A lack of sleep can reduce a man"s sperm count by a THIRD

A lack of sleep can reduce a man's sperm count by a THIRDPrevious studies have linked poor sleep to heart disease and cancer but now fertility has been linked Researchers found that testicles shrank and sperm production decreased in sleep-deprived men May be that lack of sleep affects testosterone levels By Pat Hagan and Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 12:35 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:19 GMT, 25 April 2013 Sleep problems can drastically lower the fertility of young men, warns a study.

Home HIV tests could be the key to reducing spread of AIDS

Home tests could be the key to reducing HIV spread, claim experts Home tests reduce the stigma associated with going for screening, meaning people are more likely to get testedSelf-tests can be carried out using saliva samples By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:32 GMT, 3 April 2013 Experts believe self-testing might be the key to reducing the spread of HIV Making self-testing for HIV widely available could be the answer to reducing the spread of AIDS, claim experts.

Eating protein for breakfast will keep you slim: Scientists say going to work on an egg will stop you snacking at night

Eating protein for breakfast will keep you slim: Scientists say going to work on an egg will stop you snacking at night60 per cent of American young people skip 'most important meal of day'But experts say breakfast of egg and beef could hold the key to slimmingIt is hoped the findings could solve America's soaring obesity crisesThere are more than 25 million overweight or obese young adults in the U.S By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 10:23 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:15 GMT, 1 April 2013 Going to work on a high protein breakfast of eggs and steak could help you stay slim A high protein breakfast of eggs and steak could help you stay slim and stop dieters snacking at night, scientists say.

Simple blood test that predicts if a woman"s breast cancer is likely to return

Simple blood test that predicts if a woman's breast cancer is likely to return Test detects genetic changes in DNA that could signal return of most common form of breast cancer Early warning could spare some women unnecessary treatment with gruelling anti-cancer drugs By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 17:37 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 18 January 2013 A simple blood test could predict if the most common form of breast cancer will come back after treatment, say scientists.

Souper broth! An old wives" tale? No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientists

Souper broth! An old wives' tale No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientistsA compound found in chicken soup – carnosine – helps the body’s immune system to fight the early stages of flu, research has found | UPDATED: 22:11 GMT, 22 December 2012 Super food: A compound found in chicken soup, called carnosine, helps the body's immune system to fight the early stages of flu, researchers have found Chicken soup is good for the soul, they say.

Redhead: Four in ten Britons carry ginger genes without having red hair – and it could have major health implications

Are you a secret redhead Four in ten Britons carry ginger genes without having red hair – and it could profoundly affect our health | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 17 December 2012 In England, 6 per cent of people have red hair Are you a redhead, but don’t even know it Research to be released this week indicates millions of Britons carry ‘silent’ genes for redheadedness.

Patient"s own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that could treat a whole range of diseases

Patient's own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that could treat a whole range of diseasesThe cells are building blocks that allow the body to produce new cells and repair tissuesScientists believe blood could be the easiest and safest source of stem cells | UPDATED: 10:22 GMT, 30 November 2012 A patient's own blood has been used to make personalised stem cells, in a groundbreaking development which doctors hope will eventually be used to treat a range of diseases.

Prostate cancer: Should YOU have the new test? Flaws in the usual test lead to needless ops that can wreck sex lives

Should YOU have the new test for prostate cancer Flaws in the usual test lead to needless ops that can wreck sex lives | UPDATED: 01:00 GMT, 16 October 2012 Prostate cancer claims the lives of more than 10,000 men in the UK every year yet, unlike breast cancer, there is no national screening programme for the disease.

Catheters can cause infection and even lead to kidney failure: The needless indignity that"s leaving patients like Emma in agony

Catheters can cause infection and even lead to kidney failure: The needless indignity that's leaving patients like Emma in agony | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 25 September 2012 When Emma Campbell was admitted to hospital, like millions of patients every year she was fitted with a cannula, a small tube inserted into her arm to deliver fluids or take blood samples; and a catheter, a thin, flexible tube put into the bladder to drain urine.