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Foreword

Any parent will tell you that bringing up a family is a lot of hard graft, but they’ll also say that it’s immensely, almost immeasurably rewarding. With young, growing children at one end of the scale and ageing parents at the other, you’re now the cornerstone of your family’s health. And it follows that you’ve the greatest need of accurate and useable information about the hea ...

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Think Young

HOW YOUR BRAIN CAN STOP YOU AGEING According to the often unflattering stereotypes of those who are getting on in years, it’s not just the rocking chair and the bedsocks that loom large; it’s also the image of living in the past on a planet inhabited by fabric handkerchiefs, brown paper bags and Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells – not that there isn’t a lot to be said for Tunbridge Wells. ...

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Cheating Cancer

REDUCE YOUR RISK TODAY Cancer isn’t one disease. There are more than 200 sorts, affecting different parts of the body and they can be anything from benign to malignant to aggressive. The four most common cancers in the UK are breast, lung, bowel and prostate. Experts estimate that one in three of us will develop some form of cancer during our lifetime and most of us know someone suffering from cancer. ...

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Healthy Eating is Fun

HEALTHY EATING IS FUN Scrumptious food for all the family Eating well isn’t difficult and it certainly isn’t boring. In fact, meals made with fresh, natural ingredients, such as plenty of fruit and veg, are far more varied and interesting than an endless round of burgers, chips and packaged meals. It just involves making some different choices and emphasizing certain foods. Once you get started ...

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All work and no play

Getting that work-life balance right It’s official: we’re a nation of worker-spenders. We work hard and we spend hard. And although we don’t necessarily enjoy the work we do, we work because we need to pay those bills! A recent UK newspaper survey has found that nearly eight in ten people who work would rather continue to toil than spend less time at work for less money. Of these, five in ...

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Healthy Drinks

HEALTHY DRINKS Plants need water to survive and so do we. A person can live for weeks without food, but will die in three or four days without any water. As much as 70 per cent of our body weight is made up of water. We lose water all the time through urine and sweat and levels must be kept up by what we eat and drink. If you don’t drink enough, you get dehydrated and may feel tired and have symptoms ...

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Good Sex Forever

GOOD SEX FOREVER Keep on having fun Hollywood movies may give the impression that sex is only for the young, but, of course, this is very far from the truth. There’s absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t go on enjoying sex for as long as you like. As you get older, you don’t necessarily feel any different inside and your desire to love and be loved is just as strong as ever, although you ...

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Keeping Kids Occupied

Keeping the kids occupied – games and ideas for rainy days When the weatherman promises weekend rain, parents across the country run for cover. Confined to barracks, a platoon of restless kids will be crawling up the walls by noon on a Saturday. But there are plenty of ways you can keep your little soldiers entertained without resorting to a route march across the local shopping mall. “Turn off ...

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A woman’s view

A woman’s view Problems with erections are demoralising for any man, but can also be very difficult for you, his partner, to cope with. It may seem as if your sex life as a couple is over, but it certainly needn’t be. There’s lots of help available and plenty you can do to support and help your man. You can do a great deal to reassure him that his sex life isn’t coming to an end. Con ...

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Your most embarrassing sex questions

YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING SEX QUESTIONS Not everyone finds it easy to talk about their sex lives. Here are some problems that many people share. Q: I love my husband and have sex with him, but I don’t often have an orgasm? Is there something wrong with me? What can I do? A: Be reassured – you’re not alone. This is probably the most common sexual problem in women. Some women have never had an ...

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