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Some interesting news items over time.

You will find news items dating back to 2012.

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  • Is some fat healthier than another?

    Published 03/07/12
    It's better to be pear-shaped than apple-shaped. 
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  • Friends of the Earth

    Published 04/06/12

    Ever heard of a 'friendly bacteria'?

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  • A five-minute hike can do wonders

    Published 08/05/12
    A 'walk in the park' will charge our batteries.
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  • Nostalgia is good for you.

    Published 08/05/12
    Browsing through memorabilia and reminiscing with old friends or family strengthens social connectedness, making sense of our past. 
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  • Singing - a 'natural happy drug'

    Published 08/05/12

    Singing has been found to raise the level of 'well-being' factors in our blood.

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  • Liver damage - it's not just alcohol.

    Published 13/04/12

    British Liver Trust warns that obesity will be a leading cause of cirrhosis of the liver.

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  • Banish your beer-belly!

    Published 13/04/12
    Perhaps jogging is not the best way to get rid of the paunch, according to Prof Jimmy Bell, head of metabolic and molecular imaging at Hammersmith Hospital.
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  • The forgotten vitamin

    Published 30/03/12

    Recent research is throwing new light on the role and importance of Vitamin D.

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  • Medication break

    Published 24/03/12

    Some folk like to give their medication a miss. Not a good idea.

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  • Rhymes and rhythms

    Published 16/03/12

    Poetry can be a way of drawing dementia suffers out of themselves as they recall familiar lines.

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  • Cancer and exercise

    Published 14/03/12

    There are definite links to well-being in taking exercise.

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  • Drugs and falls

    Published 14/03/12

    Once again it has been proved that use of multiple medications increases the likelihood of falls. 

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