Believing in God can help treat depression

The power of prayer: Believing in God can help treat depressionNew research has found that people who believe in a higher power respond better to psychiatric treatmentBenefit is not confined to a specific religion By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 17:23 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:06 GMT, 26 April 2013 A strong faith in a higher power has been shown to improve mental health Belief in God may improve treatment for those suffering with depression, says a new study.

Unruly children? Blame parents for not teaching them to sleep, claims psychologist Tanya Byron who says national sleep crisis "makes our children…

Unruly children Blame parents for not teaching them to sleep, claims leading psychologistPsychologist blames 'profound lack of sleep' for difficultiesSleep-deprivation can lead to hyperactivity and other behavioural problemsShe says Britian is 'in the midst of an unspoken public health crisis' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:58 GMT, 12 March 2013 Health crisis: Tanya Byron has said 'a profound lack of sleep' is to blame for behavioural problems among children Parents are failing to teach their children how to get a good night’s sleep, according to a psychologist.

Five disorders from depression to autism share a genetic link, which could pave way for new treatments

Five disorders from depression to autism share a genetic link, which could pave the way for new treatments Autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia overlap at a genetic level Two gene markers common to all of the disorders govern the balance of calcium in brain cellsNew understanding could help develop treatments By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 13:46 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:52 GMT, 28 February 2013 The five most common mental health and developmental disorders share a common genetic root, a study has found.

Former world"s fattest man Paul Mason loses an incredible 45 stone – but now needs an operation to shed eight stone of excess SKIN

World's former fattest man loses an incredible 45 stone – but now needs an operation to shed eight stone of excess SKINPaul Mason, from Ipswich, Suffolk, once weighed an incredible 70 stone Former postman now needs operation to help him get even thinner51-year-old says excess skin makes it difficult to walk By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 19:49 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 3 January 2013 The former fattest man in the world has lost almost two thirds of his weight – but now wants an operation to remove his excess skin.

Sleeping for an extra hour a night "helps beat pain"

Sleeping for an extra hour a night 'helps beat pain'Sleeping ten hours instead of eight is more effective than codeine medicine | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 1 December 2012 Sleeping for an hour or more extra a night can dramatically improve an individual’s alertness and reduce their sensitivity to pain, say scientists.

Hating your job is as bad for your health as being unemployed, researchers warn

Hating your job is as bad for your health as being unemployed, researchers warn A demanding job, nasty boss and poor job security are as bad for your mental health as being out of workOnly those who enjoy their jobs fare betterAlso linked to increased risk of heart disease<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 12:50 GMT, 23 November 2012 </p> <p>Having a job you hate is as bad for your mental health as being unemployed, Australian researchers have claimed.</p><p>They say that people with poor working conditions suffer just as much as those out of work.<br></p><p>And they weren&#8217;t just referring to a dusty factory or dimly lit office, but psychological factors such as a demanding job, nasty boss and poor job security.

How disturbed sleep in children can "affect the onset of puberty"

How disturbed sleep in children can 'affect the onset of puberty'Deep sleep is ‘intimately involved’ in the control of the onset of puberty, scientists have found | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 13 September 2012 Disturbed sleep in children may affect the onset of puberty, according to research.

New blood test for Down"s that lowers risk of miscarriage: Screening more accurate and safer for babies

New blood test for Down's that lowers risk of miscarriage: Screening more accurate and safer for babies | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 4 September 2012 Ultrasound: Currently women are offered a screening towards the end of their first trimester Doctors have developed a blood test for pregnant women that can detect 99 per cent of Down’s syndrome babies without risking a miscarriage.

Anosmia: Gene therapy offers new hope after restoring sense in mice

Struggle to smell the roses Gene therapy offers new hope after restoring sense in mice Scientists restored sense of smell to mice bred to have human genetic disorderHas potential to help patients with dementia, which has been linked to loss of smell | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 3 September 2012 People born without a sense of smell could enjoy their first aromas, after a scientific breakthrough.