Why Facebook friends don"t count: People are happier and laugh 50% more when talking face-to-face

Why Facebook friends don't count: People are happier and laugh 50% more when talking face-to-face Talking on phone does not make people feel as good as sharing a smileStudy suggests quality not quantity of communication is most importantMost satisfying relationships 'come from handful of close friends' By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 23:24 GMT, 9 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:43 GMT, 9 April 2013 A study has found there is no link between Facebook use and people with larger groups of friends or more emotionally intense relationships (file picture) Facebook friends are no substitute for the real thing, according to psychologists.

Obesity and deadliest form of skin cancer "have genetic link"

Obesity and deadliest form of skin cancer 'have genetic link'Scientists find gene FTO may have role in obesity and skin cancerStudy looked at DNA of 73,000 patients including 13,000 with skin cancerPreviously though illness was mainly caused by sunbathing and sunbeds By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:14 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:45 GMT, 4 March 2013 A link between obesity and the deadliest form of skin cancer has been uncovered by scientists.

Male cancer survivors losing the chance to become fathers after frozen sperm is destroyed

Male cancer survivors losing the chance to become fathers after frozen sperm is destroyed Young men who suffer cancer are given chance to store sperm in case invasive treatment damages fertility But many do not realise it can be disposed of after a decade if their fertility has not been tested By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:33 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:15 GMT, 4 January 2013 Young men who have undergone treatments like chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer are routinely offered the chance to store their sperm to ward against the risk of post-treatment infertility.

The cheat"s guide to exercise: Taking the stairs one at a time burns MORE calories than leaping up them

The cheat's guide to exercise: Taking the stairs one at a time burns MORE calories than leaping up them | UPDATED: 17:10 GMT, 13 December 2012 The next time someone bounds past you up the stairs, there's no need to feel guilty.

Allowing your children to drink at home "could be putting them at risk of alcoholism"

Allowing your children to drink at home 'could be putting them at risk of alcoholism' Teenagers who first drank at 15 were more at risk of alcohol problems later in life than those who started at 17 | UPDATED: 08:42 GMT, 16 August 2012 Parents who introduce their children to alcohol before they turn 18 could be putting them at risk of developing alcoholism later in life.

Watchdog under fire for cancelling care home inspections to investigate abortion clinics

Watchdog under fire for cancelling care home inspections to investigate abortion clinics | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 6 April 2012 The care watchdog has been slapped down by the Government for claiming it has been forced to cancel inspections of hospitals and care homes in order to investigate abortion clinics.

New drug can slow progress of ovarian cancer by up to six months

New drug can slow progress of ovarian cancer by up to six monthsNew trial of 1,500 women shows Avastindelays the advance of the disease Doctors believe the drug already used to treat colon cancer could become the standard treatment for ovarian cancer A drug can slow down the progress of ovarian cancer – known as the’ silent killer’ – by up to six months, claim researchers. A new trial of 1,500 women shows Avastin delays the advance of the disease by an average of two months, compared with standard chemotherapy. But women with the most aggressive disease got the biggest benefit, with the disease stalled for almost six months