A lack of sleep can reduce a man's sperm count by a THIRDPrevious studies have linked poor sleep to heart disease and cancer but now fertility has been linked Researchers found that testicles shrank and sperm production decreased in sleep-deprived men May be that lack of sleep affects testosterone levels By Pat Hagan and Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 12:35 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:19 GMT, 25 April 2013 Sleep problems can drastically lower the fertility of young men, warns a study.
Most office KITCHENS are dirtier than the toilets, with kettles and microwaves the germiest places Half of kitchen surfaces are contaminated with dangerous levels of coliforms – bacteria in faecesThese bacteria can cause gastrointestinal diseases25 per cent of draining boards, 30 per cent of microwaves, 40 per cent of kettles also contaminated By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 17:26 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:26 GMT, 23 April 2013 Workplace kitchens are dangerously dirty, to the point that they could cause illness, new research suggests.
Forget fry-ups for a hangover: NOODLE SOUP is the best cure for the morning after the night beforeTraditionally a greasy breakfast and a sugary drink were thought to banish post-booze headacheBut a simple Asian broth is in fact a much better option, according to experts By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 18:13 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:33 GMT, 9 April 2013 On that painful morning after the night before, there is often nothing more tempting than a bacon sandwich.
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The seven-point plan to a healthy life: Simple lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer and heart disease, new study finds By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 04:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 04:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 Seven simple health lifestyle steps can help prevent cancer as well as heart disease, according to a new study.
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.
Two glasses of coke, 10 boiled sweets, 3 eggs or 2.5 heads of broccoli: What 200 calories REALLY looks like 63% of us have no idea how many calories we should eat in a day And many of us underestimate calorie counts, some of us by up to 40%Pictures below show just how much 200 calories go in different foodsFor less than half a doughnut you can eat three eggs or huge bowl of veg By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:11 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:02 GMT, 18 February 2013 Every day, we make up to 200 decisions about what to eat, most without even thinking.
How a bad relationship can make you ill – by damaging your immune system People stressed about their relationship produced 11 per cent more of the stress hormone cortisol They also had fewer T-cells, an important part of the immune system's defence against infection By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:49 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:03 GMT, 18 February 2013 Feeling anxious about close relationships could make you fall ill – by damaging your immune system.
Cutting salt could save 20,000 lives each year in UK Too much salt increases risk of high blood pressure, which can lead to heart attacks and strokeAdults should consume no more than 6g a day, but on average UK men have 9.7g and women have 7.7g By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:41 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:41 GMT, 12 February 2013 Reducing the amount of salt in our diets could save nearly 20,000 lives in the UK every year, according to researchers.
‘Pollution threat’ to mums-to-be: One in every 20 cases of pre-eclampsia blamed on higher levels of air pollutionPre-eclampsia can threaten the life of both mother and babyPollution could be a factor in up to 2,000 cases every year in the UK By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:06 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:07 GMT, 7 February 2013 Threat: Air pollution to trigger potentially fatal pre-eclampsia in expectant mothers, a study has found Exposure to air pollution could trigger potentially fatal pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, researchers have warned.