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Managing diabetes in five simple steps

Managing diabetes in five simple steps

The decisions you make on a daily basis can have massive implications for your condition. The food you drink, the medications you take, the exercise you do (or don’t do), all have an effect on [...]

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Do I need to be taking beta-blockers following a heart attack?

Do I need to be taking beta-blockers following a heart attack?

Current UK medical guidelines recommend that all patients who have suffered a heart attack should be prescribed beta-blockers for at least one year – with those having suffered heart failure [...]

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New prostate cancer breakthrough

New prostate cancer breakthrough

Whenever there is a significant breakthrough in the treatment of cancer, I always feel a sense of relief. As a condition that plagues our lifetime, new and promising therapies are always greatly [...]

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Caraway essential oil: From allergy to stress relief

Caraway essential oil: From allergy to stress relief

Caraway essential oil that is extracted from the seeds — with its sweet, spicy odour and slight peppery smell — is used in cosmetic applications to fragrance soaps, toothpaste and perfumes.

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Fresh vs frozen vegetables: Which is best?

Fresh vs frozen vegetables: Which is best?

When it comes to fruit and vegetables, we’re constantly told by the media, our friends, or families, that fresh is always the best option in terms of nutrition – “that’s a fact”, they tell us.

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Your beach body is hiding in a cup of green tea

Your beach body is hiding in a cup of green tea

Researchers have found a cheap, simple and effective way to amp up your body’s metabolism... and you don't even have to work up a sweat.

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Black-eyed peas help protect against metabolic syndrome

Black-eyed peas help protect against metabolic syndrome

Black-eyed peas are a good source of protein, especially if you follow a vegetarian diet and they are also packed a good source of soluble fibre.

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One more very good reason to eat fruit daily

One more very good reason to eat fruit daily

Fruit is without doubt one of the most important food groups that we can eat. Whether it’s filling us with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals or giving us a natural energy boost, fruit should be [...]

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