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  • Wednesday 1 April 2015

    Bowel cancer awareness: please don’t die of embarrassment

    April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and Mark Flannagan, Chief Executive of the charity Beating Bowel Cancer, explains how we can reduce our risk of being affected by the disease. Read On
  • Monday 30 March 2015

    Diary of a hip replacement: week 2

    In week two of her week-by-week diary of recovering from a hip replacement operation, Helen has her first outing but faces up to her limited independence for the time being. Read On
  • Friday 27 March 2015

    Q&A with our GP: why do I see red lights when I'm walking in the dark?

  • Friday 27 March 2015

    Sugar - what's the alternative?

    Trying to cut down on sugar? Good for you! But it pays to choose your substitutes wisely. We weigh up the pros and cons of six of the most common sweeteners. Read On
  • Thursday 26 March 2015

    Eight unhealthy habits to break today

    You know you shouldn't smoke, overdo the booze or eat an entire packet of biscuits in one sitting. But what other everyday habits could be jeopardising your health without you even realising? Read On
  • Thursday 26 March 2015

    Dining out on a diet - our guide to guilt-free restaurant choices

    Treating yourself to a meal at a restaurant needn’t mean breaking your diet rules – with our advice, you can really have your cake and eat it! Read On
  • Tuesday 24 March 2015

    How to overcome energy dips when the clocks change

    Just as you’re starting to feel energetic again after the long winter, the clocks change and you lose an hour’s sleep... but don’t worry, with our tips on how to manage clock change transitions, you’ll start every morning with a spring in your step. Read On
  • Friday 20 March 2015

    Rationing memories

    A new BBC series looking at British food of the 1950s brings back memories of rationing for diet and wellbeing blogger Judith Wills. Read On
  • Friday 20 March 2015

    The foods you thought were unhealthy... but aren’t

    No need to feel guilty next time you tuck into egg and chips – many foods that are thought of as unhealthy simply aren’t. Read On
  • Wednesday 11 March 2015

    What's causing my breathlessness?

    Saga Magazine's GP, Dr Roche, answers a reader's question about whether self-help remedies can help with breathlessness. Read On
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