Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed

Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed Move comes after shocking treatment of Anne the elephant Two circuses have had requests to use wild animals rejected in past year . The move was not binding, however, as it was based on a backbench motion from Tory MP Mark Pritchard.

Gel manicures can increase the risk of SKIN CANCER as well as wrecking your nails

Gel manicures can increase the risk of SKIN CANCER as well as wreck your nails UV light from lamps used to set the gel manicures cause similar skin damage to sunbedsTreatment also causes nail to thin and hides infections Experts recommend to get nail treatment for special occasions and put on suncream beforehand By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:09 GMT, 5 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:30 GMT, 6 March 2013 They have been marketed as the most convenient way to have glossy, chip-free nails for weeks. But gel manicures could cause lasting damage to the nails and even increase the risk of skin cancer, dermatologists have warned.

New "alcohol busting" drug that sobers you up in seconds being developed

I'll drink to that! New 'alcohol busting' drug that sobers you up in seconds being developed by MIT scientists By Helen Pow PUBLISHED: 23:26 GMT, 17 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:40 GMT, 18 February 2013 Party animals could soon be able to sober up in an instant just by popping a pill. Researchers have developed a cocktail of alcohol metabolizing enzymes that speedily reduces blood alcohol levels in drunk mice. The treatment, which has been compared to having 'millions of liver cells inside your stomach,' could have far-reaching implications for drinkers.

Stressed MPs to get mental health clinic after growing number report suffering depression and anxiety

Stressed MPs to get mental health clinic after growing number report suffering depression and anxietyPoliticians say discrimination over mental health makes it hard for them to talk to GPs in their constituencies By Ben Spencer and Emine Sinmaz PUBLISHED: 02:02 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:03 GMT, 14 February 2013 A clinic is to be set up at Westminster to help MPs suffering from mental health problems.

Sally Roberts spends first Christmas away from her son Neon due to family rift over her opposition to his cancer treatment

Sally Roberts spends first Christmas away from her son Neon due to family rift over her opposition to his cancer treatmentTold by estranged husband she was not welcome at family gathering Understood they have fallen out over her unsuccessful eight-week legal bidUncle Tony Leese said: 'It could be Neon's last Christmas. It's such a shame.' | UPDATED: 22:32 GMT, 29 December 2012 Neon Roberts spent Christmas Day without his mother because of the bitter family rift caused by her battle to stop him receiving radiotherapy. Sally Roberts’s unsuccessful eight-week legal bid had put her in conflict with her estranged husband Ben, who told her that she would not be welcome at the family gathering.

Free IVF for murderers is criminally offensive

Free IVF for murderers is criminally offensive | UPDATED: 00:13 GMT, 29 December 2012 Offensive: The European Court of Human Rights has decreed that convicted killers have an inalienable right to state-funded IVF How unimaginable must be the despair and disbelief of the many childless couples in Britain who long for a baby after learning that murderers and drug-dealers are to get state-funded fertility treatment while behind bars. Thanks to the vagaries of the NHS postcode lottery, so many law-abiding, hard-working couples struggle to receive even one free round of IVF

Murderers and drug dealer to get IVF in prison and you"ll be paying! Criminals using "Human Rights" laws to start a family at…

Murderers and drug dealer to get IVF in prison and you'll be paying! Criminals using European Human Rights laws to start families at taxpayers' expenseMinisters may be powerless to stop demands for treatment because of a ruling by European Court of Human Rights Turning down demands could lead to court action costing tens of thousandsNames and identity of the prisoners are protected but four are murderers and one a drug dealer | UPDATED: 08:27 GMT, 28 December 2012 Four murderers and a drug dealer are in line for taxpayer-funded fertility treatment so that they can father a child from behind bars. The killers are demanding to be allowed to take part in IVF treatment despite serving life sentences.

Mother banned from driving after going to pick children up from school after drinking a bottle of vodka

Mother banned from driving after going to pick children up from school after drinking a bottle of vodkaPolice found her sprawled across the sofa at home with the children missingThe mother-of-three was three times over the legal drink driving limitShe admitted drink driving and child cruelty and was banned from the roads | UPDATED: 17:23 GMT, 27 December 2012 A mother who downed a bottle of vodka and drove to pick up her children from school while three times the legal limit has been banned from the roads. A member of staff at the primary school called the police when the woman arrived reeking of alcohol. Officers and social workers visited the mother-of-three at home later that day and found the children – aged three to seven – were missing and her sprawled across the sofa

Cancer boy"s mother is more cruel than caring

Cancer boy's mother is more cruel than caring | UPDATED: 23:59 GMT, 21 December 2012 No one should doubt the sincerity of Sally Roberts in seeking alternative treatment for her gravely ill son, Neon, as he battles brain cancer. However misguidedly, she believes she has her boy’s best interests at heart. To that end, she went on the run with the seven-year-old, refusing to allow him the treatment that experts said would help save his life.

Half the impact of sleeping pills "is due to placebo effect: Findings cast doubt over effectiveness of medication

Half the impact of sleeping pills 'is due to placebo effect': Findings cast doubt over effectiveness of medicationStudy finds 'placebo affect' is behind much of the drug's benefitSleeping pills have wide range of side effects, such as memory loss and imbalanceScientists urge insomnia sufferers to seek out psychological treatment PUBLISHED: 01:08 GMT, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 21 December 2012 Placebo: Much of the effects of sleeping pills are in the mind , according to a new report Around half the benefit of taking sleeping pills comes from the placebo effect – where people get better even when they are taking a ‘dummy’ drug, according to a study. Researchers in the UK and the U.S