Having visitors in hospital can help speed up patients" recovery time after surgery

Having visitors in hospital can help speed up patients' recovery time after surgeryResearchers at Ohio State University found patients who have contact with friends while recovering from surgery have less nerve-related painBut contact with companions must be in person and not through social media to have an effect | UPDATED: 06:26 GMT, 17 October 2012 Having a friend nearby can help patients recover quicker from the pain of surgery, according to studies by neuroscientists.

"I put on weight while climbing Everest": Kate Bosman piled on the pounds while on Atkins diet

'I put on weight while climbing Everest': The British coastguard who piled on the pounds while on Atkins diet | UPDATED: 03:38 GMT, 10 July 2012 Karen Bosman struggled to do up her snowsuit after piling on the pounds while on the Atkins diet A woman who went on the Atkins diet to get fit to climb to Everest base camp says she ended up putting on more than a stone while her fellow climbers slimmed down.

Don"t dine with your greedy friend say experts, you"re likely to eat just as much as they are

Don't dine with your greedy friend say experts, you're likely to eat just as much as they are Mirror eating: Recent research has shown that women in particular copy the eating habits of their companions (Posed by models) If you're struggling to lose weight, here’s one thing you can cut out.