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E-cigarettes has been given an emphatic thumbs up by health experts after the first long-term study of its effects in ex-smokers. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Vaping has been given an emphatic thumbs up by health experts after the first long-term study of its effects in ex-smokers. After six months, people (...)

Without action on climate change experts believe polar bears will  disappear from much of the Arctic. Photograph: Josh Haner/ New York Times

Climate change continues to advance, with new data from two US government research bodies declaring 2016 to have been the hottest year on record. Thi(...)

Conor Lane and his Brazilian girlfriend, Elisa Brugger

On May 18th last, soon after completing a paid internship at CNN London, I was given a diagnosis of Ewing’s sarcoma, an extremely rare bone cancer mo(...)

Adolf Hitler addressing a military parade at a Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg. Xenophobia and nationalism are  coursing through the world’s veins. Photograph: Hulton Archive

In the spring of 2010 I received an unlikely invitation from a city in western Ukraine: the law faculty from the university in Lviv (also know as Lwów(...)

A child’s consumption of sugary drinks or the amount of television they watch are not strong predictors of who will gain an unhealthy amount of weight. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Skipping breakfast and irregular sleep patterns have been identified as key reasons why children may become dangerously overweight in research that sh(...)

The European Court of Human Rights – an algorithm was able to predict 79 per cent of cases accurately

“The law is an ass,” said Charles Dickens. That may be so but it is a predictable one at that. Researchers at University College London, the Universit(...)

Magic number: 66  is the magic number, plus or minus a few practices,  to break bad or  build good habits.  Photograph: iStock

I know that I should floss my teeth but I don’t – even though some times I spit blood after brushing them. From time to time I have had a run of flos(...)

The rush of UK citizens seeking Irish nationality in the wake of the Brexit referendum has caused concern to many. Writing in this paper, Christophe(...)

Shura grew up in Manchester as a self-confessed guitar-toting “weird” teenager who was fluent in Russian

‘It taught me that I was capable of surviving. I went there on my own, and you realise how afraid you might be of doing something. Actually going the(...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomes Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, prior to a plenary session at the European Parliament on the outcome of  the Brexit referendum in Brussels, Belgium, June 28th, 2016. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

The claim that the EU is undemocratic and unaccountable is made so often it seems to be an accepted background to any discussion of the union. The cha(...)

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