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Female Athletes Face Special Challenges

The health benefits of exercise for young women can be huge, but participation in sport has potential potholes for female athletes.

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Low-Cal Sweeteners: Trick Or Treat?

Are low-cal sweeteners an effective way of eating your cake and staying slim too? A review of studies suggests that it depends on how you use them.

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Diet & Prostate Cancer Risk

All men want to avoid prostate cancer. So what does science tell us about minimising the risk of this widespread disease?

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Taking Care: Kids & Concussion

While a bump to the head is usually no cause for panic, updated guidelines for managing children and adolescents who suffer concussion recommend taking a cautious approach to recovery.

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Revamp Your Life: Volunteer

While most people who volunteer are more interested in what they can give rather than receive, the evidence suggests volunteering can significantly improve quality of life.

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A Real Headache: Coming Off Caffeine

Convinced that you need your morning cup of coffee to wake you up and put you in a good mood? Research suggests you just might be kidding yourself.

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Fathers: Get Involved Early

An investigation of links between parenting and student performance suggests dads need to get actively involved early in their children's lives.

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Sport The Thin Edge Of The Wedge

Being thin may be more important to women than being fit, according to a British report highlighting low rates of participation in sports by females.

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Smoking Hits Sons' Fertility

Mothers have long been advised to quit smoking during pregnancy for the health of their babies. Now research has suggested that wanting grandchildren may be another good reason to give up.

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It Won't Happen To Me

Most of us are aware of the health benefits of exercise. And we know about the importance of eating healthy food. So why do so many of us find it so difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially when we are at risk of developing an illness, such ...

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Smoking: A Dangerous Cocktail

Most people are aware that smoking tobacco is a major cause of health problems. But do you know what you are breathing in, when you light a cigarette?

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Alternative Methods For Giving Up Smoking

Alternative medicine may be an option for smokers who don't want to use conventional methods to give up smoking. It can also be used as a complementary extra to conventional methods. In this article we take a look at the options available.

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Running On Empty

While weight loss is more often than not linked to cutting calories, beware the temptation to try running on empty.

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Smoking & Your Family

Whether you are looking at starting a family or concerned about their long-term health of your children, smoking can pose a real problem. In this article we take a look at the effects of tobacco smoking on your family.

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Sport In Sight

When your child needs to wear glasses, ball sports like cricket, netball and football can be a bit of a challenge. But glasses don’t have to stop them joining in.

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