People can be fat AND fit as study finds obesity doesn"t automatically lead to ill-health

People can be fat AND fit as study finds obesity doesn't automatically lead to ill-health | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 5 September 2012 People can be obese but metabolically healthy and fit, found an international study Nearly half of fat people are just as healthy as slim people – and at no more risk of developing heart problems or cancer, researchers claim.

Treat infected newborn babies within an hour of diagnosis, demands healthcare watchdog

Treat infected newborn babies within an hour of diagnosis, demands healthcare watchdog | UPDATED: 06:58 GMT, 22 August 2012 Some hospitals are causing 'unnecessary delays' in treating newborn babies suffering from infections, according to the health watchdog.

Children who have self-control are healthier (and slimmer) as adults

Resistance isn't futile! Children who have self-control are healthier (and slimmer) as adults Study suggests teaching youngsters self-control could be an effective way of tackling obesity By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 13:57 GMT, 16 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:08 GMT, 16 August 2012 Children who obey their parents and keep their little hands out of the cookie jar have a better chance of becoming healthy adults, according to a researchers.

Could using LESS salt be bad for your health

Could using LESS salt be bad for your health | UPDATED: 21:38 GMT, 16 July 2012 Firm message: For the last decade we've been told to cut salt The need to reduce the amount of salt in our diets has been one of the most powerful public health messages of the past decade.

Women who use nail varnish and hairspray "may have higher risk of diabetes"

TOWIE girls watch out! Women who use nail varnish and hairspray 'have higher risk of diabetes' Personal care products often contain phthalates, which can mimic human hormones | UPDATED: 09:31 GMT, 16 July 2012 Towie star Sam Faiers: Fake tan, hairspray and perfume all contain phthalates High-maintenance women who cover themselves in self-tan and hair spray may be at higher risk of developing diabetes, researchers say.

Strain of gonorrhea that infects millions each year "could soon be untreatable", says World Health Organisation

Strain of gonorrhea that infects millions each year 'could soon be untreatable', says World Health Organisation Babies born to gonorrhea-infected mothers have 50 per cent chance of being blind106million new cases of disease annually – the second most common STD after chlamydiaScientists blame overuse of antibiotics coupled with bacteria's astonishing ability to adaptDoctors in Britain switching to using combination of antibiotics over longer period of timeClose to becoming a superbug as researchers admit they can do little to halt its rapid spread | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 7 June 2012 A 'super' strain of untreatable gonorrhea is sweeping developed countries across the world including Britain and Northern Ireland.

Deadly strain of MRSA now resistant to a last-line antibiotic used to treat infections

Deadly strain of MRSA now resistant to a last-line antibiotic used to treat infections | UPDATED: 03:00 GMT, 22 May 2012 A deadly strain of a hospital superbug has become resistant to a last-line antibiotic used to treat infections, scientists have warned.

Chemical in fake tan linked to obesity and diabetes

Chemical in fake tan and make-up linked to obesity and diabetesPhthalates are widely used in a range of cosmeticsStudy finds link to weight gain and insulin resistance | UPDATED: 12:31 GMT, 13 April 2012 A study found that a chemical commonly used in cosmetics can increase the risk of obesity A chemical used in make-up and self tanning lotions has been linked to obesity.