E-cigarettes serious health threat -WHO
E-cigarettes serious health threat -WHO

Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors because they pose a "serious threat" to foetuses and young people…

Parents set bad example by staying glued to smartphones
Parents set bad example by staying glued to smartphones

Families are getting worse at communicating, parenting groups warn, as parents fail to set a good example to their children…

Concern over 'sex superbug'
Concern over 'sex superbug'

Concerns are mounting over a powerful new form of gonorrhoea after a patient was found to have the highest level of drug…

Why the 'hair of the dog' really works
Why the 'hair of the dog' really works

A new book examining the science of alcohol - and its adverse effects - suggests 'the hair of the dog' really is the only…

Health & Wellbeing

Dave Shaw: Fat shaming needs to stop
Dave Shaw: Fat shaming needs to stop

Shame is no friend to health promotion. Yet, the way obese people are seen by the public is becoming…

'50 Shades' dangers revealed

Women who read 'Fifty Shades of Grey' are more likely to have abusive partners and eating disorders, according to academics…

Louise Thompson: Magic forex formula

As i was travelling through beautiful Bali a while back, a taxi driver said something very interesting to me when we were…

Breakthrough offers hope for diabetics

A cure for diabetes is a step closer after scientists found what they believe is the root cause of the disease.

Rocks-and-mud runs attract all
Rocks-and-mud runs attract all

Races more popular every year.

Penis birth defect unexplained

A condition which causes baby boys to be born with deformed penises is becoming more common in Sweden, for reasons unknown…

'Shock and kill' approach cures mice of HIV in world first

A combination of four drugs can flush out HIV-infected cells from hidden reservoirs in the body and kill them with a boost…

Teen not told of chemo infertility risk

Hospital staff have been criticised after a 14-year-old cancer patient was not told about the risk of infertility or given…

Breastfeeding mums cut postnatal depression risk in half

Women who do not breastfeed their babies are at a higher risk of postnatal depression, according to a major study of more…

Obese people at riske of dementia - research
Obese people at riske of dementia - research

People who are obese could be putting themselves at risk of dementia in later life, new research suggests…

Botox could slow cancer

Botox has frozen the faces of countless Hollywood stars, and international researchers said Wednesday the toxic injections…

Shelley Bridgeman: Why is healthcare so hard?

What's your experience of being processed by healthcare providers? Shelley Bridgeman has been less than impressed.

Smoking can hurt grandkids

Smoking during pregnancy can affect the growth of a woman’s future grandchildren, a new study has warned.

Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism

Matt Cottle's boss told him he'd never do anything more than collect grocery carts working at his local supermarket - but…

Personality plus for over-50s
Personality plus for over-50s

Worried 30- and 40-year-olds can take heart -- by the time middle age hits, your personality will chill…

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Making them run faster, jump higher
Making them run faster, jump higher

If athletes were race cars, Professor Michael McGuigan of AUT University's Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand…

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