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?
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Saturday 26 November 2011
Thursday 01 September 2011
Carlos Tevez's lack of fitness cost him a place in the Argentina squad for their friendlies in Asia but he is still central to their thinking, new coach Alejandro Sabella said yesterday.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
Poor sleep quality greatly increases the risk of high blood pressure in older men, a study has found.
Friday 26 August 2011
Tobacco has wreaked its havoc across the world. Now the food industry is following in its wake. Calorie-dense, tasty fast food has spread round the globe in the last four decades, changing dietary habits and leading to an epidemic of obesity, heart disease and diabetes. What can be done? It is time to take a leaf out of tobacco's book and bring in a fat tax. In the UK the idea of imposing extra VAT on burgers, chips and sweets was floated by Downing Street in 2004. It was vetoed by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, on the grounds that it would disproportionately fall on the poor.
Friday 19 August 2011
The book is about a fat girl who goes on a diet and is transformed from being insecure to being a school football star
Friday 19 August 2011
A diet book for six-year-olds is shortly to be published in the United States and will soon find its way across the Atlantic. Predictably, nutrition experts are throwing up their hands in alarm. Between the ages of six and 12 is a prime time for the emergence of anorexia, which can develop into a lifelong, and sometimes fatal, condition.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
The risk of getting bowel cancer and the chances of surviving it have both doubled in a generation.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
Thursday 07 July 2011
Wednesday 29 June 2011
A council will help protect children from obesity by setting up 400m "exclusion zones" around its schools to block new fast food takeaways from opening.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Saturday 11 June 2011
Former NBA player John Amaechi hopes his OBE for services to basketball can inspire other British prospects.
Thursday 09 June 2011
It sits behind the ribs pumping 100,000 times a day to carry nourishment to the furthest extremities of the body. But the heart is vulnerable to the excesses of a Western lifestyle.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Parents are are making their children fat and ruining their teeth by buying them sports or energy drinks and should give them water instead, doctors have warned.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande issue Athens with 24-hour ultimatum to avoid crashing out of the euro
Greece crisis: Referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its lack of genuine legitimacy
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