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Professor Martin Schechter says the drug should be used after traditional treatment fails

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Divorce can damage both physical and emotional health

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This is one of the first studies to indicate that epigenetic changes may be involved in passing autism on from parents the children

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Discovery to kickstart hunt for a treatment after years of under-investment by drug firms

A man tans on a sun bed

Tanning beds can harbour herpes and faecal bacteria, expert warns

Sun bed users also risk developing cancer

Apps such as Jawbone monitor our activity levels, heart rate and sleep patterns

Fitness apps don't improve health - and could be harmful

They are the latest health and fitness ‘revolution’, beloved of the fad dieters and the pilates obsessives – not to mention some of our leading politicians.

Sales at Abercrombie & Fitch fell 12 per cent in the last quarter

Abercrombie & Fitch models and men considered 'more attractive' than others cause 'inferior' men to take bigger gambles with money

Researchers believe men take bigger financial risks when they feel less attractive to other men but want to appear more desirable to women

While California has registered growers to supply medical marijuana, the vast bulk of the state’s crop is illegal

Drug made from cannabis could bring hope to children with severe epilepsy

The canabidiol-based drug is made from medicinal cannabis and does not contain the psychoactive part of the plant 

The simple breath test measures the level of compounds in the breath that can point to cancer risk

New breath test could be used to detect stomach cancer

The technology has the 'potential' to monitor people thought to be at high risk

Couple married for 73 years die within five minutes of each other in separate care homes

Their son Doug said the near-simultaneous deaths are 'a blessing'

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Patients must show passport to use NHS or pay more than £2,000 in 'heath tourism' crackdown

The Government hopes to recoup £500 million a year but doctors have raised concerns about the impact on poor and vulnerable migrants

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