She talked for a living until throat cancer stopped her in her tracks. Julie McCrossin tells DEBORAH HUTTON about living in the world of cancer, and how she found her voice again.
"I am not gorgeous, I never was" says Helen Mirren, although most beg to differ. Now on the cusp of 70 she is going to be the face of cosmetics giant L'Oreal.
It's time for parents to ban the phrase, 'Don't eat that, you'll get fat'. A new study looks at how parents talk to their kids about health, and finds room for improvement.
So men have Viagra and women have... nothing. Is this about feminism between the sheets? WENDY HARMER suspects something rather more alarming.
There are many joys to be had in growing older. Constantly running to the loo is not one of them. But help could be at hand. (SP)
After the death of his wife, JOSEPH WAKIM faced raising his three daughters on his own. Ten years later he shares joyful lessons and insight about love and gender stereotypes
Does PETER BERNER truly understand the gift of effortless chic and coloured chair styling offered by Kyly Clarke? At least he's makyng an effort.
Our culture encourages us to live as long as possible. ANTOINETTE LATTOUF asks: do you want another 10 years or be remembered as vibrant and engaged?
The Dove: Legacy campaign may be a bit of a tearjerker but, really, is enough enough? Is it time to stop talking about women's bodies?
Our resident sex expert JACQUELINE HELLYER says self-pleasuring is not just about the quickest route to orgasm. Here she has a very handy (sorry) guide to masturbation.
She's not comfortable in homewares stores, swanky boutiques or mani-pedi spas , but not quite ready to go the full virtual. Got any advice for MRS WOOG?
Lining up for your shot of wheatgrass juice to get over a big weekend? You're kidding yourself, says GP GILLIAN DEAKIN, who looks at paradoxical human behaviour in cancer prevention.
It started with a one night stand, too much alcohol, and waking up with a woman. BROOKE HEMPHILL spent a year as a lesbian - here she shares 10 things she learnt about sex.
How do you live with the pain of a loved-one committing suicide? On World Suicide Prevention Day, JANE WATERHOUSE remembers her brother, who took his life, aged 23.
Sorry Mums and Dads, all those well-meaning excuses you have used to make you feel okay about letting your kids drink alcohol at home are a little spurious, according to new research.
Allergies are on the rise and the reasons largely remain a mystery. ANNIE CAMERON has a personal story to tell, and explores prevention and treatment. (SP)
Okay okay, we know dietary advice changes with the wind and if you wait long enough whatever you eat will be okay (trans fats excepted). But fat is back... cheese lovers rejoice.
We all know how quirky our bodies can be, and how they can let us down as we get older. Nobody really wants to talk about light bladder leakage, but you are not alone. (SP)
Want to know why diets don't work? NAOMI RADUNKSI knows... and says thin nutritionists (and fat hypnotherapists) really need to learn a bit more about how fat people think.
It seems like a good thing to do - find loving homes for the third world's orphans. But child protection specialist AMY LAMOIN says the benefits are not what they seem.