Always clearing your throat? You could be doing more harm than good, experts warn

Always clearing your throat You could be doing more harm than good, warn experts Throat clearing may harm the throat and vocal chordsIt is a vicious cycle – the more someone clears their throat, the more they feel they need to clear it By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:58 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 1 March 2013 Colleagues who habitually clear their throats have long been the bane of many office workers’ lives.

The REAL reason you eat too much: New theory could revolutionise the way we lose weight

The REAL reason you eat too much: New theory could revolutionise the way we lose weight | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 1 January 2013 Professor Lustig explains that leptin resistance – and sugar – is at the root of the obesity epidemic Waistband feeling a bit tighter, or buttons straining after Christmas While it’s easy to blame your appalling willpower or TV-inspired lethargy, according to a respected U.S.

Are giant pandas the latest weapon against superbugs? Scientists discover powerful antibiotic in their blood

Are giant pandas the latest weapon against superbugs Scientists discover powerful antibiotic in their blood Scientists find that substance produced by pandas killed bacteria in less than an hour, while other antibiotics took more than six hoursPlans to develop the antibiotic either as a new drug to fight superbugs or as an antiseptic for cleaning surfaces and utensils | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 31 December 2012 Scientists have discovered a powerful antibiotic in the blood stream of giant pandas that can destroy fungi and bacteria.

Runner forced to have her leg amputated after developing necrotising fasciitis from a CHEST INFECTION is back jogging and fitter than ever

The inspirational story of the runner forced to have her leg amputated after developing a CHEST INFECTION – but who's now jogging again and fitter than ever Debbie Grosch-Squance, 47, lost her right leg after a chest infection caused her to develop the deadly flesh-eating bug necrotising fasciitisThe Strep A virus that caused the original infection can sometimes mutate for no apparent reason and start attacking healthy tissueMother-of-two forced to make agonising decision to have her leg amputated rather than having reconstructive surgery But vowed after the amputation she would learn to run again | UPDATED: 12:57 GMT, 28 December 2012 Debbie Grosch-Squance became seriously ill with a flesh eating bug after contracting a chest infection.

Parents cherish fragile girls who suffered 12 broken bones between them in their first week of life

The China doll twins: Parents cherish fragile girls who suffered 12 broken bones between them in their first week of lifeAmy and Ava are so fragile that even cradling them could break their ribs Mother Charmaine was 23 weeks pregnant when she was told her girls could have a severe bone deformity but didn't want to terminate themBabies appeared healthy after birth but a scan 11 days later revealed how delicate they wereAva broke her arm while being bathed while Amy broke her ribs wriggling in her cot | UPDATED: 19:35 GMT, 12 December 2012 The parents of twin girls have revealed they can't even cradle them, because they suffer from a rare condition which means they are as fragile as china dolls.

Breast cancer: woman loses 4 stone playing netball and finds a lump in her breast

Playing netball saved my life! Mother takes up exercise and finds cancerous breast lump after losing four stone Deb Peters took up exercise for the first time in 30 years Weight loss meant the cancer was detected early and still treatable Continued to play netball, swim and run while undergoing chemotherapy | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 8 October 2012 When Deb Peters took up netball, the idea was to get fit and do something for herself.

Vitamin D deficiency: Parents being wrongly accused of murder and abuse of their babies

Parents are being falsely accused of killing their babies when actually the real cause of their death is due to a vitamin D deficiency, according to top doctors.

Cancer drugs that aim to shrink tumours by cutting blood supply can actually help them SPREAD

Cancer drugs that aim to shrink tumours by cutting blood supply can actually help them SPREAD Cancer drugs that shrink tumours by cutting off their blood supply may end up helping them to spread, a study suggests. Drugs such as Glivec and Sutent reduce the size of tumours but could also make them more aggressive and mobile, it is claimed.

High heels "are to blame for flat feet"… but a cure may be around the corner

High heels 'are to blame for flat feet'… but a cure may be a few steps away The risk of flat feet is increased in women who spend more time standing up, according to researchers It is a discovery that might leave high-heel fans feeling a little flat