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25 per cent of Russian men die before they are 55, study reports

Pamela Duggan mother said her son should have been arrested, not shot dead

Mark Duggan’s father ‘gave up’ battle with cancer after son was shot, inquest told

Bruno Hall stopped talking after his son’s death except to repeat: 'They killed my son, they killed my boy'

Genetic test approved for use on NHS could save thousands of women from chemotherapy every year

Treatment could benefit those with early-stage breast cancer facing the intensive treatment

Iain Dale, political blogger and publisher. Chris Ison/PA Wire

Iain Dale questioned by police after scuffle with protesting pensioner over Damian McBride memoirs at Labour conference

Publisher was involved in fisticuffs with Stuart Holmes

Richard Whitehead is the current world record holder for leg amputees in both the half and Olympic marathon distances

Paralympian Richard Whitehead beats marathon challenge with 40 in 40 days

Paralympic 200m sprint champion Richard Whitehead has completed his brutal charity challenge to run 40 marathons in 40 days.

Breaking Bad season 5 episode 15 preview: What will happen in 'Granite State'?

Spoiler alert: Last week's episode of Breaking Bad was one of the most shocking in TV history. Can they top it this week?

Light reading: Scientists think vitamin D from sun exposure may benefit health

Is too much sun bad for you? Not always

People with non-melanoma skin cancer are less likely to have a heart attack, break a hip or die early, new research says

The help desk: How can I deal with a widower's unwanted advances?

Q. A few weeks ago, a neighbour of mine died of cancer. We've all rallied round to support her husband – they'd been married for 24 years and it's a terrible shock for him.

From fragrant to popcorn: US scientists identify 10 categories for smells

Forget the unique aroma of fresh coffee, wild lavender or cut grass, according to US scientists there are just 10 basic smells.

Is this the way to a Tamarillo? Dangers lurk under the hype of champion-horse clones

Tamarillo’s cloning has echoes of the mid-90s when Dolly the sheep was hailed as one of the most fascinating and scientific breakthroughs in decades. But just like back then, we should be cautious.

Confocal micrograph showing a lesion in human cervical tissue infected with human papilloma virus (HPV16).

Boys should get HPV cancer jab too, experts say

Public health bodies are calling for a universal vaccine for both girls and boys in the UK

Google's project Calico: the search giant looks for an answer to ageing

Larry Page announces mysterious and ambitious new project that will "focus on health and well-being"

Breast cancer drug's 'brain fog' side effects are real, say researchers

The 'mental fog' effect experienced by users of the drug Tamoxifen has a 'biological basis'

New study finds health kick can reverse the ageing process

Study conducted by the University of California suggests our genes may be a predisposition - but they are not our fate

Tenor Luciano Pavarotti is to be given a posthumous honour at the Classic Brit Awards - six years after he agreed to accept it.

Luciano Pavarotti to receive posthumous Classic Brit Award

Opera star Luciano Pavarotti is to be given a posthumous honour at the Classic Brit Awards - six years after he agreed to accept it.

Billy Connolly opts for a smart moustache and beard combination

Billy Connolly diagnosed with Parkinson's: The thing about the disease is that everyone is different

Parkinson's disease has become an essential part of who I am

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
10 best high-end laptops

10 best high-end laptops

From lightweight and zippy devices to gaming beasts, we test the latest in top-spec portable computers
Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

The batsman has grown disillusioned after England’s Ashes debacle and allegations linking him to the Pietersen affair
Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit