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Obesity crisis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Oil was previously used sparingly in cooking A teaspoon of oil, measured out with precision, is how Professor Tim Benton remembers his mother preparing items for frying. When he was growing up in the 1960s, vegetable oil was still a precious commodity and used sparingly. Fast-forward to today and […]

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Are skinny jeans really harmful?

Image copyright Getty Images/PA There has been a warning that fashion items may cause posture problems and back and neck pain. The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) says items such as skinny jeans, high heels and handbags can “wreak havoc” on our bodies. However, the research has been rejected by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and […]

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Extreme exercise an 'escape from life', Cardiff Uni says

Media captionExtreme adventure pain ‘helps with modern life’, the study found Extreme adventure challenges can help office workers deal with the “anxieties of modern life” new research suggests. Cardiff University academics looked into the reasons why people participate in the Tough Mudder event. The experience is “deliberately marketed” as painful, with obstacles including wires delivering […]