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Healthy tangy tomato, avocado and chickpea salad dressed with olive oil

Nutrition, Food & Drink

How food combinations can help you stay healthy and make attractive meals.

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Super meals to improve your health with food synergy

Nutrition, Food & Drink

Rob Hobson shares his recipe for salmon, prawn and almond curry and demonstrates that adding food synergy to your meal-making can...

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How health boost food combinations can supercharge your life

Health

Study finds 54 per cent of adults are unaware that combining different foods can benefit their health....

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Women battling to recover from long COVID say their problems are not taken seriously

Women's Health, Health

The devastating toll long COVID is taking on UK women’s physical and mental health is revealed in a new survey.

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Struggling with hair loss? Simple guide to androgenetic alopecia

Men's Health

When you realise that you’re losing your hair it can give your confidence a massive knock. If you’re going through this right now,...

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Essential guide to iodine deficiency -what, why and how to fix

Nutrition, Health

Dr Sarah Brewer and nutritionist Rob Hobson continue their A to Z of vitamins, minerals and herbs. This week I is for iodine. ...

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What is a cataract? Keep your eyes healthy

Eye health in later life

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye that causes blurred vision and even sight loss. However, there is easily accessible cataract treatments in the UK that can remove the cloudy lens and improve your sight.

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Health benefits of echinacea – new study shows as effective as flu medication

Alternative Health, Health

Dr Ross Walton and Dr Richard Middleton explain how traditional treatments can help, both in the prevention and treatment of a cold or flu....

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H is for Vitamin H and healthy skin and hair

Nutrition, Health

A to Z of vitamins and minerals is a guide by Dr Sarah Brewer who is the Medical Director at wellbeing brand Healthspan and Rob Hobson who...

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5 health reasons to eat chocolate – guilt free!

Health

Who would have thought that eating a piece of chocolate a day can be good for us! Nutritionist Cassandra Barns, explains the benefits of raw cacao and why you should be eating it.

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Stir fry beef and broccoli – quick, healthy meals

Food & Drink, Nutrition

One-pot cooking at its best. Quick, simple and very, very tasty....

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Keto diet myths – expert tips for safe weight loss

Nutrition, Health

Suzannah Robin busts the top keto diet myths, to make sure that anyone giving keto a go is armed with the information for success....

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Working through menopause – women crave employer support

Women's Health, Health • One Comment

A new study of women aged 45-64 working through menopause has found that 56% found stress at work makes their symptoms worse, leaving them...

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G is for Ginkgo Biloba – how to improve poor circulation

Nutrition, Health • One Comment

A to Z of vitamins and minerals is a guide by Dr Sarah Brewer who is the Medical Director at wellbeing brand Healthspan and Rob Hobson who...

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Worrying rise in allergies – Is climate change to blame?

Health, General Health

Dr Ross Walton and Alison Cullen consider climate change and the rise in allergies in the UK.

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5 easy ways to protect against falls

Health

Lorraine Tinkler shares five steps to help you feel more confident on your feet even in the poorest weather. ...

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Half of UK adults have unhealthy relationship with food

Health

Adopting a healthier lifestyle rather than the pressure of a fad diet is more likely to bring you happiness in 2022. ...

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Eat right to sleep all night – expert tips

Nutrition, Health

Rob Hobson highlights how poor diet choices and late night eating can prevent you from getting a healthy, restful sleep.

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How to turn Blue Monday into Sunny Monday

Health • One Comment

Dr Meg Arroll presents a practical guide for getting through Blue Monday and setting a routine to follow for the rest of the year....

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Essential January health and wellbeing

Health

Start off the year on the right foot, here is our round up of goodies to help reduce stress and anxiety and boost your health and wellness....

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Healthy eating: Banish the post-Christmas bulge

Nutrition, Health

Start the New Year feeling great, not gluttonous with these simple steps for managed weight loss.

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Christmas hangover cures – tried and tested natural remedies

Health

Tried and tested hangover cures to combat the demon drink. ...

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A nutritionists Christmas survival guide

Nutrition

Nutritionist Kim Pearson, shares a few of the things she does over the festive season to stay healthy without avoiding mince pies and fun...

