After the announcement that obese people with Type 2 diabetes should receive gastric surgery free of charge on the NHS, the public is up in arms. But, as Nel Staveley discovers, it’s not as cut and dried as it sounds.
Health and Beauty
For ambulance technician Irene Cooper, caring for and looking after people is second nature.
The nation heaved a sigh of relief when wartime rations ended but, with Britain’s obesity crisis growing ever greater, could we learn a thing or too from the diets of yesteryear? Hannah Stephenson thinks so.
Perfect for urban hipsters looking to bring a touch of retro lux to the floor, Hello Sailor is a striking interpretation of this classic image, recreated by hand in 100% wool by skilled weavers using the traditional Tibetan weave.
The path to counteracting stress comes from within – so says mantra master, Muz Murray.
Football isn't the only focus of Rio right now. Famed for their toned curves, some of Victoria's Secret top supermodels hail from Brazil. Look at the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrosio or Adriana Lima for some serious beach body inspiration.
Self-obsessed, shallow and fame-hungry? The youth of today may have a bad rep but, according to a new report, they're actually a very caring bunch, writes Neil Staveley.
It’s a problem which has faced the psychiatric profession for years – how can we reduce the number of suicides committed by seriously mentally ill people each year?
They say that when you're a doctor, you can take your career anywhere; there will never be a country, town or village where medical skills are not needed.
Most of us rejoice at the start of summer, but there is one serious downfall: depilation - and lots of it. A woman's legs and armpits amounts to around 78,000 hair follicles.
What’s that noise? It’s a health threat, that’s what! Kate Whiting finds out more... We live in an age of near-constant background noise. Think about it - when was the last time you couldn’t hear a single thing? I mean total silence. Not even the hum from the fridge. Hard to remember isn’t it? We are so used to our ears being assaulted, by everything from yappy dogs to screeching fire engines, that we often don’t consciously register them. But, added together, these sounds could have a life-threatening impact on our health. Recent studies have shown direct links between high levels of noise pollution and conditions including heart disease and high blood pressure, low birth weight in babies, insomnia and bigger waistlines. So what are the main culprits?
Most people look forward to the summer months, but if you’re a postie it’s a scary time as that’s when dogs are more likely to attack, writes Susan Welsh
The runways have spoken: summer’s biggest hair trends are all about effortless flirty femininity. With festival season almost upon us, celebrity hairstylist and style director at the Daniel Galvin salon (Mayfair) Asgar Saboo shares with us his favourite no-fuss festival hairstyles to keep it cool and chic during this bustling season.
In 2008 Jack Carr heard two words that would change his life drastically. Words that until that point didn’t mean much to him as a 14-year-old boy.
If you’re looking for longer, sexy tresses this season without the effort of clipping in all those extensions then look no further. Secret to the stars and the perfect tool for those of us who seek instant glamour in a snap, the Sleek Hair Couture Luxury Half Wig collection (RRP £35) is made of 100% premium tongable synthetic hair and totally unnoticeable when fitted.
Poor love rats - it’s not a man’s fault if he strays, it’s the woman’s, according to American life coach Linda Joyce.
Desperate to shift some pounds?
Does fertility really “fall off a cliff at 35” as Kirstie Allsopp has claimed, or is that utterly inconceivable?
Fans travelling to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil have been urged to worry about their personal health and safety - some of the biggest risks they face come from common insect bites, poor sanitation and person-to-person contact
Kick off the World Cup carnival spirit via your cosmetics. Lisa Haynes unveils the Brazilian-inspired star players
Whether it's the park, garden or down in the woods, the outdoors works wonders for wellbeing - especially for kids, writes Abi Jackson.
Most new mums suffer from baby blues and are hugely aware of postnatal depression (PND). It’s a serious condition and while getting to grips with a brand new life stage and enjoying the freedom of maternity leave, it’s not uncommon to worry about or suffer from PND.
Summer is here and that means peely-wally Scots everywhere shedding their clothes whenever the sun makes an appearance...
Don't have time for exercise and relaxation? Well step away from the smartphone or laptop and you'll be surprised what you can achieve, says Lynsey Charleston
Seven months ago Chris Stewart was 22 stone and exhausted just walking to the fridge. Now having lost more than seven stone he has been given a new lease of life.
Take action now and smoother flesh could be yours for summer. The P&J's YL magazine declares war on the dreaded orange peel effect
We don’t need any encouragement when it comes to brewing up. But as yet another study hints at the health-boosting benefits of tea, Lisa Salmon stirs up support for the humble cuppa
If Danielle Lineker, wife of Match Of The Day host, Gary, imagined she'd be more likely to set the pace of their life because she's 19 years his junior, she was mistaken.
Cancer survival rates in the UK are better than ever. But, as the tragic death of tennis star Elena Baltacha shows, there's still a long way to go
Remember how much fun you had playing chase as a youngster, or mastering those skipping rope routines during school lunch breaks? As well as being enjoyable, these childhood activities were a great way of getting our blood pumping and stretching the limbs too - so why not revisit them as an adult?
Are you due a trip to the dentist? Many of us are guilty of neglecting our dental health but, as celebrity dentist Dr Uchenna Okoye explains, regular check-ups are vital