Children with controlling "helicopter parents" are more likely to be depressed

Children with controlling 'helicopter parents' are more likely to be depressed The overbearing parenting style – where parents hover children – affects their ability to get on with others Children who feel they have no autonomy also more likely to be depressed, say the U.S.

Former world"s fattest man Paul Mason loses an incredible 45 stone – but now needs an operation to shed eight stone of excess SKIN

World's former fattest man loses an incredible 45 stone – but now needs an operation to shed eight stone of excess SKINPaul Mason, from Ipswich, Suffolk, once weighed an incredible 70 stone Former postman now needs operation to help him get even thinner51-year-old says excess skin makes it difficult to walk By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 19:49 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 3 January 2013 The former fattest man in the world has lost almost two thirds of his weight – but now wants an operation to remove his excess skin.

Parkinson"s disease could be spotted years earlier by studying a simple voice recording

Parkinson's disease could be spotted years earlier by studying a simple voice recording A team at MIT has developed a computer programme that is able to recognise the tremors, breathiness and weakness in the voiceThese symtpoms are thought to be early indicators of the degenerative conditionStudy leader Dr Max Little is building up a database of 10,000 voices to support his project | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 26 September 2012 Leaving a simple phone message could help spot the early signs of Parkinson’s years before serious symptoms develop, say scientists.

The deadly blue lagoon: Disused quarry with clear blue waters attracts hundreds of visitors… despite warnings that it is almost as strong a bleach

A day at the bleach: Disused quarry known as the Blue Lagoon attracts hundreds of visitors. . . but the water”s as toxic as ammoniaWater contains car wrecks, dead animals, excrement and rubbish… but families still go in for a dipLake in former limestone quarry measures pH 11.3, just less than ammonia at 11.5pH and bleach at 12.6pH

Mother"s outrage after being billed for "nursery care" of daughter who died MINUTES after being born

Mother's outrage after being billed for 'nursery care' of daughter who died MINUTES after being born | UPDATED: 21:01 GMT, 3 June 2012 A grieving mother whose newborn died in her arms was charged almost $900 for her daughter's hospital care, despite the fact that she was only alive for a few seconds after birth.

Leading supermarkets "undermine parents" efforts to feed their children healthily by displaying sweets at checkouts"

Leading supermarkets 'undermine parents' efforts to feed their children healthily by displaying sweets at checkouts' | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 25 April 2012 Three leading supermarkets have been named as the 'worst offenders' for undermining parents' efforts to feed their children healthily.

Eating too much cake can make you hairy

Eating too much cake can make you hairy: The unlikely causes for excess body hair Excess hair was rated just behind weight gain for body dissatisfaction More than half of all women are concerned about excess body hair, according to a report published by market research company Mintel last month. In the online survey of more than 2,000 women, excess hair was rated just behind weight gain for body dissatisfaction. It’s estimated that one in ten of us suffers from excess facial and body hair.