25 per cent of Russian men die before they are 55, study reports
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Tuesday 02 July 2013
Prices of 'average' hotel rooms leap from $30 to $100
Sunday 30 June 2013
An ambitious plan to roll out HIV treatment to millions more patients around the globe has divided scientists who question whether it is focused on benefiting individuals or halting the spread of the disease.
Thursday 20 June 2013
Explosions and gunfire rang out across the northern Syrian city of Aleppo last night as rebel factions continued to defend the former economic hub against the superior weaponry of regime forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
Wednesday 12 June 2013
Steve Tongue, who has covered all four of Stuart Pearce's tournaments over the past six years, reports from Israel
Saturday 01 June 2013
In the final part of our series honouring the centenary of Emily Wilding Davison’s death, Loveday Morris talks to a Kurdish poet who dares to assert her countrywomen’s rights against forced marriage, domestic violence and female genital mutilation
Friday 31 May 2013
It is a misguided belief that Islam requires young women be circumcised
Friday 31 May 2013
Cancer rates are not expected to rise after Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident as people quickly left the area hit by the world's worst such disaster in 25 years, a UN scientific committee said on Friday.
Thursday 30 May 2013
A new Sars-like virus discovered in humans could pose “a threat to the entire world”, the World Health Organisation warned this week.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Most pregnant women are deficient in iodine, a mineral vital for cognitive development
Thursday 16 May 2013
But up-take remains too low among the worst-hit 10 to 18 age group
Monday 13 May 2013
The virus is known to cause pneumonia and sometimes kidney failure
Friday 10 May 2013
French health officials said today they are investigating three suspected cases of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS, while a man confirmed to have the virus remains hospitalised.
Sunday 05 May 2013
The rise of food banks risks eroding the state safety net as politicians endorse a "Dickensian" model of welfare, one of Britain's leading food policy experts has warned.
Sunday 05 May 2013
Oh dear... walking is one way to keep in shape, but a survey published in the Independent today shows that a quarter of British adults now walk for less than nine minutes a day - including time spent getting round the shops and to work.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that a new strain of bird flu that has killed 22 people in China is “one of the most lethal” flu viruses so far, and that it is more easily transmittable from poultry to humans than an earlier strain that has killed hundreds around the world since 2003.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more