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Mood management helps dieters succeed, research suggests

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Mood management helps dieters succeed, research suggests

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Managing your mood can have a direct impact on the success of a diet, scientists suggest. Forming a specific plan to address your mood can prevent bad moods from leading to impulsive behaviour, say psychologists f...

Environment Bank And Mission Markets Launch Online Conservation Credit Platform

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Environment Bank And Mission Markets Launch Online Conservation Credit Platform

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The Environment Bank today launches the first online ‘conservation credit" trading platform.  The Environment Bank, the first organization to deliver biodiversity offsetting in the UK, and Mission MarketsTM, a prof...

Belgian city of Ghent becomes world’s first to go vegetarian

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Belgian city of Ghent becomes world’s first to go vegetarian

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It's great news for non-meat eaters and green campaigners alike - a city in Belgium is to become the first in the world to go vegetarian. The city of Ghent has announced that it will hold weekly meatless days to r...

Optimism and humour can help to combat dental fear, study suggests

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Optimism and humour can help to combat dental fear, study suggests

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Some of the most important factors in managing stress during a visit to the dentist include optimism on the part of the patient and an atmosphere of humour in the interaction with the dental staff. Scientists at ...

Fairsharemusic.com – New Virgin Group music download site will support charities

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Fairsharemusic.com – New Virgin Group music download site will support charities

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A new download site from the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group - Virgin Unite - is enabling music fans to download tracks with half the profit going to a chosen charity. Fairsharemusic.com offers over ove...

RSPCA reunites pet cat Squeak with owner after more than two years, following microchip check

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RSPCA reunites pet cat Squeak with owner after more than two years, following microchip check

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A pet owner is over the moon after been reunited with her much loved cat, who disappeared more than two years ago. Helen Foden, from Birmingham, was stunned when she received a call from RSPCA Inspector Rebecca Co...

RSPCA inspector Emma Timmis runs 1,425 for charity’s wildlife centre

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RSPCA inspector Emma Timmis runs 1,425 for charity’s wildlife centre

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An RSPCA inspector has completed a staggering 1,425 mile run from Durban to Cape Town in aid of one of its wildlife centres. It's thought she is the first woman to take on the ‘Freedom Trail' which saw her do more...

How social media could be usefully used to track flu outbreaks and rainfall rates

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How social media could be usefully used to track flu outbreaks and rainfall rates

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Researchers are investigating whether social media could be used to track an event or phenomenon, such as flu outbreaks and rainfall rates. Social networks, such as Facebook and microblogging services like Twitte...

New study shows how trees clean the air in London by filtering out pollution particles

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New study shows how trees clean the air in London by filtering out pollution particles

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New research by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown how London's trees can improve air quality by filtering out pollution particulates, which are damaging to human health. Urban trees of the Gre...

The Great Manchester Health Experiment

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The Great Manchester Health Experiment

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...It uses colour wheel to measure and influence people's happiness! The people of Manchester are being encouraged to take part in a unique and exciting experiment to test, and perhaps influence, the mood of the ...

Good News – Dark Chocolate Is As Good As Exercise

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Good News – Dark Chocolate Is As Good As Exercise

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Great news for chocolate lovers! New research shows that eating dark chocolate may improve your health in a similar way to exercise. A plant compound found in dark chocolate, Epicatechin, seems to stimulate the sa...

Reducing smoking rapidly reduces death rates with six months, research suggests

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Reducing smoking rapidly reduces death rates with six months, research suggests

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A study by the University of Liverpool has found that a decrease in smoking rapidly reduces mortality rates in individuals and entire populations within six months. Researchers found that a reduction in smoking h...

Molecule discovery could enable nuclear waste to be stored more safely

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Molecule discovery could enable nuclear waste to be stored more safely

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The controversial problem of storing some of the most radioactive elements of nuclear waste could be close to being solved. Scientists have discovered a class of molecules that can selectively extract extremely ra...

Boy gets back his wallet taken from a convenience store after writing an open letter saying how hard he had saved his money

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Boy gets back his wallet taken from a convenience store after writing an open letter saying how hard he had saved his money

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A nine-year-old American boy has been reunited with his wallet after he wrote a heartfelt letter hoping for its return. The thoughtful note from the boy, who's simply been named as 'Charlie', clearly struck a nerv...

Zinc in fluorescent zebrafish could hold the key to understanding diabetes and other diseases

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Zinc in fluorescent zebrafish could hold the key to understanding diabetes and other diseases

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Scientists have discovered a new way of detecting zinc in zebra fish, that could pave the way for furthering our understanding of diseases like type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer and Alzheimer's. Zinc is found thr...