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  • Friday 31 October 2014

    Preventing weight gain better than dieting

    Diet and wellbeing blogger Judith Wills considers some recent research into the most successful ways to lose weight and has some ideas about why children today have such a problem with obesity. Read On
  • Friday 31 October 2014

    Pruritis: causes and treatments

    A guide to pruritis, one of the most common skin problems in the over-50s. Find out what causes it and how to treat it. Read On
  • Friday 31 October 2014

    Common skin problems in the over-50s

    A guide to some of the most common skin problems in the over-50s, including actinic keratoses, pruritis, eczema and psoriasis. Read On
  • Friday 31 October 2014

    Actinic Keratoses: causes and treatments

    A guide to actinic keratoses, one of the most common skin problems in the over-50s. Find out what causes it and how to treat it. Read On
  • Wednesday 29 October 2014

    Stroke in women: what you can do to lower your risk

    Stroke is the third biggest killer of women, yet one in eight women in the UK believes it could never happen to them, says The Stroke Association. Find out how to reduce your risk of stroke. Read On
  • Monday 27 October 2014

    Weight and temperature

    A new study suggests that cooler temperatures may help us to lose weight. Read On
  • Monday 27 October 2014

    Cough cures: what works?

    What can you take to get rid of that cough? We take a look at natural alternatives to over-the-counter cough medicines. Read On
  • Friday 24 October 2014

    Health problems caused by too much salt

    Diet and wellbeing blogger Judith Wills finds that too much salt in her diet has triggered a series of health problems, and provides her list of anti-inflammatory, low-salt foods to help combat blurred vision, eczema and irritable bowel syndrome. Read On
  • Wednesday 22 October 2014

    Eczema: how to protect your skin this winter

    Don’t be fooled by the mild temperatures this autumn. Experts are predicting a cold winter, and that’s bad news if you suffer from skin allergies. Here's how to protect your skin. Read On
  • Wednesday 22 October 2014

    Happiness: five ways to be happier

    You may hit your target of five portions of fruit and vegetables a day and your 30 minutes of physical exercise, but what about your mental wellbeing? Read On
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