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Women (and their partners) can give their baby the best start in life by eating well even before they conceive. from www.shutterstock.com

Five ways to boost your nutrition before pregnancy

Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to "spring clean" your food and lifestyle habits.
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Brexit creates a human rights crisis for Ireland

The UK government will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday. This will serve as a formal notification of the UK’s intent to withdraw from the European Union. It will set off two years…
If all the over-55s got walking, we could save almost $2 billion in health care costs each year. from www.shutterstock.com.au

New study shows more time walking means less time in hospital

Walking has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, bowel and breast cancers, osteoporosis and diabetes. New data shows it also reduces the need for hospital care.
Having a ‘balanced diet’ means you’re getting enough of all the right nutrients - not equal amounts of pizza and broccoli. from www.shutterstock.com.au

What is a balanced diet anyway?

I was recently asked: "If my eating habits are half good and half bad, does that make my overall diet balanced?" The short answer is “No!”

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