Pregnant women who gorge on fatty snacks can turn their children into junk food junkies

Mothers-to-be who gorge on fatty snacks can turn their children into 'junk food junkies' Junk foods 'have the same effect on the body's chemistry as opium, heroin, and morphine'Pregnant women who eat junk food cause changes to their unborn babies' brainsThis means the child must eat more junk food to get the same satisfaction By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 12:13 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:23 GMT, 1 March 2013 Mothers-to-be who eat junk food change the development of signalling pathways in their babies' brains Pregnant women who munch on foods high in fat and sugar can turn their children into 'junk food junkies,' a researcher has warned.

African mouse that sheds and regrows its skin may hold key to regenerating scar-free tissue in people

The African mouse that could hold the key to healing wounds without scar tissue by regenerating its own damaged skin African spiny mouse is first mammal found capable of regrowing its own skinCould provide a new model for wound healing and tissue regeneration in people | UPDATED: 11:16 GMT, 27 September 2012 Enlarge The mouse that can heal itself: This rodent can shed its skin and fur to allow it to escape the grasp of predators A small African mammal with an unusual ability to regrow damaged tissues could be the key to the next breakthrough in regenerative medicine, say scientists.

Scientists fear for cod stocks as study reveals there are 100 adult fish in the North Sea

Scientists fear for cod stocks as study reveals there are just 100 adult fish in the North Sea Cod can live for 25 years and become more fertile with ageScientists want quotas slashed so fish numbers can be restored . There are fewer than 100 adult cod in the North Sea because of decades of overfishing, it was revealed today.

Blindness breakthrough as scientists turn stem cells into the tissue that allows humans to see

Blindness breakthrough as scientists turn stem cells into tissue that allows humans to see Stem cells were encouraged to form a structure known as the optic cup | UPDATED: 15:55 GMT, 13 June 2012 Scientists have taken a major step towards restoring vision for blind people with the help of stem cells.

Diet tips: Cut out 300 calories for good or you"ll pile the pounds straight back on

Lost weight Cut out 300 calories for good or you'll pile the pounds straight back onExperts now know why so many dieters pile the pounds straight back onSlimmers need to eat less than someone of the same weight who has not dietedThe phenomenon is caused by the effect dieting has on the way muscles work | UPDATED: 07:14 GMT, 16 May 2012 As every slimmer knows, it is when the diet ends that the hard work really begins.

Eating pizza really could be good for you: Oregano seasoning could be a powerful weapon against prostate cancer

Eating pizza really could be good for you: Oregano seasoning could be a powerful weapon against prostate cancer | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 24 April 2012 It may not be the most obvious of health foods, but pizza could be good for you, research suggests.

Avocados "can help keep you young" and fight off diseases by tackling dangerous molecules

Avocados 'can help keep you young' and fight off diseases by tackling dangerous molecules | UPDATED: 00:43 GMT, 23 April 2012 Avocados could be a weapon in the fight against ageing and disease, say scientists.