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Purple tea lauded as most healthy tea yet

Joan Macharia

Green tea has long had a reputation for outstanding health benefits, but recent research has drawn global attention to a new purple tea that fends off heart disease, slows cancer...

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If you can touch your toes you’re unlikely to die too soon

Peace Loise Mbae

Touching your toes is the simplest test of flexibility: and flexibility matters. Researchers have found that older people who are more flexible live longer. Yet only 38 per cent of...

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The ‘hot bath’ work out – just climb in and get healthier

Queen Munguti

  A long hot soak in the bath improves your health: it’s a fact. Spending an hour taking a hot bath uses as many calories as a 30-minute walk, reduces the risk...

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Cancers need (a lot of) sugar to start and grow

Cynthia Awour

It was Noble Laureate Otto Warburg who first discovered that cancer cells do not need oxygen to survive, as other cells do, but can feed and grow directly from pure...

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Gluten-free diets harming consumers with no sensitivity

Queen Munguti

Gluten-free diets have become a global fashion, but avoiding gluten may be doing many consumers more harm than good. According to a Harvard Health study, women who eat whole grain...

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Women lose weight more happily with three work outs a week

Queen Munguti

Exercising too regularly can cause more fatigue than benefits, say researchers, with three workouts a week enough to invigorate the body and steadily lose weight.  “When someone starts working out, their...

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