Kale sales soar as celebrities such as Gwyneth promote its health benefits

Kale sales soar as celebrities such as Gwyneth promote its health benefits Kale sales have risen by 40 per cent in the last yearThis is thought to be because of celebrity chefs and cookbook authors promoting the vegetable's benefitsCould also be because of shortages of other vegetables caused by last year's bad weather By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:49 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:26 GMT, 25 March 2013 Gwyneth Paltrow is known to be a kale fan Sales of kale have soared thanks to celebrity chefs and famous cookbook authors, a new report has shown.

The seven-point plan to a healthy life: Simple lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer and heart disease, new study finds

The seven-point plan to a healthy life: Simple lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer and heart disease, new study finds By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 04:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 04:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 Seven simple health lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer as well as heart disease, according to a new study.

Want to slim down? Living at a higher altitude can help (and it"s nothing to do with climbing)

Want to slim down Living at a higher altitude can help (and it's nothing to do with climbing) Obesity risk dropped with every 660ft rise in altitudeChanges in elevation may affect appetite hormones, growth and how many calories the body burned By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 16:04 GMT, 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:09 GMT, 13 February 2013 Enlarge Man celebrates on the mountain If you're packing quite a paunch there may be a novel solution to losing a few pounds – simply live at a higher altitude.

Scanner test that spots autism aged two by noticing weaknesses in the brains wiring devised by doctors

Scanner test that spots autism aged two by noticing weaknesses in the brain's wiring devised by doctors | UPDATED: 01:07 GMT, 26 June 2012 Breakthrough: A new test has been developed to diagnose autism in children A simple test that diagnoses autism in children as young as two has been devised by doctors.

Letting a chiropractor "crack" your neck to ease pain could trigger stroke

Letting a chiropractor 'crack' your neck to ease pain could trigger strokeExperts warn against practices designed to correct misaligned spines | UPDATED: 10:08 GMT, 8 June 2012 Health experts warn that cracking your neck could have serious side effects Neck ‘cracking’ and manipulations carried out by chiropractors could trigger ‘catastrophic’ health problems such as strokes, experts warned yesterday.

Hope for dementia patients after Alzheimer"s cells created in lab for first time

Hope for dementia patients after Alzheimer's cells created in lab for first timeCells damaged by Alzheimer's created for first time Hoped discovery will enable better understanding of dementia Brain cells damaged by Alzheimer's have been created for the first time, offering hope to dementia patients.