Study confirms obesity link to ovarian cancer

A link between obesity and ovarian cancer has been highlighted by a study of almost 95,000 women.

Obesity 'set before age of five'

Childhood obesity is determined before the age of five, new research revealed today.

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The lives of pupils and teachers are being put at risk because the Government is "burying its head in the sand" over the dangers of asbestos in as many as 13,000 schools, MPs and medical experts have warned.

New 'super worms' may clean up heavy metals

A metal-eating earthworm that can survive the toxic environment of heavily contaminated soils is being recruited in the fight to clean up the polluted land of former industrial sites.

The Fat Plan, By Glen Neath

Characters in novels often enter strange worlds by way of an invitation. It speaks volumes for Glen Neath's second novel that his unambitious, overweight narrator finds his invitation written on a piece of card attached to a lamppost: "Want to earn your ideal wage every week, but don't want to work from home?" As embarkation points go, it's hardly Alice's rabbit hole.

Soya products linked to low sperm count

Too much tofu may affect a man's fertility, according to a study linking soya and low sperm count.

Who are you calling fat? We are bigger than ever, but think we're thinner

We are getting fatter but we think we are thinner, and the trend could have serious implications for the obesity epidemic, a study has found.

Obesity in the eye of the employer: How to beat the prejudice

Chrissie Webber was 18 when she decided she wanted to be a nurse. But she was a size 22, and before she could get a hospital placement, she was told she had to lose weight. "The silly thing is that I cycled everywhere, I played badminton and tennis," she says. "I was generally healthy and fit."

Focus on tests is blamed for obesity in primary pupils

Primary schools have presided over a "shocking" increase in obesity among children as young as four, health campaigners warned yesterday.

Israel crippled by general strike

Israel's largest trade union began a sweeping general strike today, shutting down the country's only international airport and all the ports.

Blockbuster obesity drug aims to win $4bn sales for Sanofi-Aventis

French pharmaceuticals group develops treatment for condition at the top of global health agenda

'God slots' embrace the spirit of the age

Attracting audiences to religious programmes has always been a challenge. But an injection of reality television seems to be providing the answer. Sally Turner reports
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