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Caffeine: Does it Harm or Heal?

Caffeine: Does it Harm or Heal?

The pros and cons of regularly drinking coffee and other caffeinated beverages.

Just How Super is Kale?

Just How Super is Kale?

It’s taken over the grocery aisles, but just how much of a superfood is kale?

A Day in the Life of Your Knee

A Day in the Life of Your Knee

Got an achy twinge? A limp? Out-and-out arthritis? Well, why don’t you try to live ... A Day in the Life of Your Knee

The Gentle Truth About Dying

The Gentle Truth About Dying

Here’s what three professionals who’ve seen many people through their final moments want all of us to know.

Have You Got These Weird Health Symptoms?

Have You Got These Weird Health Symptoms?

If you wake in the night seeing falling playing cards or a woman floating in mid-air, you might just be having a nightmare – or it could be a sign of something a doctor should check out.

Self Exams You Aren't Doing (But Should Be)

Self Exams You Aren't Doing (But Should Be)

Three DIY health checks to help you catch potential problems early.

Low Blood Pressure Tips

17 steps to lower blood pressure

High blood pressure damages your blood vessels, heart and eyes while also increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia and kidney disease. The following tips will help to lower high blood pressure, or keep it from rising if it's at a healthy level.

Classic diet advice (you can probably ignore)

Classic diet advice (you can probably ignore)

Classic diet advice you can probably ignore.

Cold & Flu Symptoms Linger

The real reasons your cold and flu symptoms linger

Don't put up with persistent coughs or sniffles. Here are ten possible reasons why – and what you can do to speed up the recovery process.

3D print me a new body

3D print me a new body

Using 3D printers, doctors and technicians are making body parts to repair the sick and injured.

How to Defuse Anger

How to Defuse Anger

Anger can increase harmful blood cholesterol levels and suppress your immune system – it may even give you a heart attack. So what can you do to turn down the heat?

Is Saturated Fat Bad For You?

Is Saturated Fat Bad for You?

For decades, doctors and medical organisations have viewed saturated fat as the raw material for a heart attack. But newer research has some experts questioning whether we’ve convicted the wrong criminal.

Managing Osteoarthritis

Managing Osteoarthritis, Part Four

Though it's well known that osteoarthritis can cause decreased mobility and pain, its effect on sleep is often overlooked. The average adult requires 6-8 hours of sleep a night, but many people with osteoarthritis experience disrupted nights or poor quality sleep. In the short term, this can exacerbate the pain associated with the condition, and over a longer period it can lead to more serious problems such as anxiety and depression.

Managing Osteoarthritis
Managing Osteoarthritis

Managing Osteoarthritis Part Three

In Part One and Part Two, we looked at the symptoms of osteoarthritis and some common forms of pain management. In this instalment, we look at the ways exercise can assist with managing osteoarthritis.

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