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That daily glass of read wine may be a boon to high cholesterol sufferers but recent findings from Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard School of Public Health have revealed that postmenopausal women who consume as little as a glass a day of alcohol may face an increased risk of breast cancer.

Safe, painless, and non-invasive, Electron Beam Tomography (EBT) is a new scanning technology that detects disorders such as lung and colon cancer, coronary heart disease and osteoporosis before the symptoms show. Available in the UK, the process takes only 15 minutes as the machine snaps 'pictures' of your fully-clothed body that are translated by software into 3-D images of your major internal organs. Not recommended for pregnant women and those under 18.

An excellent source of calcium, which is critical for bone-growth and maintenance, it helps to prevent osteoporosis, which afflicts one out of two women. It also benefits your gut and fights vaginal infections. Best of all, it can be enjoyed by the lactose-intolerant.

A mammogram can mean early detection of breast cancer, which can mean the difference between life and death of up to 55 per cent of patients aged 50 and older. Early detection also means more treatment options. Every woman over 40 is advised to have a mammogram every two years.

Are your ears in line with your shoulders and do your shoulders line up with your hips? When these three body parts are aligned, your backbone is balanced. Keeping your spine straight is a simple way to banish back and neck aches, as well as improve digestion and maintain muscle tone. It also makes you look thinner!

From ballroom to bran, dancing is a aerobic activity that works the heart and lungs, plus tests your balance, endurance and motor fitness. You may think you have two feet, but it's probably a question of finding a form you enjoy - and a willing partner.

Plan Your Next Holiday Now!

Can you barely remember your last vacation? If so, listen up: Women who take time off at least twice a year are about half as likely to feel depressed or tense compared to those who slave away without breaks, according to a US study of 1,500 women.

If you feel that your life is nothing but work, work and more work - you need a break to prevent burnout. Planning for a vacation also gives you something to look forward to. So what are you waiting for?

 

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