Health

Health and lifestyle features.

Laughter as a medicine

In tears, doubled up and unable to breath, a good bout can be painful. But we love it. It's addictive and research shows it's good for us. So why don't we laugh more often?

Private joke? Dentists 'are ripping off Britons'

It's hard to imagine a pain greater than a spell in the dentist's chair, but the bill afterwards can prove just as fearsome.

The great indigenous rip-off

Western pharmaceutical giants' exploitation of indigenous peoples' ancient knowledge of plants, animals and the environment is escalating, says Troy Coyle.

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