Parents can HALVE their baby"s risk of asthma if they avoid exposing them to house dust, nuts, eggs and dairy products

Parents can HALVE their baby's risk of asthma if they avoid exposing them to house dust, nuts, eggs and dairy products Findings contradict the 'hygiene hypothesis' that exposure to allergens and germs boosts immunity 11% of children protected from allergens such as nuts and dairy products developed asthmaCompared to 27% of those exposed to the allergens By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:56 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:56 GMT, 21 March 2013 Protecting babies from highly allergenic foods and dust mites in their first year of life can prevent the development of asthma during childhood, a new study has discovered.

Men who have daughters after the age of 50 are "twice as likely to have a grandchild with autism"

Men who have daughters after the age of 50 are 'twice as likely to have a grandchild with autism' Sons of older fathers are also more likely to have children with the conditionOlder parents might be responsible for the growing number of autistic children, say researchers Genetic risks caused by age can skip generations By Jenny Hope Medical Correspondent PUBLISHED: 20:07 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:07 GMT, 20 March 2013 Men who have daughters when they are over 50 have almost double the risk of a grandchild being diagnosed with autism.

Overweight heart disease patients are 30 per cent LESS likely to die early than their thin counterparts

Overweight people with heart disease are 30% LESS likely to die early than their thinner counterparts Obese patients are 15 per cent less likely to die youngOne reason may be because overweight patients receive more aggressive treatment By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:32 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:36 GMT, 19 March 2013 Overweight heart disease sufferers are 30 per cent less likely to die early than their healthy weight counterparts It's widely believed that being overweight is bad for your heart and can lead to premature death.

It"s official: Women ARE grumpier than men in the mornings

It's official: Women ARE grumpier than men in the morningsWomen are more angry and hostile if they get insufficient sleep, say North Carolina scientistsSleep deprivation also increases women's risk of heart disease, stroke and depression But a man's health is barely affected by lack of sleep By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:15 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 12 March 2013 If the woman in your life woke up grumpy this morning, don’t be too hard on her.

Snorers "more at risk of heart attack than smokers or obese"

Snorers 'more at risk of heart attack than smokers or obese' New connection between between 'plain' snoring – not more severe sleep apnoea – and cardiovascular riskSnorers more likely to have thickening or abnormalities in the carotid artery that supplies the brain with bloodSnorers must seek treatment in the same way as those with high blood pressure or heart disease risk factors By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 13:01 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:48 GMT, 26 January 2013 Snorers are more likely to have a heart attack than smokers or the obese, say researchers.

Spending just three minutes extra at the dinner table can keep youngsters thin

Spending just three minutes extra at the dinner table can keep youngsters thin Families who enjoyed 20-minute dinners were less likely to have an obese child than those who spent 17 minutesStudy reveals importance of having scheduled mealtime By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:39 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 21 January 2013 Parents can cut the chances of their children getting fat simply by keeping them longer at the dinner table.

Stress is as bad for the heart as smoking five cigarettes a day

Being stressed is as damaging for your heart as smoking five cigarettes a day People who reported feeling stressed were 27 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack Stress raises blood pressure and levels of 'bad' cholesterolResearchers liken the effect to smoking five cigarettes a day – and the effect gets worse as we age | UPDATED: 18:45 GMT, 18 December 2012 Are you stressed If so, your chances of heading to an early grave are significantly higher.

Yo-yo dieting doesn"t just make you fat, it can also damage your HEART

Yo-yo dieting doesn't just make you fat, it can also damage your HEART Study followed 100 obese post-menopausal women, who lost 25lbs on average in an intervention schemeA year later they had regained around 70 per cent of the weight they had lost Women who regained weight had worse heart health than before they went on diet | UPDATED: 17:24 GMT, 18 December 2012 A measured response: Maintaining weight loss is just as important as losing it, a study has suggested Older women who want to slim down have been warned they could be doing more harm than good if they don't manage to stick to the diet.

High blood pressure, smoking and alcohol are the biggest global killers

High blood pressure is the biggest global killer…but obesity isn't far behind, warn leading scientists Smoking and alcohol came second and third, says study which looked at 43 risk factors over 20 yearsToo much salt and not enough fruit partly to blame High body mass index was the biggest ‘climber’, moving from tenth place to sixth | UPDATED: 17:56 GMT, 13 December 2012 High blood pressure killed more than nine million people worldwide in 2010, making it the greatest overall health risk.

Risk of developing asthma doubles among children conceived after fertility treatment

Risk of developing asthma doubles among children conceived after fertility treatment IVF children were also twice as likely to develop wheezing and up to four times more likely to have taken anti-asthma medicine by the age of fiveResearchers from Oxford University are the first to conduct a UK study of asthma after IVF conceptions Explanations might include the severity of the infertility and the role played by treatment | UPDATED: 01:36 GMT, 6 December 2012 Having fertility treatment doubles the chances of a child developing asthma, say researchers.