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All About Anabolic Steroids

With rigorous drug testing regimes in place, why do athletes bother to take steroids? And why are non-athletes, particularly teenagers, following their example?

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Mental Health

Anger Approaches Epidemic Levels

It's fairly well known that adults who respond to life events with anger face a far greater risk of cardiovascular disease than their calmer fellow humans. But children with similarly hostile responses are also in danger, a study has shown.

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Children's Health

Bullies Bad For Health

The idea that "sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me" is wrong, according to researchers. It seems cruel words may have a long term impact on mental health.

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Digestive Problems

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs

Putting out the welcome mat for some bacteria in our bodies and telling others to pack their bags may mean weight control takes on a whole new meaning.

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Working On Stress: Part 1

Workplace stress will affect most of us during our careers, leading to unhappiness and, sometimes, illness. So what are the causes of this debilitating condition - and the costs to society?

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Weight Loss

Going gaga for gluten-free

Gluten-free diets are becoming increasingly popular, with gluten-free options available in most restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and health stores. But exactly what is gluten and do we need to avoid it? Here we look at the difference between coeliac disease, gluten intolerance or simply choosing to be gluten-free to help you understand what gluten means for you.

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Women's Health

Breast Cancer: Incidence & Risk Factors

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the developed world. There's still much to learn about who is at risk.

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Running towards a healthier you

Running is one of the oldest and most effective forms of exercise, but getting started is the hardest part. Read about the benefits of running for your physical and mental health. There are also helpful tips to prepare for your first fun run.

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