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Le Grand Bellevue’s spa: the jewel in Gstaad’s crown

Gstaad is known as the playground of the superrich. Its famous inhabitants include Bernie Ecclestone, and the Spectator’s own Taki.…

Have we entered the age of the cure?

What keeps health professionals up at night? Well, the pressure on the NHS has never been greater and the crisis…

Can businesses help us to be more healthy?

In recent years the government has looked to industry to help it deliver on public health initiatives. This is particularly…

Check Up: on an unexpected Brexit bonus and the importance of flu jabs

Plus: smoking at an all-time low and the not-so-smart students who take ‘smart drugs’

A massage to India

Our Spa Inspector feels like royalty out the Ananda Spa near Rishikesh

Asian fruit extract could dissolve kidney stones, study suggests

A compound found in citrus fruit can dissolve calcium oxalate crystals, which form the most common kind of human kidney…

Health checkup: on the obesity epidemic, food labelling and overfed toddlers

Plus: asthma’s fashion victims, the burden on GPs, and vitamin D deficiency

Spa Inpector: Your A-to-ZZZZZ of relaxation

Sleep Retreat at Espa Life spa, Corinthia Hotel London

Sweet tooth: Fact or fiction ?

Health checkup: on the sweet-tooth myth, binge-sleeping and lazy Britain

Plus: prostate cancer policy, children who black out, a heartbeat problem that’s worse for women, and healthy eating

Snack attack: what’s really in your favourite treats?

Make sure you know what you’re putting in your body next time you feel peckish

We are becoming a dementia nation

For years, the signs have not been promising. But there may be the beginnings of hope

The surprising gains of weight loss surgery

Bariatric or weight loss surgery has in recent years been hailed as the solution to the obesity epidemic. As more…

Unhealthy attitude

Workplace stress can prove lethal

Past research has shown that stress can increase the risk of health problems like heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease,…

A side order of luteolin

A herbal helper for HRT

In order to counter the unwanted effects of the menopause, millions of women around the world receive hormone replacement therapy…

Drink sweeteners and the real deal

Do ‘diet’ versions of drinks actually work? Switching from sugar to sweetener-flavoured soft drinks is a popular strategy when people…

Dropping off after lunch is good for you

Apparently the siesta — so beloved on the Continent — might actually be good for you. New research has found…

My juice detox

A beautiful clinic. A dramatic programme

Eat nuts, stay sane

Eat healthier foods and don’t go nuts

We all know the benefits of eating a healthy diet for our physical health. It’s been shown to help protect…