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Coconut oil

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:52
Coconut oil sales are rocketing, but is it a cholesterol-busting wonder food, or is this dangerous hype?

Male suicide: The sisters fighting for their dad

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:27
Emma and Toni on the five letters that could save another man like their dad.

Kickstart your fitness

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:25
Many of us make New Year's resolutions to lose weight and get fit, so can tech help us stick to them?

Travellers being encouraged to fake illness, says ABTA

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:05
ABTA says millions of holidaymakers are being asked to pretend they were sick while away.

'Raw water': A dangerous new health craze?

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:19
Start-ups in the US are charging up to £4 per litre of untreated spring water.

Daughter's death from sepsis 'will stay with me forever'

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:44
A mother describes the harrowing moment her 17-year-old daughter died suddenly of sepsis.

Student with allergy died after eating chicken burger

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:10
Shahida Shahid suffered severe brain damage after the restaurant meal and died three days later.

Apple investors urge action on 'smartphone addiction'

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 14:33
Two major investors urge Apple to address the growing issue of smartphone addiction in children.

Baby's heart surgery cancelled five times by Leeds hospital

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:01
One-year-old Evelyn Johnston-Smith needed surgery to repair a hole in her heart.

The child whose skin blisters at the slightest touch

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:59
Moin Younis goes through an excruciating skin care routine each day, that can last up to six hours.

What is 'Aussie' flu and should we be worried?

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 11:04
The NHS is braced for a bad flu season as the 'Australian' virus strain H3N2 dominates.

Middle-aged can reverse heart risk with exercise, study suggests

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:51
But there is a catch - it takes two years of aerobic exercise, four to five days a week, a study says.

Gaza conjoined twins survive separation surgery

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:46
Baby girls Farah and Haneen, joined at the abdomen, are separated after surgery in Saudi Arabia.

Fighting ovarian cancer as a student

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:01
A student who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her first year of university has created videos and animations to help other young people through illness.

'I love my scars'

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 00:19
Women bare their scars and stories behind them.

Boots pharmacists raise staffing concerns

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 00:01
Some Boots pharmacy staff say they are under too much pressure and fear mistakes will be made.

Heart attack care dangerously unequal for women, study finds

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 00:01
Fewer women heart attack victims would die if they were given the same treatments as men, says a study.

CES 2018: Black Box VR wants to make gamers fit

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 21:40
A start-up at the CES tech show believes virtual reality could revolutionise how we use gyms.

Teenagers turn to wrestling to help with mental health

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 13:53
Gym staff say wrestling has helped teenagers with a range of conditions to better manage their symptoms.

Drinking and darts: Does alcohol improve performance?

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 01:10
Some former darts champions drank heavily but did it improve their performance on the oche?