Can"t quit smoking? Your GENES might be to blame, rather than a lack of willpower


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Can't quit smoking Your GENES might be to blame, rather than a lack of willpower Scientists have found genes that make some people more likely to smoke Those affected are more easily hooked as teenagers and then smoke moreAs adults, they find it harder to quit the habit than those with different genes By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:00 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:01 GMT, 27 March 2013 Scientists have found that some genes increase a person's likelihood of becoming a heavy smoker Genes, rather than feeble willpower, may be the reason why some people just can't stop smoking.

Salt blamed for 2.3million deaths a year worldwide… ten times more than sugary drinks


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Eating too much salt blamed for 2.3 million deaths a year worldwide…

Feeling anxious or depressed "dramatically increases" the risk of dying from a heart attack


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Feeling anxious or depressed 'dramatically increases' the risk of dying from a heart attack Even those with mild depression had an almost 60% increased risk of dying over the following 18 monthsHigh blood pressure is strongly linked to anxietyDepression is associated with behavioural risk factors, such as smoking and not taking medication By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:12 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:27 GMT, 19 March 2013 Feeling depressed or anxious dramatically increases the chances of heart patients dying, new research suggests.

Could olive oil be the key to weight loss? Scientists discover even the SMELL of it can make us feel full


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Could olive oil be the key to weight loss Scientists discover even the SMELL of it can make us feel fullOlive oil could aid weight loss by making people feel fuller for longer and by staving off hunger pangs During research, aroma extracts from the oil reduced the study group's calorie intake by nearly 200 a dayPeople who ate olive oil infused yoghurt had higher levels of the hormone serotonin in their blood By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 19:09 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:45 GMT, 15 March 2013 Olive oil could aid weight loss by making you feel fuller for longer, according to a new study Olive oil could aid weight loss by making you feel fuller for longer, according to a new study.

Having sex can make you BRAINIER – especially in the first flushes of love


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Having sex can make you BRAINIER – especially in the first flushes of love People in new relationships had more nerve growth, which boosts alertnessSex may also encourage growth of brain cells in part of brain responsible for memory and learning And protect against mental decline by bringing more nutrients to the brain By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 14:18 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 5 March 2013 Sex could make you brainier: Researchers have found that couples in new relationships had accelerated nerve growth in the areas responsible for alertness Having sex on a regular basis could boost your brain power, new research suggests.

Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years


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Now 1 in 20 of us has diabetes: Cases rise by more than a third in six years132,000 patients found to have condition last yearBrings total to 3.04million – 4.6 per cent of UK populationA further 850,000 thought to have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:58 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 4 March 2013 Soaring obesity rates are being blamed for the rise in type 2 diabetes One in 20 Britons is suffering from diabetes as a result of soaring obesity rates, a shocking study has found.

Eating a Mediterranean diet "cuts your heart and stroke risk by a third"


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Eating nuts and olive oil can reduce the risk of a heart attack as much as statins Diet high in fruit, vegetables, fish and nuts is good for your heart By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:42 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:03 GMT, 26 February 2013 Hearty meals: Switching to a Mediterranean diet can cut the risk of a heart attack by a third Eating a Mediterranean-style diet can cut heart attacks, strokes and death rates in people at high risk of heart disease by as much as a third, research shows.

Red wine isn"t just good for your heart – now experts say it may even prevent HEARING LOSS


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Red wine isn't just good for your heart – now experts say it may even prevent HEARING LOSS Thought that resveratrol, the chemical found in red grapes and red wine, has a protective effectAppears to reduce the damage caused by loud noise By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:40 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:42 GMT, 22 February 2013 It has long been touted as the tipple with a host of health benefits, said to protect against conditions such as heart disease and dementia.

Just one sick person in the office means HALF of the communal surfaces are contaminated by lunchtime


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Just one sick person in the office means HALF of the communal surfaces are contaminated by lunchtime Some of the likeliest germ hotspots include doorknobs, photocopier and lift buttons and the office fridgeEmployees far more likely to get ill from touching surfaces rather than someone sneezing near themBut simple interventions such as hand washing, wipes and hand gel can drastically reduce the risk of infection By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:43 GMT, 1 February 2013 We've all had that sinking feeling when a stoic colleague turns up to work coughing and sneezing.

Want to lose weight? It"s not just what you eat but WHEN you eat that"s important


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It's not just what you eat, but when: Eating lunch too late may make you fat Those who eat lunch after 3pm shed fewer pounds than those eating earlierLate eaters were also more likely to skip eating breakfast By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 10:07 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:03 GMT, 29 January 2013 Late eaters displayed a slower weight-loss rate It's not just what you eat – it's also when you eat that is key to losing weight, according to a new study.


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