The average age of a woman having a first child in 1986 was 27.2 years but this had climbed to 29.3 years by 2008. Photograph: Alan Betson

Women’s biological clocks genuinely are ticking and there seems little that can be done about it. Once women pass 35 years of age, fertility declines (...)

Shane Long scores for West Bromwich Albion against Chelsea. In 18 hours of televised football  studied, there were   2,042 references to alcoholic products. Photograph: Getty Images

The marketing of alcohol products in sport is far more subtle and widespread than commonly acknowledged, according to new research.A study of televise(...)