Health

Health and lifestyle features.

Quiting Coffee: Broaching a black hole

A writer goes through the harrowing experience of giving up coffee...

Experts prescribe toys for Alzheimer's patients

There's no cure for Alzheimer's disease but carers say that children's dolls, books and games can provide comfort...

Weight-loss camps help kids fight obesity

As children's waist sizes continue to grow, so do the number of weight-loss camps designed to combat obesity...

Binge eating bigger than anorexia and bulimia

The binge eating disorder, also known as overeating, affects more people than anorexia and bulimia combined...

Chinese herbs catch on big in US

The import of medicinal herbs to the US from China has nearly doubled in the last five years, and Western doctors are taking note...

So-called 'senior moments' may actually be ADD

A growing number of retirees are being diagnosed with a problem more often associated with children: attention deficit disorder...

An apple a day, yes, but all day long?

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, imagine how healthy you'd be if you only ate fruit, say 'frugivores'- vegetarians who do just that...

Researchers use natural-born killers to fight disease

The answer to antibiotic resistant bacteria may lie in a stealth killer, courtesy of Mother Nature--bacteriophage.

Solving the gas problem no-one wants to talk about

An estimated 58 million Americans suffer from excessive gas. Thanks to an inventor, there's a way to limit the embarassment: an odour-absorbing charcoal pad...

Food Philosophy: Death to dieting?

Countless times, we’ve signed up to starving ourselves. But a new life-coaching weight loss programme is proving dieting is not the answer...

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