Organic food labels "trick" us into thinking food is healthier and tastier

Organic food labels 'trick' us into thinking food is healthier and tastier Perceptions of taste, calories and value can be significantly altered when a food is labelled 'organic'Organic foods were estimated to have significantly fewer calories and taste lower in fat Customers were also willing to pay 23% more for them By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 14:51 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 3 April 2013 It is seen as healthier and tastier – and millions of shoppers willingly pay more to enjoy it.

A&E waiting times on the rise as number of patients waiting more than 4 hours hits 8-year peak

A&E waiting times on the rise as number of patients waiting more than four hours hits eight-year peak A third of patients spent more than four hours in A&E, compared to 23 per cent in 2004Nearly a quarter of those who arrived by ambulance had to wait more than 15 minutes to be transferred But patients happy with standards of care and hygiene | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 6 December 2012 Waiting times in accident and emergency departments are getting longer, according to figures released today by the healthcare regulator.

The woman who says biscuit 900 times an hour: Tourettes sufferer breaks a taboo with humour

The woman who says ‘biscuit’ 900 times an hour: Tourette’s sufferer breaks a taboo with humour | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 20 April 2012 /04/20/article-0-12AD2F02000005DC-136_634x654.jpg” width=”634″ height=”654″ alt=”Changing perceptions about Tourette's: Jess Thom wants to raise awareness about the condition, and raise a few laughs too” class=”blkBorder” /> Changing perceptions about Tourette's: Jess Thom wants to raise awareness about the condition, and raise a few laughs too Then there are the surreal phrases: ‘Stuff my mouth with pencils’, ‘Disco penguins dancing in your dreams’, ‘William Hague, Banjo Man’ and ‘Give me a massage with Marmite’.

New IVF method gives 40% more chance of success: Lab mimics conditions in the womb

New IVF method gives 40% more chance of success: Lab mimics conditions in the womb Delicate work: Fertility experts have increased the odds of a woman getting pregnant through IVF by as much as 40 per cent Doctors have dramatically increased the success of IVF by creating laboratories which mimic conditions found inside the womb.

Fat doctors "far less likely to help obese patients lose weight"

Fat doctors 'far less likely to help obese patients lose weight' 'Physical attributes of physicians have a much bigger contribution to their care of patients than I realized before', says scientist GP Lady Arabella Onslow found it difficult to offer lifestyle advice while she was grossly overweight Overweight doctors are less able help patients shed the pounds, research suggests.