Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots Areas where people 'like' TV more than sport are less healthy People with television-related Facebook 'interests' more likely to be obeseThose related to a healthy lifestyle are less likely to have weight issues People's online ‘interests’ could help predict and map obesity rates by area By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 Facebook could be a key tool in mapping which geographical areas have the most overweight and obese people.
Eating two portions of fish a week while pregnant halves the risk of ADHD – but make sure it's haddock rather than tuna Children whose mothers ate two portions a week had a 60 per cent lower risk of developing symptoms But women advised to avoid eating too much oily fish | UPDATED: 16:23 GMT, 9 October 2012 The amount of fish a woman eats while pregnant may affect her child's chances of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Eating just half a cupful of cherries can reduce the risk of gout by a third Gout is a form of arthritis caused by uric acid crystallising in the jointsPatients who ate a cup and a half of cherries over two days saw their flare-up risk drop by 35 per cent | UPDATED: 12:40 GMT, 28 September 2012 Gout is more common when you get older and is three-to-four times more likely in men Eating cherries can reduce the risk of gout attacks in people with the disease by more than a third, a study shows.
How disturbed sleep in children can 'affect the onset of puberty'Deep sleep is ‘intimately involved’ in the control of the onset of puberty, scientists have found | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 13 September 2012 Disturbed sleep in children may affect the onset of puberty, according to research.
Eye test may be early indicator of Alzheimer's, say scientists after linking brain disease to cataracts Link could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer'sFinding indicates that dementia might originate outside of the brain and be connected to the body as a whole | UPDATED: 08:02 GMT, 12 September 2012 Scientists have discovered a link between cataracts and Alzheimer’s that they hope will pave the way for new treatments for the brain disease.
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Eating oily fish regularly ‘can significantly cut risk of prostate death’Those who consume high levels of omega-3 are 34 to 40 per cent more likely to die from diseaseMen over 50 more likely to develop a tumour, and there is a strong genetic element to it | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 19 July 2012 Fishy tale: A diet rich in oily fish can significantly improve prostate cancer victims' chances of surviving the disease, research shows A diet rich in oily fish can significantly improve prostate cancer victims’ chances of surviving the disease, research shows.
Why you shouldn't lie-in once you're retired – too much sleep 'can bring on dementia' | UPDATED: 16:03 GMT, 16 July 2012 Having regular lie-ins in old age can bring on dementia, say scientists.
Two glasses of wine a day for middle-aged adults 'makes your life better' Those who drink in moderation have score better for on index measuring dexterity, emotion, and mobility | UPDATED: 07:06 GMT, 25 June 2012 A couple of glasses of wine each day improves your quality of life, researchers say.