EPO: Banned sports drug linked to Lance Armstrong may NOT improve performance, experts warn

Banned sports drug linked to Lance Armstrong may NOT improve performance, experts warn Dutch researchers found no evidence the drug, known as EPO, improves performance But did discover it may thicken the blood, increasing the risk of clots, stroke and heart attack 'No evidence of good experiments to check if EPO would improve performance in elite cyclists' | UPDATED: 11:48 GMT, 6 December 2012 Banned sports drug EPO – allegedly used by Lance Armstrong – may not enhance performance at all, experts say The banned sports drug allegedly used by cycling legend Lance Armstrong – may not enhance performance at all, experts say.

Mother goes into labour nine weeks early at her husband"s hospital bedside after he almost dies in horrific crash

Mother goes into labour nine weeks early at her husband's hospital bedside after he almost dies in horrific crash Adam Hambly, of Plymouth, suffered serious injuries in the head on collision in November Wife Jo, 35, went into labour with baby Grace two months early as she waited at his bedside for him to recoverAll three now face Christmas in hospital as they recover in neighbouring wards | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 3 December 2012 A wife went into labour at her husband's hospital bedside nine weeks early after the shock of finding out he had suffered a horrific car crash.

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy "put children at risk of obesity later on"

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy 'put children at risk of obesity later on' Smoking may lead to subtle structural variations in the growing brain of the unborn baby Figures show one in seven women smoked in pregnancy in England last year | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 3 September 2012 Smoking during pregnancy: Could cause problems in brain development of baby Women who smoke in pregnancy could be putting their children at greater risk of being fat as teenagers, warn researchers.

Man posts himself to girlfriend as a prank but almost dies when couriers lose delivery address for THREE HOURS

Man posts himself to girlfriend as a prank – but almost dies when couriers lose delivery address for THREE HOURS Sealed box was too thick for him to bore an air-hole in itCourier service did not know there was a person insideThey said that even animals have to be transported in special containers

Boss of first privately run NHS hospital

Boss of first privately run NHS hospital says its model is key for best patient care The company that runs Hinchingbrooke Hospital is 'co-owned' by its workers and clinicians | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 1 August 2012 The chief executive of the first private company to take charge of an NHS district general hospital today said he would like to see the model extended across the health service in England.

Umbilical cord blood test could reveal how susceptible your baby will be to colds

Umbilical cord blood test could reveal how susceptible your baby will be to colds | UPDATED: 15:41 GMT, 18 May 2012 Babies were more likely to suffer from viruses if they produced low levels of a specific immune boosting protein Doctors have created a test that detects how strong a baby's immune system is at birth – and how likely they are to fall prey to colds in their first year.

Does obesity go hand in hand with trauma? How one man lost 12st in one year, just by talking about his feelings

Does obesity go hand in hand with trauma How one man lost 12st in one year, just by talking about his feelings Trim: Jack Gorny shed 12 stone For years, we’ve been told that being overweight is a failure of willpower. The most likely scenario for people with a large amount of weight to lose is that even if they shed it by dieting, it goes back on after they stop, plus more. This yo-yo behaviour has led psychiatrists at the University of Connecticut to question whether obesity is a form of addictive behaviour – and if that’s the case, the solution needs to start in the mind