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New app and SMS service will offer advice and tips to women

Independent writer Simon Usbourne works out

Thumbing one's nose at the quest for digital dexterity: Get fit for 4G with O2's thumbells

It had the scent of a PR stunt best filed under “B” for “balls”. But in the interests of the nation’s health (and my editor’s demands) I agreed to undergo a workout billed as a cure for a very modern affliction.

Stroke-hit Andrew Marr to return to full-time presenting, says BBC

Broadcaster Andrew Marr will return full-time to his presenting duties in the autumn following his recovery from a major stroke, the BBC confirmed today.

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 23 July 2013

Wada widen remit in battle against drugs cheats

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill to make comeback with low-key return in Loughborough

Heptathlete will take part in Loughborough European Athletics Permit meeting tonight

Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill forced to delay comeback yet again

The heptathlete has pulled out of the Sainsbury's British Championships in Birmingham

Doctors

BMA passes vote of no confidence in Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

The BMA represents 152,000 doctors around the country

David Warner, right, and Michael Clarke, left, face the media

Australia in crisis ahead of the Ashes: Timeline of events

Today head coach Mickey Arthur was replaced

Health chief criticised by anti-cuts campaigners for 'out of touch' Superman video

A health chief has been criticised by anti-cuts campaigners after he appeared in an online video cavorting around an NHS building dressed as Superman.

David Warner takes it easy during the Australia nets session last week

Australia in crisis as David Warner is stood down for attacking Joe Root: Timeline of events

The nightclub incident is just the latest incident among a number of problems

Michael Clarke claims he has put aside thoughts of the Ashes series

Champions Trophy: Michael Clarke misses out again for Australia

Injury ruled captain out of New Zealand match

Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke a doubt for Champions Trophy opener against England

Batsman to see a specialist ahead of Saturday's game

Gloria Abeka before (left) and after her leg operations, with an x-ray showing the pins in one her legs

UK doctors break both Gloria Abeka's legs in three places so she can walk

Ground-breaking operations will enable Ghanaian 12-year-old to play with friends for first time

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has promised that every vulnerable elderly person in England will have a personal NHS worker who will be responsible for co-ordinating all their health and care needs

Elderly patients will get personal NHS worker to coordinate health care, pledges Jeremy Hunt

Health Secretary says each patient will have their own dedicated NHS worker

South Africa captain Graeme Smith

Champions Trophy: South Africa opener Graeme Smith to miss tournament

Scans yesterday revealed the Test skipper suffered a stress fracture to his left ankle

A family photo of Alfie Buck, aged seven, who suffered catastrophic brain damage after a 'catalogue of errors' at his birth

£8.5m payout for boy whose brain was damaged in 'catalogue of errors'

A seven-year-old boy who suffered catastrophic brain damage after a "catalogue of errors" at his birth is to receive a compensation package worth £8.5 million.

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