Switching off obesity gene found to prevent weight-gain EVEN if eating a high-fat diet

How switching off a fat gene may prevent weight-gain – EVEN if you eat a high-fat diet Removing Plin2 gene made mice resistant to obesityFat cells were 20% smaller and rodents also ate lessScientists think the effect could be duplicated in humans By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:53 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:02 GMT, 6 March 2013 Switching off a certain gene could stop junk food eaters from gaining weight Switching off a 'fat' gene could prevent you from piling on the pound even if you stick to a high-fat diet, say researchers.

Hope for eczema sufferers after scientists discover malfunctioning protein known as Ctip2 which makes skin dry and scaly, paving way for new…

New hope for treatment for eczema sufferers as scientists discover protein behind dry and scaly skin Protein known as Ctip2 controls body fats that keep skin cells healthy and hydratedBut in people with eczema, it may malfunction, causing the characteristic dry, red, itchy skin Findings pave way for new treatments, say researchers By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:05 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:22 GMT, 3 January 2013 The main genetic cause of a common type of eczema has been discovered by scientists, leading to hopes of fresh treatment The main genetic cause of a common type of eczema has been discovered by scientists, leading to hopes of fresh treatment.

Jogging outside could make you stupid – and more likely to suffer mental health problems

Jogging outside could make you stupid – and more likely to suffer mental health problems Exercising in busy, traffic-filled areas could actually cause mental declineCity joggers' brains less able to store new knowledgeAnd have higher levels inflammation, linked to mental decline | UPDATED: 10:38 GMT, 11 December 2012 People who exercise in urban areas have higher levels of mental decline and inflammation in the brain It has long been hailed as beneficial to both body and mind – and if nothing else, a form of stress release after a hard day at the office.

Men who don"t brush their teeth regularly are more likely to have erection problems

Never mind bad breath…Men who don't brush their teeth regularly are more likely to have erection problems Regular brushing reduces the risk of gum diseaseTurkish researchers found men who had inflamed gums – a symptom of the disease – are three times more likely to have trouble getting aroused | UPDATED: 11:11 GMT, 4 December 2012 Good oral hygiene is linked with a reduced risk of gum disease, which has been shown to triple the risk of erectile dysfunction Men who regularly brush their teeth – thereby reducing their risk of gum disease – are less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than their less hygienic counterparts.

Diet not working? A food intolerance could be slowing down your metabolism, says a leading doctor (who also claims that low-fat diets CAUSE weight…

Food sensitivity could be stopping you lose weight, says doctor who also claims low-fat diets can make you HEAVIER Food sensitivities are 'by far the commonest single cause of weight gain,' says allergy expertEveryday foods such as wheat, corn, milk and eggs most common culpritsCutting out potential 'problem' foods could also relieve ailments such as headaches and low mood Calorie counting a strategy that 'consistently fails millions of people' | UPDATED: 12:54 GMT, 11 October 2012 Whether it’s low fat, low carb, low GI – most of us have tried, and failed, to lose weight at some point.

Obese and overweight people "more likely to develop prostate cancer"

Overweight men 'more likely to develop prostate cancer because fat provides favourable environment for disease' | UPDATED: 05:12 GMT, 25 September 2012 Being fat makes you more likely to develop prostate cancer, according to a new study.

How having an operation can send you delirious: Terrifying post-surgery hallucinations strike up to half of the over-65s

How having an operation can send you delirious: Terrifying post-surgery hallucinations strike up to half of the over-65s | UPDATED: 23:46 GMT, 10 September 2012 When Gordon Sturmey came around after surgery, he was convinced people were trying to kill him.

Plan to ban drug that would help thousands with incurable immune system disease put on hold

Plan to ban drug that would help thousands with incurable immune system disease put on holdThe NHS rationing body said Benlysta was too expensive at 9,000 a year despite there being no alternative treatments for lupus.But an appeal has ruled that a ban on the drug is put on hold | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 7 September 2012 A plan to ban a new drug that would help thousands of women with an incurable immune system disease has been put on hold.

Viral Myocarditis: Mother, 28, dies after doctors dismiss heart condition as acid reflux

Mother, 28, dies after doctors dismiss her heart condition as acid reflux Gemma has chronic inflammation of the heart which would have been picked up by an ECG testGP said Gemma had not mentioned she was suffering chest pains during her appointment three days before her death | UPDATED: 14:34 GMT, 27 August 2012 A young mother died after doctors misdiagnosed her inflamed heart as acid reflux, an inquest has heard.

Grilled chicken? Why "healthy" grilled food could actually be making you fat

Who's going to tell George Foreman Why 'healthy' grilled food could actually be making you fat Compound released when food cooks in dry heat can lead to weight gain and diabetesdigg] | UPDATED: 13:14 GMT, 24 August 2012 It is regarded as a healthier alternative to frying food.