How Botox jabs can make you feel depressed: Women who have injections cannot smile properly


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How Botox jabs can make you feel depressed…

New mums "are five times more at risk of OCD because they fear harming their child"


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New mums 'are five times more at risk of OCD because they fear harming their child'More than one in 10 of those who have recently given birth have symptomsThey include fears of injuring baby, germs, and obsessing over mistakesAffects around three per cent of adults – sufferers include David Beckham By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 01:25 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:52 GMT, 5 March 2013 New mothers are up to five times more likely to have the condition than other women (posed by model) Worries about the responsibilities of motherhood are making women more prone to obsessive compulsive disorder.

Eating your greens could slash your chances of developing PMT


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Tucking into a salad could slash a woman's chance of developing PMTEating foods high in non-heme iron could cut PMS risk by 40 per cent, according to American researchersThis could be because iron is involved in serotonin production and serotonin regulates mood Eating too much iron can be very harmful By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:10 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:22 GMT, 27 February 2013 Women who eat plenty of leafy green vegetables could cut their risk of pre-menstrual syndrome by up to 40 per cent, according to researchers.

Being anxious about your relationship can make you ill – by damaging your immune system


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How a bad relationship can make you ill – by damaging your immune system People stressed about their relationship produced 11 per cent more of the stress hormone cortisol They also had fewer T-cells, an important part of the immune system's defence against infection By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:49 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:03 GMT, 18 February 2013 Feeling anxious about close relationships could make you fall ill – by damaging your immune system.

Children with controlling "helicopter parents" are more likely to be depressed


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Children with controlling 'helicopter parents' are more likely to be depressed The overbearing parenting style – where parents hover children – affects their ability to get on with others Children who feel they have no autonomy also more likely to be depressed, say the U.S.

Girls are pressured to be thin by friends rather than TV and magazines


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Girls are pressured to be thin by FRIENDS rather than TV and magazines Study compared pressure from peers, TV and social media on how dissatisfied girls felt about their bodiesFound only disapproving friends had a long-term effect on their self-esteem By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:15 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:17 GMT, 31 January 2013 Friends have a greater influence on girls' body image than looking at thin models on TV and in magazines, a new study has found.

How our "stiff upper lip" hits cancer survival rates: Britons are dying needlessly because they refuse to seek help for early symptoms


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How our 'stiff upper lip' hits cancer survival rates: Britons are dying needlessly because they refuse to seek help for early symptomsStudy suggests Britons are embarrassed or reluctant to waste doctors' timeSurvey questioned 19,079 people aged 50 and older in six countriesExperts say British stoicism could explain differences in cancer survival By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 30 January 2013 Early intervention: A study found people in Britain do not seek help for early symptoms of cancer because they are embarrassed or reluctant to waste their doctors' time Having a ‘stiff upper lip’ could mean some Britons are dying needlessly from cancer, warn researchers.

Man flu really DOES exist: The way men"s brains are wired means their symptoms really are worse


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Man flu really DOES exist: The way men's brains are wired means their symptoms really are worse Neuroscientist Dr Amanda Ellison has argued that men really do suffer more with coughs and colds Says they have more temperature receptors in the brain which means they get more acute symptoms By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:51 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:24 GMT, 24 January 2013 It has been scorned by women as a sign of male weakness for generations.

GPs urged not to prescribe sleeping pills and painkillers over fears millions of Britons are addicted


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GPs urged to slash prescriptions of sleeping pills and painkillers over fears millions of Britons are addicted New guidelines advise doctors to consider alternative treatments such as physiotherapy and counselling62 million prescriptions for painkillers written out every year – and another 50 million for sleeping pills By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 16:02 GMT, 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 01:52 GMT, 17 January 2013 Family doctors are being told to slash prescriptions of painkillers and sleeping pills amid concerns that patients are becoming addicted.

Botox jabs could be the latest weapon in treating severe depression


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Could Botox jabs could be the latest weapon in treating severe depression – because it stops you LOOKING miserableIn a US trial, the treatment relieved symptoms in more than a quarter of patients – compared to just seven per cent of those given a placeboScientists believe it works because it physically stops people frowning, something which can trigger negative emotions | UPDATED: 18:18 GMT, 28 December 2012 Scientists believe Botox could help to treat mental illness It has long been recognised for its wrinkle-busting properties.