Generation X-Large: Fatter children force stores to revamp sizing

Generation X-Large: Fatter children force stores to revamp sizing A new guide has been drawn up for children aged between four and 16Decades of eating fast food and a couch-potato culture blamed Girls of 11 are an average four inches wider around the waist By Sean Poulter PUBLISHED: 00:05 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 1 March 2013 Clothing chains have been forced to rip up their sizing system for children to reflect the fact youngsters are now taller, wider and heavier.

Man flu does exist: Chaps "run a higher temperature and feel rougher" when they are fighting off a bug

Man flu does exist: Chaps 'run a higher temperature and feel rougher' when they are fighting off a bugNeuroscientist says men really do suffer more with coughs and colds Men have extra temperature receptors in the brain which means they get more acute symptoms By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 10:51 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 25 January 2013 It's often seen as nothing more than whinging about a cold.

Man flu really DOES exist: The way men"s brains are wired means their symptoms really are worse

Man flu really DOES exist: The way men's brains are wired means their symptoms really are worse Neuroscientist Dr Amanda Ellison has argued that men really do suffer more with coughs and colds Says they have more temperature receptors in the brain which means they get more acute symptoms By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:51 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:24 GMT, 24 January 2013 It has been scorned by women as a sign of male weakness for generations.

Viruses could be used to infect and kill acne when antibiotics don"t work

Viruses could be used to infect and kill acne when antibiotics don't workScientists have isolated genomes of 11 bacteria-destroying virusesCould lead to topical therapies to treat condition associated with adolescence | UPDATED: 08:32 GMT, 25 September 2012 Breakthrough: Viruses could be used to target and kill acne, a condition that commonly develops during adolescence Viruses could be used to treat acne, according to a new study.

How disturbed sleep in children can "affect the onset of puberty"

How disturbed sleep in children can 'affect the onset of puberty'Deep sleep is ‘intimately involved’ in the control of the onset of puberty, scientists have found | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 13 September 2012 Disturbed sleep in children may affect the onset of puberty, according to research.

How childhood obesity brings forward puberty and harms a woman"s baby chances

How childhood obesity brings forward puberty and could harm a woman's baby chances Puberty is starting earlier in girls and the problem is accelerating, says study | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 3 August 2012 Childhood obesity could be having a profound effect on reproduction, experts say.

Stress of family breakdown and rise of obesity levels blamed as girls" puberty age falls to ten

Stress of family breakdown and rise of obesity levels blamed as girls' puberty age falls to tenBroken homes, stress and obesity behind girls entering puberty earlier than everUS study finds girls with absent fathers are 2.4 times more likely to develop breast tissue at a younger age'Strong link' between early puberty and early onset of sexual activity and teenage pregnancy | UPDATED: 23:03 GMT, 14 June 2012 Scientists say modern relationships are partly to blame, picture posed by model The stress of family breakdown could be to blame for girls starting puberty at the age of ten, according to scientists.

Chinese girl, 9, gives birth to health baby boy

Chinese girl, 9, becomes one of world”s youngest mothers after giving birth to a baby boy By Richard Shears UPDATED: 12:44 GMT, 3 February 2010 A nine-year-old Chinese schoolgirl has become one of the world”s youngest mothers after giving birth to a healthy boy.

Pregnant teenager starts braying like a DONKEY after conception triggers bizarre escalation of her tourettes syndrome

Teenager starts braying like a DONKEY after pregnancy triggers bizarre form of Tourette's Syndrome A pregnant teenager with Tourette's Syndrome was stunned when she started braying like a donkey days after conception.

Why you should love your…small breasts: Being an A-cup is GOOD for your health

Why you should love your…small breasts: Being an A-cup is GOOD for your health The correlation between breast size and developing type 2 diabetes is related to how breasts develop during puberty Women with small breasts may be at lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with more ample bosoms. Researchers at Harvard University, in the U.S., and the University of Toronto, in Canada, surveyed 92,106 women and found those who had a D-cup or larger at the age of 20 were at around three times higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with an A-cup