Feeling under the weather? It could be because of all the rain: Scientists link stomach bugs to wetter conditions and storms

Feeling under the weather It could be because of all the rain: Scientists link stomach bugs to wetter conditions and stormsTorrential rain leads to drains overflowing which spreads bacteriaThe bacteria, if ingested, makes us illViroclime project looks at climate change and waterborne viruses By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 16:30 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 7 January 2013 Sick: The weather might make us miserable, but it could also be making us ill, according to scientists It's not unusual for the inclement British weather to make us feel a little miserable, but it could also be making us ill, say scientists.

Diet: The real reason you eat too much: It"s not greed and it"s not your genes. A startling new theory that could revolutionise the way we…

The REAL reason you eat too much: New theory could revolutionise the way we lose weight | UPDATED: 11:06 GMT, 1 January 2013 Professor Lustig explains that leptin resistance – and sugar – is at the root of the obesity epidemic Waistband feeling a bit tighter, or buttons straining after Christmas While it’s easy to blame your appalling willpower or TV-inspired lethargy, according to a respected U.S.

Hope for cancer victims as scientists develop drug that sends cells to sleep to stop them spreading

Hope for cancer victims as scientists develop drug that sends cells to sleep to stop them spreading | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 24 November 2012 Cancers can be put to sleep to stop them multiplying, scientists have discovered.

Russia diamonds: Source under Siberian asteroid crater could supply world markets for the next 3,000 years

“We are speaking about trillions of carats”: Russia reveals vast diamond source under 62-MILE-WIDE asteroid crater which could supply world markets for next 3,000 yearsSupply under 35million-year-old impact zone is ten times bigger than global reservesKremlin discovered the site in the 1970s but kept it a secret until now to exploit tightly controlled marketDiamonds at Popigai Astroblem in Siberia are “twice as hard” as normal, making them ideal for high-precision scientific instruments and industry

Anosmia: Gene therapy offers new hope after restoring sense in mice

Struggle to smell the roses Gene therapy offers new hope after restoring sense in mice Scientists restored sense of smell to mice bred to have human genetic disorderHas potential to help patients with dementia, which has been linked to loss of smell | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 3 September 2012 People born without a sense of smell could enjoy their first aromas, after a scientific breakthrough.

Eggs: Are they bad for cholesterol and how many can I have?

Are they bad for cholesterol and how many can I have: Unscrambling the truth about eggs | UPDATED: 02:28 GMT, 7 August 2012 Once demonised as bad for the heart, eggs have been repositioned as a health food in recent years as researchers have found that not only are they good for hearts, but can even help you to lose weight.

First it was smallpox, now tropical infection poised to become second human disease ever eradicated

First it was smallpox, now tropical infection poised to become second human disease ever eradicated Cases of Guinea worm disease have fallen from 3.5million in 1986 to 1,060 last year | UPDATED: 15:08 GMT, 9 July 2012 Scientists are on the verge of killing off a parasite that had plagued the human race since ancient times.