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Vitamin E = effective anti oxidants and good fats

Nutrition, Health • One Comment

Dr Sarah Brewer and Rob Hobson talk vitamin E intake and its importance to your health.

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New study: Prunes have promising effect on men’s bone health

Men's Health, Health

New research from San Diego State University’s School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences reports that eating prunes daily has a...

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How to conquer the stress mindset

Health

Psychologist on behalf of Healthspan Dr Meg Arroll talks about how simply changing the way you view stress can help you feel less strung...

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Echinacea for Respiratory Tract Infections

Alternative Health, Health

Immunologist Dr Ross Walton and Nutritional Therapist Alison Cullen explain how echinacea can help protect you in cold and flu season.

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Precision culture boost for targeted action

Health, Nutrition, Sponsored

Introducing New Beginnings, the 12 week programme from Zenflore®. ...

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Vitamin D – Don’t be D for deficient

Nutrition

A to Z of vitamins and minerals is a guide by Dr Sarah Brewer who is the Medical Director at wellbeing brand Healthspan and Rob Hobson ...

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Survey finds shattered Brits struggling to wake-up

Health

Is your mood lower in winter? Dr Kat Lederle and Rob Hobson explain why we take time to readjust our sleep pattern through the winter months.

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Alflorex – Lets you take control of your gut health

Nutrition, Sponsored

Managing gut health is not always straightforward and advice can be confusing, Alflorex New Beginnings provides expert advice each week to...

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First UK multisite oncology trial in prostate cancer

Men's Health

Panthera Biopartners and Rutherford Health clinical trial partnership has commenced the first UK multicentre oncology trial in prostate...

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Top 10 tips for finding the right care provider

Care and carers, News & Views

Sharon Bonfield examines the challenge of finding the right balance for your loved ones’ care needs.

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Vitamin C – expert tips for winter health

Nutrition

Nutritionist Rob Hobson and Dr Sarah Brewer continue their walk through the A to Z of vitamins. Here, we look at the importance of vitamin...

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Why do we all have super colds ? Beating the worst cold ever.

Health

Dr Jenna Macchiochi tackles the question why our immune systems are struggling with the common cold....

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Best ways to manage pet allergies

Health

Tips for living with pet allergies and how some simple steps can help reduce the chances of inflaming your symptoms.

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Vitamin B – Effortless boost to health and wellbeing

Health, Nutrition

Dr Sarah Brewer talks about the value of Vitamin B its benefits and how you could be lacking....

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Arthritis: revealing answers to the most-Googled questions

Health

To mark World Arthritis Day, Kerry John answers some of the most-searched arthritis queries from the past 12 months....

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10 natural ways to boost wellbeing

Health

Don’t succumb to winter blues as the nights close in, follow these 10 steps to boost your wellbeing.

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Paying for care: don’t panic – plan!

Care and carers, News & Views

Paying for care is a challenge many families will face and failure to look ahead could have far reaching consequences if you rearrange your...

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Top tips: cooking for a healthy gut

Nutrition, Health

Dr Joan Ransley shares her top tips on cooking for a healthy gut and digestive system for Love Your Gut Week....

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Honest conversations: preparing for long term care

News & Views, Care and carers

There comes a time for us all when we need care. Peter McGahan takes a look at the importance of talking openly about and preparing for long term care.

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Vitamin A: Essential nutrition guide

Nutrition

A is for Vitamin A. Dr Sarah Brewer and Rob Hobson take us through the A to Z of vitamins and minerals....

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Expert tips: Good for eyes in summer

Eye health in later life

50connect talks to Cheshire-based Optometrist Ian White about caring for your eyes in periods of heat and humidity....

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Discover body confidence: Hair loss in women

Fashion & Beauty, Women's Health

Hair loss in women is neither serious, nor life threatening – according to doctors. For the sufferer, though, it is stress inducing and a real confidence killer. Here are some tips to help you overcome any concerns about wearing a wig.

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Essential tips to stay hydrated in the hot summer sun

Nutrition, Health

To be healthy we must stay hydrated You can only survive without water for about three days so staying hydrated is key to our survival. As...

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Six expert ways to soothe IBS naturally

Health

Mays Al-Ali looks at the causes of irritable bowel syndrome and presents her top 6 ways to help soothe IBS naturally....

