Grey, saggy skin, wrinkles and jowls: The stop-smoking "time machine" app that shows exactly what the habit will do to your face

Grey, saggy skin, wrinkles and jowls: The stop-smoking app that shows exactly what the habit will do to your face App shows smokers just how much they will ravage their looks Ages the face by up to 20 years to display effects of chemicals in cigarettesHas been designed to encourage younger people to quit before it's too late40 per cent of regular smokers took up the habit before they were 16 By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:46 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 19 March 2013 A new smartphone app has been created to show smokers just how much they will ravage their looks if they continue to light up.

E-cigarettes "can cause more harm than smoking," experts say

E-cigarettes 'can cause more harm than smoking,' experts sayPropylene glycol in e-cigarettes can be harmful Chemical can cause acute respiratory system irritation By Susannah Butter PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 26 January 2013 They are billed as a healthier alternative to smoking, yet experts now warn that electronic cigarettes may be more damaging than the habit they replace.

Pregnant women who see the dental hygienist reduce their risk of a premature birth by a third

Pregnant women who see the hygienist reduce their risk of a premature birth by a third Severe gum infections cause an increase in the production of chemicals which induce labourWomen with gum disease who had a high risk of premature birth benefited from having a procedure called scaling and root planing | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 31 December 2012 Severe gum infections cause an increase in the production of chemicals which induce labour Pregnant women who go to the hygienist may cut their risk of premature birth by a third, new research suggests.

Forget five a day: Now scientists say you"ll be healthier and happier eating SEVEN daily portions of fruit and veg

Forget five a day: Now scientists say you'll be healthier and happier eating SEVEN daily portions of fruit and veg Scientists now claim we need to eat seven portions of fruit and veg a day to stay healthy Those who eat 7-8 portions a day felt more cheerful, loved and optimistic about the future | UPDATED: 14:22 GMT, 11 October 2012 For years we’ve been told to eat at least five portions of fruit and veg a day to stay healthy.

Using illegal drugs "is like eating junk food or gambling": Row as charity calls for a softer line on cannabis

Using illegal drugs 'is like eating junk food or gambling': Row as charity calls for a softer line on cannabis Taking cannabis classed as another 'risky' behaviour like a poor diet, finds the UK Drug Policy CommissionIndependent advisory body say growing cannabis for personal use should not be a criminal offence | UPDATED: 07:11 GMT, 15 October 2012 Taking drugs is just like eating junk food, a controversial report claims today.

Male contraception: Cutting of sperm"s power supply could make a man temporarily infertile

Off with their tails! Male contraceptive pill a step closer as scientists cut off the power supply that helps sperm swim Gene mutation disrupted their ability to swimResulted in sperm tails that were 17 per cent shorter and a 50 per cent reduction in sperm production | UPDATED: 12:05 GMT, 9 October 2012 Scientists have found a way to stop sperm swimming, making the long-awaited male contraceptive pill a step closer to fruition.

Dishwasher liquitabs pose a danger to children who can mistake them for sweets, doctors warn

Dishwasher liquitabs pose a danger to children who can mistake them for sweets, doctors warn Five toddlers admitted to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow this year | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 6 September 2012 Parents are being warned about the dangers of liquid detergent capsules used in dishwashers and washing machines following a number of cases of children biting into them.

Chocolate may protect the brain from stroke

Chocolate may protect the brain from stroke (and this time it's the milk variety) Most men in the study consumed milk chocolate, which has more sugar and fat than the dark varietyScientists believe protective effect comes from antioxidants called flavonoids | UPDATED: 11:09 GMT, 30 August 2012 For every 50g per week increase in chocolate consumption, stroke risk decreased by about 14 per cent Eating chocolate may reduce the long term risk of stroke, research has shown.