Just one sick person in the office means HALF of the communal surfaces are contaminated by lunchtime

Just one sick person in the office means HALF of the communal surfaces are contaminated by lunchtime Some of the likeliest germ hotspots include doorknobs, photocopier and lift buttons and the office fridgeEmployees far more likely to get ill from touching surfaces rather than someone sneezing near themBut simple interventions such as hand washing, wipes and hand gel can drastically reduce the risk of infection By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:43 GMT, 1 February 2013 We've all had that sinking feeling when a stoic colleague turns up to work coughing and sneezing.

Exercise "interventions" make no difference to overweight children

Exercise 'interventions' make no difference to overweight children Extra-curricular exercise sessions found to make little impact on children's daily activityExperts suggest diet and healthy eating are key to tackling childhood obesity | UPDATED: 14:39 GMT, 28 September 2012 Making overweight children to do more physical activity won't help them to shed the pounds, according to a British study.

Behaviour therapy could help Tourette"s sufferers control their embarrassing tics

Mind control: How behavioral therapy could help Tourette's sufferers manage their tics After training 38 per cent of sufferers had much improved compared to just six per cent of the control group | UPDATED: 12:09 GMT, 10 August 2012 Pete Bennett, who won Big Brother 7, was diagnosed with Tourette's when he was 14 Tourette's sufferers could learn to control their tics by focusing their minds, a study has found.

You"re more likely to gain weight if your friends are heavier than you

Fat friends: You're more likely to gain weight if your friends are heavier than you Obesity treatments for teenagers should take social influence from their peers into account, say researchers | UPDATED: 12:53 GMT, 10 July 2012 If you want to get slim, you may want to shed some of your larger friends, a new study suggests.

The NHS has said it"s cheaper for second-time mothers to have their child at home

'Why second-time mothers should give birth at home': It's just as safe and cheaper for the NHS as well, claim experts | UPDATED: 01:04 GMT, 20 April 2012 Home births are the cheapest option for the NHS when the mother already has children, a study claims today.