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Some people experience cramps frequently after vigorous, high-intensity exercise. from shutterstock.com

Health check: why do we get muscle cramps?

It's not just elite sportspeople who get muscle cramps. If you've ever experienced one, you'll know how painful they are. But why do we get them, and is there anything to be done?
With so many products on the market, it’s hard to know which supplements are scientifically proven to work. David van der Mark/Flickr

Health Check: which sports supplements actually work?

Here are some of the more popular sports supplements on the market today, separated into categories based on how effective and safe research shows they are.
There’s lots going on in the lives of four-year-old boys, including how to regulate their emotions. Let’s not blame their hormones. from www.shutterstock.com

Health Check: do boys really have a testosterone spurt at age four?

Some parents think their four-year-old boy's emotional outbursts and aggressive behaviour can be blamed on their hormones. Here's why that's a myth.
Pores are self-cleaning, so you don’t need to rip out or scrub off their contents. from www.shutterstock.com

Health Check: do we have to clean out our pores?

Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. But do we need to?
Many people cover their face with makeup every day, potentially causing irritation. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: is makeup bad for your skin?

Many of us cover our faces with foundation and other beauty products every day. Here's what we know about whether they are doing us damage.
Women are vigilant about avoiding alcohol and smoking during pregnancy, but what about stress? Camila Cordeiro/Unsplash

Health Check: can stress during pregnancy harm my baby?

Most pregnant women are aware of the advice to quit smoking, avoid alcohol, and fear soft cheese, but much less is done to avoid stress during pregnancy, despite its harms.

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