Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by "rebuilding" the brain

Anti-depressants could help stroke patients recover more quickly by 'rebuilding' the brain Drugs could promote the growth of new nerve cells in the brain or protect other cells damaged by strokeAnd by preventing depression, they may encourage more patients to be physically active | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 6 December 2012 Anti-depressants could help recovery after a stroke – even in patients who are not depressed, research suggests.

Male contraception: Cutting of sperm"s power supply could make a man temporarily infertile

Off with their tails! Male contraceptive pill a step closer as scientists cut off the power supply that helps sperm swim Gene mutation disrupted their ability to swimResulted in sperm tails that were 17 per cent shorter and a 50 per cent reduction in sperm production | UPDATED: 12:05 GMT, 9 October 2012 Scientists have found a way to stop sperm swimming, making the long-awaited male contraceptive pill a step closer to fruition.

Just two tablespoons of olive oil a day could cut heart disease risk

Just two tablespoons of olive oil a day could cut heart disease risk | UPDATED: 23:21 GMT, 15 June 2012 Two tablespoons of olive oil a day almost halves the risk of heart disease while one spoonful cuts the risk by 28 per cent Olive oil has long been known to be good for the heart.

Contraceptive row: Girl, 13, reveals why she had Nexplanon implant at school

'I felt like having sex': Girl, 13, reveals why she had contraceptive implant at school WITHOUT telling her mother It gives me peace of mind when I'm with my boyfriend, 13-year-old insists A 13-year-old girl today said she had a contraceptive implant fitted at school without her mother knowing because she ‘felt like having sex.’ The teenager is one of 33 schoolgirls who have been fitted with the device in Southampton as part of a controversial government initiative to drive down teenage pregnancies.

"I felt like having sex": Girl, 13, reveals why she had contraceptive implant at school WITHOUT telling her mother

'I felt like having sex': Girl, 13, reveals why she had contraceptive implant at school WITHOUT telling her mother It gives me peace of mind when I'm with my boyfriend, 13-year-old insists A 13-year-old girl today said she had a contraceptive implant fitted at school without her mother knowing because she ‘felt like having sex.’ The teenager is one of 33 schoolgirls who have been fitted with the device in Southampton as part of a controversial government initiative to drive down teenage pregnancies.

Parents furious as girls, 13, given contraceptive implants at school without their knowledge

Parents furious as 13-year-old girls given contraceptive implants at school without their knowledge Devices temporarily prevent pregnancy by releasing hormones into the bloodIn 2011, 1,700 girls aged 13/14 were fitted with implants Under 'patient confidentiality' rules, school staff are banned from seeking permission of parents beforehand Girls as young as 13 are being given contraceptive implants at school without their parents’ knowledge.

How to avoid mosquito bites: Smelly feet attract blood-sucking insects to humans

Want to avoid mosquito bites Smelly feet attract the blood-sucking insects to humans Trekking in Borneo: Large areas of Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia are considered malaria-risk areas If you”re travelling to a country affected by malaria be sure to keep your feet clean. Mosquitoes that spread the deadly disease are attracted to people whose feet are heavily covered with certain kinds of bacteria, scientists have discovered