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Everyone knows that exercise can help prevent a heart attack—but, if you're still unlucky enough to suffer an attack, being active increases your chances of surviving.
In the end, it always seems to go back to the gut and how healthy it is. Diabetes is another disease that can be prevented if we have plenty of 'good' bacteria in our intestines, researchers have discovered this week.
Avocado is one of the 'superfoods', and the hype seems justified. The fruit slows, and even reverses, metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that include high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and body-mass index that can lead to diabetes and heart disease.
A survey of internet chat rooms where men discuss life after prostate cancer treatment is a surprising glimpse into the rarely discussed world of eviscerated masculinity. Men describe rituals of devices, pills and injections they undertake before attempting sex. Some have given up trying. They discuss embarrassing dribbles, diapers and bed pads.