Sun, sea and a body MoT: From new teeth in Bratislava to banishing insomnia in (where else? Bedfordshire, the breaks that are a REAL health tonic

Sun, sea and a body MoT: From new teeth in Bratislava to banishing insomnia in (where else) Bedfordshire, the breaks that are a REAL health tonic | UPDATED: 22:28 GMT, 29 December 2012 You might assume that an annual holiday is the one time when health concerns go out of the window.

Stop smoking ad: Cancerous tumour grows out of cigarette in new anti-smoking campaign

Is this the most disgusting anti-smoking advert yet Cancerous tumour seen growing inside cigarette in New Year campaign Department of Health ad, which cost 2.7m, will run for nine weeks on television, billboards and onlineLaunched in response to statistics which show more than a third of smokers still think the health risks are greatly exaggerated | UPDATED: 10:08 GMT, 28 December 2012 This gruesome image of a tumour growing from a cigarette is part of the Government's latest attempt to get millions of Britons to stop smoking.

Redhead: Four in ten Britons carry ginger genes without having red hair – and it could have major health implications

Are you a secret redhead Four in ten Britons carry ginger genes without having red hair – and it could profoundly affect our health | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 17 December 2012 In England, 6 per cent of people have red hair Are you a redhead, but don’t even know it Research to be released this week indicates millions of Britons carry ‘silent’ genes for redheadedness.

Rise of the scoffaholics: Are you one of 2.5 million Britons who gorge on too much food? Fine out with out experts" guide to the five types of…

Rise of the scoffaholics: Are you one of 2.5 million Britons who gorge on too much food Find out with out experts' guide to the five types of overeater | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 15 December 2012 An incredible 2.5 million Britons gorge on too much food.

Feeling lonely could double the risk of Alzheimer"s – even if you have lots of friends

Feeling lonely could double the risk of Alzheimer's – even if you have lots of friends Dutch researchers found a significant link between feelings of loneliness – rather than having no friends – and the chances of suffering from Alzheimer'sAdds to mounting evidence that feeling lonely is a unique health risk factor | UPDATED: 01:08 GMT, 11 December 2012 Older people who feel alone are much more at risk of the degenerative brain disease (posed by model) Lonely people are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s in later life, say researchers.

Chocolate coat your throat: Chocolate "stops" persistent coughs

Sweet remedy: Chocolate can help you beat persistent coughsChemical found in cocoa has been shown to help Researchers recommend a bar of dark chocolate a day | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 8 December 2012 Chocolate may be a remedy for the common cough, according to new research, writes Roger Dobson.

Mamma Mia! I saved 5,000 getting my teeth fixed – by going to Budapest

Mamma Mia! I saved 5,000 getting my teeth fixed – by going to BudapestMusical star Jackie Clune hits out at high fees for dental work in the UKAn increasing number of Brits travel abroad to afford dentistry | UPDATED: 22:00 GMT, 1 December 2012 Last year, two of my ageing dental crowns fell out – a front tooth and an incisor that was concealing an impacted canine.

Lazy Britons are walking 80miles fewer than just a decade ago, reveals expert

Lazy Britons are walking 80miles fewer than just a decade ago, reveals expert In the late 1990s we each walked around 250 miles, however by 2008 that had dropped to 170milesOnly a minority of people in England get enough physical activity to improve their health, says obesity expertWarning comes as health watchdog launches new guidelines to 'encourage' people to leave cars at home | UPDATED: 08:50 GMT, 28 November 2012 We're becoming a nation of sluggards walking 80 fewer miles a year than just a decade ago, experts have revealed.