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Who ate fewer of the pies? Scottish football clubs' weight loss initiative proves successful with fans
Tuesday 21 January 2014
Scottish football fans taking part in a fitness programme sponsored by their favourite clubs lose nine times more weight than a control group
Friday 10 January 2014
Body mass index rises alongside economic growth
Monday 09 December 2013
Taking regular exercise is the most effective single lifestyle choice people can make to reduce their risk of dementia, according to one of the most extensive studies yet into people’s long-term health outcomes.
Preventing flu: Scientists find bacteria in Japanese pickled turnips which could boost immune system
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Study on mice in Japan has led to start of promising human trials using new probiotic drink
Thursday 10 October 2013
Jane Ellison has announced her first priority is urging construction workers to 'get into shape'
Tuesday 02 April 2013
Cut his journey almost in half, add several hours of sleep, and reduce hard-man levels by at least 60 per cent and I know a bit about the challenge Mr Hopkinson has taken on.
Monday 18 February 2013
Manufacturers' measurements do not take into account the caloric value of fibre
Tuesday 08 January 2013
The Vimto and Sunkist soft drinks maker Nichols saw its shares fizz up yesterday after it said it would beat City forecasts despite last year's dire weather.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
There's a risk that in using choirs for everything from helping fragmented communities to stress relief, we drag them down to the level of the mundane
Friday 31 August 2012
Living a healthy lifestyle into old age can extend your innings by up to six years, research has shown.
Friday 24 August 2012
Four years ago, South Africa arrived at this point like men who were intent on breaking the record for the planet's longest party. They had won the Test series and frankly the one-day games could take care of themselves.
Saturday 31 March 2012
'What should I wear to my honeymoon in jail?" I asked myself as I wandered through Bergdorf Goodman, my favourite store on Fifth Avenue. I walked in the steps of women like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly who had shopped at Bergdorf's before me. I perused the racks of Chanel, Marni, Gucci and Dior. It was the dead heat of a summer in the city, 1999, and my honeymoon was to take place in the Sullivan County Prison in New York State, home to the Son of Sam serial killer, where my new husband, Gil, was serving 10 years for robbery.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Bad news for people trying to lose weight. A new assessment of how the body responds to dieting shows that it is about twice as difficult as previously thought to shed fat.
Monday 09 January 2012
Acute little naked baby is grinning at the camera. "Is this the happiest she'll ever be about her appearance?" asks the slogan on the billboard. The ad was for a campaign last year to save future generations of women and girls from hating their bodies. For the explosion in cosmetic surgery – and the explosion of breast implants inside women's bodies – is just a symptom of a corrosive unhappiness that begins only a few years after birth.
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
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