Health & wellbeing

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The big idea: do we all experience the world in the same way?
Every human brain is different – it’s time to embrace the diversity of our experiences

Anil Seth

03, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Who’s paying for Britain’s disastrous mini-budget? We are, with our health | Devi Sridhar
From stress about homelessness to illnesses caused by food poverty and cold homes, this financial chaos will take a heavy toll, says public health professor Devi Sridhar

Devi Sridhar

03, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Once a year I lose myself in the Hebrides to walk and think – before going back to the life I love
This wild part of Scotland, so central to my beginnings, works like a time machine on me, says Edward Docx

Edward Docx

02, Oct, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Wild swimming: health miracle or a high-risk pastime?
More people than ever are taking to rivers and lakes, but experts are increasingly advising caution before an outdoor dip

Tim Lewis

01, Oct, 2022 @4:00 PM

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‘We are expected to be OK with not having children’: how gay parenthood through surrogacy became a battleground
In New York, a gay couple fighting to make their insurers pay for fertility treatment have found themselves in the middle of a culture war. What happens when the right to parenthood involves someone else’s body?

Jenny Kleeman

01, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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My partner snores and won’t do anything about it. Help! | Leading questions
It will be hard to change his behaviour alone, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. But stand your ground – even if sleep-deprived

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

29, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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I’ve tried everything and finally found the perfect cure for insomnia | Adrian Chiles
I was wide awake again at 4am unsure what to do – then I had a brainwave

Adrian Chiles

28, Sep, 2022 @4:16 PM

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Why has Britain fallen in love with Botox? There is only one way to find out ...
Increasing numbers of people are using the cosmetic treatment and they are happy to admit it. But what does it feel like to freeze your forehead, does anyone notice – and can it change how you feel about yourself?

Zoe Williams

28, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Exercise with weights linked to lower risk of early death, study says
Older adults could benefit from routine including aerobics and strengthening activities, according to researchers

Andrew Gregory Health editor

27, Sep, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Multiple chemical sensitivity is real – people who have it aren’t making it up | Letter
Letter: For decades, patients with complex illnesses – especially those that affect women more – have been told that it’s in their heads, says Beth Pollack

Letters

27, Sep, 2022 @3:42 PM

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400 people in UK diagnosed with preventable cancer every day, data shows
Experts say healthy lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and eating more vegetables can lower risk

Andrew Gregory Health editor

27, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Readers reply: are there any foods that have not at some time been considered harmful in a study?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

25, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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