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Stop smoking advice

SEE: Smoking ads – from glamour to gross

Smoking adverts used to be all about glamour and luxurious living, now manufacturers are compelled to include graphic pictures of the damage the habit causes, on cigarette packs.

Quitting smoking may help you gain friends

A welcome finding of a new study is that quitting smoking will broaden people's social circles, mainly because they become more socially acceptable to a much wider group of people – nonsmokers.

Fitness and exercise going up in smoke

Did you know smoking and lack of physical activity are two of the top three risk factors for early death and chronic disease that individuals can change?

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7 birth control myths you should stop believing

Will the Pill make you gain weight? Can you fall pregnant while breastfeeding? We bust seven common myths about birth control.

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Causes of digestive disorders 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system

Your tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder

With the assistance of an 'acoustic belt', doctors can now determine the cause of your tummy troubles.