The BREATH test that could explain why you"re fat: An imbalance of gas in the gut can slow down how we burn calories

The BREATH test that could explain why you're fat: An imbalance of gas in the gut can slow down how we burn calories Scientists looked at concentrations of hydrogen and methane gasses in the bodies of 800 people People who have a high concentration of both gases are more likely to have a higher BMI and more body fat Imbalance of these gases may cause some of us to harvest more calories than we need from food By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:34 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 26 March 2013 Obesity may be caused by an imbalance of gases in the body, rather than over-eating or a lack of exercise, researchers claim.

Dementia: Can Alzheimer"s disease be delayed by a chemical found in PINE CONES?

Can Alzheimer's disease be delayed by a chemical found in PINE CONES Compound found to prevent formation of plaques that stop brain cells from working effectively in Alzheimer's patients | UPDATED: 09:40 GMT, 2 August 2012 A once-a-day tablet that harnesses a chemical found in pine cones shows great promise in both preventing and slowing the progress of Alzheimer's disease.

How stress can shut down the command centre in the brain

Blanking out: How stress can shut down the command centre in the brain | UPDATED: 14:32 GMT, 10 April 2012 We've all had those terrible moments, whether just before making a wedding speech or delivering a presentation at work, when our minds have gone completely blank.

Alzheimer"s disease "spreads like an infection" in finding that could help slow its progress

Alzheimer's could be stopped from progressing after scientists find disease 'spreads like an infection' Alzheimer's disease spreads in a predictable pattern like an infection, going from one brain cell to another along linked circuits known as synapses, researchers say.

Regular glass of red wine can help women ward off breast cancer

A regular glass of red wine 'can help women ward off breast cancer' It may stain your teeth but red wine was found to reduce oestrogen levels, giving a protective effect against cancer Women who enjoy a regular glass of red wine could reduce their risk of breast cancer, according to a new medical study. The study, from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles challenges the widely-held belief that all types of alcohol consumption heighten the risk of developing breast cancer