Money worries are causing millions of us to pile on the pounds by comfort eating

Money worries are causing millions of us to pile on the pounds by comfort eating Financial problems are causing three quarters of people to ignore diet advice and turn to comfort eating80% of us are choosing cheap food over healthy By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 09:14 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:14 GMT, 18 April 2013 Money worries are causing millions of cash-strapped Britons to pile on the pounds, according to a new report.

Lose weight the CUBAN way: Economic crisis triggered an average weight loss of 11lb and slashed the risk of heart disease and diabetes

Lose weight the CUBAN way: Economic crisis triggered an average weight loss of 11lb and slashed the risk of heart disease and diabetesResearchers studied the effect of food and fuel shortages in early 1990s These sparked a reduction in eating and large increases in physical activityReport showed benefits were seen in a relatively short period of timeBut as soon as the economy started to recover, citizens re-gained weightDeaths from diabetes and heart disease also soared By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 22:54 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:30 GMT, 10 April 2013 A country where economic crisis led to food and fuel shortages saw the average citizen lose 11lb and death rates from heart disease and diabetes fall considerably.

A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lb

A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lbsAverage 'trigger' weight has risen more than a stone in a decade, according to Weight Watchers Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:34 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.

A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stone

A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stoneAverage weight has gone from 12.3 stone to 13.7 stone Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.

How fighting HIV with HIV "could be a cure for AIDS"

How turning HIV against itself 'could provide a cure for AIDS' Technique modifies a protein in the virus to that is provides protection from infection 'It is like fighting fire with fire,' says lead researcherHIV could remain latent in body and not lead to AIDS By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:02 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:02 GMT, 18 January 2013 HIV has been turned against itself in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could permanently quash the virus that leads to AIDS, say scientists.

Chocolate, the treat we can"t do without: Sales stay at same level despite recession

Chocolate, the treat we can't do without: Sales stay at same level despite recessionMarket research firm Mintel believes that low cost treats will help fuel consumer spendingChocolate is recession proof because we turn to it as a treat By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 23:41 GMT, 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:47 GMT, 15 January 2013 We may be cutting back in all sorts of ways to survive the economic downturn but it seems there is one thing we can’t do without – chocolate.

iPhone case "Lotus" by Uunique London is more expensive than a HOUSE

The iPhone more expensive than a HOUSE: It's made of 18-carat rose gold, rare pink and white diamonds and handmade Italian leather – but would you pay 189,000 for it Uunique London's Lotus is the most expensive iPhone case in the worldActress Mischa Barton launched new range in London last night | UPDATED: 17:25 GMT, 23 November 2012 These may be tough economic times, but that hasn't stopped one mobile phone case designer saying 'What the hey!', and throwing rare pink and white diamonds, 18-carat rose gold and Italian leather at the problem.

BBC reporter Fergal Keane Return To Forgotten Britain

Bravo for Britain! BBC reporter Fergal Keane says revisiting the deprived families he met for a series 12 years ago filled him with hope | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 23 November 2012 Nearly 13 years ago I set out on a journey around Britain for the BBC, filming some of the most hard-pressed citizens of the nation.

Our ageing world: UN predicts there will be more pensioners than children by 2050

Our ageing world: UN predicts there will be more pensioners than children by 2050The number of people over 60 set to hit two billion by 2050Over-60s will outnumber under-15s in 40 years, according to reportNations urged to prepare for greater strain on healthcare and pensionsPopulation ageing fastest in developing countries | UPDATED: 03:21 GMT, 2 October 2012 A startling UN report into global ageing has revealed that there will be more pensioners than children by 2050, when the number of people aged 60 or over will hit two billion.

Insomnia: Stop losing sleep over insomnia – it"s natural to wake up in the night

Stop losing sleep over insomnia – it's natural to wake up in the night | UPDATED: 23:12 GMT, 1 October 2012 Only a couple of decades ago, failing to get your prescribed seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep was considered merely a red-eyed nuisance.