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There are four different types of drinkers — which one are you?

IT’S easy to see alcohol consumption being a result of thousands of years of ritual and a lifetime of habit. But have you ever stopped to consider why it is you choose to drink? Knowing what motivates people to drink is important to better understanding their needs when it comes to encouraging them to drink […]

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Flu takes Alabama bride-to-be one week after diagnosis

bride-to-be in Alabama was among the latest casualties this week as a serious outbreak of influenza continued to sweep across the U.S. Katherine Acton, 47, of Shelby County, succumbed to the flu Wednesday, only a week after being diagnosed. She left behind two kids and a fiancé, Chuck Benzil, whom she planned to marry in […]

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When we lose weight, where does it go?

THE world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales. Even the 150 doctors, dietitians and personal trainers The Conversation surveyed shared this surprising gap in their health literacy. The most common misconception by far, was that fat is converted […]

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Cycling does not harm men’s sexual health, study says

Cycling does not negatively affect men’s sexual health or urinary function, a study has found. Researchers compared cyclists with runners and swimmers and found their sexual and urinary health was comparable. The findings contrasted with previous studies that suggested cycling could negatively affect men’s sexual function, the study’s authors said. They said the benefits to […]

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Twin gets life-saving transplant while it’s too late for brother

Twin brothers in Texas are faced with dramatically different life paths — after only one received a life-saving liver from a transplant list. Devin Coats, 18, is forced to prepare for a future without his identical twin, Nick, whose health declined to the point that a new liver could no longer save him, news station […]

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Baby dies from suspected case of meningococcal in South Australia

A BABY boy has died from a suspected case of meningococcal in South Australia. The six-month-old was picked up by Royal Flying Doctor Service flight in Mount Gambier just after 11am on Sunday, but died later in the day in Adelaide. According to the Advertiser, people who came into contact with the boy have been […]