Parkinson"s drug "helps" the elderly think younger and reap the rewards from the choices they make

Parkinson's drug 'helps' the elderly think younger and reap the rewards from the choices they make As you age you start to lose the ability to learn from experiencesSo are less able to predict the chance of getting a reward from choices madeDrug could help the elderly think in a younger mannerResearchers found that older people who took the drug could make decisions in the same way as those in their twenties By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:50 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:12 GMT, 25 March 2013 A drug used to treat Parkinson’s Disease could help older people make better decisions, say researchers.

Why having sex increases your chance of having a healthy baby

Practice really does make perfect: Why having regular sex increases your chance of having a healthy baby Making love builds up a woman's immune system needed to enable a healthy pregnancyChances of rejection and miscarriage are greater for a one-night stand | UPDATED: 11:38 GMT, 27 November 2012 It may sound obvious but couples who want to have a baby should regularly have sex first, say scientists.

Smoking harms your brain as well as your body: It leads to sharp decline in mental ability, warns study

Smoking harms your brain as well as your body: It leads to sharp decline in mental ability, warns study Test on nearly 9,000 people over 50 have shown lifestyles could damage the mind as well as the bodySmoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and a high BMI all worsen the risk | UPDATED: 00:30 GMT, 27 November 2012 Tests on 8,800 people over 50 have showed cigarettes can damage memory Smoking is known to be highly damaging to physical health, being a major factor in cancer and heart disease.

Egg freezing should be every father"s graduation present to his daughter, claims leading fertility expert

Egg freezing should be every father's graduation present to his daughter, claims leading fertility expert Dr Gillian Lockwood said young women are still not getting the message about infertilityWomen should be freezing their eggs in their early 20s and not waiting until late 30s when they are poor quality But she cautions such a move could lead to girls missing out on the right man, as they wait for 'Mr Perfect' who does not exist | UPDATED: 13:09 GMT, 26 November 2012 In Britain, women are delaying childbirth later than ever: the average age of a woman having her first child is 31 Egg freezing should be every father’s graduation present to his daughter, a leading fertility expert has suggested.

"Uncool" teenagers take up smoking to fit in with their peers

I wanna be in your gang: 'Uncool' teenagers take up smoking to fit in with their peers<br> The lower a person's street cred is at school the liklier they are to become a regular or heavy smoker later onUnpopular teenagers may come to believe in their low status that could influence unhealthy life choices, say experts <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 14:02 GMT, 21 November 2012 </p> <br><p>Films and old TV shows may have portrayed smokers as part of the high school elite, but research has shown it is the 'nerds' who are most likely to pick up the habit.<br></p><p>A study from Sweden has revealed that having a low peer status as a teenager is a strong risk factor for regular and heavy smoking in adulthood.</p><p>The lower a person's street cred was at school the more likely they were to continue the unhealthy habit later on.</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/21/article-2236280-1625C717000005DC-773_468x373.jpg" width="468" height="373" alt="Outcast Having low status at school could encourage teenagers to smoker, say researchers" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">Outcast Having low status at school could encourage teenagers to smoker, say researchers</p> <p> Researchers from Stockholm University in Sweden used a large database that followed 15,000 people mainly from the Stockholm area, from birth to middle age.

Children who have self-control are healthier (and slimmer) as adults

Resistance isn't futile! Children who have self-control are healthier (and slimmer) as adults Study suggests teaching youngsters self-control could be an effective way of tackling obesity By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 13:57 GMT, 16 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:08 GMT, 16 August 2012 Children who obey their parents and keep their little hands out of the cookie jar have a better chance of becoming healthy adults, according to a researchers.

Traffic light labelling on foods "could help cut stomach cancers linked to salt"

Traffic light labelling on foods 'could help cut stomach cancers linked to salt'Charity calls for green labels on foods low in salt, amber for medium content and red for salty productsOne in seven cases of stomach cancer could be avoided by cutting salt intake | UPDATED: 10:02 GMT, 23 July 2012 Food labelling must be improved to cut the number of stomach cancers linked to salt, experts have warned.