Twice-weekly workouts the best medicine

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ADHD drug tied to heart defects in babies

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Are you clicking away your youth?

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Dealing with Vitamin D deficiency

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When your eye becomes lazy!

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Women should not suffer from PMS

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Do you know what Vitiligo is?

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Regular ‘takeaway’ meals eat into your health

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Childhood Fever Fits are not so dangerous

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Debate on the colour of rice continues

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Regular Exercise Can Help Reduce Asthma Symptoms

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How to prevent slowing down at old age!

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A medicinal guide to control diabetes

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En Garde against vision burglary

Your eyes are valuable assets. They are the windows to the outside world of scenery and co...


Girls’ early puberty tied to depression, behavior problems into adulthood

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Spine surgery may be safest at hospitals

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Not all children refuse school due to sheer laziness

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Why is treating worm infection vital?

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Yellow fever: A not so colourful disease

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Psoriasis: A condition causing scaling skin

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Myth Buster

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Miscarriage rates triple for women with top radiation exposure

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Nerve-switch surgery restores function of paralyzed arms

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WALK FOR BETTER HEALTH



Common conditions in our urinary system

Urology is a branch of medicine which studies disease conditions related to the urinary sy...


How to tame your temper

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Eating away at your digestive system

Since recent times the stomach bug has plagued many people. Patients experience great disc...


Changing your diet to one that works

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