Health officials say all women who could become pregnant should make taking folic acid a daily habit, irrespective of whether they are planning a pregnancy or not. Photograph: iStock

Expectant mothers have long been advised to avoid particular foods for the duration of their pregnancy. And it is also widely known that taking certai(...)

 Police and media at  the scene at Muggleton Road where the couple exposed to a nerve agent lived. Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Two people poisoned in southwest England may have accidentally come into contact with the same Novichok nerve agent used in an attack on a former Russ(...)

London has one of the highest child overweight and obesity rates in Europe, with almost 40 per cent of children aged 10 and 11 overweight or obese.  Photograph: istock

Junk food advertising could be banned on the London Underground network as part of plans to tackle the capital’s “ticking time-bomb” of childhood obes(...)

A police officer in front of The Mill pub in Salisbury, England. Traces of a nerve agent used in the suspected attempted murder of a Russian ex-spy have been found in the pub. Photograph: Getty Images

Up to 500 people who visited a bar and a restaurant where a former Russian spy may have been poisoned by a nerve agent last week have been told to was(...)