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Chocolate and your health

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Caffeine Consumption in Children and Teens

Introduction Prevalence of caffeine consumption Which foods and beverages provide children and teens with caffeine? How much caffeine do children...
Dark Chocolate Brownies

Dark Chocolate Brownies

Easy chocolate brownies.
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Chocolate and Health

Chocolate is a sugary food, high in fat and energy, which should be consumed in moderation. The consumption of cocoa, which gives chocolate its...

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As surprising as it may sound, for some people the problem of weight gain may lie right on the tip […]

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Neurology/Neurophysiology Feature Pages

A diverse range of conditions, from excessive sweating to epilepsy, are underpinned by neurological abnormalities. Read expert advice about...
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Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition which causes red or white scaly patches of skin which are often itchy. It can affect a person’s mood and...
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Perennial Allergies

Allergies occur when the immune system reacts abnormally to a substance such as pollen that poses no threat to the body. Perennial allergies...

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Physio Q/A: Text neck

Reader question: Dear VMC, My partner has what’s called ‘text neck’ – what does it actually mean and what can […]
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New Year’s Resolution: Go For a Check-up With Your Doctor

Long summer holidays are an ideal time to visit your doctor. If you've been neglecting your health check-ups, make a New Year's Resolution to see...
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Hand hygiene technique: hand washing with soap and water

This article explains the correct technique to wash your hands, an easy and effective way to prevent the spread of infection.