Children who get a good night"s sleep "have better memories"

Children who get a good night's sleep 'have better memories' The findings could explain why children who do not sleep well do not do as well at schoolResearchers found that children were more effective at converting 'implicit' knowledge into 'explicit' than adults after a good night's sleep By Alex Ward PUBLISHED: 18:33 GMT, 24 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:35 GMT, 25 February 2013 Sleep tight: Researchers found that children who slept well had a boosted memory which could explain why children who do not sleep well do not do as well in school Children who get a good night’s sleep have a boosted memory according to new research.

Office snacking causes women to pile on over 6lbs – or a WHOLE dress size – a year (and men aren"t much better)

Office snacking causes women to pile on over 6lbs – or a WHOLE dress size – a year (and men aren't much better) 13% of women of women scoff four snacks a day33% admit lying about the snacks they eat 48% say they're not satisfied after lunch By Emily Payne and Inderdeep Bains PUBLISHED: 12:13 GMT, 19 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:53 GMT, 20 February 2013 If you’re thinking about reaching for another biscuit to get you through the working day, think again.

How walking to a beat could help relieve symptoms of Parkinson"s disease

How walking to a beat could help relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease | UPDATED: 16:22 GMT, 21 September 2012 Walking to a beat could give more freedom of movement to patient's with Parkinson's, say scientists Walking to music could help patients with Parkinson's disease, according to new research.

Women who suffer recurrent miscarriages may actually be "super-fertile", experts have claimed.

Why recurrent miscarriages may actually be caused by 'super-fertility' Embryos that would not usually survive early pregnancy may last long enough to give a positive test | UPDATED: 11:14 GMT, 24 August 2012 Women who suffer recurrent miscarriages may actually be 'super-fertile', experts have claimed.

Autism: A pet "helps children with autism to develop their social skills"

Having a pet 'helps autistic children to develop their social skills' Bringing an animal into the home could strengthen family bonds, say researchers | UPDATED: 11:59 GMT, 2 August 2012 Children with autism can improve their social skills if they have a pet to play with after they turn five.

Two cups of coffee a day could help relieve shakes caused by Parkinsons disease

Two cups of coffee a day could help relieve shakes caused by Parkinson’s disease | UPDATED: 06:52 GMT, 2 August 2012 A new study has shown coffee helps reduce the shakes of Parkinson's Disease A study of more than 60 patients has found those given caffeine supplements experienced an improvement in symptoms for Parkinson's disease.

Doctors to be re-assessed every year to ensure they are fit to practise

Doctors to be re-assessed every year to ensure they are fit to practise GMC plan to start revalidation process this DecemberDoctor warns it will 'demoralise' the profession | UPDATED: 10:22 GMT, 20 July 2012 Checks: GPs will have an annual assessment leading to a 'revalidation' every five years Doctors skills are to be reassessed every year to ensure they are fit to practise, the General Medical Council (GMC) said.