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Inspired by the Olympics? Here’s some sports you can try today!

We can certainly be proud of Team GB’s performance at this year’s Rio Olympic Games. Not only did we come second in the medal table, showing that we’ve improved on our ranking every year for the last four tournaments, but we also won gold medals across more sports than any other country. With so many

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Why getting an HIV test is important

You may recall that Prince Harry recently underwent a very public HIV test, to raise awareness of the condition and highlight the importance of getting tested. The campaign has had the desired effect, with the number of people ordering HIV tests increasing dramatically in the weeks following the video. The Terrence Higgins Trust, who offered

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Animal Protein vs Plant Protein: What’s the difference?

  Swapping animal sources of protein for plant based protein could possibly be linked to a longer lifespan, new studies suggest. The research was funded by the US National Institute of Health and carried out by health professionals across a wide range of institutions, including The Department of Medicine at Harvard University, The University of

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Choose fish that’s good for you – and the planet!

How do you like your fish? Baked, grilled…or battered with chips? The health benefits of fish are well known- it’s recommended that we eat two servings a week, and one of those to be oily fish, for a balanced and healthy diet. But fish stocks worldwide are in trouble due to overfishing of popular species,

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Why a healthy gut could be the key to better health

When it comes to our health, many of us are aware of external factors that can have detrimental effects – such as smoking and alcohol. But did you know that internally, our gut could be a key factor in improving our health and overall wellbeing? Some recent research has explored this theory in more detail,

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How genes could help treat cancer and heart disease

A new discovery by scientists has found that certain effects of genes could help in the treatment of cancer and heart disease, by being able to modify blood supply. The gene is related to the growth of blood vessels and could see the development of new treatments to help patients combat the diseases in different

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Red hair and skin cancer: Could you be at risk?

With temperatures finally increasing after what feels like a very long winter, a lot of our focus turns to sun protection. Protecting skin from sun damage should be a concern for everyone, but new research from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and University of Leeds has found that those who carry the red hair gene

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Sweeteners or Sugar: What’s best?

Consuming artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar can boost appetites, causing us to eat more, according to recent studies. It has been suggested in the past that both animals and humans feel hungrier when eating sweeteners in place of sugar. Now, a comprehensive study by researchers at the University of Sydney has got to

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