Entries by Sarah O'Meara from 04/2012

iPhone App That Creates The 'Perfect Dream'

Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A psychologist plans to sweeten people's dreams using their smartphones. Professor Richard Wiseman expects thousands of people to take part in an e...

Diabetes Risk For Men Who Skip Breakfast, Say Experts

Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Men who skip breakfast are more likely to develop diabetes, say researchers at Harvard School of Public Medicine in the United States. A new study ...

New Scan ‘Eyes Up' Risk Of Heart Attacks

Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A new eye scan could shed light on future cases of heart disease. More than 1,000 at-risk patients will join a study by the University of Edinburgh...

Survey Reveals 'The Perfect Man'

Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A woman’s perfect man earns £48K, drives an Audi and drinks beer, according to a new poll by Austin Reed. Stylish clothes, a good body, and a cl...

Obese 28-Year-Old Junks Diet For Surgery

Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Tax-payers face a bloated bariatric surgery bill from Laura Ripley, a 28-year-old from Hastings whose weight-loss operations have become cause for con...

Lethal Effects of Online ‘Smart Pills'

Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Want to be more beautiful, thinner or have better concentration? Well, go online and you'll find a pill to cure your 'ailment'. But according to a new...

One in 10 Facebook Friends 'True Pals'

Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Most people believe they have five or fewer friends they can count on in a crisis, despite having hundreds listed on social networking sites, new rese...

Hospital Food Not To Blame For Patient Malnourishment, Say Experts

Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

More than a quarter of patients are malnourished when admitted to hospital, says a new report by the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nut...

Endangered Animal Traces Found In Chinese Medicines

Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

DNA testing of traditional Chinese medicines has shown that many contain traces of endangered animals. Scientists who analysed 15 samples of powder...

Is Your Kid 'Protected' From Whooping Cough?

Posted 04.13.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A rise in whooping cough cases has prompted a warning to parents to make sure their children's vaccinations are up to date. The Health Protection A...

Why Tragic Movies Make People Smile

Posted 04.13.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Tragic movies provoke feelings of happiness in viewers, according to researchers at Ohio State University. Having agreed to sit through First Worl...

Intelligent Humans Evolved To Worry, Say Scientists

Posted 04.13.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A new study by researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in the US suggests that excess worrying could be a sign of intelligence. Scientists fo...

Ban On Gay Blood Donors

Posted 04.16.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A controversial ban on gay men being blood donors is bringing shame on Northern Ireland, student leaders are set to claim. The ban is to be raised ...

'Pop Out' Cells Could Aid Fight Against Cancer Spread

Posted 04.16.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a study published in Nature, Cancer Research UK scientists are developing a deeper understanding of how cells move around the body, which...

‘Chin Jobs' On The Rise, Say Plastic Surgeons

Posted 04.16.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Forget boob jobs and Botox injections, American men and women are re-sculpting their chins to achieve facial perfection. According to new statistic...

Fast Food Contains Twice As Much Salt In US

Posted 04.17.2012 | UK Lifestyle

You might think a McDonald’s meal would have the same nutritional content the world over - but American fast food is super salty, says new research....

Former Hetrosexual Chris Birch Claims: 'A Stroke Made Me Gay'

Posted 04.17.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The story of how a young heterosexual man woke up ‘gay’ continues to capture the public’s imagination six months after his initial revelation hi...

Children ‘Allowed To Drink At 13', Charity Reports

Posted 04.18.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The average age at which UK parents allow their children to have an alcoholic drink is 13, a new study has found. Half (50%) of 10 to 17-year-olds ...

Vi Hart Makes Maths 'Cool' With Doodle Art

Posted 04.18.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to make a career from doodling you'd better be ready to take on Vi Hart, the Stony Brook University music graduate and self-titled recreat...

Brain Vaccine Made From Patients' Tumours Could Extend Life For A Year

Posted 04.18.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A personalised brain cancer vaccine made from patients' own tumours has been shown to extend life by more than a year. The injected vaccine, combin...

Einstein Writes 'Marriage-Saving' List Of Demands

Posted 04.18.2012 | UK Lifestyle

By 1914, Albert Einstein's marriage to his wife of 11 years, Mileva Marić, was fast deteriorating. Realising there was no hope for their relationship...

'Madonna' Women Buck Female Unemployment Trend

Posted 04.18.2012 | UK Lifestyle

On a day when it's been reported that the number of women out of work in the UK has reached its highest level in 25 years despite overall figures drop...

Brain Scan Linked To Weight Gain

Posted 04.19.2012 | UK Lifestyle

It's easy to be suspicious of overweight people who claim not to be able to say ‘no’ to food. Yet, according to new research by Dartmouth Universi...

White People More Likely To be Prescribed Antidepressants

Posted 04.19.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to recent research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health (U-M SPH) Caucasians are 1.52 times more likely to be prescribed ...

Home Births 'Safest And Cheapest' Option For Second-Time Mums

Posted 04.19.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Giving birth at home may be the safest and cheapest option for women who already have children, a study claimed today. University of Oxford researc...