Does the menopause really make you forgetful? Yes, but not for long, say scientists

Does the menopause really make you forgetful Yes, but only for the first year Memory loss is worse in the year after the last periodBut is likely to only be temporary, say experts Symptoms such as changing hormone levels, sleep problems and anxiety are not linked to cognitive decline PUBLISHED: 16:16 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:18 GMT, 3 January 2013 Memory loss: Experts say that forgetfulness is most common in the year after a woman's last period If you blame losing your house keys on the menopause making you forgetful, you might be onto something.

Space travel under threat as scientists find cosmic radiation could cause Alzheimer"s in astronauts

Space travel under threat as scientists find cosmic radiation could cause Alzheimer's in astronauts Once astronauts leave orbit they are exposed to constant shower of various radioactive particlesTests in mice showed those exposed to cosmic radiation displayed cognitive problems earlier in life | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 1 January 2013 The race for space tourism may be hotting up, but the practicalities of intergalactic travel have hit a new obstacle.

Common diabetes drug may help combat ovarian cancer by slowing tumour growth

Common diabetes drug may help combat ovarian cancer by slowing tumour growth The drug, which costs 1.30 a day, has also been found to stop tumours spreadingOverian cancer is one of the deadliest types of the disease | UPDATED: 05:07 GMT, 3 December 2012 Breakthrough: A pill used to treat diabetes could double a woman's chances of surviving ovarian cancer A pill commonly taken for diabetes could double a woman’s chance of surviving ovarian cancer, researchers believe.

Taking statins every day could slash risk of cancer, scientists claim after new genetic link between disease and cholesterol

Taking statins every day could slash risk of cancer, scientists claim after making genetic link between disease and cholesterol Link means patients could one day be given statins to protect against developing cancer and to treat tumours | UPDATED: 11:21 GMT, 14 September 2012 Pills taken by up to seven million Britons to combat high cholesterol could slash the risk of developing cancer, according to researchers.

Exercise can help cancer sufferers beat the disease and stop it returning

Exercise can help cancer sufferers beat the disease and stop it returning | UPDATED: 18:35 GMT, 29 August 2012 Health benefit: Regular exercise can cut the risk of cancer patients relapsing by 50 per cent Cancer patients can cut the risk of recurrence by half if they exercise, a number of studies have found.

Being a pushy parent has little affect on your child: Babies filter out information they see as too complicated

Being a pushy parent has little affect on your child: Babies filter out information they see as too complicatedResearch shows babies filter out complex informationExpert says babies learn best from human interaction Scientists studied which images held babies' attention | UPDATED: 21:32 GMT, 23 May 2012 [headerlinks Many an alpha mum has hoped buying the latest gadgets will turn her baby into the next Einstein.

The less you sleep, the fatter you become: Tiredness makes us eat more, say scientists

The less you sleep, the fatter you become: Tiredness makes us eat more, say scientists Volunteers who were sleep-deprived ate more than 500 additional calories per day | UPDATED: 20:21 GMT, 15 March 2012 As if being tired from lack of sleep wasn’t punishment enough, now scientists say that not getting a good night’s rest could lead to obesity.