The head of the country’s obesity forum is calling for every obese child to be offered stomach surgery, as Science Reporter Asha Tanna reports.
Job applicants have always been told to avoid fidgeting during interviews. And now scientists say they have proof that it affects performance – but only for women, and not men.
Increasing the price of alcohol by 10 per cent can cut drink-related deaths by a third and reduce the consumption of even heavy drinkers, a new study has found.
Plans to restore fish stocks and return profitability to fishing communities were backed by an overwhelming majority of MEPs today in an historic vote in Strasbourg.
Scientists are to announce if a skeleton excavated from a Leicester car park is that of Richard III. Asha Tanna explains.
Unsafe sexual behaviour and poorly targeted testing are blamed in a new report for a failure to reduce the number of new HIV infections in gay men in the past decade.
The government has scrapped its initial plans to sell off England’s public forests, safeguarding the areas for future generations.
Iranian state television reports that a monkey was successfully sent into space on a manned rocket flight before returning to the ground intact.
The man flu phenomenon has been the brunt of women’s scorn for years. But now one neuroscientist claims to have proof that men do have more to complain about when it comes to flu.
Aid agencies urge the Nigerian government to immediately release funds to tackle the world’s worst known lead poisoning outbreak which has left 400 children dead and thousands more disabled.
The perfect tan in a bottle, but at what cost? The increasingly popular self-injecting “Barbie doll drug” Melanotan II is unregulated and, say doctors, could be dangerous.
The longevity of the French has long been attributed to their decadent diet. But now research suggests a glass of red wine could contain a tumour-fighting compound which helps prevent cancer.
A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas becomes the first of its kind to cross the Arctic Ocean from Norway to Japan, in a voyage that could have huge implications for the gas market – and the Arctic.
A group of international scientists has cracked the complex genetic code of wheat, offering the prospect of global food security in one of the world’s most important crops.
A US study finds unborn and very young children living in traffic-congested places more than double their chances of autism – but some experts say the research ignores a number of other factors.