Want to give up smoking? Look back to your youth as childhood trauma could be to blame

Want to give up smoking Look back to your youth as childhood trauma could be to blame Women who were physically or emotionally abused at children were 1.4 times more likely to become a smoker | UPDATED: 11:15 GMT, 13 July 2012 The researchers said their study highlighted the role psychological distress may play in choosing to smoke Women who struggle to give up smoking may do well to look back to their youth, after researchers found a link between the habit and childhood trauma.

Meet the Angel Faces: How severely burned girls from all over the world learn to cope with life at annual retreat

Meet the Angel Faces: How severely burned girls from all over the world learn to cope with life at annual retreat | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 6 July 2012 The room rings out with the cruel nicknames that have haunted the teenagers for years: Crusty crab.

People with kids half as likely to develop colds due to "psychological benefits of parenthood"

People with kids half as likely to develop colds due to 'psychological benefits of parenthood'The more children you have the better your chance of escaping coughs and colds | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 4 July 2012 You may think parents couldn't escape from picking up bugs due to the constant stream of virus-ridden children traipsing through their homes.

How counselling can help ease the pain for victims of rheumatoid arthritis

Beating arthritis is all in your head: Pain of joint condition can be eased through counselling | UPDATED: 04:27 GMT, 28 June 2012 Painful: Sufferers of arthritis could benefit from psychological intervention, according to experts Arthritis sufferers could have their pain eased by learning to cope with the condition through counselling, scientists have claimed.

How labour lasts longer for nervous mothers: Birth can take extra 90 minutes if you are worried

How labour lasts longer for nervous mothers: Birth can take extra 90 minutes if you are worried Up to a fifth of women are scared of giving birth | UPDATED: 01:06 GMT, 27 June 2012 Women who are nervous about giving birth have far longer labours – taking an extra hour and a half to deliver their baby, say researchers.

Feeling depressed? How a walk in the park could lift your mood

Feeling depressed How a walk in the park could lift your mood Walking in a park gave a boost which wasn't repeated on an urban walk | UPDATED: 16:25 GMT, 15 May 2012 Get back to nature: A walk in a rural setting was found to increase memory skills among depressed patients Dealing with depression could literally be a walk in the park, according to a new study.

Jogging increases life expectancy: Gentle jogging once a week "can add 6 years to your life"

Gentle jogging once a week 'can add six years to your life' | UPDATED: 09:38 GMT, 4 May 2012 Get those feet moving: Jogging for an hour a week from the age of 20 to 70 takes 108 days but adds more than five years to your life Jogging for just an hour a week can increase your life expectancy by around six years, reveal scientists.