Believing in God can help treat depression

The power of prayer: Believing in God can help treat depressionNew research has found that people who believe in a higher power respond better to psychiatric treatmentBenefit is not confined to a specific religion By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 17:23 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:06 GMT, 26 April 2013 A strong faith in a higher power has been shown to improve mental health Belief in God may improve treatment for those suffering with depression, says a new study.

Chair that sounds an alarm to stop office workers risking their health by sitting all day

A good excuse for a tea break! The chair that sounds an alarm to stop office workers risking their health by sitting all day The sitting pad measures the time a worker spends at their desk using a pressure sensorIt uses a microcontroller to create a time stamp when they stand upCan be set up to sound an alarm if a person has been sitting for too long | UPDATED: 16:24 GMT, 5 December 2012 Chained to the desk Researchers have developed a seat they hope will encourage workers to walk around Office workers who are moulded to their chairs all day could be persuaded to stretch their legs more often thanks to an 'alarming' invention.

Fish oil supplements "do NOT cut risk of heart attacks and strokes"

Fish oil supplements 'do NOT cut risk of heart attacks and strokes' Review of 20 studies involving almost 70,000 patients | UPDATED: 20:59 GMT, 11 September 2012 Fish oil supplements do not cut the risk of heart attacks, scientists claim Scientists claim fish oil supplements do not cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes despite being widely used and even prescribed for prevention.

Having one standard hospital chart "could save thousands of lives a year"

Having just one standard hospital chart 'could save thousands of lives a year' Currently more than 100 different types of charts to monitor patients in the UKOne standard chart would help nurses and doctors when they move hospitals | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 27 July 2012 New gold standard: Professor Bryan Williams said the new chart could potentially transform patient safety in UK hospitals Thousands of hospital deaths could be prevented if doctors and nurses used a standardised bed chart, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) said.

Could a shock to the brain stop people from binge eating?

Can't resist that doughnut An electric shock to the brain 'could stop people from binge eating' When stimulator turned on in obese mice, scientists saw 60 per cent drop in consumption of high-fat foodTreatment is already approved for certain neurological and psychiatric disorders By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 11:38 GMT, 26 June 2012 | UPDATED: 13:03 GMT, 26 June 2012 Scientists have come up with an unusual new treatment for obesity – a zap of electricity to the brain.

Children of mothers over 40 "are healthier and more intelligent"

Children of mothers over 40 'are healthier and more intelligent and less likely to have accidents' | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 22 May 2012 They might be harder to catch – and no doubt leave their mothers more exhausted – but children born to mums over 40 are healthier and brighter than those of younger women.

Just one can of diet fizzy drink can increase risk of heart attack or stroke

Just one can of diet fizzy drink can increase risk of heart attack or strokeThose who drink diet soft drinks daily '43 per cent more likely' to have heart attacksCarbonated drinks can cause long-term liver damage similar that of chronic alcoholism Drinking just a single can of diet fizzy drink every day can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, research has revealed.

Council "diet police" should inspect the lunches of private sector workers, report urges

Council “diet police” should inspect the lunches of private sector workers, report urgesDrastic action needed to end “sick note culture” The food in the canteens belonging to private sector employers should be monitored by council inspectors to help improve workers” health, a report says.