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Help your liver... drop a drinking day

Laying off alcohol for just one day a week could significantly reduce your risk of liver damage, researchers say.

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If food’s your reward, you can’t win

Jennifer van Allen says applying your mind to what you eat is the new magic bullet...

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Statins may stop spread of cancer

Scientists say that cholesteriol-busting statins can stop cancer from spreading around the body.

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Obesity can be disability, rules EU court
December 19 2014 at 10:48

The European Union's highest court ruled that obesity can be considered a 'disability' if it hinders the person's work performance.

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Yoga as healthy for your heart as cycling
December 18 2014 at 13:24

It turns out that the peaceful and gentle activity of yoga is as good for the heart as cycling.

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Breathe out if you want to lose weight
December 18 2014 at 10:46

Worried about piling on the pounds at Christmas? Just take a deep breath - and exhale.

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Asthma and exercise: Can they coexist?
December 17 2014 at 13:23

It is possible for sufferers of asthma to exercise and maintain an active lifestyle, say experts.

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This year, be smart about food
December 12 2014 at 13:22

The onslaught of festive season parties creates anxieties about weight gain. Here’s how to cope...

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Why the weekend could be bad for you
December 12 2014 at 13:15

Think this is a chance to recover from a hard week? From migraines to constipation, it’s a health danger zone.

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Hay, hay: how to handle that fever
December 12 2014 at 11:24

Allergies can cause sneezing, stuffy and runny noses. Here's your guide on how to cope.

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Scientists create ‘feel fuller’ food ingredient
December 12 2014 at 11:20

The ingredient contains a natural substance that stimulates the gut to release hormones that act on the brain to reduce hunger.

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Hide the mirror, eat less?
December 11 2014 at 12:40

Worrying about how you look makes it harder to control how much you eat, say researchers.

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SA's weighty problem
December 11 2014 at 11:47

Nearly three quarters of South Africans are overweight and the country ranks third in a list of the world's most obese nations.

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