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  • Friday 22 August 2014

    Does being thin make you miserable?

    Diet and wellbeing blogger, Judith Wills, questions some new research into body size and happiness. Read On
  • Thursday 21 August 2014

    Ear stimulation could be good for your heart

    The way to a man’s heart was once thought to be through his stomach, but new research has found that better results, at least in terms of heart health, could be found by going via the ear instead. Read On
  • Wednesday 20 August 2014

    Is your gut bacteria telling you what to eat?

    Your family probably tell you how they think you should spend your money, friends may tell you what they think you should wear or read, and now new research published in medical journal BioEssays suggests that the bacteria in your gut might be ‘telling’ you what food choices to make too. Read On
  • Monday 18 August 2014

    Health Q&As: expired medicine and free eye tests

    Saga Magazine's GP, Dr Roche, answers questions about expired medicine and who qualifies for free eye tests. Read On
  • Monday 18 August 2014

    The benefits of exercise for older people

    When it comes to fitness, it really is a case of use it or lose it, so even the gentlest of exercise can bring huge health rewards.
    Read On
  • Friday 15 August 2014

    Weight and cancer risk

    Being overweight or obese increases the risk of ten cancers, say scientists. Read On
  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    Hip replacements: what you need to know

    One of the consequences of living longer is that parts of our bodies start to wear out, and this is certainly true when it comes to our hips. Lesley Dobson takes a look at the latest facts and figures for hip replacements. Read On
  • Thursday 14 August 2014

    Exercise and breast cancer risk

    Start doing regular exercise to rapidly decrease breast cancer risk, say French researchers. Read On
  • Wednesday 13 August 2014

    Is there a right way to brush your teeth?

    Do you brush up and down, round and round, twice a day or after every meal and snack? The reason there's so much conflicting advice around is because even the experts can't agree, according to researchers. Read On
  • Wednesday 13 August 2014

    Walking sports: all you need to know

    Five-a-side football, netball and rounders may well be fond memories for you now, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy similar games well into your old age with the new walking versions of the sports. Read On
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