How fighting HIV with HIV "could be a cure for AIDS"

How turning HIV against itself 'could provide a cure for AIDS' Technique modifies a protein in the virus to that is provides protection from infection 'It is like fighting fire with fire,' says lead researcherHIV could remain latent in body and not lead to AIDS By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:02 GMT, 18 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:02 GMT, 18 January 2013 HIV has been turned against itself in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could permanently quash the virus that leads to AIDS, say scientists.

The FAT map of Britain: Brummies have the largest waistlines and Brighton boys are the thinnest

The FAT map of Britain: Brummies have the largest waistlines and Brighton boys are the thinnest Men in Birmingham have the biggest waist measurements, followed by those in Belfast and SheffieldWomen in the East Midlands and Northern Ireland largest around the middleNearly every area of the UK has measurement near the 'danger' level for an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, infertility and diabetesFigures follow research which found most men underestimate their waistlines by TWO INCHES | UPDATED: 19:41 GMT, 17 December 2012 Britons' waistlines are getting bigger – and people living in the Midlands are battling the bulge more than the rest of us.

Our ageing world: UN predicts there will be more pensioners than children by 2050

Our ageing world: UN predicts there will be more pensioners than children by 2050The number of people over 60 set to hit two billion by 2050Over-60s will outnumber under-15s in 40 years, according to reportNations urged to prepare for greater strain on healthcare and pensionsPopulation ageing fastest in developing countries | UPDATED: 03:21 GMT, 2 October 2012 A startling UN report into global ageing has revealed that there will be more pensioners than children by 2050, when the number of people aged 60 or over will hit two billion.

"Flab jab" could let you stay slim on a junk food diet by using immune system to fight weight gain

'Flab jab' could let you stay slim on a junk food diet by using immune system to fight weight gain | UPDATED: 06:50 GMT, 9 July 2012 The 'flab jab' could allow people to continue eating fatty foods but lose weight at the same time A ‘flab jab’ that allows people to gorge on junk food yet keep trim could be on the horizon.

Loneliness "can shorten your life and make every day activities a struggle"

Loneliness 'can shorten your life and make every day activities a struggle' Isolated participants were twice as likely to experience to struggle with daily activities | UPDATED: 20:09 GMT, 18 June 2012 Loneliness: Found to be a good indicator of illness and death Loneliness can shorten your life, a new study has shown.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in ancient cave could create new drugs

Discovery of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in ancient cave could lead to cure for superbugs Bugs hidden from outside world for four million yearsResistance believed to be result of over use of drugs But this discovery shows it is 'hard-wired' in nature | UPDATED: 08:31 GMT, 12 April 2012 Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cut off from the outside world for more than four million years have been found in a deep cave.

Stand up before you keel over: Sitting increases risk of dying in three years by 40%

Stand up before you keel over: Sitting increases risk of dying in three years by 40% | UPDATED: 10:46 GMT, 27 March 2012 Sitting down for 11 hours or more per day increases your chances of dying within three years – whether you're physically active or not.