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12 health “myths” that turned out to be true

12 health “myths” that turned out to be true

We all used to think these were ridiculous myths. Now, new science proves they’re true. Make sure your health knowledge is up to date.

48 secrets surgeons won’t tell you

Surgeons have our lives in their hands, but most of us know more about the people who cut our hair than the doctors who cut our bodies. Here, insider tips to become a smarter, healthier patient.
“5 obvious signs of dementia I missed in my own mother”

“5 obvious signs of dementia I missed in my own mother”

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's shed light on a decade's worth of unusual behaviour that seemed pretty harmless at the time. In hindsight, this is what I wish I knew.
How to look smart, stylish and hip at any age

How to look smart, stylish and hip at any age

Keep people guessing about your real age for years to come by avoiding these 7 style mistakes that make you look older than you really are.
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20 foods that can help unclog your arteries

20 foods that can help unclog your arteries

You’re never too young to start eating for your arteries - blockages can start early. Science shows that these foods could be your ticker’s best friend.
13 conditions you think you have - but probably don’t

13 conditions you think you have - but probably don’t

Health issues in the news can lead to incorrect self-diagnoses - and even a misdiagnosis by a doctor. Here’s what you need to know to get the right information and the right treatment.
9 surprising postmenopausal health risks you can’t ignore

9 surprising postmenopausal health risks you can’t ignore

From gum disease to sleep apnoea and more, the hormonal changes of menopause can make women more vulnerable to certain conditions. Here’s what may be in store – and what can be done about it.
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5 ways to trick your fat genes and keep the weight off

5 ways to trick your fat genes and keep the weight off

Groundbreaking research shows how certain foods and lifestyle changes can deactivate the genes that cause us to store fat.
13 foods you should never, ever eat past the expiration date

13 foods you should never, ever eat past the expiration date

Think the sniff test can protect you from foodborne illness? Not when these items are involved.
14 things to NEVER lie to your doctor about

14 things to NEVER lie to your doctor about

How much you smoke, drink, eat, exercise and whether you use protection during sex or while out in the sun matters. Doctors weigh in on what matters most.
Can science explain why we cry?

Can science explain why we cry?

Humans are the only creatures whose tears can be triggered by their feelings. But why? Our tears are far more important than scientists once believed...

12 medical conditions that can kill you in 24 hours or less

12 medical conditions that can kill you in 24 hours or less

While heart attacks and strokes can, of course, lead to sudden death, when it comes to infectious diseases, many factors come into play that will determine if you get sick – and how sick you get. The good news? Infections that kill quickly are rare.
18 ways to keep blood pressure in check

18 ways to keep blood pressure in check

High blood pressure damages your blood vessels, heart and eyes while also increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia and kidney disease. The following tips will help to lower high blood pressure, or keep it from rising if it's at a healthy level.

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