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Healthy living for everyone

Why 5 A DAY?

Five reasons why we should eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.

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Smog weather alert

A Saharan storm is being blamed for high levels of air pollution. Find out how to protect yourself.

Salt survival guide

How salt damages our health and how to cut down: an infographic (PDF, 6Mb).

Vaccine ingredients

Why do some vaccines contain egg, mercury, gelatin and formaldehyde?

Special report: cycling safety

What do the numbers say about cycling's safety?

Biotoxins in shellfish

New advice on biotoxins in fish and shellfish.  

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Strength and Flex podcasts

A five-week workout plan to improve your strength and flexibility

Couch to 5K