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Road to fitness: is running actually good for you?

by Paul Ricard As New York limbers up to host the world’s biggest marathon on Sunday, runners around the world will be picturing

Tobacco kills seven million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) – Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organisation

Smoking costs $1.4 trillion in health care and lost labor, study finds

LONDON | AFP – Smoking cost the world economy more than US$1.4 trillion (1.3 trillion euros) in 2012, and sucked up

60 per cent of under-5 deaths linked to 10 nations in Asia, Africa

KUALA LUMPUR – Sixty per cent of the world’s 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10

WHO: Sugar not only makes you fat, it may make you sick

The WHO has already published nutritional advice saying that nobody needs sugar in their diet.

by Sarah Boseley, Health editor