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The Mediterranean diet is in retreat even in Italy. What now for the foodies’...

There was a touch of schadenfreude last week when it was reported that even in Italy, Greece and Spain, the home of the Mediterranean diet, children are suffering the same obesity crisis as...

Bristol University faces growing anger after student suicides

It is exam season at the University of Bristol. Midweek the campus is quiet. Students emerge periodically from exam halls chatting with their friends. The university Twitter feed is full of posts about...

'People just have less time now': is the Mediterranean diet dying out?

Possible suspects in the demise of the Mediterranean diet are not hard to find in the food court of Plenilunio, a giant mall not far from Madrid airport that offers customers 138 shops,...

First exit poll suggests Ireland has voted to relax abortion laws

Ireland is on course to roll back some of the world’s most most restrictive abortion laws after the first post-referendum exit poll predicted a landslide victory for the repeal of a 35-year constitutional...

Third of poorer families in England missing out on free food vouchers

One in three low-income families are missing out on government-funded vouchers for free fruit, vegetables and milk that are intended to improve the diets of pregnant women, babies and children. Out of 402,384 people...

Food firms could face litigation over neuromarketing to hijack brains

Leading obesity experts are considering litigation against the food industry in the light of emerging research suggesting that junk food marketing could hijack a child’s brain. Neuromarketing is of growing interest to food companies....

‘I just knew he loved me. I could see it in his eyes’: can...

Megan was a conservatively dressed barrister’s clerk in her mid-40s. Her hair was dark brown and styled in a neat bob. An uncharitable person might have described her as dowdy. Her GP’s referral...

Ireland's abortion decision: a photo essay

On Friday Ireland will vote in a referendum that could in effect end the ban on abortion. Voters will be asked if they want to repeal the eighth amendment of the constitution, which...

‘It’s worse than murder’: how rural America became a hospital desert

It makes sense to sell this old place now, but he can’t bring himself to leave her ashes. Barry Gibbs lives alone in a single-story home among the loblollies of Hyde County in eastern...

Skybound by Rebecca Loncraine review – a euphoric, courageous book

“But I would rather be horizontal,” begins Sylvia Plath’s poem “I am Vertical”. Plath, poleaxed by depression, wishes her body to become part of the soil, yet even so looks up to the sky...

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Ad legend Martin Sorrell quits amid 'personal misconduct' probe

Martin Sorrell, the CEO of the world's biggest ad agency WPP for...