Life and style

Modern myths about cancer- from’ chemicals’ in food to wifi

The idea that lifestyle changes have constructed the disease more common is a gross exaggeration but increasingly prevalent. We separate fact from fiction Cancer is not up there with the most likely explains for what caused the mass extinction 66 m years ago of the T rex and the triceratops. That said, at least one …

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‘Why should I have to work on stilts? ‘: the women fighting sexist dress codes

Too many female employees are forced to wear high heels, or skirts, or even a particular type of bra. But the resistance is growing It was at the beginning of a transformation at Harrods that Georgia Brown told her manager where to go. Brown, then aged 22, was working for a temp agency that rendered …

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Salad days: what’s life like following the new calorie guidelines?

The latest recommendations from Public Health England are to eat 400 kcal for breakfast and 600 kcal for lunch and dinner each but its not as meagre as it sounds Public Health England’s new calorie guidelines- 400kcal for breakfast, 600 kcal each for lunch and dinner– set me right off my 474 kcal bowl of …

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Stalk of the town: the shaky science behind the ‘global celery movement’

Anthony William, who calls himself the Medical Medium, preaches the juices mending powers as sales of the vegetable jumping 400% despite having no medical training Anthony William is the Jesus Christ of celery. Legend has it that at the tender age of four, William realise he was gifted with the ability to ” read” people’s …

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It’s time to talk about the menopause … and freedom at last | Eva Wiseman

An equalling out of sex hormones, a womans chance to explore her person-ness, the falling away of vanity Eva detects a gleaming glamour The menopause comes ,” says Kristin Scott Thomas’s character in Fleabag ,” and it is the most wonderful fucking thing in the world .” Despite a “crumbling” pelvic floor and a number …

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Jameela Jamil is right- the Kardashians are double agents for the patriarchy | Frances Ryan

Blaming other women for misogyny has always felt uncomfortable, but we must confront sexism in whatever form it takes I determined myself clapping wildly at the weekend at the actor Jameela Jamil’s interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy. The whole thing is worth watching, but the portion that has run viral is when she calls the Kardashians …

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100 m bacteria a day keep the doctor away, apple research suggests

Study detects organic apples have more diverse and balanced bacterial community The impact of an apple a day in keeping the doctor away may be partly down to the beneficial bacteria it carries and their subsequent colonisation of your intestine, according to scientists. A study has found that a typical apple carries more than 100 …

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