Kale sales soar as celebrities such as Gwyneth promote its health benefits

Kale sales soar as celebrities such as Gwyneth promote its health benefits Kale sales have risen by 40 per cent in the last yearThis is thought to be because of celebrity chefs and cookbook authors promoting the vegetable's benefitsCould also be because of shortages of other vegetables caused by last year's bad weather By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:49 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:26 GMT, 25 March 2013 Gwyneth Paltrow is known to be a kale fan Sales of kale have soared thanks to celebrity chefs and famous cookbook authors, a new report has shown.

Having sex can make you BRAINIER – especially in the first flushes of love

Having sex can make you BRAINIER – especially in the first flushes of love People in new relationships had more nerve growth, which boosts alertnessSex may also encourage growth of brain cells in part of brain responsible for memory and learning And protect against mental decline by bringing more nutrients to the brain By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 14:18 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 5 March 2013 Sex could make you brainier: Researchers have found that couples in new relationships had accelerated nerve growth in the areas responsible for alertness Having sex on a regular basis could boost your brain power, new research suggests.

Taking vitamin C DOES reduce the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise

Taking vitamin C DOES reduce the risk of a cold – but only if you exercise Vitamin makes no difference to couch potatoesBut in those who work out, it can HALVE the risk of a cold and help speed up recovery, say Finnish expertsChildren are more responsive to the vitamin than adults By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 14 February 2013 Taking vitamin C to ward off a cold only helps if you exercise regularly, new research suggests.

Settling down with a couple of glasses of wine may only be good for you if you are slim

Settling down with a Christmas tipple may be good for your health – but only if you're slim Researchers have found moderate alcohol consumption may only be good for your heart if you are thin Australian scientists found it increases the risk of heart disease in those with a BMI of more than 27.5Original studies on the health benefits of alcohol may be outdated, they say | UPDATED: 11:26 GMT, 28 December 2012 The common assumption that a Christmas tipple is good for you may be wrong for most Britons The common assumption that a couple of glasses of wine are good for you may be wrong for most Britons, new research reveals.

Almost 1,000 obese claimants get share of 4m a year in incapacity benefit: Two thirds have got pay-outs for more than five years

Almost 1,000 obese claimants get share of 4m a year in incapacity benefit: Two thirds have got pay-outs for more than five years | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 23 December 2012 Taxpayers fork out more than 4million every single year on incapacity benefit for people who are obese, figures show.

And all because the MAN loves Milk Tray: Dark chocolate has more heath benefits for men

And all because the MAN loves Milk Tray: Men get the most health benefits from dark chocolate Chocolate gives men more protection against heart attack and strokeAppears to help by preventing fatal blood clotsBut researchers say findings are not an excuse to gorge on the snack, which is rich in fat and sugar | UPDATED: 16:40 GMT, 21 December 2012 If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for that special man, make it a box of chocolates, for it could save his life.

Work up an appetite? Brisk exercise actually REDUCES hunger pangs, scientists claim

Work up an appetite Brisk exercise actually REDUCES hunger pangs, scientists claimJust 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the morning actually reduces the motivation to eatScientists measured the neural activity of 35 women while they viewed food images, both following a morning of exercise and a morning without exerciseThey found their attentional response to the food pictures decreased after the brisk workout | UPDATED: 10:12 GMT, 13 September 2012 It is commonly assumed that you can 'work up an appetite' with a vigorous workout.

Supermarket "luxury" ready meals contain twice as much fat and salt as the budget versions

Supermarket 'luxury' ready meals contain twice as much fat and salt as budget versions High-end meals have 'shocking' levels of saturated fat – just one serving can contain an adult's entire daily recommended fat intake, according to a study | UPDATED: 13:08 GMT, 10 September 2012 Supermarket 'luxury' ready meals should have their packaging labelled 'damaging' because they contain twice as much fat and salt than their budget equivalents, scientists have warned.

Woman, 21, may never speak again after losing her voice in February because of severe laryngitis

Woman, 21, may never speak again after losing her voice in February because of severe laryngitis Alice has had to give up her job as a lifeguard as she cannot communicate with swimmersShe cannot receive disability benefits until she has had no voice for a year | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 3 September 2012 Alice Mitchell, 21, shows the sign language symbol for the voice.