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Fast food, Facebook and swearing: The 50 bad habits we just can't give up

13Nov

Fast food, Facebook and swearing: The 50 bad habits we just can't give up

We are a nation of addicts, struggling to stop ourselves from eating fast food, using Facebook and swearing, a new survey has revealed. Among other vices is a love of coffee and tea, smoking and chocolate - though these are all things we are trying to give up according to research.

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Obese woman so heavy she needed both knees replaced loses over 12st through hypnosis

04Nov

Obese woman so heavy she needed both knees replaced loses over 12st through hypnosis

A woman who was so overweight she had to have both knees replaced has lost over half her body weight through hypnosis. Trish Walker, 56, from Australia, was 24st 7lbs at her heaviest but has managed to drop to 12st 3lbs after conquering her fast food cravings.

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The future of therapy?

07Aug

The future of therapy?

Online counselling is MORE effective than face-to-face sessions - According to a new study from the University of Zurich, therapy sessions carried out online have become increasingly common in recent years.

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Number of smokers in the UK set to fall below 20% for the first time in a century

23Jul

Number of smokers in the UK set to fall below 20% for the first time in a century

Smoking among England's adult population is set to drop below 20 per cent for the first time in a century, it was revealed today. An ongoing survey of tobacco use is expected to show the turning point being crossed by the end of this year.

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Why do creepy crawlies bug us so badly?

02Jul

Why do creepy crawlies bug us so badly?

Many of us have something that brings us out in a cold sweat and makes our hair stand on end. Whether it's being trapped in a lift, flying or peering over the top of a skyscraper, phobias affect one in 10 of the population. And a fear of creepy crawlies is among the most common of phobias.

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Can tapping on your cheek cure stress?

12May

Can tapping on your cheek cure stress?

Can tapping on your cheek cure stress? We KNOW it sounds mad - but a new book says it will boost your health and love life too

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