Obesity risks

Obesity is ever on the increase, and has been recognised as a serious health problem since the 19th-century. Today we are even more...

Know your medical facts from myths? There are a lot of old wives' tales out there. But where do they come from and what is the truth...

World in her hands

Our rates of obesity are increasing worldwide, but some nations have tried- and-tested ways of eating, relaxing and exercising that keep...

codeine tablet

Once popular in the treatment of pain, coughs, and diarrhoea, codeine is falling out of favour with doctors. The World Health...

Know your medical facts from myths? There are a lot of old wives' tales out there. But where do they come from and what's the...

Children wired on sugar

Know your medical facts from myths? There are a lot of old wives' tales out there. But where do they come from and what is the truth...

appendix

Is your appendix merely a useless left-over from our past evolution? Does it have a purpose? As we discover more about this worm-shaped...

Do you ever wonder if your happiest days are behind you? Think again. A growing body of research has discovered something very...

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