ADHD and learning disabilities: Are high-fat diets to blame?

Are high-fat diets to blame for ADHD and learning disabilities Effect is so profound that eating lots of fatty food for even a WEEK can cause behavioural changes Thought that too much fat may alter how the body metabolises dopamine, a chemical responsible for mood By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:52 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:15 GMT, 26 February 2013 A high-fat diet may be linked to the hyperactivity disorder ADHD and learning disabilities, new research suggests.

Feeling peckish? SKIPPING can banish your hunger pangs by making you feel full up

Feeling peckish How skipping can banish hunger by making you feel full upRapid up and down movement disturbs the gut and interferes with the release of hunger hormonesWeight-bearing exercise such as skipping is better at reducing appetite than other forms such as cycling By Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 12:40 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 20 February 2013 It brings a whole new meaning to the expression 'skipping meals'.

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.

Could a problematic gene be the key to solving infertility problems?

Could a rogue gene be to blame for infertility problems Chromosomes must 'huddle' together to ensure an egg’s healthy development and fertilisationBut when the gene SRPK is missing, they cannot do this, say Edinburgh scientists By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 Scientists have identified a gene which could help solve the problem of infertility in humans.

High fat diet may increase women"s risk of breast cancer later in life

High fat diet may increase a woman's risk of breast cancer later in life A high fat diet was linked to harmful metabolic changes and abnormal breast cell growth in miceThe fatty acid that was found to cause the metabolic changes is present in hydrogenated fats, widely used in the manufacture of biscuits and cakes | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 18 September 2012 Eating a poor diet early in life may increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, research suggests.

Sex shakes up female genes as single sperm molecule "affects female fertility, behaviour, eating and sleeping"

Sex shakes up female genes as single sperm molecule 'affects female fertility, behaviour, eating and sleeping' Scientists discovered that a single protein found in semen generates a wide range of responses in many genes in females | UPDATED: 08:17 GMT, 12 September 2012 Sex can trigger 'remarkable' responses in women – including altered fertility, immunity, libido, eating and sleep patterns – by the activation of diverse sets of genes, according to a study.

Antibiotics: How taking them can make you fat, ill and prone to auto-immune diseases

How taking antibiotics can make you fat, ill and prone to auto-immune diseases | UPDATED: 00:31 GMT, 7 August 2012 Keep the bacteria in our body in the right balance and they can control weight He came across Chinese yam and bitter melon, which were used to treat diabetes and obesity in Imperial times.

First drug to help prevent HIV gets FDA approval and will be made available to those at high risk of infection

The first drug which can PREVENT HIV: Pills reduce risk by up to 75% in at risk heterosexual couples Public health advocates say pill could slow spread of HIVAIDS Healthcare Foundation warn drug could give patients a false sense of security digg] | UPDATED: 07:24 GMT, 17 July 2012 Groundbreaking: Truvada will be available as a preventive measure for people who are at high risk of acquiring HIV through sexual activity A drug that protects people at risk of HIV from infection has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

“Britain’s Atlantis” found at bottom of North sea – a huge undersea kingdom swamped by a tsunami 5,500 years ago

“Britain”s Atlantis” found at bottom of North sea – a huge undersea world swallowed by the sea in 6500BC
Divers have found traces of ancient land swallowed by waves 8500 years agoDoggerland once stretched from Scotland to DenmarkRivers seen underwater by seismic scans

Being a pushy parent has little affect on your child: Babies filter out information they see as too complicated

Being a pushy parent has little affect on your child: Babies filter out information they see as too complicatedResearch shows babies filter out complex informationExpert says babies learn best from human interaction Scientists studied which images held babies' attention | UPDATED: 21:32 GMT, 23 May 2012 [headerlinks Many an alpha mum has hoped buying the latest gadgets will turn her baby into the next Einstein.