Focus @ Health

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IN a previous column a few years back, we reported that one person in the United States died of a heart attack about every 60 seconds.

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LIKE choosing your own poison when it comes to abusing any of the various alcoholic beverages around if you were a drinker, there are also different food types that are really hazardous to health when we consume them with abandon, without care.

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Fennel and its wonders

Did you know that many kitchens (perhaps yours too) have this versatile spice?

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ENDOSCOPY is a medical procedure where the gastroenterologist (specialist in diseases of the food pipe, stomach and intestines) inserts through the mouth a thin, flexible, lighted, fiberoptic tube with a mini TV camera (for direct viewing by the physician performing the test, or displaying the color video image on a TV screen) into the esophagus (foodpipe), stomach and (usually the duodenum, the first part of the) small intestines to do what is known as UGI (Upper Gastrointestinal) endoscopy.

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JOLLY Santa Claus, with his famous white moustache, beard and long curly hair, red baggy outfit and winter black boots, is a most popular figure at Christmas.

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