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Participants said they felt happier in their relationship when they had more sex

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E-cigarette use among children is on the rise in the UK, but the vast majority of those using them are already current or ex-smokers, a new survey has revealed.

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Quitting smoking, losing weight and reducing our heart disease and diabetes risk all give us a better chance of growing old without suffering from dementia, a global study has said.

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