Women are piling on the pounds because they have cut down on housework, study shows

Women are piling on the pounds because they have cut down on housework, study shows Women now burn up to 360 calories less a day than their parents Housewives in 1965 spent 27 hours a week cooking, cleaning and washing Women now spend only 13.3 hours a week on housework, research shows By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:21 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 1 March 2013 We have long been told that our unhealthy diet is why we are all too fat.

Cancer patients who say No to a mastectomy "more likely to survive"

Cancer patients who say No to a mastectomy 'more likely to survive' By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 01:15 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:16 GMT, 28 January 2013 Many women diagnosed with breast cancer choose to have a mastectomy thinking it will remove the tumours as quickly as possible and give them the best chance of survival Women stand a better chance of surviving breast cancer if they don’t have a mastectomy, a major study has found.

Feeling under the weather? It could be because of all the rain: Scientists link stomach bugs to wetter conditions and storms

Feeling under the weather It could be because of all the rain: Scientists link stomach bugs to wetter conditions and stormsTorrential rain leads to drains overflowing which spreads bacteriaThe bacteria, if ingested, makes us illViroclime project looks at climate change and waterborne viruses By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 16:30 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 7 January 2013 Sick: The weather might make us miserable, but it could also be making us ill, according to scientists It's not unusual for the inclement British weather to make us feel a little miserable, but it could also be making us ill, say scientists.

Got no willpower? Try a menu that states how many miles you"ll need to walk to burn off dinner

Got no willpower Try a menu that states how many MIILES you'll need to walk to burn off dinner Diners are more likely to choose a healthier fast food snack if the menu states how many miles they have to walk to get rid of itThose given no details picked dishes that averaged around 1,020 calories each Those told how many miles they would have to walk ate an average of just 826 calories | UPDATED: 18:55 GMT, 18 December 2012 It may make depressing reading.

I can"t go to the gym – I"ve done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact

I can't go to the gym – I've done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact Two out of five women admitted they often avoided the gym so they wouldn't mess up their hair dosThese women were almost three times less likely to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines | UPDATED: 13:33 GMT, 18 December 2012 Going for a drink after work, feeling tired and forgetting your trainers are just some of the common reasons for avoiding the gym.

Why jogging a week before your period could damage your knees

Jogging a week before your period is due 'could damage your knees' Sportswomen are more likely to suffer from join injuries than men Scientists found nerve activity increased in knee muscles in late stage of woman's menstrual cycle | UPDATED: 13:55 GMT, 16 October 2012 Injured knees: Scientists think a woman's menstrual cycle could be associated with her increased risk of tearing ligaments during exercise Women who work out regularly should consider taking it easy in the week before their period is due – as they could be at greater risk of injury, say scientists.

Heartwarming moment dog is reunited with family FOUR YEARS after she went missing

Heartwarming moment dog is reunited with family FOUR YEARS after she went missing in America | UPDATED: 10:01 GMT, 19 September 2012 A family has been reunited with their dog nearly four years after she vanished thanks to a microchip – and the kindness of a stranger.

Breast cancers found to fall into four main groups, bringing targeted treatments "giant step closer"

Breast cancers found to fall into four main groups, raising hope for more targeted treatments 'Giant step closer' to understanding genetic origins of four subtypes of breast cancer, says expert Research that mapped 800 breast tumours could lead to more targeted drugs | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 24 September 2012 Breast cancer falls into four genetically distinct groups, according to the most comprehensive analysis of the disease so far.

20-year-old man caught by his father trying to rape his grandmother “because he couldn’t get a girlfriend”

20-year-old man caught by his father trying to rape his grandmother “because he couldn”t get a girlfriend”. A 20-year-old man attempted to rape his grandmother after complaining to her he could not get a girlfriend.

Women over 50 "just as likely to suffer from eating disorders as teenagers"

Women over 50 'just as likely to suffer from eating disorders as teenagers'3.5% reported binge eating, while 8% admitted purging62% claimed weight negatively impacted on their lifeOver-75s can still suffer eating problems, study finds | UPDATED: 04:15 GMT, 21 June 2012 They are commonly seen as issues faced predominantly by teenagers and young women.