Could a transplant of gut bacteria be the key to tackling obesity?

Could a 'gastric bypass in a pill' spell an end to diets and be the key to tackling obesity Surgery to transplant different bacteria into the gut promoted slimmingScientists say gastric bypasses also trigger different levels of bugs in the gut, which aid weight loss By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 19:56 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 28 March 2013 Shedding the pounds without dieting, exercising or resorting to surgery sounds impossibly far-fetched.

Eating your greens could slash your chances of developing PMT

Tucking into a salad could slash a woman's chance of developing PMTEating foods high in non-heme iron could cut PMS risk by 40 per cent, according to American researchersThis could be because iron is involved in serotonin production and serotonin regulates mood Eating too much iron can be very harmful By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:10 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:22 GMT, 27 February 2013 Women who eat plenty of leafy green vegetables could cut their risk of pre-menstrual syndrome by up to 40 per cent, according to researchers.

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.

Women who regularly take ibuprofen or paracetamol are "more likely to lose their hearing"

Women who regularly take ibuprofen or paracetamol are 'more likely to lose their hearing' The more often a woman takes either medication, the higher her risk of hearing loss, researchers claimNo link between aspirin use and hearing loss By Graham Smith PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 13 September 2012 | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 13 September 2012 Regular use of household painkillers including ibuprofen and paracetamol can lead to an increased risk of hearing loss in women, according to a study.

Magic gel that could put Julie back on song

Magic gel that could put Julie back on song: Pioneering treatment could restore damaged vocal cords | UPDATED: 00:36 GMT, 21 August 2012 She was devastated when her five-octave singing voice was rendered ‘pretty non-existent’ by a botched operation 15 years ago.

No good for your heart: Good cholesterol doesn"t lower cardiac arrest risk

'Good' cholesterol is not so great for you as study finds it doesn't lower heart attack risk | UPDATED: 15:50 GMT, 17 May 2012 Have a balanced meal to cut down on bad cholesterol We all know lowering 'bad cholesterol' – known as Low-Density Lipoprotein or LDL – helps the heart.

Eating probiotic yoghurt could boost male fertility (finds a study on "swaggering" mice)

Eating yoghurt could make men more virile (finds a study on 'swaggering' mice) Vanilla yoghurt gave male rodents 'swagger' and protruding testiclesFemales became better mothers with shinier fur | UPDATED: 09:10 GMT, 9 May 2012 Could eating pro-biotic yoghurt make men sexier and more virile Studies on mice suggest it Eating probiotic yoghurt is known to calm troubled tummies – now scientists have found it could boost virility as well.

The Probiotic Yoghurt effect: research show it makes mice sexy, slim, fertile and gives them swagger

Why yoghurt makes mice slimmer (and sexier) Vanilla yoghurt gave male rodents 'swagger' and protruding testiclesFemales became better mothers with shinier fur | UPDATED: 09:05 GMT, 9 May 2012 Could eating pro-biotic yoghurt make us slimmer, sexier and give us shiny locks Studies on mice suggest it Eating yoghurt could make you both slimmer and sexier, according to a study made at Massachusetts Institute of Technology – at least if you are a mouse.

Could stem cells give every woman life-long fertility? Breakthrough could lead to unlimited supply of eggs

Could stem cells give every woman life-long fertility Breakthrough could lead to unlimited supply of eggs By Tamara Cohen Last updated at 2:34 AM on 27th February 2012 Scientists have found stem cells in human ovaries from which it may one day be possible to produce an ‘unlimited’ supply of eggs.