Souper broth! An old wives" tale? No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientists

Souper broth! An old wives' tale No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientistsA compound found in chicken soup – carnosine – helps the body’s immune system to fight the early stages of flu, research has found | UPDATED: 22:11 GMT, 22 December 2012 Super food: A compound found in chicken soup, called carnosine, helps the body's immune system to fight the early stages of flu, researchers have found Chicken soup is good for the soul, they say.

Craig White: Student, 21, who died after suffering crippling headaches had TUBERCULOSIS

Student, 21, who died after suffering crippling headaches for weeks had TUBERCULOSIS Craig White suffered from headaches and nausea but assumed it was linked to his medication for Crohn's disease, according to familyHis condition deteriorated on Dec 5 and he died a week later in hospitalHe tweeted 'Head feels like it's going to explode!' just weeks earlier | UPDATED: 20:05 GMT, 21 December 2012 A journalism student who suffered crippling headaches and nausea for a month died from a rare form of tuberculosis, public health officials announced today.

Real-life cat burglar: Family pet “Dennis the Menace” has stolen hundreds of items from neighbours garden

Real-life cat burglar: Boxer shorts, slippers, thong and a dozen pairs of socks all among haul stolen by pet “Dennis the Menace”. Dennis pinches everything from towels to toys from his neighbours and carries or drags them home through his cat flapOwner Lesley Newman, 49, from Luton, has two boxes full of stolen items for neighbours to collect

Adorable pictures of cats sleeping in awkward positions show they REALLY DO sleep anywhere

Planking, draped and folded in half: Adorable pictures of cats sleeping in awkward positions show they REALLY DO sleep anywhere. In need of something cute Cue the kittens! While cats are already known to sleep anywhere, with books and websites helping document it, one collection of pictures really raises the bar on awkward.

The photobombing felines: Worldwide internet craze of ruining the perfect picture isn’t just for humans as cats and other animals get in on the action

The photobombing felines: Worldwide internet craze of ruining the perfect picture isn”t just for humans as cats and other animals get in on the action . Cats have always loved being the centre of attention but these felines have taken it one step further – stealing the limelight by photobombing unsuspecting snappers.

How a few minutes of DIY can cost your life years later: Hidden asbestos in homes putting millions at risk from deadly lung disease

How a few minutes of DIY can cost your life years later: Hidden asbestos in homes putting millions at risk from deadly lung disease | UPDATED: 01:43 GMT, 28 August 2012 Dr Geoffrey Newton, aged 81, died from mesothelioma Geoffrey Newton had always prided himself on his DIY skills.

I had a whale of a time! Cancer girl, 16, finishes bucket list of of dreams after two years with an orca-watching trip

I had a whale of a time! Cancer girl, 16, finishes bucket list of dreams after two years with an orca-watching trip Alice Pyne flew to Canada to go whale watching against doctor's advice | UPDATED: 10:24 GMT, 17 August 2012 A teenager girl dying of cancer has fulfilled her 'bucket list' of things she wanted to do.