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Why is it so hard to keep weight off?

Why is it so much harder to lose weight than to regain it? The findings of recent research, published in the journal Obesity, suggest that our bodies actually resist weight loss. While dieting, we reduce our resting metabolic rate, which lowers the number of calories we burn when we are not doing much. The authors of […]

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Why the NHS has the winter blues in summer

Summer may still be in full swing, but already the NHS has its sights firmly set on winter. The past two winters have been the worst for more than a decade with hospitals creaking under the strain. The four-hour waiting time target in A&E has been missed and record delays have been experienced in discharging […]

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