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Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

My personal experience, It was one of those lazy Saturday mornings.Windy, everything moving slowly, struggling to get out of bed.

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Gardner, Enjoyed your article on the treadmill.However, I would like you to do a little research on swimming and aquatic exercise.

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After having my son Zane, my conversation with mothers changed.

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Fish is usually served during Lent and at Easter.Fresh fish is always a healthy option. It is lower in saturated fat than meat and the oily types of fish such as salmon are high in heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The recession is still forcing many companies to take the difficult decision to separate workers from their jobs.

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Is it really a slow metabolism that causes some people to gain weight and others to have a hard time losing weight? Can you really speed up your metabolism? Environmental Nutrition's latest newsletter and Healthy Cooking...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The number of gastro-enteritis cases has increased by about 30 per cent over last year. Most of these cases are children under five years old...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

This week thousands of children will sit the GSAT examinations. After years of preparation, the day has come. Here are some tips to aid last-minute preparation.

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Widespread measurement of cholesterol levels has provided a major breakthrough in the prevention of coronary heart disease (heart attacks) and strokes.

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Gardner:I would like you to help me with a few questions. When I exercise I lose weight but I am exercising...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

We 'girls' should include regular screening tests in our healthy lifestyle plan.These regular screens usually pick up health concerns before they get out of control...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"Every night he would enter my room. I did not enjoy it. It was sheer horror. He threatened me. I could tell no one. I was angry, hurt and humiliated. I felt powerless...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Waist size can say that we are attractive, overweight, obese or in poor health. There is a positive relationship between excess fat around the waist ...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Prior to this, she was someone most of us would consider healthy - exercising regularly and eating...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

US doctors overtesting, overtreating - Too much cancer screening, too many heart tests, too many Caesarean sections.

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Five years ago I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The jury is still out as to whether I really have it since after various tests, here and abroad, I have never tested positive.

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The treadmill has revolutionised the conditions, time and place for walking, jogging or running. This exercise machine is comfortable, safe and efficient and, in addition, will give your cardiovascular system a good workout.

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, I attended to a 17-year-old boy in my family practice.His parents brought him because they had reached their wits' end in raising their only child. The main problem was underperformance at school.

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While working at Washington Hospital Center in the United States (US) in 2002, I had the privilege of being involved in a very important research study.

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The grapefruit is known for its nutritive value and health benefits. There are now several varieties of grapefruits, the very bitter one, some with lots of seeds, and others, such as the two trees in my garden..

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The anti-cervical cancer vaccine, Cervarix, was recently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in girls and women 10 to 25 years old.

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A senior citizen laughed at himself recently when he related to me how he tried to treat himself when he was infested with pubic (crab) lice in the 1960s.

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Interpreting sexual behaviour data - The authors of a new USAID-supported study have called for cautious interpretation of self-reported data about condom use, citing some limitations of the current methods used to collect these data..

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Walking is the number one physical activity for most exercise enthusiasts.The number of steps completed each day is important in terms of impact on physical fitness. The pedometer is a useful device...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's a commonly held belief that people with mental illness are more violent than 'normal people'.Many of us are, in fact, concerned about possible public-safety risks posed by these members of our society.

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