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Health myths: am I overweight because of my slow metabolism?

Whether we’re fat or thin, it’s all down to our genes – or at least that’s a claim that so many of us make. We examine the truth behind the myth

Health myths: does antiperspirant cause breast cancer?

It’s a common claim that the aluminium in antiperspirants and deodorants is linked to cancer — Benenden examines the truth

Lump sums

Public health campaigners say it’s the right move but soft-drink makers feel unfairly singled out and are lobbying hard

The sober truth about the over-50s and drinking

Britain’s real drinking problem lies with mature adults who knock back more than is good for them behind closed doors