A shipment of genetically modified tomato juice designed to boost health benefits is on its way to the UK for testing.
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Friday 05 August 2011
Bicycle rental schemes save lives by increasing physical activity levels among city dwellers and should be expanded across Britain's cities, according to research in the British Medical Journal. A study of the Barcelona equivalent of London's "Boris bikes" found that short, regular cycle rides by users have reduced the number of annual deaths – despite the increased risk from accidents and exposure to air pollution.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
Sunday 31 July 2011
Friday 29 July 2011
Doctors claim making bike helmets a legal requirement would put people off cycling
Tuesday 26 July 2011
David McNeill meets a nuclear worker who sees it as his duty to save the stricken plant – even if it means an early grave
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Friday 22 July 2011
Teenage girls have the unhealthiest diets in the UK, with fewer than one in 10 eating the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
Saturday 09 July 2011
Thursday 07 July 2011
The new chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten, wants to cut two-thirds of the BBC's team of 550 senior managers and to end the custom of giving them annual bonuses and free private health insurance.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
The natural world cannot survive Osborne's cheerful free-market libertarianism
Monday 06 June 2011
Pomegranate juice could reduce stress in the workplace, according to new research.
Sunday 22 May 2011
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Men who consume a lot of coffee cut their risks of lethal prostate cancer, a study has shown.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
The Government yesterday gave its backing to The Independent’s campaign to protect cyclists from being killed by lorries and buses on Britain’s roads.
Friday 22 April 2011
A scooter user headbutted a teenage mugger after he tried to rob her as she drove her mobility scooter.
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