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  • Wednesday 17 September 2014

    How much sugar should you eat each day?

    Look at a food pyramid which gives you an idea of how much of each food type to eat each day – protein, carbohydrates, dairy, fruit and vegetables, fats – and you'll notice that there's one type of food that's always missing, sugar. Read On
  • Tuesday 16 September 2014

    Taking sleeping tablets long-term linked to increased risk of dementia

    New research finds a link between taking sleeping tablets and an increase in the risk of dementia. Read On
  • Monday 15 September 2014

    Are you eating enough?

    Over-eating and putting on weight causes a wide range of health problems at any age. But eating too little, and losing weight can also cause poor health at any stage of life, including our later years. Read On
  • Friday 12 September 2014

    Too many tempting treats

    Diet and wellbeing blogger Judith Wills finds that when the hordes depart they leave lots of tempting treats in their wake. Read On
  • Thursday 11 September 2014

    Should we learn first aid at school?

    Call to put first aid on the national curriculum to help save more lives. Read On
  • Wednesday 10 September 2014

    Good cholesterol turned bad by sugar-derived substance

    With recent research suggesting that saturated fats aren't necessarily the one-and-only cause of heart disease and other related illnesses, the focus has shifted to other potential sources, one of which is sugar. Read On
  • Tuesday 9 September 2014

    Coeliac disease and other wheat-related disorders

    Thousands of people in the country have coeliac disease or another wheat-related disorder, such as wheat allergy or gluten sensitivity, and the numbers are increasing. Read On
  • Monday 8 September 2014

    Second-hand e-cigarette smoke contains high levels of toxins

    Hailed as the healthier way to smoke, e-cigarettes are being bought and used by many, including celebrities such as Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp and Britney Spears, with the idea that vaping better for health than the traditional type of cigarette. Read On
  • Friday 5 September 2014

    Is the Well Woman health check a wasted opportunity?

    Diet and wellbeing blogger Judith Wills attends her Well Woman health check and wonders whether the NHS is really making the most of the opportunity. Read On
  • Friday 5 September 2014

    Any diet will work... if you stick to it, say researchers

    We all want to know what the best diet for losing weight is, but now researchers say that any diet will work... if you stick to it. Read On
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