Spending just three minutes extra at the dinner table can keep youngsters thin

Spending just three minutes extra at the dinner table can keep youngsters thin Families who enjoyed 20-minute dinners were less likely to have an obese child than those who spent 17 minutesStudy reveals importance of having scheduled mealtime By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 10:39 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 21 January 2013 Parents can cut the chances of their children getting fat simply by keeping them longer at the dinner table.

Grandmother says parrot saves her life by waking her when she stops breathing in her sleep

Who's a clever boy then Grandmother says parrot saves her life by waking her when she stops breathing in her sleep Barbara Smith-Schafer, 62, has sleep apnoea, which causes her to stop breathing and can lead to heart attack and stroke If she nods off during the day, her parrot Dominic flaps and pecks to wake her up Brainy parrot is also BI-LINGUAL and can speak English and German | UPDATED: 19:31 GMT, 12 December 2012 A grandmother claims her parrot has saved her life after she developed a life-threatening illness that stops her breathing while asleep.

All school children in Britain should be tested for mental health illnesses, say experts

All school children in Britain should be tested for mental health illnesses, say experts Screening all 11-year-olds could reveal those at greater risk of conditions such as depression, claim researchersThis could help health authorities treat youngsters early and stop them descending into more hard to treat conditions However, other experts warn that labeling people as 'vulnerable' at such a young age could do more harm than good | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 29 November 2012 All school children should be screened for risk of mental illnesses such as depression, say leading mental health experts.

Arguing parents can give a child teenage depression

Arguing parents can give a child teenage depression Children and teenagers who saw arguments were significantly likelier to have mental health problemsResearchers have now devised a test to identify those at risk of depression so children can be helped earlier | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 29 November 2012 Children who often see their parents having rows are at risk of depression, experts have warned.

Dentist, 33, suffers locked-in syndrome after carrying out "gruelling" tooth extraction causes him to suffer a near fatal stroke

Dentist, 33, falls into locked-in syndrome after suffering stroke while he's carrying out 'gruelling' tooth extraction Doctors told Mr Davies' family he had no prospect of any independent lifeThey said they have been amazed at his recovery over the past six months | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 12 June 2012 A dentist suffered a near fatal stroke after performing a particularly gruelling tooth extraction.

Ten-minute Alzheimer"s test to spot disease in earliest stages before brain is badly damaged

Ten-minute Alzheimer's test to spot disease in earliest stages before brain is badly damaged | UPDATED: 23:05 GMT, 21 May 2012 A ten-minute memory test that picks up Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in their earliest stages is available for use in GPs’ surgeries from today.

Why a hot bath could turn your daily pills into a killer dose

Why a hot bath could turn your daily pills into a killer dose When it comes to taking medication, most of us are aware that certain conditions can alter their effectiveness. For instance, some pills should be taken with or after food, while some are best swallowed on an empty stomach

Grandmother dies in freak accident after hot bath caused medical skin patch to give her an overdose

Grandmother dies in freak accident after hot bath caused medical skin patch to give her an overdose A grandmother died when a hot bath caused a patch she was wearing on her arm to give her an overdose of medication. Barbara Reynolds, 67, was killed minutes after getting into the bath at her Leicestershire home as the heat sped up the release of the painkilling drug. She had been using Fentanyl patches for chronic pain since 2002 – but the “surge” of the drug into her body made her heart stop