Being stressed CAN be good for you – it boosts memory

Being stressed CAN be good for you – it boosts memory Chronic stress has been shown to increase the risk of heart attack and compromise the immune systemBut short-lived stress primes the brain for improved performance – most notably boosting memoryResearchers say it encourages stem cells in the brain to turn into new nerve cells that boost mental agility By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:24 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:43 GMT, 17 April 2013 Overworked and stressed out Look on the bright side – some stress is good for you.

Lisa Faulkner: IVF wiped out my life savings and left me a mess, says TV star

IVF wiped out my life savings and left me a mess, says TV star Lisa Faulkner Actress, 41, spent 35,000 on four rounds of unsuccessful treatment'I was a walking mess,' said former Celebrity MasterChef winnerAdopted daughter Billie in 2008 when she was 15-months-old'I feel very blessed that I'm finally a mum' she said By Simon Cable PUBLISHED: 22:30 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 21:31 GMT, 8 March 2013 'Blessed': Lisa Faulkner with adopted daughter Billie now aged six For years, Lisa Faulkner tried everything to conceive the baby she so badly wanted.

Number of young women being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer nearly doubles in 30 years

Number of young women being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer nearly doubles in 30 years Cases of metastatic breast cancer rose two per cent a year between 1976 and 2009 among women under 40The increase could be due to rising levels of obesity among young women, say scientists By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:54 GMT, 27 February 2013 Nearly twice as many young women are being diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of their bodies compared to 30 years ago, say scientists.

Being anxious about your relationship can make you ill – by damaging your immune system

How a bad relationship can make you ill – by damaging your immune system People stressed about their relationship produced 11 per cent more of the stress hormone cortisol They also had fewer T-cells, an important part of the immune system's defence against infection By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:49 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:03 GMT, 18 February 2013 Feeling anxious about close relationships could make you fall ill – by damaging your immune system.

Diet: The real reason you eat too much: It"s not greed and it"s not your genes. A startling new theory that could revolutionise the way we…

The REAL reason you eat too much: New theory could revolutionise the way we lose weight | UPDATED: 11:06 GMT, 1 January 2013 Professor Lustig explains that leptin resistance – and sugar – is at the root of the obesity epidemic Waistband feeling a bit tighter, or buttons straining after Christmas While it’s easy to blame your appalling willpower or TV-inspired lethargy, according to a respected U.S.

Number of men turning to surgery to get rid of "moobs" doubles in five years

'Moob' operations double in five years as men turn to surgery to get rid of male breastsFigures show 790 men underwent the procedure to remove their 'moobs' last yearFive years ago it was half that figureExperts say it is down to a rise in obesity and an imbalance in male sex hormones | UPDATED: 13:59 GMT, 28 November 2012 The number of men going under the knife to rid themselves of so called 'man boobs' has doubled in five years.

Why your BRAIN could be making you fat: Scientists discover some people lack a brain receptor linked to obesity

It's not all about calories and exercise – your BRAIN could also be making you fat Some people's brains unable to process hormone that regulates appetite, leading to weight gain Discovery paves way for targeted obesity drugs | UPDATED: 10:34 GMT, 15 October 2012 We are constantly told it’s a consequence of eating too much and not moving enough.

The health MOT test you can do in your living room: From bending backwards to eating sweetcorn

The health MOT test you can do in your living room: From bending backwards to eating sweetcorn By Charlotte Dovey PUBLISHED: 23:41 GMT, 8 October 2012 | UPDATED: 23:57 GMT, 8 October 2012 Taking some DIY tests at home can help you take responsibility for your health A visit to the GP for a check-up is, for some, about as pleasant an experience as having a tooth pulled.

Mother scarred for life after having allergic reaction to her son"s hormones while he was in the womb

Allergic to my unborn son: Mother scarred for life after reacting to her baby's hormones while he was in the wombPainful and itchy rash began covering Dayle Byrom's body at 20 weeksDoctors believe she is intolerant to testosterone produced by the foetus By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 12:40 GMT, 25 September 2012 | UPDATED: 12:40 GMT, 25 September 2012 A new mother was scarred for life after an allergic reaction to her son while he was still in the womb.

Alzheimer"s: Why are women twice as likely to get it?: Experts think it"s linked to hormones – and having a hysterectomy can hugely increase…

Why are women twice as likely to get Alzheimer's: Experts think it's linked to hormones – and having a hysterectomy can hugely increase your risk | UPDATED: 00:39 GMT, 28 August 2012 We badly need new and effective treatments for Alzheimer’s.