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Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys for a healthy body, but is also the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

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Stop pretending that you need to be rich to enjoy a healthy diet

Stop pretending that you need to be rich to enjoy a healthy diet

But this report seems to have fallen prey to the same cultural cringe that has beleaguered all such efforts in the past – an overpowering reluctance to tell people that it is possible to eat healthily for not too much money, for fear of it being dismissed as yet more overprivileged, middle-class lecturing. When, in 2013, Jamie Oliver expressed bewilderment that poorer Britons might choose to eat cheap fast food “while sitting in a room with a massive f—— TV”, and that we could learn a lot from places like Spain when it came to eating well and cheaply, he was dismissed by the chattering classes as just another TV celeb, ignorant of how poor people live. Far be it for the likes of Oliver to point out that a bag of carrots, an onion and a stock cube, at a collective cost of about £1, might be a good

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Could they give us more answers about how coronavirus spreads?

Could they give us more answers about how coronavirus spreads?

"The message is that protecting yourself involves physical distancing. It involves hand-washing and it involves, when you can't physically distance, wearing a mask to protect others," he said. "If there is airborne transmission, we need to better understand it before...

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Your new face mask etiquette guide

It should be self-evident that for a mask to be of any use it needs to cover both the mouth and the nose. But, you may have noticed, not everyone has yet got the memo.  As for what type to wear, there are various options. The World Health Organisation says a fabric...

Mothers can pass coronavirus to babies in the womb, study suggests

The baby was born early by Caesarean section because of concerns about his heart rate racing prior to birth, which may have been caused because his mother had a high fever caused by Covid-19.  The mother was discharged six days after the birth, but the baby was...

dementia in the time of Covid-19

Stark statistics show that in countries with community transmission of Covid-19, more than 40 per cent of the total confirmed coronavirus deaths occurred in long-term care facilities. In some cases, it is closer to 60 per cent, according to the WHO. In the UK alone,...

Prostate cancer ‘highly likely’ to be caused by HPV in some cases, study finds

For the new research, professors James Lawson and Wendy Glenn, from the University of New South Wales in Australia, reviewed 26 existing studies on HPV and their links to prostate cancer. They concluded that HPV types 16 and 18, which cause most cases of cervical...

Second Covid wave could see twice as many deaths and would require reorganisation of NHS hospitals

A second wave of coronavirus could bring twice as many deaths as the first, experts have warned, in a report commissioned by the Chief Scientific Advisor. A group of 37 scientists, from the Academy of Medical Sciences, was asked by Sir Patrick Vallance to model a...