How an apple a day could keep the cardiologist away – by lowering "bad" cholesterol

How an apple a day could keep the cardiologist away – by lowering 'bad' cholesterol Daily fruit lowered 'bad' cholesterol in the blood by 40% in middle-aged adults Apples were found to be more effective than a supplement containing an antioxidant found in the fruit PUBLISHED: 08:40 GMT, 3 October 2012 | UPDATED: 09:15 GMT, 3 October 2012 A new study suggests that eating apples each day could significantly improve the heart health of middle-aged adults in just one month.

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.

Heart disease: It"s never too late to exercise: Major new British study proves that starting gardening, walking and DIY in your fifties can cut…

It's never too late to exercise: Major new British study proves that starting gardening, walking and DIY in your fifties can cut risk of heart diseaseTwo-and-a-half hours of light exercise a week can suppress inflammation in the body – which is believed to contribute to heart diseaseThe exercise simply has to raise the heart rate to be of benefitPeople of all ages can improve their health by working on a DIY or gardening project every week | UPDATED: 23:10 GMT, 13 August 2012 Stepping up exercise levels in your 50s is likely to cut your chances of suffering a heart attack in later life.

Boy disabled at birth after doctors failed to spot plummeting blood sugar levels set for 1m payout

Boy disabled at birth after doctors failed to spot plummeting blood sugar levels set for 1m payout | UPDATED: 16:45 GMT, 9 August 2012 A boy left brain damaged as a baby after doctors failed to spot his blood sugar levels had plummeted is set to be awarded more than 1million in compensation.

Mother’s fury after 20 doctors dismissed baby’s cancer tumour as nothing more than a birthmark

“Twenty doctors thought my baby”s cancer was just a birthmark”: Mother”s fury after girl”s tumour grew to the size of a grapefruitYvonne Bull, 32, claims medics told her not to worry when daughter Isabel was born with purple mark on her faceBut the growth trebled in size within a month and tests later showed it was a rare sarcoma tumourIsabel lost her left ear in operation to remove the tumour

Former-smokers gain up to 11lb a year after they quit the habit

Former-smokers gain up to 11lbs a year after they quit the habit Ex-smokers gained the most weight in the first three months after they quit | UPDATED: 13:05 GMT, 11 July 2012 Ex-smokers were found to gain nearly twice as much weight as was predicted in quit advice leaflets Former smokers gain up to 11lbs in weight after they kick the habit, research suggests.

Eye cancer: Katy Bishop"s campaign leads to new parents being taught about disease

Mother whose son lost his sight to eye cancer delighted after campaign leads to new parents being taught about disease Between 40 and 50 children are diagnosed with eye cancer each year PUBLISHED: 15:51 GMT, 18 June 2012 | UPDATED: 16:22 GMT, 18 June 2012 A mother, whose son lost his sight to eye cancer, has welcomed an initiative to teach all new parents about the disease.

Fasten your seatbelts for a dream home! The man transforming a 727 passenger jet into a house deep in Oregon woodland

Fasten your seatbelts for a dream home! The man transforming a 727 passenger jet into a house deep in Oregon woodland . Many people will be able to relate to Bruce Campbell dedicating time and effort into creating his dream home.

Qatar named as the fattest nation on earth where HALF of all adults are obese

Qatar named as the fattest nation on earth where HALF of all adults are obese 17 per cent of the population suffering from diabetes. Qatar, the richest nation on earth, is also the fattest with half of all adults obese and 17 per cent of the population suffering from diabetes.