Women really DO get a "spare tyre" of fat after the menopause – putting them at higher risk of heart disease

Women really DO get a 'spare tyre' of fat after the menopause – putting them at higher risk of heart disease Women's bodies change shape after the menopause Before menopause, women store excess fat around their legs and hips; afterwards, around the middle But storing fat around the abdomen is riskier for health, raising the risk of heart disease and cancer By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:14 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:16 GMT, 28 March 2013 After the menopause women's shapes change to be more like those of men Women really are more likely to develop a 'spare tyre' around their waist after the menopause, say researchers.

Why a shock can kill you (even good news): Release of adrenaline after sudden discovery can lead to heart problems

Why a shock can kill you (even good news): Release of adrenaline after sudden discovery can lead to heart problems | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 16 October 2012 A shock can be fatal – and it makes no difference whether it's the trauma of a loved one's death or the excitement of a lottery win, experts claim.

Meet Brianna Minnich, the nine-year-old US girl who turns yellow when ill or angry

Nine-year-old who turns YELLOW with anger: Brianna must spend 12 hours a day under UV lights because of rare condition Brianna Minnich, nine, of Pennsylvania, suffers from Crigler-Najjar syndromeSpends every night beneath lights to battle disease, which affects 200 peopleHas high levels of bilirubin, a waste product from blood usually broken downEyes and skin turn yellow whenever she is ill, injured, stressed or arguing | UPDATED: 19:19 GMT, 14 October 2012 A nine-year-old girl suffering from an extremely rare liver condition which turns her skin and eyes yellow has to spend up to 12 hours every day under bright blue ultraviolet lights to stay healthy.

Light up my life: Brianna, nine, has to spend 12 hours every day under bright blue lamps to beat rare liver disease

Into the blue: Girl, 9, with rare liver disease has to sleep under bright lampsBrianna Minnich, from Whitehall, Pennsylvania, has Crigler-Najjar syndromeOnly around 200 patients in the world suffer from the rare diseaseIllness causes dangerously high levels of bilirubin – a waste product from the blood usually broken down the liver – that the UV rays help to lower | UPDATED: 16:07 GMT, 10 October 2012 A schoolgirl has to spend up to 12 hours a day under a bright blue ultra violet light to prevent her skin from turning yellow because of a rare liver condition.

Gonorrhoea cases jump by 25% in one year as government "safe sex" campaign is criticised

Gonorrhoea cases jump by 25% in one year as government 'safe sex' campaign is criticised There were almost 21,000 new cases of the disease in 2011, up from just under 17,000 in the preceding year | UPDATED: 12:59 GMT, 12 September 2012 The government's campaign to persuade teenagers to have 'safe sex' has today been criticised after it emerged that new diagnoses of gonorrhoea have jumped by 25 per cent in one year.

The last cowboys: Stunning black and white images show a rugged and romantic piece of Americana as it clings on for survival

The last cowboys: Stunning black and white images show a rugged and romantic piece of Americana as it clings on for survival. Breath-taking photographs have captured America”s last cowboys, as the age-old profession, or art-form, all but dies out.

Tree-ring study proves that climate was WARMER in Roman and Medieval times than it is in the modern industrial age

Tree-rings prove climate was WARMER in Roman and Medieval times than it is now – and world has been cooling for 2,000 years Study of semi-fossilised trees gives accurate climate reading back to 138BCWorld was warmer in Roman and Medieval times than it is now

Women who fall pregnant when they"re dieting "more likely to have obese child"

Women who fall pregnant when they're dieting 'more likely to have obese child' Study shows how mother's diet can cause a non-genetic change in their offspring in the womb | UPDATED: 09:02 GMT, 3 April 2012 Watching the weight This can actually have a negative impact on your child if you fall pregnant, experts believe Women who fall pregnant while dieting are more likely to have a child that could become obese or diabetic in later life, a study suggests.

Swiss bus crash: First pictures of the 22 children and six adults killed

First pictures of the young victims of school ski bus crash that killed 28 as it emerges driver “was helping teacher change DVD”. School picture shows some of the children believed to have been killed in the crashInvestigators say three possible causes: