"Slower you grow, the longer you live": Bodies which expand early in life acquire greater tissue damage with life-shortening results

'Slower you grow, the longer you live': Bodies which expand early in life acquire greater tissue damage with life-shortening results | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 12 December 2012 The slower you grow, the longer you live, a new study suggests.

Childless couples have higher risk of dying prematurely but adopting may reduce chances of an early death

Childless couples have higher risk of dying prematurely but adopting may reduce chances of an early death | UPDATED: 09:00 GMT, 6 December 2012 Most parents have claimed at one stage that their children will be the death of them – but the reverse could be true.

Back to life? Scientists stop cells dying in mouse brains – offering hope to Alzheimer"s and Parkinson"s sufferers

Brainwave: Scientists stop cells dying in mouse brains – offering hope to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's sufferers 'Switching off' pathway stops mouse brain cells dyingSame pathway could operate in human diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons'Major breakthrough', say scientists 18 million worldwide suffer from Alzheimer's | UPDATED: 06:48 GMT, 8 May 2012 It's the first time scientists have understood what makes neurons 'die' – and is described as a 'major breakthrough' in the study of brain diseases, say Leicester University researchers A chemical command that halts brain cells dying in mice could offer hope to human sufferers of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

One in four Britons are obese but most of them are in denial

One in four Britons are obese but most of them are in denialWeight problems 'normalised' due to rapid rise in obesity, study finds Overweight Britons are living in denial about the size of their waistlines. A quarter of the population is officially obese yet only 6 per cent believe their weight is bad enough to be classified in that category, according to a survey published today