Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots? Areas where people "like" TV more than sport are less healthy

Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots Areas where people 'like' TV more than sport are less healthy People with television-related Facebook 'interests' more likely to be obeseThose related to a healthy lifestyle are less likely to have weight issues People's online ‘interests’ could help predict and map obesity rates by area By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 Facebook could be a key tool in mapping which geographical areas have the most overweight and obese people.

Why Facebook friends don"t count: People are happier and laugh 50% more when talking face-to-face

Why Facebook friends don't count: People are happier and laugh 50% more when talking face-to-face Talking on phone does not make people feel as good as sharing a smileStudy suggests quality not quantity of communication is most importantMost satisfying relationships 'come from handful of close friends' By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 23:24 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:43 GMT, 9 April 2013 A study has found there is no link between Facebook use and people with larger groups of friends or more emotionally intense relationships (file picture) Facebook friends are no substitute for the real thing, according to psychologists.

Using Facebook makes us more likely to eat unhealthy snacks by lowering our self-control

Using Facebook makes us more likely to eat unhealthy snacks by lowering our self-control Those who chatted with close friends via social network had higher levels of self-esteem but this caused a dip in self-controlThis meant users were more likely to snack on unhealthy snacks immediately after logging off | UPDATED: 12:50 GMT, 20 December 2012 Using Facebook makes you fat – but not for the reason you might think.

Safe sex: Facebook is a good way to promote condom use to teenagers

How Facebook could prevent you from catching an STD Young people who 'Liked' a sexual health advice site were more likely to use condoms than those who didn't Facebook 'a good way to help prevent sexually transmitted infections' | UPDATED: 14:50 GMT, 10 October 2012 Young people who received sexual advice from Facebook were more likely to use condoms If you worry about spending hours on Facebook, then relax – it could be good for your health.

What a sourpuss! Tardar Sauce the Grumpy Cat becomes latest Internet sensation

What a sourpuss! Tardar Sauce the Grumpy Cat becomes latest Internet sensation | UPDATED: 09:52 GMT, 1 October 2012 Looking at Tardar Sauce the cat, ‘cute’ and cuddly’ are not the first words that come to mind, but that did not stop the grumpy kitty from rising to Internet stardom and unleashing the latest meme craze.

Jason Barnum arrested: Terrifying criminal with a tattooed EYEBALL arrested for “shooting at police officer”

Straight out of The Terminator: Terrifying criminal with a tattooed EYEBALL arrested for “shooting at police officer” . Shooting: Jason Barnum, pictured, was charged with shooting a police officer on Friday A heavily tattooed man who admitted robbing homes and stealing cars to fund his heroin habit has been charged with shooting at a police officer.

Mobile operator O2 hit by nationwide network failure that left users unable to make calls or text

O2 hit by nationwide network failure that has left “millions of users” unable to make calls or text Company uncertain as to what is causing the problem or when it will be fixedNetwork has about 23 million UK customers, but claims not all are affectedBBC newsreader Huw Edwards criticises service on Twitter

Boy,12, burns cross into his back using SALT and ICE after learning about dangerous new craze on YouTube

Boy, 12, burns cross into his back using SALT and ICE after learning about dangerous new craze on YouTube The “Salt and Ice Challenge” is the latest ill-advised fad to sweep the internet A Pittsburgh boy was left with second degree burns after learning about it on YouTube and FacebookHis mother has spoken out to warn other parents of the “game”