Beware of trendy barefoot running shoes – you could end up with broken bones in your foot Advocates of barefoot running claim it can reduce injuries and back pain'Minimalist' shoes such as these now account for 15% of salesBut experts say many people suffer injuries by overdoing it early on Runners should make transition from regular trainers more slowly, they say By Anna Hart PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 7 March 2013 Experts have warned that 'barefoot' five-finger running shoes (pictured) can easily cause injuries It has become one of the latest running crazes, said to reduce the risk of injuries and back pain.
It's not just what you eat, but when: Eating lunch too late may make you fat Those who eat lunch after 3pm shed fewer pounds than those eating earlierLate eaters were also more likely to skip eating breakfast By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 10:07 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 29 January 2013 Late eaters displayed a slower weight-loss rate It's not just what you eat – it's also when you eat that is key to losing weight, according to a new study.
Treatment for prostate cancer can shorten the length of a man's penis Men have complained their penises are smaller after surgery Some treatments can damage nerves and tissues that cause erectionsThis may shorten the penis and lead to intimacy problems, say researchersProblem much more widespread than previously thought PUBLISHED: 15:50 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:16 GMT, 3 January 2013 A diagnosis of prostate cancer is devastating for any man, but new research suggests the problems may go on long after treatment.
While you were sleeping: The baby sock that monitors your child's breathing, giving anxious parents peace of mindIt works by strapping around an infant’s foot and measuring heart rate and blood-oxygen levelsScientists hope the device could help cut the number of cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndromes – or cot deaths | UPDATED: 14:04 GMT, 29 November 2012 Most new parents have spent sleepless nights, worrying whether their child is breathing properly while tucked up in their cots.
Doctor who performed first successful organ transplant dies aged 93More than 600,000 people worldwide have received transplants since Joseph Murray's pioneering innovationHe was given a Nobel Prize for his work after taking a kidney from one identical twin and giving it to his twin brother, in 1954 He learned his craft during World War II, treating badly-burned soldiers | UPDATED: 14:22 GMT, 27 November 2012 Pioneer: Dr Joseph Murray, the surgeon who carried out the first successful kidney transplant, has died at 93 Dr Joseph Murray, the surgeon who carried out the first successful kidney transplant and later won a Nobel Prize for his work, has died at the age of 93.
How switching to decaf could save your sight: Drinking three cups of coffee a day linked with vision loss and blindness Coffee increases the risk of eye condition glaucomaThose with a family history most at riskNo association found with tea, coffee or cola | UPDATED: 14:47 GMT, 5 October 2012 Coffee: More than three cups a day may increase the risk of glaucoma Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may increase the risk of vision loss and blindness, according to American research.
Work up an appetite Brisk exercise actually REDUCES hunger pangs, scientists claimJust 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the morning actually reduces the motivation to eatScientists measured the neural activity of 35 women while they viewed food images, both following a morning of exercise and a morning without exerciseThey found their attentional response to the food pictures decreased after the brisk workout | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 13 September 2012 It is commonly assumed that you can 'work up an appetite' with a vigorous workout.
Women who regularly take ibuprofen or paracetamol are 'more likely to lose their hearing' The more often a woman takes either medication, the higher her risk of hearing loss, researchers claimNo link between aspirin use and hearing loss By Graham Smith PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 13 September 2012 | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 13 September 2012 Regular use of household painkillers including ibuprofen and paracetamol can lead to an increased risk of hearing loss in women, according to a study.
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.
Why it pays to stay calm: Anxiety may age you by SIX YEARS Women with phobias were found to have more cellular damage associated with ageing | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 12 July 2012 It will do nothing to calm a fearful person, but a new study has found that anxiety could make you grow old more quickly.