You might as well stay on the couch because keeping fit "can"t stop our muscles ageing"

You might as well stay on the couch because keeping fit 'can't stop our muscles ageing' By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 01:14 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:08 GMT, 22 March 2013 Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker, now 47, has been forced to reduce her daily workout after her designer gowns revealed her bulging veins and sinewy biceps Millions of us spend hours sweating and straining in the gym hoping to keep ourselves looking younger than our years.

Suffering from a bad pack or painful wisdom tooth? Blame evolution

Suffering from a bad back or painful wisdom tooth You should blame evolution Humans suffer from impacted wisdom teeth as increased brain size has left less room in the mouthOur modified ape feet are made up of 26 parts – 'the biological equivalent of paper clips and duct tape’Walking on two legs causes a host of back problems By Nicholas Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 17:25 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:25 GMT, 15 February 2013 Walking on two legs causes a host of back problems for our species Our climb to the top of the evolutionary tree to become the planet’s most intelligent species has not come without its drawbacks.

Sugary soft drinks can raise risk of depression – and diet versions cause the most harm

Sugary soft drinks may raise risk of depression – with diet versions causing the most harm Four cans of pop a day raised depression risk 30%But drinking four cups of coffee decreased risk by 10% By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 21:12 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:46 GMT, 9 January 2013 Cutting out sweetened diet drinks could lower risk of depression, say researchers If you are feeling low, it may be best to lay off the fizzy drinks and have a cup of coffee instead.

Top tip for New Year"s Eve: Eating asparagus could prevent a hangover

Planning a big night out Why eating asparagus could prevent a hangover Amino acids and minerals in asparagus could alleviate hangover symptoms and protect the liverAsparagus leaves have the highest levels of the protective substances | UPDATED: 13:31 GMT, 27 December 2012 Research suggests that tucking into a few asparagus shoots may be all that is required to prevent a hangover Drinking milk, eating bread, water before bed; the list of hangover prevention methods is extensive.

Could a problematic gene be the key to solving infertility problems?

Could a rogue gene be to blame for infertility problems Chromosomes must 'huddle' together to ensure an egg’s healthy development and fertilisationBut when the gene SRPK is missing, they cannot do this, say Edinburgh scientists By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 Scientists have identified a gene which could help solve the problem of infertility in humans.

Let"s (not) Get It On: Having sex WON"T jump-start labour, couples told

Let's (not) Get It On: Having sex WON'T jump-start labour, couples toldNo differences found in the timing of delivery between women who had sex near term and those who abstainedHowever, study did confirm sex is usually safe late on in pregnancy<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 15:19 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <p>Pregnant women who are keen to jump-start their contractions have long relied on traditional remedies from eating hot curries to having sex.</p><p>But now scientists have some disappointing news for couples – making love doesn't bring on labour.</p><p>A study from the University of Malaya in Malaysia found no differences in the timing of delivery between women who had sex near term and those who abstained.</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/22/article-2236760-16295900000005DC-891_468x309.jpg" width="468" height="309" alt="Waiting: In one Friends episode Ross and Rachel decide to have sex to try and jump-start labour" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Waiting: In one Friends episode Ross and Rachel decide to have sex to try and jump-start labour.

Stepfather “handcuffs 9-year-old girl to radiator and cuts her with a machete because she’s not his biological child”

Stepfather “handcuffs 9-year-old girl to radiator and cuts her with a machete because she”s not his biological child”.A Connecticut man regularly abused his nine-year-old stepdaughter – cutting her with a machete and handcuffing her to a radiator – because she was not his biological child, police said.

Eating a high fat diet can "prevent obesity and improve your metabolism"

It's the way you eat it: Gorging on a high fat diet can 'prevent obesity and improve your metabolism'Timing of food consumption takes precedence over the amount of fat contained in the food This, scientists claim, leads to improved metabolism and helping to prevent obesity | UPDATED: 11:39 GMT, 13 September 2012 It's welcome news for anyone who has ever tried to shift a few pounds.

Aggressive behaviour doubles risk of stroke as much as smoking

Aggressive behaviour 'doubles risk of stroke': It's as big a danger as smoking, claim researchers Personality traits can raise the risk of strokeBeing aggressive, quick-tempered and impatient can increase the risk of stroke as much as smoking Spanish scientists looked at participants' chronic stress levels and biological risk factors | UPDATED: 21:30 GMT, 29 August 2012 Aggressive, quick-tempered people are more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke, a study has shown.

Dream of fatherhood for thousands of infertile men a step closer as scientists "grow" sperm from skin

Dream of fatherhood for thousands of infertile men a step closer as scientists 'grow' sperm from skinScientific technique could help thousands of men become fathers But it is fraught with moral and ethical concerns | UPDATED: 23:05 GMT, 28 August 2012 Scientists have succeeded in making early-stage sperm from human skin tissue.