The rise of 'Tittooing': Women desperate for perfect nipples are having them TATTOOED onNot content with perfectly shaped breasts, women now want nipples tattooed to add colour and definitionProcedure was originally used for patients who'd had reconstructions after breast cancer surgery But medical experts warn that the procedure should only be carried out by a qualified medical tattooist By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 14:41 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 14:47 GMT, 19 April 2013 First there were tattooed brows for striking eyes and then came vajazzles for sparkling nether regions.
How our 'stiff upper lip' hits cancer survival rates: Britons are dying needlessly because they refuse to seek help for early symptomsStudy suggests Britons are embarrassed or reluctant to waste doctors' timeSurvey questioned 19,079 people aged 50 and older in six countriesExperts say British stoicism could explain differences in cancer survival By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 30 January 2013 Early intervention: A study found people in Britain do not seek help for early symptoms of cancer because they are embarrassed or reluctant to waste their doctors' time Having a ‘stiff upper lip’ could mean some Britons are dying needlessly from cancer, warn researchers.
Child hospital admissions for asthma slump after smoking ban Hospital admissions for child asthma attacks fell by 12.3% in first year after 2007 smoking ban in EnglandExperts say law change may have made adults more aware of dangers of passive smoking By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:19 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:58 GMT, 21 January 2013 The number of children being admitted to hospital to be treated for asthma attacks has dropped sharply since the smoking ban came into effect.
It came from Down Chunder: The norovirus strain that's wreaked havoc across the UK and made 1.2million of us ill started in Oz Most people taken ill with norovirus caught the strain Sydney 2012 The variant was first identified in the UK in October but is already dominant Number of cases of the winter vomiting bug rose as much as 63 per cent compared to last year , has become the 'dominant strain' and may explain the huge rise in the number of cases.
It's not just the number of sperm that matters – they need to be the same LENGTH, too Experts compared semen samples from more than 100 men who had fertility problems They found that consistent tail-length trumped average length when it came to strong-swimming sperm | UPDATED: 17:02 GMT, 17 December 2012 Men have a better chance of having children if they have semen teeming with strong-swimmers.
Why the Monday blues means you should make doctors appointments for the end of the week Appointments made for the beginning of the week were missed more often than those at the endPatients may feel less able to cope with the prospect of being given bad news at the start of the working weekShifting appointments to Thursday and Friday could save NHS 60m a year, claim experts | UPDATED: 11:24 GMT, 17 December 2012 When booking a GP appointment, your best bet is to avoid the start of the week.
Mary Poppins was right! A spoonful of sugar really CAN help the medicine go down Babies given sugar before jabs show less distressBut it's not yet clear if sugar also helps relieve pain By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 19:55 GMT, 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 20:11 GMT, 12 December 2012 Childhood favourite Mary Poppins had some great advice Mary Poppins may well have been onto something.
Diet and fitness apps DO help you lose weight (but you also need a little willpower, too) Dieters who used a smartphone app and exercised lost on average 8lb more than their counterparts who didn't track daily food intake and movementsFirst study to show adding technology to a weight loss programme can produce sustained weight loss Experts say apps make it easier to track calories and exercise | UPDATED: 12:17 GMT, 11 December 2012 American researchers have found smartphone apps can help dieters shed the pounds – but only if they put in the effort They are one of the latest crutches for dieters desperate to shed the pounds.
Multi-buy deals on alcohol heading for the axe as Government announces minimum price plans Government wants to impose minimum price of 45p per unit to stamp out binge-drinking Plan would mean an extra 70p on some bottles of wine and extra 1.30 on two-litre bottle of ciderHome Secretary Theresa May to launch a ten-week public consultation todayWine and Spirits Trade Association said decision is ‘breathtaking’ | UPDATED: 09:33 GMT, 28 November 2012 Two-for-one deals on cheap booze in supermarkets and off-licences face the axe under plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol announced today.
Could this elixir hold the key to weight loss Experts hope it'll also treat diabetes, epilepsy and Alzheimer's | UPDATED: 02:28 GMT, 27 November 2012 The drink's key ingredient is ketones – powerful sources of energy our bodies make naturally There’s a new drink that could not only help you lose weight, but could also treat epilepsy, diabetes and possibly even Alzheimer’s.