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Should You Be Taking Aspirin?

In August 2014 a scientific study published in the Annals of Oncology received huge publicity. The study examined the effect of aspirin in preventing cancer. Interest in aspirin as a drug to prevent cancer began to emerge in 2012 when two major studies (here and here), that were actually looking into the effectiveness of aspirin in reducing heart disease, demonstrated …

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Should You Be Taking Aspirin?

How You Can Avoid Shingles

If you’ve had a friend or relative who has had shingles, then you will be familiar with just how uncomfortable it is. It can affect up to 1 in 4 people and is more likely in people aged over 50, although it can occur at any age. The first thing people tend to notice when they have contracted shingles is …

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How You Can Avoid Shingles

Going Against the Grain

For many years the accepted dogma for endurance athletes when it came to diet was that carbohydrate was king. However, recently there has been a growing trend amongst endurance athletes in to look beyond the training dietary staples of bread, pasta, gels and chew-blocks. The notion that “Carb is King” for endurance performance emerged in the 1960s when it was …

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Going Against the Grain