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  • Tuesday 21 October 2014

    Breast cancer: 30 years of progress

    October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month. 50,000 women and 400 men are diagnosed each year. We asked Breast Cancer Campaign’s Chief Executive, Baroness Delyth Morgan and its Director of Research, Dr Lisa Wilde, to explain how diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer has developed over 30 years and how far we are from finding a cure. Read On
  • Friday 17 October 2014

    Increasing number of older men facing loneliness

    As women have a longer life expectancy than men, it's less common for an older man to be left alone after the death of a wife or partner. Now, however, the age expectancy gap is narrowing and the International Longevity Centre predicts that the number of older men who live on their own will increase by 65% by 2030.
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  • Friday 17 October 2014

    Friends weigh in with key to weight loss

    As she finds herself weighing more than she has in over four years, diet and wellbeing blogger Judith Wills looks to her friends for inspiration. Read On
  • Thursday 16 October 2014

    Arthritis update

    Lesley Dobson takes a look at what's new in arthritis research. Read On
  • Tuesday 14 October 2014

    Sandwiches add sodium to your diet

    Salty isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when you think about a sandwich and yet new research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Diet has found that, in the US at least, one fifth of sodium intake comes from daily sandwich consumption. Read On
  • Friday 10 October 2014

    Five lifestyle factors can reduce women’s risk of stroke

    New research has found that by living a healthy lifestyle women may be able to reduce their risk of stroke by 50%. This is really positive news because strokes are a serious health problem in England. Read On
  • Friday 10 October 2014

    Ageing well, feeling well

    Diet and wellbeing blogger Judith Wills finds Mary Beard's attitude towards ageing refreshing, and wonders why we place such importance on looking young. Read On
  • Thursday 9 October 2014

    Knee pain and acupuncture

    Acupuncture doesn’t improve chronic knee pain, says study. Read On
  • Thursday 9 October 2014

    Can you reverse memory loss?

    Why a small study provides hope that memory loss can be reversed. Read On
  • Tuesday 7 October 2014

    What kind of thinker are you?

    Are you a logical thinker, an abstract thinker, a collaborative thinker or a practical thinker? Our light-hearted quiz will give you a clue and point you in the direction of the type of puzzle you might enjoy the most. Read On
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