The cancer survival lottery: More patients are surviving than ever but where you live can make a real difference

The cancer survival lottery: More patients are surviving than ever but where you live can make a real difference For men, biggest increase in survival was in colon and prostate cancerIn women, biggest leap in survival was seen in cervical cancer patientsBut patients still face wide variations depending on where they live By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:06 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:06 GMT, 18 April 2013 Cancer patients face 'wide and persistent' variations in survival rates depending on where they live, according to a new report.

Couch potatoes can"t help being lazy – they were BORN that way

Couch potatoes can't help being lazy – they were BORN that wayNot getting enough exercise was previously thought to be down to simple lazinessBut new study shows that genes play major role in deciding whether we enjoy a trip to the gym or not By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 15:21 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:31 GMT, 9 April 2013 Laziness may be written into our DNA, say scientists.

Switched at birth: How two families are trying to raise their daughters 14 years after they were swapped in a hospital

Staggering story of the babies swapped at birth: Russian parents did not realize they were raising the wrong little girl until she was TWELVE Families discovered mistake after DNA test over paternity questionGirls had been raised by wrong families, one as Christian, one as MuslimFamilies say culture differences make it impossible to switch them backParents now 'share' their children as they try to overcome mix-up PUBLISHED: 14:34 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:44 GMT, 21 February 2013 Two families have discovered that they have been raising each others daughters after the girls were swapped at birth 14 years ago.

Man flu does exist: Chaps "run a higher temperature and feel rougher" when they are fighting off a bug

Man flu does exist: Chaps 'run a higher temperature and feel rougher' when they are fighting off a bugNeuroscientist says men really do suffer more with coughs and colds Men have extra temperature receptors in the brain which means they get more acute symptoms By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 10:51 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 25 January 2013 It's often seen as nothing more than whinging about a cold.

Groundbreaking new technique will allow doctors to "see" under patients" skin and diagnose cancer without using invasive techniques

Doctors could be able to 'see' under patients' skin and diagnose cancer without using invasive techniquesCould eliminate need for biopsiesPrecise system shows high resolution 3D images | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 25 September 2012 What lies beneath: The high-resolution images of blood vessels just under the skin could eliminate the need for biopsies A groundbreaking optics technique could allow doctors to see under the outer layer of patients' skin and detect diseases including cancer.

Always read the label: How low fat can still mean high calories

Always read the label: How low fat can still mean high calories (and most of us don't know the meaning of 'light' food options) Study found many products have minimal differences'Little benefit in choosing low-fat options', Which said Most people don't know meaning of 'reduced fat' | UPDATED: 23:48 GMT, 19 September 2012 Many foods marketed as ‘low in fat’ contain the same number of calories as the standard options – and some have more sugar, a study has found.

Organic no better than produce grown with pesticides, say Stanford University scientists

Expensive organic food isn't healthier and no safer than produce grown with pesticides, finds biggest study of its kindStanford University team find no evidence of added health benefitsAlso found customers aren't always getting pesticide free produce when they buy organic | UPDATED: 22:45 GMT, 3 September 2012 It comes at a premium price, but it seems organic food may not be worth shelling out for.

How jellyfish created in a lab could help cut toll of heart deaths: First step towards "biological" pacemakers

How jellyfish created in a lab could help cut toll of heart deaths: First step towards 'biological' pacemakers | UPDATED: 07:24 GMT, 23 July 2012 Scientists have created an artificial jellyfish which they hope could change the face of pacemakers forever.

Little secret thats given away by a womans walk: Men can tell how fertile she is by wiggle of the hips

Just what signal a woman gives out remains unclear – but it may involve a wiggle of the hips, say German scientists | UPDATED: 01:17 GMT, 10 July 2012 There IS something in the way that women walk that attracts men, new research has found It seems there really is something in the way she moves.

People with kids half as likely to develop colds due to "psychological benefits of parenthood"

People with kids half as likely to develop colds due to 'psychological benefits of parenthood'The more children you have the better your chance of escaping coughs and colds | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 4 July 2012 You may think parents couldn't escape from picking up bugs due to the constant stream of virus-ridden children traipsing through their homes.