Money worries are causing millions of us to pile on the pounds by comfort eating

Money worries are causing millions of us to pile on the pounds by comfort eating Financial problems are causing three quarters of people to ignore diet advice and turn to comfort eating80% of us are choosing cheap food over healthy By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 09:14 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:14 GMT, 18 April 2013 Money worries are causing millions of cash-strapped Britons to pile on the pounds, according to a new report.

Menopausal night sweats are more common in women who smoke and are overweight

Menopausal night sweats are more common in women who smoke and are overweightLeading an unhealthy lifestyle puts women at higher risk of developing unpleasant menopausal symptoms Australian study links specific lifestyle factors and menopausal symptoms for first timeWell-educated women least likely to suffer hot flushes By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 11:42 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:10 GMT, 17 April 2013 Women who are overweight and smoke are more likely to suffer menopausal night sweats, according to Australian research.

Could a transplant of gut bacteria be the key to tackling obesity?

Could a 'gastric bypass in a pill' spell an end to diets and be the key to tackling obesity Surgery to transplant different bacteria into the gut promoted slimmingScientists say gastric bypasses also trigger different levels of bugs in the gut, which aid weight loss By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 19:56 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 28 March 2013 Shedding the pounds without dieting, exercising or resorting to surgery sounds impossibly far-fetched.

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

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.

Middle-class children are MORE likely to be obese than those from poorer backgrounds

Middle-class children are MORE likely to be obese than those from poorer backgrounds Findings challenge long-held belief that poorer children more likely to be overweight Girls, in particular, most likely to have a problem Middle-class families have previously been accused of being in 'denial' about unhealthy lifestyles By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 10:09 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:19 GMT, 12 February 2013 Middle class children, especially girls, are more likely to be obese than their poorer counterparts Middle-class children are more likely to be obese than those from poor families, researchers revealed today.

Using Facebook makes us more likely to eat unhealthy snacks by lowering our self-control

Using Facebook makes us more likely to eat unhealthy snacks by lowering our self-control Those who chatted with close friends via social network had higher levels of self-esteem but this caused a dip in self-controlThis meant users were more likely to snack on unhealthy snacks immediately after logging off | UPDATED: 12:50 GMT, 20 December 2012 Using Facebook makes you fat – but not for the reason you might think.

Eating fatty food while pregnant "increases chances of daughter and granddaughters developing breast cancer"

Eating fatty food while pregnant 'increases chances of daughter and granddaughters developing breast cancer'Eating an unhealthy diet can 'permanently alter the cells of an unborn baby – and future generations' The NHS recommends pregnant women do not 'eat for two' and avoid junk food high in fat | UPDATED: 15:13 GMT, 11 September 2012 Repercussions: Researchers believe eating an unhealthy diet can permanently alter the cells of an unborn baby Pregnant women who gorge on fatty foods may increase the chances of their daughters and even grand-daughters developing breast cancer in later life.

Working more than eight hours a day raises the risk of heart disease by 80%

Cut down on the overtime! Working more than eight hours a day raises the risk of heart disease by 80%Researchers found spending too long in the workplace resulted in up to 80% greater chance of heart disease Britain has some of the longest working hours in Europe, averaging out at 42.7 hours a week.

Can you get dementia by eating junk food? Alzheimer"s may be a form of diabetes, say scientists

Gorging on junk food may not just make you fat, it could also give you dementia | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 30 August 2012 Could eating fatty and sugary foods put you at risk of dementia Gorging on junk food may not just make you fat – it could also give you dementia.

The great class health divide is widening as better-off shun bad habits, reveals thinktank

The great class health divide is widening as better-off shun bad habits, reveals thinktank | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 23 August 2012 Smoking: People who are economically worse off are less likely to give up bad habits, according to research People who are economically better-off are increasingly shunning unhealthy habits such as smoking and binge drinking, new research has revealed.