Why the Monday blues means you should make your doctor"s appointment for the end of the week

Why the Monday blues means you should make doctors appointments for the end of the week Appointments made for the beginning of the week were missed more often than those at the endPatients may feel less able to cope with the prospect of being given bad news at the start of the working weekShifting appointments to Thursday and Friday could save NHS 60m a year, claim experts | UPDATED: 11:24 GMT, 17 December 2012 When booking a GP appointment, your best bet is to avoid the start of the week.

Is advertising to blame for obesity epidemic? The sight of fatty foods triggers hunger, claims study

Is advertising to blame for obesity epidemic The sight of fatty foods triggers hunger, claims study Simply viewing high calorie food images activated brain regions that control appetite and reward | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 26 June 2012 Viewing pictures of high calorie food also significantly increased ratings of hunger and desire for sweet and savoury foods A picture could be worth a thousand calories after a study revealed images of fatty food can trigger hunger pangs.

Of a nervous disposition? Here"s another thing to worry about: You"re more likely to get cancer, according to new research

Of a nervous disposition Here's another thing to worry about: You're more likely to get cancer, according to new research | UPDATED: 21:10 GMT, 25 April 2012 Nervy individuals may be more at risk of aggressive cancer, new research suggests.

Daylight savings time 2012: Losing an hour "raises risk of heart attack on the Monday morning"

Get ready for the clocks going forward! Losing an hour 'raises risk of heart attack on the Monday morning' 'Abrupt' change to daily schedule increases risk of heart attack by 10%Clocks spring forward on March 11 in U.S and March 25 in UK | UPDATED: 12:47 GMT, 9 March 2012 It could be the perfect excuse for lying in on Monday morning.

Tired toddlers "at risk of lifelong mental health problems"

Toddlers who miss out on afternoon naps 'at risk of lifelong mental health problems' Nap time: Toddlers need to sleep during the day to help them cope with the stresses of daily life Toddlers who miss out on afternoon naps are more stressed, unhappy and at greater risk of lifelong mental health problems, new research claims. Findings reveal that young kids who miss just one daytime nap become more anxious and less interested in the world around them. They were also less excited by happy events and found the slightest stressful event hard to cope with.