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Health IQ: Eyes

They're our windows to the world but how much do you know about protecting the health of your eyes?

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Liz Lyons

Arthritis at 16

A bout of gastro left teenager Liz Lyons with an unexpected legacy: a type of arthritis known as reactive arthritis.

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Food safety

Do you know whether it's chocolate mousse or baked custard that's more likely to cause salmonella?

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Saving money on medicines

Drugs aren't cheap, but there are ways you can keep the cost down.

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Can you catch whooping cough if you've been vaccinated?

No, as long as you have had a complete vaccination course.
It's possible. The vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, but it may not work in some cases.
Yes, the majority of people will still catch the disease because it's highly contagious.

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Weight training: the elixir of youth

Scientists have discovered that weight training is an anti-ageing treatment - it can rejuvenate old and damaged muscle tissue.

Healthy Living Video – Cathy Johnson

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Alcohol: A health drink?

Drinking alcohol can be good for you, but keep an eye on the amount.

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Young divorcees

How would you cope if your husband ran off with your best friend's little sister?