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Global life expectancy rises, but health isn't going with it

Global survey reveals we're living longer, but we're living sicker, too

When a 'happy ending' isn't happy at all

What to do when a primal urge is threatening your marriage vows

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The best flours for baking — and your health

This is what you need to know about the new pantry staple

DIET

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Is a fast metabolism just a myth?

Do you have to be genetically blessed or can we all speed up our metabolism to give us more flexibility with food? 

Why buying your lunch is bad for more than your bank balance

Packing your lunch and eating at regular mealtimes can make for a more healthy overall diet

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Ground rules for being an energetic vegetarian

Vegetarians need to be conscious of getting plenty of protein and nutrients to keep their health on par with their meat-eating friends

Why eating breakfast on the go can lead to weight gain

Turns out, your brain conveniently 'forgets' that you've eaten

FIT MUM

This stunning post-pregnancy photo is going viral

Guernsey-based photographer Helen Carmina has been shocked by the attention one of her post-pregnancy pictures is receiving online

Top foods for breastfeeding mums

How to fuel your body with the right nutrients during this physically demanding time

Mum's adorable Instagram project pits tiny newborn baby against household objects

Born just over a month ago, baby Alexandra is already making teeny, tiny waves online

Michelle Bridges is lifting heavy weights in pregnancy, so should you too?

What does the average mum-to-be need to know about lifting weights during pregnancy, and what's a safe weight to stick to?

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Food 'cures' for morning sickness

While eating when you feel under the weather can seem like the worst idea in the world, there are certain foods that can ease the symptoms – at least temporarily