It isn’t hard to find an architect who will tell you that vast swathes of the British urban landscape are ugly, grey and unappealing – nor would you struggle to find people who agreed with them. But could it be that the look and the layout of our cities is actually bad for our health?
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Monday 06 February 2012
Pregnant women with diabetes are almost four times more likely to have a baby with a birth defect, according to research published in Diabetologica.
Friday 03 February 2012
Scientists say fortifying foods with nutrients could help save lives, while critics say it's mass medication and unethical. Meg Carter hears the arguments.
Tuesday 03 January 2012
Most Britons have a "troubling" lack of understanding about the calorie content of everyday foods, a health charity has warned.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Up to 24,000 people with diabetes are dying unnecessarily every year, according to a new report.
Friday 09 December 2011
The family of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who vanished years ago in Iran, issued a plea to his kidnappers today and, for the first time, released a hostage video they received from his unidentified captors.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
More than 40 per cent of all UK cancer cases could be prevented by avoiding unhealthy lifestyles and environmental risks, according to the biggest study of its kind into diseases that kill more than 150,000 people a year.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
More than 40 per cent of all cancers in the UK could be prevented by avoiding unhealthy lifestyles and environmental risks, according to research.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
Tributes have been paid to snooker referee Len Ganley, who has died at the age of 68.
Monday 29 August 2011
Axis-Shield is not for turning. At least not yet. Last week, the medical diagnostics company, which makes machines to test for conditions such as diabetes, published details of why it had said no to an offer from its American rival Alere Inc.
Wednesday 24 August 2011
Diabetes drugs account for 8.4% of the NHS medicines bill, costing £725 million a year.
Thursday 11 August 2011
Eating bacon every day may raise the risk of developing diabetes by more than 50 per cent, research suggests.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Women are dying needlessly from conditions that develop or worsen during pregnancy because of a shortage of specialist doctors.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Some herbal remedies still lack clear safety information on side-effects despite new EU rules earlier this year that they should carry warnings. New research shows that even products that fall under these new rules are available online and in shops without the safety information, and old stock is still on sale.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
The driver of a bus in which two schoolchildren died after it collided with an oncoming car on the wrong side of the road told an inquest yesterday that he thought everyone on board would be killed.
Monday 04 July 2011
The mother-in-law-from-hell saga which tickled Britain last week may be no more than an elaborate publicity stunt, it was suggested yesterday.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 President Obama comments on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train