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'

Professor Green (Hand out press photograph provided by Camilla Gould)
The bustling Accident & Emergency ward at Milton Keynes Hospital

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

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

Hunching down looking at electronic devices leading to huge increase in people with neck and back problems, experts warn

Experts report huge rise in number of 18- to 24-year-olds with neck and back problems

General Election 2015: Parties lose their bedside manner as they clash over NHS

Miliband and Cameron vie to be saviour of the health service in war of words about costings

£1bn has been pulled out of social care sector since 2011

A million elderly people lack basic social care as unprecedented funding cuts leave struggling NHS to pick up the pieces

Age UK say the issue is the single most important for older voters going into next month's general election

Low achievers, women and those who did courses involving maths most benefited from being banned from coffeeshops

Students banned from cannabis coffee shops 'more likely to pass exams,' a Dutch study claims

The 'partial-prohibition' sought to ban smokers from France and Luxembourg

The Chancellor is on course to beat his deficit target this year

General election 2015: Tories pledge £8 billion a year for NHS by 2020

NHS England currently has an annual budget of £102 billion

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Prostate cancer detected by dogs with more than 90% accuracy

40,000 new cases of prostate cancer are reported every year

Labour has already promised to recruit 3,000 more midwives in England

General Election 2015: Women to be guaranteed one-to-one care by a midwife during birth, Labour promises

'Call the Midwife shouldn’t just be a TV programme from the past but part of our NHS future too'

Homeless should be given period products for free by shelters and charities, say campaigners

Lack of products and facilities can lead to poor hygiene and risk of illness

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