We"re all fatter than we think, with women underestimating their weight by an average of 5lb


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We're all fatter than we think, with women underestimating their weight by an average of 5lb Nearly half of parents of obese children thought their child was 'about the right weight'Women aged 35 to 39 underestimated their weight the most and thought they were 8lbs lighter than they were | UPDATED: 14:55 GMT, 20 December 2012 Struggling to fit into clothes Most of us underestimate how much we weigh, a survey reveals Women may be convinced they look fat in changing room mirrors.

It"s not just the number of sperm a man has that matters – they need to be the same length too


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It's not just the number of sperm that matters – they need to be the same LENGTH, too Experts compared semen samples from more than 100 men who had fertility problems They found that consistent tail-length trumped average length when it came to strong-swimming sperm | UPDATED: 17:02 GMT, 17 December 2012 Men have a better chance of having children if they have semen teeming with strong-swimmers.

The FAT map of Britain: Brummies have the largest waistlines and Brighton boys are the thinnest


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The FAT map of Britain: Brummies have the largest waistlines and Brighton boys are the thinnest Men in Birmingham have the biggest waist measurements, followed by those in Belfast and SheffieldWomen in the East Midlands and Northern Ireland largest around the middleNearly every area of the UK has measurement near the 'danger' level for an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, infertility and diabetesFigures follow research which found most men underestimate their waistlines by TWO INCHES | UPDATED: 19:41 GMT, 17 December 2012 Britons' waistlines are getting bigger – and people living in the Midlands are battling the bulge more than the rest of us.

Why jogging a week before your period could damage your knees


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Jogging a week before your period is due 'could damage your knees' Sportswomen are more likely to suffer from join injuries than men Scientists found nerve activity increased in knee muscles in late stage of woman's menstrual cycle | UPDATED: 13:55 GMT, 16 October 2012 Injured knees: Scientists think a woman's menstrual cycle could be associated with her increased risk of tearing ligaments during exercise Women who work out regularly should consider taking it easy in the week before their period is due – as they could be at greater risk of injury, say scientists.

How F1 wizardry that helps Jenson Button go faster is saving children in intensive care


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How F1 wizardry that helps Jenson Button go faster is saving children in intensive care | UPDATED: 23:31 GMT, 18 August 2012 Children in intensive care are being monitored by the same technology developed to analyse the performance of Formula 1 cars driven by Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

Cheap glasses can cause headaches and dangerous for driving


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Cheap glasses ordered online can cause headaches and some are potentially 'very dangerous' for driving | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 7 June 2012 It may save you money, but buying glasses online could be rather short-sighted.

Plaster that checks you"re still breathing could help reduce hospital re-admissions


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Plaster that checks you're still breathing could help reduce hospital re-admissions | UPDATED: 00:34 GMT, 15 May 2012 The digital 'plaster' allows patients to be monitored continuously A digital ‘plaster’ that records patients’ vital signs could help to prevent serious complications and reduce hospital re-admissions.

How Tai Chi in later life is good for the heart: Elderly who perform exercises lower blood pressure


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How Tai Chi in later life is good for the heart: Elderly who perform exercises lower blood pressure | UPDATED: 01:02 GMT, 5 April 2012 Practising the ancient martial art of tai chi can boost elderly people's hearts, a study has found.

I"ve got you under my skin: How listening to Sinatra sing can help you heal faster


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I've got you under my skin: How listening to Sinatra sing can help you heal faster | UPDATED: 00:28 GMT, 28 March 2012 Calming: Frank Sinatra's music, and other easy listening classics, were found to help patients during ops The sounds of Sinatra are helping patients undergoing surgery to relax and even heal faster, say researchers.

Apps: Don"t visit your GP, use your mobile phone for a check-up instead…


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An app a day keeps the doctor away: Patients told to use mobile phones for a check-up instead of visiting their GP Patients will be told to use mobile phones ‘apps’ to monitor their health at home rather than seeing a doctor or nurse.


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