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Treatment to halt constant vomiting in pregnant mothers and the sick

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Myth Buster

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Coping with Postpartum Depression

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Sleep is essential

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‘Healthy’ obese still face higher heart disease risk

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HEALTH CAPSULES

A banana has 4 times the protein of an apple, twice the carbs, 3 times the phosphorus, 5 t...


‘Unite to End Tuberculosis Leave No One Behind’

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Common gene explains why people’s brains age faster

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia

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The dark side of fairness creams

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Myth Buster

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Health risks of Bisphenol A

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Tell-tale signs of Parkinson’s Disease

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Health Tips

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Myth Buster

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What your nails say about your health

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Helping your child develop self-confidence

Q How can parents encourage their children to develop self-confidence and engage in health...


Dealing with Thalassaemia

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The Sri Lankan Diet Dos and the Don’ts

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Clean eating tips, dos and don’ts

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Bullies and their victims

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Myth Buster

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Pranayama

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‘Ayurveda’ the Science of Life

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wheezing and obesity in kids

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