Can't quit smoking Your GENES might be to blame, rather than a lack of willpower Scientists have found genes that make some people more likely to smoke Those affected are more easily hooked as teenagers and then smoke moreAs adults, they find it harder to quit the habit than those with different genes By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:00 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:01 GMT, 27 March 2013 Scientists have found that some genes increase a person's likelihood of becoming a heavy smoker Genes, rather than feeble willpower, may be the reason why some people just can't stop smoking.
'Tis the season to suffer red itchy skin: How cold walks and mulled wine mean misery for the one in ten with rosacea | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 17 December 2012 Roaring fires, mulled wine, and stress — Christmas is enough to make anyone red in the face.
'I used to have 70 fits a day – but thankfully never on live TV': Lawyer who represented Julian Assange has had epilepsy for 41 years but refuses to let it rule his life | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 1 September 2012 He is a giant in a profession where verbal agility and sharp mental skills are essential.
Beware Dr Google! People who use internet to diagnose illness 'can't interpret their own symptoms' | UPDATED: 05:47 GMT, 22 July 2012 Many people may believe that the internet has made it easier for us to discover what is wrong when we are sick.
Campaigns like this don't save lives – they just clog my surgery with people scared witless | UPDATED: 10:47 GMT, 5 June 2012 Comedian Ricky Gervais is one of several celebrities fronting a new government campaign to raise awareness about lung cancer.
Why dieting makes you FAT: Research shows trying to lose weight alters your brain and hormones so you're doomed to pile it on again | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 24 April 2012 Yo-yo nightmares: However hard we may try, research increasingly suggests that diets actually encourage our bodies to make us fatter Michelle Underwood knows only too well the agony of failed diets.
Dementia cases 'to double by 2030' says World Health Organisation A new case of dementia is diagnosed every four secondsLess than half of dementia cases are routinely recognised even in high-income countries By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:01 GMT, 11 April 2012 | UPDATED: 12:10 GMT, 11 April 2012 Author Sir Terry Pratchett, is a well-known sufferer of Alzheimer's Disease and is campaigning for better treatment and care The number of people suffering dementia around the globe is expected to nearly double to 65.7million sufferers by 2030, the World Health Organisation has warned.
MPs condemn two-year delay over PIP breast implant threat as they say Government's response was 'inadequate' | UPDATED: 23:02 GMT, 27 March 2012 The Government’s handling of the breast implant scandal was slow and inadequate, an influential committee of MPs has concluded.
How a 30,000 hair transplant can still leave you going bald | UPDATED: 21:23 GMT, 26 March 2012 Former England rugby scrum-half Kyran Bracken is not especially vain, nor is he the type to lie awake worrying at night.
How eating less and exercising more in your 20s will lead to a healthier 40s (no surprises there) Researchers have discovered the secrets to a longer and healthier life – and there are no surprises on the list.