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The immune system

Why do we lose our appetite when we are ill?

Researchers from Stellenbosch University are calling for a reassessment of the medical practice of force-feeding ill patients. They argue that loss of appetite may be one of nature's bug-fighting mechanisms.

Who needs to supplement?

Is it really necessary to take vitamin and mineral supplements if you follow a balanced diet? Well, it depends on your situation, really. Here's some sound advice from DietDoc.

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Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns

In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide.

Managing incontinence »

5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse

Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.