Do obese parents lead to obese children? A new study has shown that copying your same-sex parent’s eating habits, will influence your body mass in later life. Fat mothers seem to lead to fat daughters, and fat fathers lead to fat sons. Does this new research confirm the idea that obesity is all about behaviour, rather than our genes?

A new website has been set up to help the south asian community living in the UK to improve their health by eating a lower fat diet. Anna Lacey tries some of the delicious low fat curry recipes on offer.

With recent concerns over the health of Apple leader Steve Jobs, and the effects this might have on the company, Lord David Owen, author of “In Sickness and in Power” talks about how the health problems of great leaders has impacted key moments in history.

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Zika: a new pandemic?

Zika virus emerggency talks

The explosive spread and impact of the mosquito-borne virus.