Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots? Areas where people "like" TV more than sport are less healthy

Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots Areas where people 'like' TV more than sport are less healthy People with television-related Facebook 'interests' more likely to be obeseThose related to a healthy lifestyle are less likely to have weight issues People's online ‘interests’ could help predict and map obesity rates by area By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 Facebook could be a key tool in mapping which geographical areas have the most overweight and obese people.

End of AIDS in sight says UN report as new HIV infections continue to fall

End of AIDS in sight says UN report as new HIV infections continue to fall<br> At 2.5 million, the number of new infections in 2011 was 20 per cent lower than in 2001Deaths from AIDS also fell to 1.7 million in 2011, down from a peak of 2.3 million in 2005 <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 18:52 GMT, 22 November 2012 </p> <p>With the number of people being diagnosed with HIV falling, AIDS could one day be eradicated, experts claim.</p><p>A report from the United Nations said this was thanks to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent the incurable human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.</p> <p>This meant the aim of ending the AIDS epidemic was not 'merely visionary' but 'entirely feasible.'</p> <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/11/22/article-2236987-162AC279000005DC-553_468x286.jpg" width="468" height="286" alt="A researcher in Barcelona working on a project for a HIV Vaccine: Some eight million people were being treated with AIDS drugs by the end of 2011" class="blkBorder" /> <p class="imageCaption">A researcher in Barcelona working on a project for a HIV Vaccine: Some eight million people were being treated with AIDS drugs by the end of 2011</p> <p>Some 34 million people had HIV at the end of 2011.

Man paralysed from waist down becomes top martial arts instructor – after gaining a black belt in kickboxing

Man paralysed from the waist down becomes a top martial arts instructor – after gaining a black belt in kickboxing Carl Hodgetts was born with spina bifida, which left him paralysed from the waist down Gained black belt by using his arms and hands instead of his feet to 'kick' opponentsUsed his skills to defend a woman from an attack in a pub | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 14 August 2012 A country ranger who is paralysed from the waist down has defied the odds to become a top martial arts instructor – after gaining a black belt in kickboxing.

Have YOU inherited the heart attack gene? He was a healthy eater, but Jonathan needed still needed a triple heart bypass

Have YOU inherited the heart attack gene He was a healthy eater, but Jonathan still needed a triple heart bypass | UPDATED: 00:43 GMT, 29 May 2012 Avid runner: But an inherited condition almost cost Jonathan Cornall his life On a beautiful December day just before Christmas, the call of the footpath winding past the holiday cottage I’d rented on the banks of the idyllic, reed-fringed Suffolk river was irresistible.

Most premature triplets ever to have survived in Britain born in Bristol

Three little miracles! Brothers born at 25 weeks are most premature triplets to have survived in Britain Max, Lucas and Harvey weighed less than 5lbs between them when they arrived 15 weeks earlyNaturally-conceived babies are now at home and fighting fitMother Rachael says: 'Things like complaining about them crying feels so trivial, it's just great they have survived' These three tiny brothers are believed to be the most premature triplets ever to have survived in Britain – after they were born 15 weeks early.

Sweet, sour, salt, savoury, bitter AND fat: Scientists discover that tongue has "sixth sense" for lipids

Sweet, sour, salt, savoury, bitter AND fat: Scientists discover that tongue has 'sixth sense' for lipids Findings could represent a breakthrough in the battle against obesity and diabetes If you cannot resist a stodgy cake or chips, it may not be simply down to lack of willpower.

You have one kidney request: Americans find donors on Facebook

I found a kidney through Facebook: How patients are turning to social networks to save their lives Facebook is the perfect tool for finding old friends, new friends and now it also appears – kidney donors. Social networks are fast becoming a go-to place to find a generous person with a kidney to spare, according to charities. Damon Brown, 38, was one such sufferer who told his story on a special Facebook page under the name 'Damon Kidney.' Second chance: Damon Brown with his wife, Bethany, as they hold their sons Theo, 3, left, and Julian, 5, at their home in Seattle Life-saving: Father-of-two Damon Brown, 38, from Seattle found a donor on Facebook after setting up a page telling his story under the name, 'Damon Kidney' The father-of-two from Seattle, who was looking for a kidney donor with blood type O, knew it was a large ask.