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Teachers at free school to strike

Jeremy Laurance: Malnutrition has an impact similar to that of Aids

A malnourished child is not the same as a starving one. They may not even be hungry, if they get enough calories. But what kind of calories? A child needs protein to grow and micronutrients are essential to development. Millions lack both.

Kellogg's will be adding vitamin D to every one of its children's breakfast cereals

Should we be fortifying foods with nutrients?

Scientists say fortifying foods with nutrients could help save lives, while critics say it's mass medication and unethical. Meg Carter hears the arguments.

A quarter of UK toddlers are lacking Vitamin D

A quarter of all toddlers in the UK are lacking Vitamin D, according to research.

More vitamin D a day could keep glasses away

Boosting vitamin D intake could help to prevent age-related diseases, in particular loss of vision and blindness, a study said.

1. Energising Body Scrub:
£13, Liz Earle, uk.lizearle.com -
This is blended with energising essential oils such as patchouli and peppermint. Damask rose flower water freshens and ground olive stones remove dead skin.

The 10 Best Detox products

It's not just our insides that need a reboot after Christmas...These products promise to get our skin glowing too

1. Confort Extrême night cream:
£107, Sisley, 020 7591 6380 -
Extreme conditions require extreme care and that’s why in colder climes a night cream should be used for extra nourishment.

The 10 Best Moisturisers

Make your skin glow in the harsh winter weather with a protective moisturiser which softens and nourishes your face

Milk: a local and global history, By Deborah Valenze

A study made of the white stuff

The pitfalls of boasting about your brand

The integrity of your business begins with your brand. Andrew Wigley, chief operating officer at All About Brands, looks at the pitfalls of making bold claims about what a brand can deliver and the ramifications if it can’t live up to them.

Tanning: Let the sunshine in

Tanning gets so much bad press we risk losing sight of the facts. Jane Feinmann asks: is it time we stopped being so scared of the sun?

Rise in rickets linked to ethnic groups that shun the sun

Rickets, the bone disease that causes bowed legs and stunted growth in children and is associated with Victorian England, is making a comeback.

Katy Guest: Shame on a doctor who leads teenage girls to eat badly

There was an alarming story in last week's papers about the findings of a Department of Health report on eating habits. The UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey found that teenage girls "are condemning themselves to a lifetime of ill health by eating less than three servings of fruit and vegetables every day," said one newspaper. "They are also shunning meat, depriving themselves of essential nutrients ... and eating far too much saturated fat."

Desperate Somalis driven by famine into war-torn capital

Mogadishu is on the front line of a brutal civil war, but 1,500 people a day are flocking there in hope of food

Sugar and spice and all things unhealthy: what teenage girls eat

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.

Elizabeth Pearce: Simple vitamin supplement can alter imbalance

It seems unconscionable that a country with the resources of the UK should be iodine-deficient in 2011. Until this study, no large-scale national survey of iodine status had been done in Britain for decades.

Nettles - all zing, no sting

Whether it’s cocktails or risottos, salads or soups, top restaurants and savvy producers have a new ingredient that’s delicious and cheap. Alice-Azania Jarvis grasps the nettle
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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...