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Can you give a gift in your Will so that no one has to face death or bereavement alone?

Health, Sponsored

Can you give a gift in your Will so that no one has to face death or bereavement alone?

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6 expert tips to beat travel anxiety

General Health, Travel

As pandemic restrictions ease many will be hoping to enjoy a deserved holiday but first you have get there and for some travel anxiety is a...

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Challenge impotence – rediscovering a sexual relationship

Sex & intimacy • One Comment

Coming to terms with impotence and loss of libido are challenges common to many older couples. So what can you do?...

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Vitamin supplements: essential guide for older people

Nutrition

Mays Al-Ali explains why vitamin supplements are a good thing but should not be seen as a magic bullet for a poor diet and lifestyle...

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Intimacy never gets old

Sex & intimacy

Over 60s more confident than ever about sex. New study by Replens finds that intimacy never gets old....

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10 habit changes to boost your energy

Nutrition

Here are ten simple habit changes you can use to try and boost your energy levels.

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Diabetes-friendly recipes

Food & Drink, Nutrition

To help raise awareness for Diabetes Week (14-20 June), California Walnuts have shared five delicious diabetes-friendly recipes....

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Why a high fibre diet is your secret weapon to healthy midlife

Nutrition

Understand why increasing your fibre intake can help lower cholesterol, reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes and even help with IBS....

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Retirement village pioneers ‘Dutch household care model’ for dementia

Dementia care & awareness

Richmond Villages launches new retirement village pioneering a new model of dementia care in the UK.

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Top 5 foods to help cure a hangover

Nutrition

Mays Al-Ali, a nutritionist at HealthyMays.com, points out the go-to foods for hangover cures and the stodgy carb-heavy comforters you...

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Social care planning: what you should know

News & Views, Care and carers

Understand your exposure to the cost of social care writes Sharon Bonfield ...

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Why eat seasonally? Top tips for a healthy sustainable diet

Food & Drink, Nutrition

Most of our favourite fruits and vegetables can be enjoyed year-round but they are only really at their best in season.

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Better health over 50: How the pandemic made us take action

Nutrition

Learning from lockdown: has the pandemic has helped us be healthier?...

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Healthy living for men over 50

Men's Health

Give yourself the best chance to be fit, active and happy in later life with these 10 healthy tips for men over 50....

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The importance of sleep for the brain and health

Health

Dr Lynda Shaw explains why sleep is so important to our physical and mental wellbeing.

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Regaining confidence after lockdown

Health

What the pandemic has done to us - psychologically speaking. Dr Jane Kelly looks at why we feel anxious and uncertain about leaving...

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10 year plan could save 40,000 in next pandemic

Health

Cross party group calls for £3 billion intervention fund to build back better health...

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Eye health – protect your sight

Eye health in later life, Health

Some sight-threatening conditions have no symptoms and could cause you to lose up to 40 per cent of your sight before you even notice a difference.

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Lockdown mental fatigue rapidly reversed by social contact

Health

Social interaction is integral to every aspect of our wellbeing and mental ability – while isolation can have a detrimental affect our...

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Secrets of your libido after 50 and Vitamin D pros and cons

Health

Dr Sarah Brewer examines libido in later life, while Robert Hobson asks whether Vitamin D supplements are all they're cracked up to be. ...

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DIY exercise – burn calories doing household chores

Fitness

Been putting off those household jobs? Not only will your house be gleaming, you will be burning calories too.

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January detox in four easy steps

General Health

Detox your body after the December excesses and be at your healthy best in 2021....

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Oxford vaccine – 10 reasons why you should get vaccinated

Health

10 reasons why you should follow medical advice regarding vaccination and help protect others in the fight to control Covid....

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Sticking to a New Year diet

Nutrition

January brings New Year resolutions that not all of us like, here dietician Martha McKittrick answers some of the most common questions about how to commit to a healthy diet and stick to it.

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What do you hope for this Christmas?

Health, Sponsored

For parents of a child with cancer, one of the most overwhelming and frequent emotions is helplessness. Will you help bring hope to...

