Paralysed schoolboy, 12, amazes his mother as he writes a Christmas song by BLINKINGAdam Bojelian, 12, who has cerebral palsy, wrote the song with the help of mother Zoe, 52With the help of a Hollywood musician, the family have now made the song available on iTunes for charity It has already attracted celebrity backing including from actor Ewan McGregor | UPDATED: 14:30 GMT, 20 December 2012 A paralysed schoolboy who can only communicate with his eyes has written a Christmas song by blinking.
Are you a secret redhead Four in ten Britons carry ginger genes without having red hair – and it could profoundly affect our health | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 17 December 2012 In England, 6 per cent of people have red hair Are you a redhead, but don’t even know it Research to be released this week indicates millions of Britons carry ‘silent’ genes for redheadedness.
Vikings could be to blame for why Scots have highest levels of multiple sclerosis in the world, say scientists Study found one in every 170 women in the Orkney Islands suffers from multiple sclerosisIt is the highest rate in the world and has been linked with their Norse ancestryScientists say Vitamin D deficiency could also be to blame | UPDATED: 17:45 GMT, 10 December 2012 Genetic culprit The norse ancestry of Scottish people could be at least partly to blame for high levels of multiple sclerosis People living on a group of Scottish islands could have the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world thanks to the Vikings, researchers claim.
Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by 'rebuilding' the brain Drugs could promote the growth of new nerve cells in the brain or protect other cells damaged by strokeAnd by preventing depression, they may encourage more patients to be physically active | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 6 December 2012 Anti-depressants could help recovery after a stroke – even in patients who are not depressed, research suggests.
Male fertility crisis fears as sperm counts fall…
Could a rogue gene be to blame for infertility problems Chromosomes must 'huddle' together to ensure an egg’s healthy development and fertilisationBut when the gene SRPK is missing, they cannot do this, say Edinburgh scientists By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 Scientists have identified a gene which could help solve the problem of infertility in humans.
Growing up in the countryside could DOUBLE the risk of Alzheimer’sPeople raised in rural areas rather than those who moved there later in life faced the greatest risk of brain wasting disease Cause is currently unclear but may be linked to access to healthcare or even exposure to some unknown substance Alzheimer's affects an estimated 820,000 people in Britain and the number is expected to more than double in the next 40 years | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 18 September 2012 Being brought up in the countryside could double the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new British research.
Number of skin cancer cases triple for the Seventies ‘sun generation’ with 25 being diagnosed every day | UPDATED: 23:01 GMT, 23 July 2012 The number of over-50s being diagnosed with the deadliest form of skin cancer has trebled in 30 years.
Stress of family breakdown and rise of obesity levels blamed as girls' puberty age falls to tenBroken homes, stress and obesity behind girls entering puberty earlier than everUS study finds girls with absent fathers are 2.4 times more likely to develop breast tissue at a younger age'Strong link' between early puberty and early onset of sexual activity and teenage pregnancy | UPDATED: 23:03 GMT, 14 June 2012 Scientists say modern relationships are partly to blame, picture posed by model The stress of family breakdown could be to blame for girls starting puberty at the age of ten, according to scientists.
With one man dead, 12 critically ill and 19 suspected new cases…