Homer Simpson to blame for obesity epidemic, says expert

One-Minute Read Fri 24 Oct, AT 15:30

A weight loss expert suggests the beer swilling, doughnut eating character is making us fat

An Amercian airport worker

'Ebola racism': how the world is discriminating against Africans

Summary Fri 24 Oct, AT 14:14

From schools to borders, 'hysteria' surrounding the Ebola virus is leading some to shun contact with Africans

US health workers wearing protective medical gear against Ebola

Ebola: should doctors be forced to treat infected patients?

Talking Point Thu 23 Oct, AT 15:10

The risk of Ebola transmission raises an ethical dilemma as some say medics are duty-bound to provide care

NHS

NHS: what you need to know about the 'radical' proposals

Briefing Thu 23 Oct, AT 11:57

Health bosses are asking for an extra £8bn to implement a drastic five-year plan for the NHS – but what does it involve?

Sex workers protest at Stormont

Prostitution: the pros and cons of decriminalisation

Talking Point Wed 22 Oct, AT 14:16

Northern Ireland votes to ban paying for sex but campaigners say the move will put sex workers at higher risk

Cannabis: heavy teenage use 'impairs intelligence'

One-Minute Read Tue 21 Oct, AT 13:49

Scientists found a link between regular cannabis use and reduced academic performance

Darek Fidyka

Paralysed man walks again after 'historic' cell transplant

One-Minute Read Tue 21 Oct, AT 08:47

Darek Fidyka's recovery described as 'more impressive than man walking on the Moon'

tablets

Untested drugs: how the Medical Innovation Bill will work

Briefing Mon 20 Oct, AT 09:35

Some cancer patients will be allowed to take unlicensed medicines under the Medical Innovation Bill

fizzy drinks

Sugary drinks linked to ageing cells in new study

One-Minute Read Fri 17 Oct, AT 15:43

Scientists believe fizzy drinks may be the 'invisible culprit' of age-related diseases

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