Taller, skinnier women have evolved to have more babies than their shorter counterparts

Taller, skinnier women have evolved to have more babies than their shorter counterparts Study found that over past 55 years African women who are tall and lean are having bigger familiesExperts are not sure why this is but believe improvements in healthcare and nutrition play role By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 09:26 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:55 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315134', 'title': 'Taller, skinnier women have evolved to have more babies than their shorter counterparts', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315134/Taller-skinnier-women-evolved-babies-shorter-counterparts.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Taller,%20skinnier%20women%20have%20evolved%20to%20have%20more%20babies%20than%20their%20shorter%20counterparts%20http://bit.ly/15LHvEg%20via%[email protected]' });

Stand up in the office to lose weight and boost circulation, says expert

Stand up in the office to lose weight and boost circulation, says expert Standing for 3 hours a day can burn 8lbs of fat a yearHigher desks suggested to stop workers sitting all dayWriter Ernest Hemingway was a fan of standing while writing found sitting down too long increases your risk of dying within a few years – even if you are already physically active.

Anti-depressant eases symptoms in just over an hour

Ground-breaking anti-depressant eases symptoms in just over an HOUR Drug worked within an hour and 20 minutes – current anti-depressants take weeks to have an impact It works in a similar way to the Class C drug ketamine but without causing serious side-effectsHowever, the effects may be short-lived | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 13 December 2012 An experimental drug has been found to lift depression in just over an hour in people who haven't responded to other treatments.

Cancer cases rise but deaths FALL, thanks to earlier diagnosis and better treatment

Cancer cases rise but deaths FALL, thanks to earlier diagnosis and better treatment Around 320,000 people are now diagnosed each yearAround half die, but patients are six times more likely to survive than 40 years agoMore men diagnosed than women and Scotland has a 15 per cent higher rate | UPDATED: 17:30 GMT, 6 December 2012 Fewer people are dying from cancer in the UK despite an increase in the numbers being diagnosed, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Cycling can improve connections in brain regions linked to Parkinson"s disease

How pedal power could ease Parkinson's: Cycling can improve connections in brain regions linked to the disease Scientists say exercising on a bike is an 'effective, low-cost therapy' for the diseaseUS neuroscientist Jay Alberts started research after noticing positive impact it had on partner who suffers from diseaseScans revealed pedalling boosted connections between brain regions linked to movement | UPDATED: 08:39 GMT, 26 November 2012 Cycling could help ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, scientists believe.

Hospital rating: Patients to be asked whether they would recommend their hospital to family and friends

Forget Trip Advisor, now HOSPITALS are asking whether we'd recommend them to family and friends From April, every NHS patient in England will be asked to give feedback on their stayGovernment hopes the move will improve standards Patients will be able to vote online, by text or by post | UPDATED: 15:26 GMT, 5 October 2012 Feedback: Departing hospital patients will be asked to rate their experience and whether they would recommend their ward Hospital patients are to be asked whether they would recommend their ward to friends and family, under new government guidance issued yesterday.

Blood test "cuts prostate cancer deaths"

Controversial blood test 'cuts prostate cancer deaths'PSA test not used routinely in the UK because of fears over reliabilityCan spot a protein in the blood that can signify the presence of prostate cancer | UPDATED: 17:54 GMT, 23 August 2012 A controversial blood test for prostate cancer may have significantly improved the survival prospects of patients diagnosed with advanced disease, research has shown.

Having children does not encourage parents to eat healthier

Having children does NOT encourage parents to eat more healthily Couples 'may be influenced by fussy children' | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 1 May 2012 Parents are known for nagging their children to eat their greens, but a new study has found they don't apply their healthy eating advice to their own plates.