Mushrooms can provide as much vitamin D as supplements – but only if you put them in the sun before you eat them

Mushrooms can provide as much vitamin D as supplements – but only if you put them in the sun before you eat them Mushrooms transform UV light into vitamin DSun-exposed mushrooms are as effective at boosting and maintaining vitamin D levels as supplements areHave to be in summer sun for 60 minutes to produce vitamin D – cooking doesn't reduce the vitamin level By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 17:11 GMT, 22 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 22 April 2013 Mushrooms exposed to the sun can provide as much vitamin D as a health supplement, a study has found.

Trainee doctors are being paid more than 2,000 A DAY by the NHS in "out of control" agency payments scandal

Trainee doctors are being paid more than 2,000 A DAY by the NHS in 'out of control' agency payments scandalAgency doctors have cost the public 2bn since 2010/11Figures show a trust spent 15,000 for one doctor for a weekTories blame EU rules limiting doctors' working hours By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 10:24 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:08 GMT, 8 April 2013 Health minister Dr Daniel Poulter says the NHS is clamping down on excessive spending on agency doctors The NHS is paying trainee doctors more than 2,000 for a day’s work, it has emerged.

You might as well stay on the couch because keeping fit "can"t stop our muscles ageing"

You might as well stay on the couch because keeping fit 'can't stop our muscles ageing' By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 01:14 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:08 GMT, 22 March 2013 Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker, now 47, has been forced to reduce her daily workout after her designer gowns revealed her bulging veins and sinewy biceps Millions of us spend hours sweating and straining in the gym hoping to keep ourselves looking younger than our years.

Unborn babies get taste for fruit and vegetables from their mothers

Unborn babies get taste for fruit and vegetables from their mothers Babies are more accepting of foods their mothers eat often while pregnantStudy indicates they get also get a taste for novel foods through breast milk The research was carried out by the Monell Centre in PhiladelphiaBabies are 'biologically hardwired' to like food containing salt and sugarStudy found that they are not attracted to bitter foods like green vegetables By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 15:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 14 February 2013 Mothers can reduce the chances of having fussy eaters by eating plenty of vegetables during pregnancy The parental crusade to get children to eat fruit and vegetables should begin before birth, researchers said last night.

Why we should not try to drink like the French: Cafe culture "can be worse than bingeing"

Why we should not try to drink like the French: Cafe culture 'can be worse than bingeing'Britain should not try to import 'cafe drinking culture' from the continentOverall individual alcohol consumption higher in France, Spain and Portugal Daily drinking of small amounts 'is not going to help at all,' expert say By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 00:37 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:46 GMT, 30 January 2013 Continental cafe culture is often held up as a model of responsible drinking.

Pupils aged just TWELVE given nicotine patches by nurses on visits to schools without telling their parents

Pupils aged just TWELVE given nicotine patches by nurses on visits to schools without telling their parents The patches are available to pupils from NHS nurses making fortnightly visits to schools in Essex Fears the patches could become a 'status symbol' among young schoolchildren By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 10:48 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 25 January 2013 Addiction: The NHS has been dishing out nicotine patches to schoolchildren as young as 12, it has emerged (FILE PHOTO) Nicotine patches are being handed out to schoolchildren as young as 12 on the NHS without their parents' knowledge, it has emerged.

"It"s amazing that she is responding to treatment for the first time": Pixie Lott proves inspirational to cancer sufferer Bella, 5,…

'It's amazing that she is responding to treatment for the first time': Pixie Lott proves inspirational to cancer sufferer Bella, 5, after charity organises special meetingBella Restuccia, five, was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of muscle cancer, in 2011The little girl, who had been failing to respond to intensive treatment, has been given a boost after a surprise visit from her idol, pop star Pixie Lott By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 17:00 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:55 GMT, 7 January 2013 A brave little girl who listened to her favourite Pixie Lott pop songs to help distract her from her cancer treatment has received a huge boost after meeting her idol in person.

Overindulged at Christmas? You"re lighter than you think: Official weight of a kilo is changed (by a fraction of a gram)

Overindulged at Christmas You're lighter than you think: Official weight of a kilo is changed (by a fraction of a gram) By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 00:07 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 7 January 2013 You may be lighter than you think, even if you have overindulged this Christmas It will come as welcome news to those who overindulged over the festive period – we are all a little bit lighter than we think.