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26 October 2016


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How to sleep well

A good night's sleep is essential for a number of physiological functions and is crucial to daytime functioning, cardiovascular health and metabolism. The amount of sleep, sleep quality and timing of sleep are all determined by many everyday activities and attitudes...
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Testing for osteoporosis and how to prevent it: Dr Joe

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Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become thin and brittle. Dr Joe Kosterich talks about the causes, signs, diagnosis, prevention, management and concerns of osteoporosis...
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The health benefits of mindfulness for everyone

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There is only one place where we can live, and that is in the present. Dr Joe Kosterich talks about mindfulness, or being focused on what you are doing in the present moment, and what mindfulness can do for your stress...
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Sexuality following breast cancer treatment

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Breast cancer treatment can have lasting physical and emotional effects on a woman and her family. The issue of sexuality following breast cancer treatment is often neglected, but...
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All about chronic pain

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Chronic pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, associated with actual or potential tissue damage that persists beyond the reasonable expected healing time...
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It is ‘Shoctober’: Defibrillator awareness month!

Getting an ECG

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The ECG is a graphical recording of the hearts electrical activity during each of its cycles. It is the most common investigation of the heart performed by physicians and is extremely useful...
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Prof Sullivan: How to prevent heart disease

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Prof Sullivan explains the significance of family history and cholesterol in cardiovascular disease, the importance of promoting awareness about the inherited risk of CVD, and the concept of familial cascade screening...
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Coronary heart disease: what it is and how it’s managed

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Coronary heart disease is caused by narrowing of the blood vessels of the heart, particularly the coronary artery. It is a leading cause of death...
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Tool of the Week

Calculate your BMI

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BMI is a measure of body fat, which is used to determine whether you are a healthy weight, under or over weight. Calculate your BMI from your weight and height at the click of a button...
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

John was removing some engine valves from a car on the lift when he spotted the famous heart surgeon Dr. Michael Clark, who was waiting for the service manager.

John, a bit of a loud mouth, shouted across the garage, "Hey Clark...Is that you? Come over here a minute."

The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to where John was working on a car.

John in a loud voice, all could hear, said argumentatively, "So Mr. fancy doctor, look at this work. I also take valves out, grind them, put in new parts, and when I finish this baby will be as good as new. So how come you get the big bucks, when you and me are doing basically the same work?"

Dr Clark, very embarrassed, said softly, to John, "Try doing your work with the engine running."
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The Skin You’re In 

What to eat for healthy skin

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Reader question: laser skin resurfacing

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Why your skin is the colour it is

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How smoking damages your skin

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