An adult guide to eating more greens – even if you hate them

One in 20 adults have eaten no green vegetables in the past month, according to a poll. Here are the most delicious ways to get even the most ardent veggie-phobes munching kale

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Get stuck in: four healing honey recipes

Maximise honey’s medicinal properties with these easy ideas, from breakfast to snacks and a bedtime drink

From coughs to cakes: why honey is the bee’s knees

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From coughs to cakes: why honey is the bee’s knees

Honey should be your first line of treatment for a cough – but don’t just reach for it when you have the sniffles. Sourced everywhere from Zambian forests to Irish meadows and London rooftops, there is a flavour to suit everyone

Get stuck in: four healing honey recipes

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Poor sleep makes people pile on the pounds, study finds

Disrupted sleep alters metabolism and boosts body’s ability to store fat, data shows

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Work stress raises risk of premature death in vulnerable men – study

Men with diabetes or heart disease under ‘job strain’ have 68% higher risk of early death

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Seven ways … to prevent skin cancer

Sunburn can lead to skin cancer, so it is especially important to be careful in summer. From suspect moles to suitable sunscreen, you can minimise your risk if you know the steps to take and the warning signs

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Prostate cancer breakthrough as UK team develops more accurate test

Ultrasound technique overcomes problems with current methods to diagnose the most common cancer in men

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‘I felt I was being punished for pushing back’: pregnancy and #MeToo

Pregnant women are still being patronised, blamed for our bodies’ failings, and made to feel guilty about our choices

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Folic acid: new research is a ‘game-changer’ in push to fortify British foods

Study concludes there is no need for an upper limit on folate, removing a further barrier to mandatory fortification that would prevent birth defects

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Homeopathic ‘scams’ could be advertised on prime-time television

Consumer advocate warns lack of regulation could lead public to fall for ‘loopy claims’

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about my colonoscopy (but never dared to ask)

When I had rectal bleeding, I went for a colonoscopy. The doctor prescribed more fiber – but could anxiety be the source of the pain in my backside?

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Stop racing. You’ll still get there just as quickly

Racing to get a task completed generally imposes a cost that outweighs the benefit, so you may end up completing it later, or doing it worse

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How to get the best out of exercise

Conflicting theories on how to maximise exercise would stretch anyone to the limit. As New Year fitness plans begin in earnest, here’s a scientific response to some frequently asked questions

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‘Most of us are too busy to be better’: the lazy person’s guide to self-improvement

If you can really improve yourself in just 10 minutes a day, as the self-help gurus claim, Tim Dowling is all for it

Yoga for lazy people

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