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Teachers at free school to strike

Vitamin C 'could boost stem cell generation'

Vitamin C could play an essential role in the manufacture of stem cells for treating human diseases, new research suggests.

Warning on heart-attack drugs

Clot-busting drugs may pose a serious hazard to heart- attack patients by increasing their bleeding risk, research has shown.

Andrew Martin: Am I odd? I only <i>quite</i> like Marmite

Mr Jim Keary, manager of a 24-hour garage in Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire has stopped selling Marmite after his entire stock was repeatedly pinched. "What's the point of selling something if every time you stock it, it gets stolen?" he asked. On one occasion, the thief left two jars behind but came back for them the next night. In all, he has cleared out Mr Keary's entire stock of Marmite four times in a month. The thief appears on CCTV images. He is a thin, bald man who presumably now suffers from whatever is the opposite of a vitamin B deficiency.

Fashion audit: 16/11/09

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This new super-luxe label launched for autumn/winter and has impressed with its range of chic and cool reworked classics. There are silky party dresses with appliqué chiffon detailing to die for, as well as some excellent modern and edgy tailoring. Available from Selfridges. Clemencylondon.com

Perfect pasta: Silver Spoon cookbook devotes volume to world's favourite comfort food

Fans of the classic Italian cookbook now have a volume devoted to spaghetti, fusilli and penne.

How to beat depression with the right diet

Feeling blue? There&rsquo;s more to picking yourself up than reaching for a bar of chocolate. Scientific studies suggest that with the right diet you can even beat depression. Holly Williamsreports

Rosehip - Make your skin zing

Forget scientific serums created in a lab &ndash; the latest cult beauty ingredient is the rosehip. Bethan Cole reports from Chile

Breast cancer: how to reduce your risk

It's the disease women fear most &ndash; and new discoveries about genetic causes only make us feel more helpless. Yet there are changes we can make to help prevent it, says Jane Feinmann

Coca-Cola's vitamin drink ad 'misleading'

A vitamin-enriched water made by Coca-Cola was the subject of a "misleading" advertising campaign which claimed that its nutritional benefits were the same as those gained from eating vegetables.

Vitamin D 'can help balance'

People aged 65 and over should take high-dose vitamin D to help stop them falling over, according to research.

Exposure to sun 'may help people with cancer survive'

Sunbathing warnings may have been too simplistic, say scientists

Are scare stories bad for our health?

Anxious about additives? Fretting about fats? Relax &ndash; the facts behind those modern medical myths will make you feel a whole lot better. Rob Sharp reports

Organic food debate boils over

Scientist behind study that said organic products were no healthier becomes victim of hate campaign. Whole Foods boss suffers a 'Ratner moment' with admission that flagship store sells unhealthy products

Organic food 'no healthier than conventional'

Organic food is no healthier than conventional food, according to the world's biggest research project into the issue.

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