You might as well stay on the couch because keeping fit "can"t stop our muscles ageing"

You might as well stay on the couch because keeping fit 'can't stop our muscles ageing' By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 01:14 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:08 GMT, 22 March 2013 Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker, now 47, has been forced to reduce her daily workout after her designer gowns revealed her bulging veins and sinewy biceps Millions of us spend hours sweating and straining in the gym hoping to keep ourselves looking younger than our years.

Hugging can lower your blood pressure and boost your memory

How hugging can lower your blood pressure and boost your memory Hugging a loved one releases the hormone oxytocin that gives you a physical boost But effect only works if you hug someone you trustEmbracing someone you barely know increases stress By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:12 GMT, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:14 GMT, 22 January 2013 U.S.

The mind controlled robot arm that lets the paralysed write and eat

'One small nibble for a woman': The mind controlled robotic arm that could give the paralysed a new lease of life Robotic limb hailed as a 'remarkable step forward'Has allowed patients paralysed from the neck down to feed themselves and even high five doctors Uses electrodes implanted in the brain to 'drive' a robotic arm | UPDATED: 11:14 GMT, 17 December 2012 A 52 year old woman paralysed from the neck down has been able to feed herself and even high five doctors using a groundbreaking new robotic arm controlled by electrodes implanted in her brain.

How an apple a day could keep the cardiologist away – by lowering "bad" cholesterol

How an apple a day could keep the cardiologist away – by lowering 'bad' cholesterol Daily fruit lowered 'bad' cholesterol in the blood by 40% in middle-aged adults Apples were found to be more effective than a supplement containing an antioxidant found in the fruit PUBLISHED: 08:40 GMT, 3 October 2012 | UPDATED: 09:15 GMT, 3 October 2012 A new study suggests that eating apples each day could significantly improve the heart health of middle-aged adults in just one month.

New stem cell gel applied to site of injury "can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves to an astonishing degree"

New stem cell gel applied to site of injury 'can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves to an astonishing degree' Gel made by embedding neural stem cells in a mixture of blood clotting protein and growth chemicals | UPDATED: 16:10 GMT, 13 September 2012 A stem cell gel developed by scientists can regenerate broken spinal cord nerves, research has shown.

Is advertising to blame for obesity epidemic? The sight of fatty foods triggers hunger, claims study

Is advertising to blame for obesity epidemic The sight of fatty foods triggers hunger, claims study Simply viewing high calorie food images activated brain regions that control appetite and reward | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 26 June 2012 Viewing pictures of high calorie food also significantly increased ratings of hunger and desire for sweet and savoury foods A picture could be worth a thousand calories after a study revealed images of fatty food can trigger hunger pangs.

Loneliness "can shorten your life and make every day activities a struggle"

Loneliness 'can shorten your life and make every day activities a struggle' Isolated participants were twice as likely to experience to struggle with daily activities | UPDATED: 20:09 GMT, 18 June 2012 Loneliness: Found to be a good indicator of illness and death Loneliness can shorten your life, a new study has shown.

Paralysed patients may get revolutionary treatment after rats with severed spinal cords taught to sprint again after just TWO WEEKS

New hope for the paralysed: Breakthrough sees rats with broken backs able to run in just two weeks | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 1 June 2012 Paralysed patients have been given fresh hope after scientists enabled rats with severed spines to run again.