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Secrets and Myths of Hair and Nails

Secrets and Myths of Hair and Nails

From Rapunzel’s flowing locks to eating crusts for curls, our hair and also nails are the subjects of many popular tales, beliefs and sayings. We nail down the truth.
Separating Diabetes Myths from Truths

Separating Diabetes Myths from Truths

Despite its prevalence, misinformation surrounds diabetes. Here we set the record straight.

If good health floats your boat – get onto oats!

If good health floats your boat – get onto oats!

Oats have long been regarded as a healthy food. Recent scientific research has confirmed this to be the case.

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Five Body Hacks to Perk You Right Up

Five Body Hacks to Perk You Right Up

Beat fatigue and boost your energy levels.

Does Eating Meat Really Cause Cancer?

Does Eating Meat Really Cause Cancer?

A recent World Health Organization analysis concluded that eating red and processed meat is linked to a higher risk of developing cancer. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to swear off burgers and bacon.

How to Cope with an ‘Overactive’ Bladder

How to Cope with an ‘Overactive’ Bladder

While the term ‘overactive’ may be used to avoid the awkwardness surrounding incontinence, the reality is up to 25% of women and 5% of men under 65 – more among the elderly – experience a type of urinary incontinence at some point. Follow these tips to help stay dry.

Living With Parkinson’s

Living With Parkinson’s

Day-to-day tasks can be difficult or even impossible for sufferers of this degenerative disease. But there’s good reason to be hopeful.

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Chewphobia

Chewphobia

Here’s what happens when small, everyday noises ruin your life.

Keep Your Ears Happy

Keep Your Ears Happy

Tricks and tips for maintaining healthy, robust ears and hearing.

8 Myths About Sleep

8 Myths About Sleep

We debunk common untruths to help you get a good night’s rest.

The Company of Hens

The Company of Hens

Here’s a surprising way to combat loneliness and make new friends: start keeping hens.

What to Eat to Feel Your Best

What to Eat to Feel Your Best

If you have diabetes, it’s important to eat healthily.

Why Your Skin is Dry and Itchy – and How to Fix it

Why Your Skin is Dry and Itchy – and How to Fix it

If your skin is feeling tight, itchy or inflamed, or it’s scaling, flaking or even cracking, dryness may be to blame. Here are some causes of dry skin and what you can do to get relief.

Classic Health Debates

Classic Health Debates

Low carb or low fat. Treadmill or cross-trainer. Sugar or artificial sweetener. Here, the latest research and thinking on the best choices for your health.

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