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Calorie counting a waste of time?

Experts say people should focus on what type of foods they eat - and that fat may actually protect us against weight gain.

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‘Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year’

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, a research body says.

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‘I need help with muscle cramps’

Dr Darren Green has some advice on dealing with muscle cramps.

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‘Vaping’ may offer clues on smoking addiction
November 12 2014 at 11:36

British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyse the effects of smoking on the brain.

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Beware those ‘natural’ supplements
November 11 2014 at 14:34

Claims made by companies selling supplements are not always supported by published peer-review evidence.

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Hot flush? Hug a child
November 11 2014 at 11:32

According to a study, cuddling young children may cut down on one of the most-hated effects of menopause - hot flushes.

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More carbon, more hay fever?
November 10 2014 at 14:28

Hay fever sufferers face increasing misery over the next century as pollen levels soar, a study suggests.

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It’s Movember and the living is hairy
November 10 2014 at 11:47

Hipster culture has made it an all-year round fashion trend for men to sport facial hair - and now you can do it too.

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Why can’t a woman diet like a man?
November 7 2014 at 13:31

You will lose weight if you approach your diet like a bloke, writes Quentin Letts.

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Eating like a caveman ‘cuts bowel cancer risk’
November 7 2014 at 13:26

Followers of the Paleo or caveman diet shun processed foods - such as takeaways, packaged goods, bread and pasta.

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It’s better to pop your pills at night
November 7 2014 at 11:26

Many popular pills would be better taken at night than in the morning, scientists believe.

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Junk food can change way genes work
November 6 2014 at 14:09

The damage caused by unhealthy eating can last a lifetime - even after going on a diet, according to research.

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Scratching an itch DOES make it worse
November 6 2014 at 12:13

Research shows that scratching triggers the production of a brain chemical that makes an itch even more maddening.

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