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Lucy Atkins

Lucy Atkins

    Herbs as healers
    Herbs as healers
    Everyone knows that using fresh herbs in the kitchen can transform a meal into a feast. But we can also use them in the home to treat minor...
    Do iPhone health apps work?
    Do iPhone health apps work?
    The number of iPhone health applications, those handy tools you can download (often for free), is already bordering on intimidating.
    Surviving growing pains
    Surviving growing pains
    They are healthy and energetic by day and the same thing never happens to their younger brother.
    To fix the brain
    To fix the brain
    "One of our first patients, just 17 years old, was brought to us in a wheelchair," says Professor Christer Lindquist, a pioneer in the use of a...
    Diseases have gender bias
    Diseases have gender bias
    We often make glib assumptions about the differences between the ways men and women respond to health complaints, but how much solid evidence is...
    Hula hoop comeback
    Hula hoop comeback
    When Michelle Obama was photographed exuberantly hula hooping with her daughter, "hoopers" jumped for joy.
    Ignore 'Hollywood heart attack'
    Ignore 'Hollywood heart attack'
    A new survey by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has found that four out of 10 people in the United Kingdom get their information about heart...
    Can broccoli be a cure for cancer?
    Can broccoli be a cure for cancer?
    When they diagnosed him with bladder cancer five years ago, oncologists told Ray Wiseman, a 79-year-old grandfather that the disease would probably...
    Brushing off cancer
    Brushing off cancer
    Sex Pistols lead singer John Lydon has been pilloried for shelling out $22 000 to fix the decaying gnashers that inspired his nickname, Johnny...
    Reduce your speed
    Reduce your speed
    Stress affects one in five of the working population, according to the Stress Management Society, a non-profit group. "Recent research shows that...
    'Thinspirations' on the Net
    'Thinspirations' on the Net
    How about this for a weight-loss tip: "Eat six small meals a day spaced about three hours apart. At 50 calories six times a day, that is only 300...