Dummies

Crash dummies fatten up to reflect obese Americans

One-Minute Read Fri 31 Oct, AT 11:21

Research suggests that morbidly obese drivers are 56 per cent more likely to die in a car crash

Alcohol lines the shelves of an Off-License in Brixton

Alcohol 'should have calorie counts on labels'

One-Minute Read Fri 31 Oct, AT 09:39

80 per cent of people in the UK either don't know or underestimate how many calories there are in wine and beer

John Spinello

'Operation' inventor turns to crowdfunding for his surgery

One-Minute Read Thu 30 Oct, AT 14:13

Toy designer sold rights to Operation for just $500 – but game went on to make more than $40m

A jar of medical marijuana

The pros and cons of legalising drugs in the UK

Briefing Thu 30 Oct, AT 11:16

A tide of support for legalising drugs seems to be rising around the world. Could it work here too?

Drug use

No link between tough laws and drug use, says 'historic' study

One-Minute Read Thu 30 Oct, AT 09:14

Findings cause 'panic' in the Home Office as Liberal Democrats call for new approach to drug control

A doctor

How Google plans to detect heart attacks and cancer

Briefing Wed 29 Oct, AT 12:21

Google is developing a pill containing nanoparticles and a wristband to diagnose diseases in the body

Nasa rocket exploded

Nasa rocket explodes seconds after lift-off – video

Video Wed 29 Oct, AT 09:32

Cargo rocket carrying supplies for astronauts on the International Space Station bursts into flames

Mental health

Mental health spending 'unacceptably low', charity says

One-Minute Read Tue 28 Oct, AT 10:11

Councils spend less than 1.4% of their total budget on mental health care, leading to calls for a new 'national strategy'

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

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