Couples who are faithful are more fertile than those who stray

Couples who are faithful are more fertile than those who stray (at least if you're a monkey)Those who remain faithful produce 25% more offspringBirth rate difference could be down to the time it takes for new couples to get to know one anotherHaving a steady partner also reduces stress on mother By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:50 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:01 GMT, 25 January 2013 Couples who stay true to each other are more fertile than those who stray, new research has found.

The reason we blink? Most of the time it"s so our brains can switch off

The reason we blink Most of the time it's so our brains can switch off When we blink, our brains goes into idle mode where thoughts wander freely, say Japanese researchers These mental breaks can last anywhere from a split second to a few seconds before attention is fully restored Most of us take between 15 and 20 such moments of downtime per MINUTE By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 19:00 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:01 GMT, 2 January 2013 We spend around 10 per cent of our waking hours with our eyes shut.

Scandal-hit hospital forced to pay 1m compensation for "inhumane and "degrading" treatment of patients

Scandal-hit hospital forced to pay 1m compensation for 'inhumane and 'degrading' treatment of patients Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust paid out the significant sum as compensation for 'inhumane and degrading' treatment, say lawyers News comes a month ahead of report of the public inquiry into the serious failings at the trustBetween 400-1,200 patients feared to have died needlessly between 2005-2008 | UPDATED: 14:39 GMT, 10 December 2012 A scandal-hit hospital where thirsty patients were forced to drink out of vases and others left to sit on their own excrement has paid out more than 1 million in compensation for 'inhumane and degrading' treatment.

How tick box culture has made nursing the UNCARING profession

How tick box culture has made nursing the UNCARING professionThe modern career of a nurse has turned the 'caring profession' academic | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 8 December 2012 Not long ago, a friend of mine, who is in her 40s, was in hospital following a knee operation.

MP Ann Clwyd describes her husband"s treatment at the hands of the NHS

My husband died like a battery hen: MP Ann Clwyd describes her husband's treatment at the hands of the NHS MP said her husband was 'squashed up against the iron bars of the bed' with 'an oxygen mask that didn’t fit his face'The human rights advocate said 'nobody should die in such conditions'A spokesman for the University Hospital of Wales promised to investigate, saying they wouldn't tolerate poor care | UPDATED: 17:17 GMT, 4 December 2012 An MP has described how her husband was treated with 'coldness, resentment, indifference and contempt' by staff as he lay dying in hospital.

Nobel winner and organ transplant pioneer Joseph Murray dies at 93

Doctor who performed first successful organ transplant dies aged 93More than 600,000 people worldwide have received transplants since Joseph Murray's pioneering innovationHe was given a Nobel Prize for his work after taking a kidney from one identical twin and giving it to his twin brother, in 1954 He learned his craft during World War II, treating badly-burned soldiers | UPDATED: 11:35 GMT, 27 November 2012 Pioneer: Dr Joseph Murray, the surgeon who carried out the first successful kidney transplant, has died at 93 Dr Joseph Murray, the surgeon who carried out the first successful kidney transplant and later won a Nobel Prize for his work, has died at the age of 93.

End of AIDS in sight says UN report as new HIV infections continue to fall

End of AIDS in sight says UN report as new HIV infections continue to fall<br> At 2.5 million, the number of new infections in 2011 was 20 per cent lower than in 2001Deaths from AIDS also fell to 1.7 million in 2011, down from a peak of 2.3 million in 2005 <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 18:52 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <p>With the number of people being diagnosed with HIV falling, AIDS could one day be eradicated, experts claim.</p><p>A report from the United Nations said this was thanks to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent the incurable human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.</p> <p>This meant the aim of ending the AIDS epidemic was not 'merely visionary' but 'entirely feasible.'</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/22/article-2236987-162AC279000005DC-553_468x286.jpg" width="468" height="286" alt="A researcher in Barcelona working on a project for a HIV Vaccine: Some eight million people were being treated with AIDS drugs by the end of 2011" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">A researcher in Barcelona working on a project for a HIV Vaccine: Some eight million people were being treated with AIDS drugs by the end of 2011</p> <p>Some 34 million people had HIV at the end of 2011.

Scientists discover 21 new genes affecting cholesterol, paving the way for targeted drugs

Scientists a step closer to preventing heart attacks as they identify high cholesterol genes Largest-ever genetic study of cholesterol gives insight into those most at risk of heart diseasePaves the way for personalised drugs and treatments | UPDATED: 16:50 GMT, 11 October 2012 Scientists have identified 21 new genes linked to cholesterol levels, further paving the way for dedicated drugs and treatments or heart disease.

Viruses could be used to infect and kill acne when antibiotics don"t work

Viruses could be used to infect and kill acne when antibiotics don't workScientists have isolated genomes of 11 bacteria-destroying virusesCould lead to topical therapies to treat condition associated with adolescence | UPDATED: 08:32 GMT, 25 September 2012 Breakthrough: Viruses could be used to target and kill acne, a condition that commonly develops during adolescence Viruses could be used to treat acne, according to a new study.