A workout for your brain

Fear of losing your memory and thinking skills is one of the greatest concerns of getting older. Maybe that’s behind the increasing number of clinics offering brain fitness programs. “Brain training” isn’t a typical exercise program; it incorporates a number ...

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Considering cataract surgery? What you should know

Cataract surgery—which involves removing the eye’s clouded lens and replacing it with a clear synthetic version—once required several days in the hospital and a long recovery period. Today it is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, and people ...

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The Nutrition Facts label finally gets a makeover

The information on the Nutrition Facts label—that small box of nutrition-related data on the back of all food packages—has stayed pretty much the same since its introduction back in 1993. But earlier this year, the FDA approved a number of ...

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Time for tea

The humble cuppa is spilling over with health benefits. Here’s what science has to say about the nation’s favourite beverage From a delicate cup of Earl Grey to a strong, wake-me-up builder’s, there’s nothing quite like a good old cuppa, ...

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Get virtual with your next challenge

Looking for a new way to push yourself? Mix up your routine with this unique endurance challenge Fancy yourself a bit of a challenge? Here’s one with a twist: The Conqueror Event Series is launching its inaugural UK John O’Groats Virtual ...

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The 2 week belly blasting diet

Want a flat stomach pronto? Nutritionist Christine Bailey has devised a fat-burning plan to leave you slimmer and toned in just a fortnight How it works The aim of this plan is to get you in shape ready for the ...

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