Babies who hear their parents arguing are more sensitive to stress – even when they"re asleep

Babies who hear their parents arguing are more sensitive to stress – even when they're asleep In order to develop, babies' brains are malleable – but this also makes them vulnerable to extreme stressBabies from 'high-conflict' homes respond more to angry tones than those from low-conflict homesThe response is in the area of the brain linked to stress By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:54 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:54 GMT, 26 March 2013 Babies who hear their parents arguing are more sensitive to stress, new research has found.

Exhausted junior doctors working 100 hours a week are putting patients" lives at risk

Exhausted junior doctors working 100 hours a week are putting patients' lives at risk Some of the 55,000 junior doctors are working double the legal limit of 48 hours a week12 and 13 hour shifts are not usual, warn researchersMany hospitals are relying on trainee doctors to provide care without adequate supervision By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:28 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:32 GMT, 14 February 2013 Many trainee doctors are 'tired and stressed' because of shift patterns which flout European laws on working hours Patients are being put at risk as exhausted junior doctors work for 100 hours a week, a new report suggests.

Never too late to get fit: What to do in your 70s

Never too late to get fit: What to do in your 70s | UPDATED: 21:46 GMT, 17 September 2012 MEN: Researchers are convinced that a daily walk becomes more important the older you get, with many suggesting that 20 to 30 minutes is all that’s needed to benefit health.

Sex shakes up female genes as single sperm molecule "affects female fertility, behaviour, eating and sleeping"

Sex shakes up female genes as single sperm molecule 'affects female fertility, behaviour, eating and sleeping' Scientists discovered that a single protein found in semen generates a wide range of responses in many genes in females | UPDATED: 08:17 GMT, 12 September 2012 Sex can trigger 'remarkable' responses in women – including altered fertility, immunity, libido, eating and sleep patterns – by the activation of diverse sets of genes, according to a study.

Senior citizens who maintain a healthy lifestyle can expect to live up to six years longer

Senior citizens who maintain a healthy lifestyle can expect to live up to six years longerGetting healthy and quitting smoking can add five years to women's live and six years to men'sStudy also found former smokers lived just as long as those who never smoked | UPDATED: 01:01 GMT, 31 August 2012 Living a healthy lifestyle well into old age can add six years to people’s lives – even if they have a chronic disease – according to new research.

Antioxidant supplement "reduces irritability and repetitive behaviour in autistic children"

Antioxidant supplement 'reduces irritability and repetitive behaviour in autistic children' Scientists believe N-Acetylcysteine, or NAC, could be an effective therapy for autistic children | UPDATED: 16:11 GMT, 30 May 2012 An antioxidant supplement may be an effective therapy for autism, according to scientists.