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  • 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
  • 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
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