Eating a high fat diet can "prevent obesity and improve your metabolism"

It's the way you eat it: Gorging on a high fat diet can 'prevent obesity and improve your metabolism'Timing of food consumption takes precedence over the amount of fat contained in the food This, scientists claim, leads to improved metabolism and helping to prevent obesity | UPDATED: 11:39 GMT, 13 September 2012 It's welcome news for anyone who has ever tried to shift a few pounds.

Cowboy lessons help wounded soldiers on road to recovery

Cowboy lessons help wounded soldiers overcome the physical and mental toll of war Servicemen and women learn how to ride Western style, as well as how to herd on a rangeCourse boosts confidence and gives soldiers the time to think about their futures | UPDATED: 11:01 GMT, 20 August 2012 A horse riding charity is helping wounded British soldiers to cope with their injuries – by teaching them cowboy skills.

Drugs companies "are putting profits ahead of medical discoveries"

Drugs companies 'are putting profits ahead of medical discoveries' For every 1 spent on basic research a whopping 19 is spent on marketing, claim expertsCurrent reward system discourages innovation, they add | UPDATED: 15:13 GMT, 8 August 2012 The pharmaceutical industry is in crisis because companies are rewarded for developing new drugs that have few clinical advantages over existing ones, experts say.

Controversial Down"s syndrome testing gets go-ahead in Switzerland

Controversial pre-natal Down's syndrome testing gets go-ahead in Switzerland raising fears of a spike in abortions The test involves screening blood samples from the pregnant woman for the presence of foetal Down's syndrome | UPDATED: 14:25 GMT, 30 July 2012 A new prenatal test for Down's syndrome has been given the green light in Switzerland amid controversy over whether this will lead to more abortions.

Giving small doses of egg to children "can cure allergy"

Let them eat cake Giving small doses of egg to children 'can cure allergy' Immunotherapy should not be attempted outside strictly controlled research conditions | UPDATED: 11:51 GMT, 19 July 2012 Quiche, omelettes and pasta could be back on the menu for children with egg allergies, after scientists developed an effective exposure therapy.

Mixing herbal remedies with conventional GP drugs "could put lives at risk"

Mixing herbal remedies with conventional GP drugs 'could put lives at risk'Research shows the combination can trigger unwanted side effects and health problemsGreatest danger faced by younger and older people and those with multiple health conditions | UPDATED: 01:45 GMT, 3 May 2012 Findings: Dr Catherine Ulbricht Herbal and complementary treatments may put lives at risk when they are mixed with conventional medicines, an expert has warned.

Universal vaccine that could tackle 90 per cent of cancers is tested on humans for first time

'Universal' vaccine that could beat 90 per cent of cancers is tested on humans for first time Vaccine triggered greater immunity to cancer cells in trial patients A vaccine that targets a molecule in 90 per cent of all cancers has been tested on humans for the first time.

How sniffing rosemary could boost your brain power

How sniffing rosemary could boost your brain power Sniffing rosemary could boost your brain power, scientists have suggested.