Short-bursts of exercise boost your self-control and could be used as treatment for ADHD and autism

Short-bursts of exercise boost your self-control and could be used as treatment for ADHD and autism Review found short bouts of physical activity improved self-control in children, teenagers and young adultsMay increase oxygen flow to pre-frontal cortex in brain Other studies have found short bursts of exercise as effective at warding off heart disease as 90minute jogs , which looked at the impact of short bouts of exercise on brain function in 586 participants aged from six to 35 years old.

Tea up! How four cups a day can slash the risk of a stroke

Teas up! How four cups a day can slash the risk of a stroke Drinking four cups of tea a day reduced risk of stroke by 21% compared to those who never drank teaA cuppa is packed with compounds called flavonoids that are thought to be good for the heart and brain By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 13:28 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:56 GMT, 9 January 2013 A calming cuppa: Tea is packed with components called flavonoids that are thought to be good for the heart and brain Drinking four cups of tea a day can reduce the risk of a stroke by more than a fifth, according to new research.

Coffee cancer: Six cups a day cuts risk of both womb and prostate cancer

Six cups of coffee a day 'cuts risk of both womb and prostate cancer' | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 14 October 2012 The effects were seen regardless of whether regular or decaffeinated coffee was consumed Women who drink four to six cups of coffee a day are less likely to suffer from womb cancer, while men who drink this amount are less likely to suffer prostate cancer, according to a study using 117,000 volunteers.

Antibiotics: How taking them can make you fat, ill and prone to auto-immune diseases

How taking antibiotics can make you fat, ill and prone to auto-immune diseases | UPDATED: 00:31 GMT, 7 August 2012 Keep the bacteria in our body in the right balance and they can control weight He came across Chinese yam and bitter melon, which were used to treat diabetes and obesity in Imperial times.

Could exhaust fumes CURE heart disease? Minute amount of dangerous toxins "can unblock clogged arteries"

Could exhaust fumes CURE heart disease Minute amounts of dangerous toxins 'can unblock clogged arteries' Carbon monoxide and nitric oxide could widen blood vessels in tiny amounts | UPDATED: 12:55 GMT, 1 August 2012 British scientists are working on a pioneering experiment to cure heart disease – by using the toxic chemicals found in car exhaust fumes.

Fitness: Struggle to get to the gym? Scientists discover hormone that motivates you to exercise

Struggle to get to the gym Scientists discover hormone that motivates you to exercise | UPDATED: 12:42 GMT, 13 June 2012 The dieting market is chock-a-block with supplements that promise to suppress the appetite.

Caesarean section babies "face double the risk of obesity" than those delivered naturally

Caesarean section babies 'face double the risk of obesity' than those delivered naturally | UPDATED: 06:47 GMT, 24 May 2012 Babies born by caesarean section are at double the risk of becoming obese children as those delivered naturally, researchers have claimed.

Statins could be a miracle drug for preventing incontinence and kidney damage in older men

Statins show promise for preventing incontinence and kidney damage in older men | UPDATED: 15:10 GMT, 21 May 2012 An enlarged prostate can cause a frequent need to urinate and difficulty emptying the bladder fully Statins usually used to treat high cholesterol could also help older men by slowing prostate growth, researchers say.