Lack of sleep as a teenager raises the risk of heart disease

Now that's a good excuse to stay in bed! Teenagers who skimp on sleep are more likely to suffer heart problems later in life Lack of sleep linked to high blood pressure and cholesterol Teenagers need around nine hours of sleep a night – and weekend catch-ups don't count | UPDATED: 12:34 GMT, 5 October 2012 Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are more likely to develop heart disease later in life, Canadian research has found.

The woman who says "biscuit" 900 times an hour: Listen to the Tourettes sufferer who breaks the taboo with humour

The woman who says ‘biscuit’ 900 times an hour: Listen to the Tourette’s sufferer who breaks the taboo with humour | UPDATED: 08:33 GMT, 20 April 2012 /04/20/article-0-12AD2F02000005DC-136_634x654.jpg” width=”634″ height=”654″ alt=”Changing perceptions about Tourette's: Jess Thom wants to raise awareness about the condition, and raise a few laughs too” class=”blkBorder” /> Changing perceptions about Tourette's: Jess Thom wants to raise awareness about the condition, and raise a few laughs too Then there are the surreal phrases: ‘Stuff my mouth with pencils’, ‘Disco penguins dancing in your dreams’, ‘William Hague, Banjo Man’ and ‘Give me a massage with Marmite’.

“He’s robbed me of one of the most precious things in life”: Tears of mother blinded by boyfriend who GOUGED her eyes out

“I will never see my kids” faces again”: Tears of mother blinded by boyfriend who GOUGED both of her eyes outTina Nash was subjected to “sickening” 12-hour assault while her two children were in homeShe was also left with a broken nose and jaw in an attack described as “the most harrowing” police had seen

Mother becomes first in UK to have child genetically screened to save him from life of pain

The baby she thought she’d never have: Mother becomes first in UK to have child genetically screened to 'save him from life of pain' Cuddling her baby son in her arms, Natalie Glascott-Tull appears like any ordinary first time mother overjoyed at her precious new arrival.

Drink a glass of cherry juice to sleep more sweetly

Want to sleep more sweetly Drink a glass of cherry juice to get another 40 minutes” shut eye Sour cherry variety boosts the body”s melatonin levels Research: Cherry juice can increase “sleep efficiency” Two glasses of cherry juice can help you sleep nearly 40 minutes longer, research shows. People who drank two glasses of tart cherry juice also napped less often in the day and had increased ‘sleep efficiency’ – the ratio of time spent in bed to time spent sleeping. They slept an average of 39 minutes longer.