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The Guardian
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Society

The NHS Saved Me. As A Scientist, I Must Help To Save It | Stephen Hawking

Like many people, I have personal experience of the NHS. In my case, medical care, personal life and scientific life are all intertwined. I have received a large amount of high-quality NHS treatment and would not be here today if it were not for the service. The care I have received since being diagnosed with motor neurone disease as a student in 1962 has enabled me to live my life as I want, and to contribute to major advances in our understanding of the universe. In July I celebrated my 75th birthday with an international science conference in Cambridge. I still have a full-time job as direc
Clean Eating
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Nutrition

13 Foods to Balance Blood Sugar & Help Prevent Diabetes

Curried Lentil & Squash Bowl with Kale & Peppers cleaneating.com/squashbowl Kale, spinach, chard and other leafy greens are high in antioxidants and magnesium, and eating one-and-a-half extra servings a day can reduce the risk of diabetes by 14%. Try this: Sauté chard and spinach with garlic and olive oil then purée with coconut milk for a creamy soup; fi nely chop kale, olives and tomatoes and use as an omelette fi lling; shred collards into long, thin strips, sauté until tender then toss with cooked pasta and cheese. Garlic & onions contain sulfur compounds that lower blood sugar and reduce
Newsweek
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Wellness

Cancer Treatment Is Changing: Meet the People Rebelling

My wife snuck into her father’s ward on the palliative care unit where he was being treated for cancer in the summer of 2006. Visiting hours were coming to an end. Most family members and friends had left for the day so the area was quiet. My wife sat next to her father, and they talked quietly. “I don’t want to die,” he said. “It’s so nice sitting here with you, chatting.” But soon after, he did die. It broke my wife’s heart. She still sheds tears for a father who she always called when she needed advice, who made it through his father-of-the-bride speech when he had only months to live. I th