200 cases of the disease

Rush for MMR jab as measles outbreak spreads to the North East where there have been 200 cases of the disease 19 new measles cases in the Middlesbrough in the last week after 200 in the last six monthsFigure compares with 11 cases in the whole of 2010 and 18 in 2011 1,000 people queue for MMR jab in Swansea after outbreak .

Number of cancer sufferers aged 15- 24 who die from the disease halves in 30 years

Number of cancer sufferers aged 15- 24 who die from the disease halves in 30 years Largest drop in deaths for young adults was for leukaemiaToday over 80 per cent of young people will survive cancerHowever little progress has been made for the rarer forms of cancer By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:05 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:13 GMT, 25 March 2013 The number of teenagers and young adults dying from cancer has almost halved in the last three decades, figures show.

Why having fat thighs now can lead to a doddery old age

Why having fat thighs can lead to a doddery old age People with fat around their thigh muscles had lower walking speeds later in lifeLower walking speed is a good predictor of disability risk in old age By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:06 GMT, 26 February 2013 People with wobbly thighs should take note – carrying extra fat around your upper leg makes it far harder to walk in old age.

10% of children are already obese by the time they start primary school

10% of children are ALREADY obese by the time they start primary school Worrying figures show this rises to 20% by Year SixAnd that 65% of men and 58% of women are overweight or obese in the UK Number of people having weight loss surgery or being admitted to hospital due to obesity has also soared By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:01 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:12 GMT, 20 February 2013 One in 10 children are obese when they start school, worrying figures suggest.

Lack of deep sleep in old age "can contribute significantly to memory loss"

Lack of deep sleep in old age 'can contribute significantly to memory loss'People in their 70s did worse in a memory test than those in their 20s, even though they had same hours of restMonitoring showed quality of sleep enjoyed by older people up to 75 per cent worseResearchers suggest by stimulating deeper sleep, it may be possible to boost memory maintenance in the elderly By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 20:44 GMT, 27 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:44 GMT, 27 January 2013 A lack of deep restorative sleep in older people significantly contributes to memory loss, a new study has found.

Stand up in the office to lose weight and boost circulation, says expert

Stand up in the office to lose weight and boost circulation, says expert Standing for 3 hours a day can burn 8lbs of fat a yearHigher desks suggested to stop workers sitting all dayWriter Ernest Hemingway was a fan of standing while writing found sitting down too long increases your risk of dying within a few years – even if you are already physically active.

Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone

Abuse of elderly patients by NHS staff rises by a third in one year with a shocking 36,000 offences reported last year alone | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 1 December 2012 'Cruelty has become normal': Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt highlighted some disturbing cases of abuse by NHS staff Thousands of elderly and vulnerable patients are being abused by carers and NHS staff, shocking figures reveal.

Safe sex: Facebook is a good way to promote condom use to teenagers

How Facebook could prevent you from catching an STD Young people who 'Liked' a sexual health advice site were more likely to use condoms than those who didn't Facebook 'a good way to help prevent sexually transmitted infections' | UPDATED: 14:50 GMT, 10 October 2012 Young people who received sexual advice from Facebook were more likely to use condoms If you worry about spending hours on Facebook, then relax – it could be good for your health.