KATE WATSON-SMYTH

Kate Watson-Smyth joined the staff of The Independent as a senior news reporter in 1995. She went on to specialise in arts and culture before going freelance in 2001. Since then she has concentrated on features, writing on subjects as diverse as property, health, beauty and fitness as well as more general subjects. Her work appears regularly in The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Guardian, and a variety of magazines.

The following articles by Kate Watson-Smyth are available:


Articles 1-10 | 11-18 of 18

>Medical
PREDICT IT?PREVENT IT!
   

by KATE WATSON-SMYTH, 1231 words
Second UK and all other rights available
As science advances, it?s possible to learn more about the risks of contracting serious illness by looking at our genes. Read on for advice on how to fight back against major illness before it strikes
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>General Health
NO NEED TO BE EMBARRASSED!
   

by KATE WATSON-SMYTH, 1175 words
Second UK and all other rights available
Millions of people in the UK are coping with disorders they are too embarrassed to mention, including ringworm, head lice and excessive sweating. But there?s really no need to be ashamed, say the experts
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>General Health
BAD HAIR DAY? (IT COULD BE WORSE THAN YOU THINK)
   

by KATE WATSON-SMYTH, 1848 words
Second UK and all other rights available
What price fashionable hair? By heading to the hairdressers for increasingly expensive and complicated styles, we are putting ourselves at risk of baldness, burns and even death?
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>General Health
HOW TO LIVE BEYOND 100
   

by KATE WATSON-SMYTH, 1161 words
Second UK and all other rights available
Scientists believe that the first person in the world who will live half way through their second century has already been born. Within two generations, experts believe that living beyond 100 could be the norm. So what?s the secret?
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>General Health
BIRD FLU? IS IT A THREAT TO PEOPLE?
   

by KATE WATSON-SMYTH, 1470 words
Second UK and all other rights available
As the Government tries to calm public fears about the outbreak of bird flu on a turkey farm in Norfolk, we talk to two leading experts about whether a pandemic is inevitable
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>General Health
GENERATION DEAF
   

by KATE WATSON-SMYTH, 1488 words
Second UK and all other rights available
With so many forty-somethings suffering from tinnitus and hearing loss, is the generation who grew up listening to loud music on their headphones finally paying for it with their ears?
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>Women's Health
ARE YOU SHAPING UP FOR A HEART ATTACK?
   

by KATE WATSON-SMYTH, 1218 words
Second UK and all other rights available
One in six women dies from heart and circulatory disease every year. And the shape of your body is a key indicator of future problems. But you can control the risks?
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>Medical
DO YOU REALLY NEED THAT OPERATION?
   

by KATE WATSON-SMYTH, 1114 words
Second UK and all other rights available
Each year billions of pounds are spent on unnecessary operations for thousands of patients, according to the government?s chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson. He warns that the NHS is spending on operations where non-surgical procedures would work. We?ve picked five operations that you may be offered but which could be avoided altogether
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>Diet and Nutrition
TRANS FATS ? THE DANGERS LURKING IN OUR FAVOURITE FOODS
   

by KATE WATSON-SMYTH, 1581 words
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They make cakes creamier, biscuits crunchier and ready meals tastier. But new research reveals that trans fats have a dark side. We explain what they are and what supermarkets are doing about them
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>Real-Life Stories
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS . . .
   

by KATE WATSON-SMYTH, 1571 words
Second UK and all other rights available
Writing out a wish list for Father Christmas didn?t take long for these four women. Each has one simple request, and truly hopes to se their prayers answered.
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Monday 20 November 2017

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