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Saturday, 14 April 2007

  • Leading article: The vote for sanity
    Sunday, 15 April 2007

    It was to try to counter the fear-driven instincts of public opinion, which were driving Government policy, that The Independent on Sunday launched its mental health campaign five years ago. Our aim was above all to improve understanding, which was t...

  • Letters: Eco-celebrities
    Saturday, 14 April 2007

    People who are genuinely concerned about global warming have to protest against this concert because it makes it so much harder to get the real message about global warming across. I hope it will be stopped because that is the best way of protecting ...

  • Jemima Lewis: Fat people need understanding, not derision
    Saturday, 14 April 2007

    In any case, I hope my friend is feeling pretty ashamed of himself now. A team of British scientists has just announced that it has discovered why some people are predisposed to porkiness: it's not lack of willpower, or inner sadness, but a gene call...

  • Leading article: Here comes the sun
    Saturday, 14 April 2007

    It's apparently thanks to vitamin D, which is produced by our skin when it comes into contact with sunlight. A healthy supply of vitamin D boosts our immune systems, which is the reason colds and flu are significantly less common in the summer months...

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