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An ode to the dedicated souls pounding away out on the river before the sun's even up

Flower has surgery on melanoma

England's coach, Andy Flower, had an operation to remove a melanoma from his right cheek yesterday. He was absent from the second day's play of the first Test of the Ashes series but is expected to return before the end of the match.

Rise in number of sunburnt whales

An increase in the number of whales with sunburnt skin has been documented by scientists after they took photographs and tissue samples of the animals.

Moisturisers 'can aggravate eczema'

Using moisturiser to treat eczema could make the condition worse, scientists have claimed. Ointments such as aqueous cream BP reduce the thickness of healthy skin, aiding irritation, research from Bath University found.

Hair today, gone tomorrow: Classic facial hair in sport

Newcastle are back, Joey Barton is back, but more ominously, facial hair is back.

Radon gas: The silent killer in the countryside

Some of our best-loved beauty spots conceal a deadly hazard. Who's at risk?

Toxic plants: A growing danger

Plucking a wild fennel frond on a summer walk nearly left Barbara Hall with scars for life. Few are aware, she explains, that sunshine can turn some plants toxic

The hot spot for cool customers: Swedish label Acne

Fashion insiders love the hip Swedish label Acne – and now it’s opening a store over here. About time too, says Harriet Walker

Quarter of teens 'get sun burnt for tan'

More than a quarter (26%) of teenagers admit getting sun burnt on purpose to try and get a tan, according to research published today.

Ten years ago today, it was revealed that the human genome had been decoded. A medical revolution beckoned. So what happened next?

The two scientists stood shoulder to shoulder with President Bill Clinton in the East Room of the White House, the same room where the American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark unfurled their map of the Northwest Territories for Thomas Jefferson.

Call to tackle deprivation link to cancer

Thousands of cancer cases could be prevented every year if people from poorer backgrounds were as healthy as the rich, figures showed today.

The ten best men's skincare

New wetsuit protects bald penguin from sunburn

A bald penguin has been kitted out today in a new "comfier and snazzier" wetsuit to help prevent it from getting sunburnt this summer.

Food allergy victims 'receive worst services from doctors'

Victims of food allergy are among the worst served by medicine, according to one of the largest reviews of research into the condition.

Has the elixir of youth come of age?

Scientists claim that by 2012 they will have developed drugs that delay the ageing process

Podiatry: Life as a foot expert keeps you on your toes

It may not be the most glamorous part of the body, but, to the UK's 14,000 practising podiatrists, the human foot stands centre stage when it comes to our overall health and well-being. "People don't much like feet," says Lorraine Jones, a member of council at the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, "and podiatry doesn't tend to make it into the papers unless it's something like David Beckham's Achilles tendon injury or a celebrity's bunions. Yet despite our low profile, as many as four in five adults will need to seek help from a foot specialist at some stage in their lives simply to stay mobile and independent."

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project