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Surgical slim down

July 20, 2014

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.

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Skin deep

July 14, 2014

Our tester Martina Orr loves Cell U Lift, a body firming creme from US cosmeceutical company Image Skincare

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BUTTERING UP THE OLD WAISTLINE

July 12, 2014

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.

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Classic range of floor art

July 10, 2014

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.

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Your beach body beauty plan starts here

July 7, 2014

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.

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It’s all in the eyes

July 5, 2014

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?

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Bringing hope to Africa

July 1, 2014

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.

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Listen up!

June 28, 2014

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?

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Dangerous Dogs

June 28, 2014

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

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How to rock festival-proof hairstyles

June 26, 2014

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.

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Get the Brigitte Bardot look in four minutes

June 23, 2014

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.

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MAYBE BABY

June 22, 2014

Does fertility really “fall off a cliff at 35” as Kirstie Allsopp has claimed, or is that utterly inconceivable?

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Have a health goal in mind

June 17, 2014

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

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TECH A BREAK

June 7, 2014

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

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TEA-TALLY GOOD FOR YOU

June 1, 2014

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

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Gary’s the ying to my yang

June 1, 2014

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.

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Fitness? It’s child’s play

May 29, 2014

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?

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