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Supermarket guilt lanes: who cares the most about their customers' health?
As Aldi announces plans to ban sweets and chocolates from its tills, Paula Cocozza performs a supermarket sweep to see where the last-minute …
The corncockle kerfuffle, or why Countryfile isn’t trying to kill you
Patrick Barkham: The BBC has been criticised after a scheme it promoted on Countryfile distributed packets of wild flower seeds containing a …
Is gluten bad for your health?
Luisa Dillner: It has been linked to irritable bowel syndrome and those on gluten-free diets say they have lost weight. But is it really the cause of …
Mapping our lives: the importance of lifelong health studies
Frankie Mullin: Longitudinal health studies follow subjects from ‘womb to tomb’ to create a fingerprint of a healthy human. And there is one thing …
This column will change your life: sleep hygiene
'Ask a good sleeper for her secret, and she won't reel off a list of elaborate evening rituals or bedroom modifications,' says Oliver Burkeman
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Posted in Women's health / Lichen Sclerosus
Lichen sclerosis and disappearing labia
Hi I am new to this site.... I have recently been diagnosed with LS just before Xmas. Started off with severe itching back in June last year which...
Posted in Brain and nerves / Citalopram
Anyone NOT had any side effects on Citalopram?
Hi there, After much deliberation, talking to just about anyone I could find and generally scouring the internet for information, I have decided to...
Posted in Brain and nerves / Hemifacial Spasm
Hi, I am new to this site and am 41 and live in the uk. I started with a strange sensation in my right eye a number of months ago which eventually turned...
Posted in Mental health / Depression
i just want to feel.happy.
I feel like I've been depressed for as long as I can remember but it seems to be at its worst now , I cry alot ,think I'd be better off not here, find...
Posted in Skin and nails / Isotretinoin (roaccutane)
I want to take roaccutane but im afraid of it's side effects or of acne coming back afterwards! Help
Hello, im new in this page and im doing this from my phone but im really desperate and i need help. I am 15 years old and i want to take roaccutane. My...
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