Women really DO get a "spare tyre" of fat after the menopause – putting them at higher risk of heart disease

Women really DO get a 'spare tyre' of fat after the menopause – putting them at higher risk of heart disease Women's bodies change shape after the menopause Before menopause, women store excess fat around their legs and hips; afterwards, around the middle But storing fat around the abdomen is riskier for health, raising the risk of heart disease and cancer By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:14 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:16 GMT, 28 March 2013 After the menopause women's shapes change to be more like those of men Women really are more likely to develop a 'spare tyre' around their waist after the menopause, say researchers.

Is your snore a nose whistler, wall shaker, or a pig in a trough?

Is your snore a nose whistler, wall shaker, or a pig in a trough Different snores have different causes – find the treatment that suits yours By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 16 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:50 GMT, 17 February 2013 Snoring can be a cause of pain, dry mouth and much annoyance for your significant other who has to live with the noise.

IVF blood clot alert: Women pregnant as a result of fertility treatment "have higher embolism risk"

IVF blood clot alert: Women pregnant as a result of fertility treatment 'have higher embolism risk' By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:02 GMT, 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 16 January 2013 Women who become pregnant through IVF may be more likely to develop life-threatening blood clots, researchers have warned.

Postponing pregnancy slashes risk of most deadly form of breast cancer

Postponing pregnancy slashes risk of most deadly form of breast cancer Women who had their first child at least 15 years after their first period saw cancer risk drop by 60% However, breast feeding also found to have protective effect against the condition | UPDATED: 17:54 GMT, 13 December 2012 It's good news for women who put their baby plans on hold so they can focus on their careers.

Breast cancer deaths can be halved after 10 years of "wonder drug" Tamoxifen

Breast cancer deaths halved if patients given 'wonder drug' Tamoxifen for 10 years, not fiveTamoxifen is an anti-oestrogen drug that was developed over 30 years ago Most of the extra protection occurred after the end of the 10 year treatment period | UPDATED: 22:24 GMT, 5 December 2012 Breast check: Women are recommended to feel their breasts regularly and go to the GP if they notice any changes Breast cancer deaths can be halved after 10 years of treatment with the drug tamoxifen, research has shown.

Hitting the menopause really can result in the development of the dreaded "spare tyre" of fat around the waist

Hitting the menopause really DOES create 'spare tyre' of fat around the waist Women lose their natural supply of the female hormone oestrogen after the menopauseThis causes a shift of fat storage from the hips to the waist | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 16 October 2012 It will come as little comfort for women of a certain age who already have mood swings and hot flushes to contend with.

Gender bending chemicals in normal household goods could cause obesity in children.

Gender bending chemicals in normal household goods could cause obesity in children Bisphenol A is found in dozens of household items from sunglasses to food packagingScientists believe it interferes with the way the body processes hormones | UPDATED: 06:46 GMT, 19 September 2012 A chemical found in baby bottles, food packaging and tooth fillings could be making children fat, claim scientists.

Eating fatty food while pregnant "increases chances of daughter and granddaughters developing breast cancer"

Eating fatty food while pregnant 'increases chances of daughter and granddaughters developing breast cancer'Eating an unhealthy diet can 'permanently alter the cells of an unborn baby – and future generations' The NHS recommends pregnant women do not 'eat for two' and avoid junk food high in fat | UPDATED: 15:13 GMT, 11 September 2012 Repercussions: Researchers believe eating an unhealthy diet can permanently alter the cells of an unborn baby Pregnant women who gorge on fatty foods may increase the chances of their daughters and even grand-daughters developing breast cancer in later life.

Women who go through change early more likely to suffer fatal brain haemorrhage

The deadly danger of an early menopause: Women who go through change early more likely to suffer fatal brain haemorrhage | UPDATED: 01:15 GMT, 12 June 2012 Women who go through an early menopause are more likely to have a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage, experts warned last night.