Can"t quit smoking? Your GENES might be to blame, rather than a lack of willpower


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Can't quit smoking Your GENES might be to blame, rather than a lack of willpower Scientists have found genes that make some people more likely to smoke Those affected are more easily hooked as teenagers and then smoke moreAs adults, they find it harder to quit the habit than those with different genes By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:00 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:01 GMT, 27 March 2013 Scientists have found that some genes increase a person's likelihood of becoming a heavy smoker Genes, rather than feeble willpower, may be the reason why some people just can't stop smoking.

Diabetes: Hate the gym? Don"t worry – you could avoid it by getting up to chat to a colleague


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Forget the gym: You could avoid diabetes by getting up to chat to a colleagueCutting the time people spend sitting down by 90 minutes a day could reduce Type 2 diabetes riskScientists in Leicester suggest physical activity advice should be amended as a consequence By Jenny Hope and Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 14:03 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:03 GMT, 28 February 2013 Being less sedentary all the time could be more beneficial than going to the gym, claim scientists Forget the gym – getting up from your desk to chat to a colleague a few times a day may be all that is required to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Why only some people become addicted to drugs: Scans of cocaine users reveal the shape of your brain could be to blame


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Why only some people become addicted to drugs: Scans of cocaine users reveal brain shape could be to blame Drug users who aren't dependent have an abnormally large frontal lobeThis section of the brain is implicated in self-controlThose who didn't become addicted had a low-boredom threshold By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:09 GMT, 18 January 2013 People who take cocaine over many years without becoming addicted have their brains to thank, a study has found.

Viagra could help men fight the flab as well as boost their sex life


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Viagra could help men fight the flab as well as boost their sex life Drug converts undesirable white fat cells into beige fat which burns calories instead of storing itTests in mice found it could also reduce the risk of obesity complications by tackling inflammation By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 09:40 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:40 GMT, 18 January 2013 Men who have trouble becoming aroused during sex have long relied on Viagra to give them a 'boost'.

Can"t rid yourself of a hacking cough? Don"t worry, the average one lasts for THREE WEEKS


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Can't rid yourself of a hacking cough Don't worry, the average one lasts up to THREE WEEKS Sufferers expect a bad cough to be gone in seven to nine days, reveals surveyBut studies reveal they are likely to last twice as longDoctors 'are too ready to prescribe antibiotics' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 11:30 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:30 GMT, 15 January 2013 Can't stop the cough The average one subsides after 18 days People who suffer from an irritating throat tickle that hangs around for weeks may have nothing to worry about, say researchers.

Cancer breakthrough as new technique that reveals severity of disease AND spares healthy tissue from being removed is unveiled


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Cancer breakthrough as new technique reveals how far it has spread in the body AND spares healthy tissue is unveiled Method reveals how far cancer has spread in lymph nodes and could save patients from unnecessary op Flourescent tool so sensitive it can detect cancer sites measuring just millimetres across By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:48 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 11 January 2013 A ground-breaking technique that reveals just how far cancer has spread in the lymph nodes has been developed by scientists.

I can"t go to the gym – I"ve done my hair! 40% of black women admit avoiding exercise to keep their styles intact


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I can't go to the gym – I've done my hair! 40% of black women admit avoiding exercise to keep their styles intact Two out of five women admitted they often avoided the gym so they wouldn't mess up their hair dosThese women were almost three times less likely to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines | UPDATED: 16:32 GMT, 19 December 2012 Going for a drink after work, feeling tired and forgetting your trainers are just some of the common reasons for avoiding the gym.

I can"t go to the gym – I"ve done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact


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I can't go to the gym – I've done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact Two out of five women admitted they often avoided the gym so they wouldn't mess up their hair dosThese women were almost three times less likely to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines | UPDATED: 13:33 GMT, 18 December 2012 Going for a drink after work, feeling tired and forgetting your trainers are just some of the common reasons for avoiding the gym.

Married women are less likely to suffer depression than cohabiters or singletons


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Married women are less likely to suffer depression than cohabiters or singletons Ten per cent of married women suffered from post-natal depression, compared with 20 per cent who cohabited and 35 per cent who were singleWomen who cohabited were also more likely to suffer domestic abuse and/or abuse drugs | UPDATED: 19:10 GMT, 14 December 2012 Pregnant women who had already tied the knot were far less likely to suffer from post-natal depression than those who just lived with their other halves They say your wedding day is supposed to be the happiest of your life.

Can you get up off the floor without using your hands? If not you could be heading for an early grave


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Why you could be heading for an early grave if you can't get off the floor without using your handsSimple test asked 50 to 80-year-olds to sit on the floor and stand up with as little support as possibleAdults who needed to use a number of aids such as their hands and knees were six times more likely to die than those who didn't | UPDATED: 12:00 GMT, 13 December 2012 A simple 'standing up' test could predict mortality, research shows.


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