Tobacco sales dip 23% over four years
Tobacco sales dip 23% over four years

Sales of legal tobacco shrank by 23 per cent from 2009 to 2013, say researchers from Action on Smoking and Health.

Obese kids plan slammed
Obese kids plan slammed

Doctors are developing protocols to refer obese children to child protection services if their parents ignore medical advice…

Stress and memory loss a vicious circle
Stress and memory loss a vicious circle

You are not alone if you forgot what you were told 10 minutes ago. Although there may be many causes for short-term memory…

The most bizarre questions to GPs
The most bizarre questions to GPs

Britain's family doctors say they are becoming over burdened by nonsensical requests from patients.

Health & Wellbeing

Sleep needed to break cycle of abuse
Sleep needed to break cycle of abuse

Abused children need help to sleep normally again if we are to break the abuse cycle, a child expert…

Twelve Questions: Dr Greg Taylor

Dr Greg Taylor has been a plastic surgeon for 30 years. He talks about alpacas, racing cars and middle-aged insecurity.

Who has sex for science?

Who volunteers to have sex in a laboratory? I was struck by this question when reading about an experimental study of ideal…

Louise Thompson: Make yes and no count

It’s a mighty fine question to ask oneself: “If I say yes to almost everything, what is my yes really worth?”

Baby pain can have later-life effects
Baby pain can have later-life effects

When newborns are subjected to pain from medical procedures, it shapes brain development and can leave…

Love thy Neighbour?

The flat next door to us is occupied by a man who is such a complete mystery to us that we wonder whether one day, while…

Determined to make a difference and raise diabetes awareness

Diabetes has affected Heidi-Jane Humphries for years, but she's on a mission to show people that the condition doesn't need…

Marital bliss, keeping score?

This column highlights a 'blinding flash of insight' business, cultural and sports leaders have experienced, and how this…

E-cigs much safer than normal smokes - study

Vapour from e-cigarettes has a fraction of the toxins of traditional cigarettes, and much less nicotine, a new study has…

Couple's CrossFit engagement photos
Couple's CrossFit engagement photos

Engaged couple Iliana and Joe headed to their local gym for a unique engagement photoshoot - a CrossFit…

Allison Pearson: 'Menopause' is no longer a dirty word

A woman like Angelina Jolie using the scary M Word is a huge breakthrough, says columnist Allison Pearson.

Thom Scott-Phillips: Why anti-vaxxers just 'know' they're right

"The matter is not as simple as plain stupidity. Some anti-vaxxers are not that stupid, and some stupid people are not anti-vaxxers…

Is the internet giving us all ADHD?

It's no secret that the internet presents a bevy of distractions. Many of us have grudgingly accepted perpetual scatterbrain…

Lauren Knight: Why curiosity is important for parents, too

What happens when we join in that curiosity with our children? What happens when we say, "I don't know! Let's find out together!"…

'Disease mongering' has created a multibillion-dollar industry - critics
'Disease mongering' has created a multibillion-dollar industry - critics

What exactly is "disease mongering?" It's the concept of selling sickness to otherwise healthy people…

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Exercise

CrossFit couple's engagement photos
photos CrossFit couple's engagement photos

Engaged couple Iliana and Joe headed to their local gym for part of their unique engagement photoshoot - a CrossFit session…

Review: Fitbit Charge HR
SBW in supplement scam
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Should a gym stop an exercise class if someone collapses?
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