The secret to weight loss? Ditch the booze, dieters told

The secret to weight loss Ditch the booze, dieters told Few of us realise that a pint of lager has the same number of calories as three chocolate biscuitsOr that two glasses of wine will take 52 minutes of walking to burn off While fat contains nine calories per gramme, pure alcohol comes a close second with seven calories per gramme By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 08:41 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:25 GMT, 2 January 2013 Diet disaster: Few of us count 'liquid calories' when we're trying to lose weight, despite their high calorie content Dieters are underestimating the effect of alcohol weight loss, with few realising that a pint of lager has the same number of calories as three chocolate biscuits.

Yo-yo dieting doesn"t just make you fat, it can also damage your HEART

Yo-yo dieting doesn't just make you fat, it can also damage your HEART Study followed 100 obese post-menopausal women, who lost 25lbs on average in an intervention schemeA year later they had regained around 70 per cent of the weight they had lost Women who regained weight had worse heart health than before they went on diet | UPDATED: 17:24 GMT, 18 December 2012 A measured response: Maintaining weight loss is just as important as losing it, a study has suggested Older women who want to slim down have been warned they could be doing more harm than good if they don't manage to stick to the diet.

Having visitors in hospital can help speed up patients" recovery time after surgery

Having visitors in hospital can help speed up patients' recovery time after surgeryResearchers at Ohio State University found patients who have contact with friends while recovering from surgery have less nerve-related painBut contact with companions must be in person and not through social media to have an effect | UPDATED: 06:26 GMT, 17 October 2012 Having a friend nearby can help patients recover quicker from the pain of surgery, according to studies by neuroscientists.

Here"s the headline: Watching the news can make you ill

Some viewers may find this distressing: How watching harrowing footage on the news can bring on post-traumatic stress Watching hours of footage from war zones or in the aftermath of terrorist attacks can cause post-traumatic stress symptoms Experts said their findings were particularly relevant in time of social media | UPDATED: 11:16 GMT, 5 September 2012 Millions tune in to the news each evening to catch up on the day's events.

Two cups of coffee a day could help relieve shakes caused by Parkinsons disease

Two cups of coffee a day could help relieve shakes caused by Parkinson’s disease | UPDATED: 06:52 GMT, 2 August 2012 A new study has shown coffee helps reduce the shakes of Parkinson's Disease A study of more than 60 patients has found those given caffeine supplements experienced an improvement in symptoms for Parkinson's disease.

People with kids half as likely to develop colds due to "psychological benefits of parenthood"

People with kids half as likely to develop colds due to 'psychological benefits of parenthood'The more children you have the better your chance of escaping coughs and colds | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 4 July 2012 You may think parents couldn't escape from picking up bugs due to the constant stream of virus-ridden children traipsing through their homes.

Even a brisk daily walk can cut the risk of breast cancer

Even a brisk daily walk can cut the risk of breast cancer Women who exercised for at least 90 minutes a day saw the most benefit with a 30 per cent drop in their breast cancer risk | UPDATED: 13:01 GMT, 25 June 2012 Women saw a reduction in their breast cancer risk no matter how intense the exercise.

Why that spare tyre could be GOOD for your health: Hard-to-shift fat helps to regulate your immune system

Why that spare tyre could be GOOD for your health: Hard-to-shift fat helps to regulate your immune systemCould stop patients' bodies rejecting organ transplantsHope for those with Lupus or Crohn's disease | UPDATED: 20:13 GMT, 6 June 2012 Dieters desperate to get rid of that spare tyre can finally let it all hang out.