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Don’t tolerate incontinence. Treat it effectively and safely

Health, Sponsored

No one likes having leaks or wearing pads. Treat incontinence with INNOVO® the only non-invasive pelvic floor exerciser that you can do at...

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Building stronger families – Neesha’s story

Health, Sponsored

Supporting Barnardo’s with a gift in your Will can help young people like Neesha through the toughest times.

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Help shape the future of healthy ageing

Health

The Autumn Project is an important new service that is being developed and this is your chance to make sure it works for you....

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Keep your immune system fighting fit

Health, Sponsored

Health-wise lockdown does not mean shutdown. Here are six simple tips from A Vogel to help maintain mental and physical health, and also...

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Trouble sleeping? There’s a fine art to it…

Health

Lack of sleep or disrupted sleep patterns can have a detrimental effect on your work life, relationships and general wellbeing. We asked Rob Hobson how best to change a poor sleep regime.

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Stay inside … and get some fresh air

Health

We spend at least 70% of our time at home and yet the place where we spend the majority of our time - our sanctuary - could be harbouring a...

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What you need to know about anxiety

Health

Dr Sarah Brewer, Medical Director of Healthspan, looks at how to keep your digestive system in tip top condition....

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The menopause: dreaded, derided and seldom discussed

Women's Health

Isabel de Salis explores the menopause and explains why there is a need to end the silence that surrounds a stage of life that half of humanity go through.

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What you need to know about digestion

Nutrition

Dr Sarah Brewer, Medical Director of Healthspan, looks at how to keep your digestive system in tip top condition....

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Eat to beat inflammation

Nutrition

Rob Hobson, Healthspan Head of Nutrition has created a series of recipes to help support bone and joint health in the months ahead. ...

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What you need to know about circulation in winter

Health

In the first of a monthly series by Dr Sarah Brewer looks at how to keep your circulation healthy during the cold months of the year.

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Can you stay cold-free this winter?

Health, Sponsored

How can we keep ourselves well and protect our immunity as we move into winter ahead? Echinacea could be the answer. ...

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How can you improve your sleep in the winter months?

Health

To fight off winter tiredness getting enough undisturbed sleep is vital. Here, Rob Hobson explains ways you can tune your body for restful...

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10 things you shouldn’t hide from your GP and why

Health

While small health changes may seem insignificant to you, they may help identify more serious issues. Dr Riccardo Di Cuffa explains why.

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10 things you might not know about unhealthy eating

Nutrition

We all have our eating vices - the guilty treats we use as a pick me up, but have you ever questioned why we fall back on them or what the...

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Seven ways to lower cholesterol with diet

Nutrition

Rob Hobson registered nutritionist at Healthspan shows how we can reduce our cholesterol by eating the right kind of foods....

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What you need to know about statins

Health

Statins are among the most widely prescribed drugs for countering LDL and HDL cholesterol levels and managing the conditions of people with cardiovascular disease. Dr Sarah Brewer reveals all you need to know about statins.

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What is good cholesterol?

Health

Far from being a health bogeyman cholesterol plays a crucial role in the healthy function of your body. Dr Sarah Brewer explains the...

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Gut health embarrassment

Health

New research reveals people are shying away from discussing gut health...

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Ease the discomfort of varicose veins

Health

We become more susceptible to unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins as we age, but Alison Cullen and Emma Thornton have tips to ease discomfort and improve leg health.

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Heads up: how to minimise migraine

Health

Rounding off Migraine Awareness Week here are a few tips to help manage this debilitating condition - helping reduce your likelihood of...

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Struggling with IBS

Health

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is estimated to affect up to 20 per cent of the UK population with its often debilitating (and potentially...

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I lost my hearing in a day

Health

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) affects one in six people every year but is often misdiagnosed – when this occurs the effects can be irreversible.

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How to stop low self-esteem ruining your summer

Health

Learn to beat the blues with these tips from Dr Meg Arroll on how to boost your self-confidence. ...

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Sex toys that help you do your Kegel exercises

Sex & intimacy

Working out may seem more like torture than fun, but there's a new "home gym" in town that makes getting fit the best fun you can have...

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Sugar dilemmas?

Nutrition

What effect does eating too much sugar have on our health (particularly for women over 50)?

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