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7 Skin Cancer Symptoms You Can’t See

7 Skin Cancer Symptoms You Can’t See Most of the time—99 out of 100 cases—skin cancer is clearly visible on the outside of the body (though realizing that a funky mole, rash, blemish or lesion is malignant isn’t always so easy). Yet there are exceptions to every rule, and this one is no different. Of course, an advanced melanoma could—depending …

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What Do You Want to Know About Autism?

Autism is one of a group of neurodevelopmental disorders known as pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs). These are characterized by problems with communication and social interaction. Patients often demonstrate restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped behavior patterns or interests. Signs and Symptoms According to the Autism Society, autism symptoms typically become clearly evident during early childhood, between 24 months and 6 years of age. …

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Healthy pregnancy diet

Expecting a bundle of joy? Nutritionist Kerry Torrens explains how to eat healthily for you and your baby every step of the way. A balanced healthy diet is crucial for good health and even more so when you’re a “mum to be” – but should you really be eating for two and are some foods completely off the menu? As …

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A balanced diet for vegetarians

If you’re a vegetarian, or are tempted to cut back on the meat, make sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need with our guide for a healthy, balanced vegetarian diet… Vegetarians enjoy a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruit with some also choosing to include dairy products and eggs. Studies suggest that a plant-based diet like …

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A balanced diet for men

When are the best times to eat carbs, protein and fat, what should your portion size be and what are your guideline daily amounts? Choose wisely and you can eat healthily around the clock… Men have different daily nutritional requirements to women, and below our nutritionist has offered guidance and recipe ideas for men seeking a balanced diet for good …

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A balanced diet for women

Confused about how to follow a healthy, balanced diet? You’re not alone! Our nutritional therapist explains the best times to eat carbs, protein and fat, what your portion size should be and how to nourish yourself for optimum health… Women have different daily nutritional requirements to men, and below our nutritionist has offered guidance and recipe ideas for women seeking …

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What is a teatox diet?

Weight loss teas are said to burn fat, beat bloating and ‘detox’ the body. We examine the facts behind the claims and assess the real impact on your health. Weight loss and ‘detox’ teas have gained popularity in the dieting world, promising to ‘cleanse’ the body, increase energy, reduce bloating and promote weight loss. We take a look at how these teas work, whether there …

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The benefits of eating fish

Fish is a really nutritious food, being rich in protein, vitamins and minerals which are essential to maintain good health. There are three types of fish: oily fish, white fish and shellfish. Examples of oily fish Examples of white fish Examples of shellfish Salmon Mackerel Fresh tuna Trout Sardines Herring Cod Plaice Whiting Haddock Sole Hake Crabs Mussels Oysters Lobster …

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The Sun Doesn’t Cause Skin Cancer, But Sunscreen Does!

We love the sunshine. We love the sun. We love vitamin D. We understand the sun and the many benefits it provides are NOT the enemy and not to be feared. Responsible sun use doesn’t cause cancer. But, what if the sunscreen you are fearfully slathering on, does. (But not all sunscreen). Sunscreen does more harm than good and not …

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Washing hands in cold water ‘as good as hot’

US scientists say they have poured cold water on the theory that washing hands with hot water kills more germs than unheated water. The small study of 20 people found using water at 15C (59F) left hands as clean as water heated to 38C (100F) . The report, in the Journal of Food Protection, suggests this could help cut electricity …

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