Does the menopause really make you forgetful? Yes, but not for long, say scientists

Does the menopause really make you forgetful Yes, but only for the first year Memory loss is worse in the year after the last periodBut is likely to only be temporary, say experts Symptoms such as changing hormone levels, sleep problems and anxiety are not linked to cognitive decline PUBLISHED: 16:16 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:18 GMT, 3 January 2013 Memory loss: Experts say that forgetfulness is most common in the year after a woman's last period If you blame losing your house keys on the menopause making you forgetful, you might be onto something.

Why a shock can kill you (even good news): Release of adrenaline after sudden discovery can lead to heart problems

Why a shock can kill you (even good news): Release of adrenaline after sudden discovery can lead to heart problems | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 16 October 2012 A shock can be fatal – and it makes no difference whether it's the trauma of a loved one's death or the excitement of a lottery win, experts claim.

Dying of a broken heart: New research discovers emotional turmoil can narrow the arteries, leading to cardiac arrest

Yes, you CAN die of a broken heart – emotional turmoil can narrow the arteries, leading to cardiac arrest | UPDATED: 15:58 GMT, 15 October 2012 It has long been claimed that people have died from a broken heart.

Why women go through the menopause – to stop them competing with their daughters-in-law

Women go through the menopause to stop them competing with their daughters-in-law, claim scientists Study looked at birth and death rates from 1700 to 1900If grandmother and daughter-in-law had babies at the same time newborns were 50 per cent less likely to survive, historical records reveal | UPDATED: 10:17 GMT, 23 August 2012 The menopause partly evolved to prevent competition between mothers and their daughter-in-laws, according to researchers.

Losing 10lb "can reduce menopause symptoms" including hot flushes and night sweats

Losing 10lb 'can reduce menopause symptoms' including hot flushes and night sweats | UPDATED: 00:16 GMT, 12 July 2012 Women going through menopause who lose excess fat could reduce their symptoms Losing excess weight could help banish the symptoms of the menopause, research has suggested.

Even a brisk daily walk can cut the risk of breast cancer

Even a brisk daily walk can cut the risk of breast cancer Women who exercised for at least 90 minutes a day saw the most benefit with a 30 per cent drop in their breast cancer risk | UPDATED: 13:01 GMT, 25 June 2012 Women saw a reduction in their breast cancer risk no matter how intense the exercise.

Heartbeat star Jason Durr: Egg donor picked from an IVF clinic brochure is now one of our family

One of our family: Heartbeat star Jason Durr and his wife reveal how a stranger they picked from an IVF clinic brochure became a much-loved 'egg mummy' to their twins | UPDATED: 08:55 GMT, 23 June 2012 Actor Jason Durr and his wife Kate looked on encouragingly as their toddler twins, Velvet and Felix, tentatively surveyed the young American visitor smiling at them.