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A scientist separates proteins by gel electrophoresis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton. In the latest breakthroughs the immune system is used to kill cancer cells, but concerns exist over the additional number of pills needed to tame side effects. Pictures: REUTERS/STEFAN WERMUTH

Australian blogger admits she lied about having cancer

Health blogger who found fame after claiming she was conquering brain cancer through natural therapy tells magazine she never had disease

Workouts at work to keep staff in dynamic mode

Workout. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Workplaces have become anti-fit and increasingly sedentary

Formula ‘able to cut sweet tooth of sugar addict’

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Authors of Sugar Free: 8 Weeks to Freedom from Sugar and Carb Addiction present plan to kick cravings for sugar and carbohydrates in eight weeks

Copy the UK’s fight against fat — it works

The level of obesity in SA puts it in the 20 fattest countries in the world. A UK programme that has made substantial gains in the fight against obesity is one SA should adapt. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Costs of excessive and inappropriate eating, alcohol consumption, lack of exercise, and related physical and mental illness are enormous, writes Fred Turok

Laws on thin models rest on slim evidence

In the global fight against anorexia nervosa it is often forgotten that the condition existed before the fashion industry and its attendant media blitz. Picture: REUTERS

Anorexia, an illness, is often mistaken by many as a lifestyle choice with an external cause, writes Rachel Cole-Fletcher


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