Overweight heart disease patients are 30 per cent LESS likely to die early than their thin counterparts

Overweight people with heart disease are 30% LESS likely to die early than their thinner counterparts Obese patients are 15 per cent less likely to die youngOne reason may be because overweight patients receive more aggressive treatment By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:32 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:36 GMT, 19 March 2013 Overweight heart disease sufferers are 30 per cent less likely to die early than their healthy weight counterparts It's widely believed that being overweight is bad for your heart and can lead to premature death.

Going vegetarian CAN reduce your risk of heart disease

Going vegetarian can reduce your risk of hospital treatment or death from heart disease by a THIRD People who cut meat and fish out of their diet were 32% less likely die or be hospitalised from heart diseaseVegetarians had lower blood pressures and cholesterol levels than meat eatersStudy, of 45,000 people, is largest of its kind By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 17:02 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:50 GMT, 31 January 2013 Becoming a vegetarian can reduce the risk of heart disease by a third, a major new study has found Vegetarians are a third less likely to need hospital treatment for heart disease or die from it, claim researchers.

Depression: Self-help books DO relieve the condition – and prevent it from returning even a year later

Self-help books DO relieve depression – and prevent it from returning Patients offered books had significantly lower levels of depression four months and a year laterSelf-help books based on the principles of 'talking therapy' cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Books helped motivate people and encourage positive life changes, say Scottish researchers By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:44 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:51 GMT, 28 January 2013 Prescribing self-help books on the NHS is an effective treatment for depression Reading a self-help book really can alleviate depression, new research suggests.

Men who date women with slim waists are less likely to have performance issues in the bedroom – regardless of age

Men who date women with slim waists are less likely to have performance issues in the bedroom Researchers found the slimmer a woman's waist, the better a man's sexual function and satisfactionIt may be that we are programmed to see partners with abdominal fat as at higher risk of diseaseOr, more likely, 'slimmer women are more attractive' By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:50 GMT, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:05 GMT, 15 January 2013 A waspish waist has been the desire of women the world over for decades.

Scottish NHS dossier reveals failings that lead to death

Patient killed in oxygen explosion as a second dies in broken lift: Damning dossier reveals NHS failings that caused death First study shows 345 serious incidents in Scotland including 100 deathsPneumonia patient died after being left for nine days without medicationShocking report reveals another patient had wrong organs stapled together | UPDATED: 15:19 GMT, 26 November 2012 A horrifying catalogue of serious errors at NHS hospitals in Scotland has come to light, following a Freedom of Information request.

Fast food children ¿develop lower IQs¿: Junk diet has a lasting effect, warn experts

Fast food children ‘develop lower IQs’: Junk diet has a lasting effect, warn expertsLower socio-economic status linked to more children having fast food, leading to lower intelligence By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 23:44 GMT, 3 October 2012 | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 3 October 2012 Children given more fast food meals will grow up to have a lower IQ than those who regularly eat freshly-cooked meals, according to a study.

Why fortified bowl of soup for mothers-to-be could be key to preventing childhood asthma

Why a fortified bowl of soup for mothers-to-be could be key to preventing childhood asthma | UPDATED: 15:56 GMT, 6 September 2012 Scientists think adding vitamin E to soup could be a good way of increasing levels in pregnant women A fortified bowl of soup could help pregnant mothers to reduce their child's risk of developing asthma, say scientists.

English can expect to be healthier for longer compared to Scottish

Bad news for the Scots as data reveals they will spend less time in good health than English neighbours Scottish boys can expect to enjoy four fewer years of good health than English boys | UPDATED: 12:22 GMT, 29 August 2012 People living in Scotland and Northern Ireland can expect to spend a smaller proportion of their lives in good health than their English and Welsh neighbours, new figures suggest.

The cloud with no name: Meteorologists campaign to classify unique “Asperatus” clouds seen across the world

The cloud with no name: Meteorologists campaign to classify unique “Asperatus” clouds seen across the world . Whipped into fantastical shapes, these clouds hang over the darkening landscape like the harbingers of a mighty storm.

Lonely shepherdess, 26, looking for love who runs her own farm breaks her back in freak quad bike crash

Lonely shepherdess, 26, looking for love who runs her own farm breaks her back in freak quad bike crash Emma crushed her back after her quad bike flipped from under her on her parent's farmShe was left unable to move for a week with a back brace By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 12:08 GMT, 13 August 2012 | UPDATED: 12:08 GMT, 13 August 2012 A lonely-heart shepherdess who launched a quest to find love has revealed she was almost left paralysed – after breaking her back in a freak quad bike crash.