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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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The good news is, the 5-year survival rate is 98%, if caught early. Check your breasts every month… Men too!



Chocolate, wine and tea improve cognitive performance

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If you’re feeling guilty for all the chocolates you’ve been scoffing now that it’s winter, take heart: Oxford researchers find that chocolate, wine and tea actually improve brain performance.



WHO head indicates full flu pandemic to be declared – Reuters

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News from the Boston Globe



Giving up chocolate?

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Is your New Year’s resolution to give up chocolate? You may not have to…



Beware your carpet!

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Be aware of things in your house that can release volatile organic chemicals.



Toe the line

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What do your toes tell you about your state of health?



Struggling to lose weight?

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Stress might be the culprit.



Get fit with the Power Plate

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Madonna swears by it. CellC offers one with one of their contract deals. It seems everyone is jumping on the “Power plate” bandwagon.



Goji berries? Try Cape Gooseberries

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Can’t find Goji berries for your antioxidant boost? Try these little berries instead.



Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s… a tomato!

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A useful guide for various savvy foodies and those interested in Health and Nutrition.



Making progress against HIV/AIDS

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An interesting paper prepared by Mark Hayward’s assistant Paul Booth (of the Aids Law Project and the Treatment Action Campaign).



Super foods: must-eat items to add to your shopping list

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Struggling to find purslane and goji berries? Try sardines and cinnamon instead.



Pistachios may help lower your cholesterol

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Pistachios + low fat diet = happy heart.



Bisexuality passed on by ‘hyper-heterosexuals’

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Bisexual men might have their “hyper-heterosexual” female relatives to thank for their orientation.



Healthy juices

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Find out which fruit combinations pack a punch!