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HEALTH TOPICS

Home Testing Kits

Wish you could check your blood pressure or cholesterol in the comfort of your own home? You already know that do-it-yourself pregnancy tests are on hand at pharmacies, but did you know they also stock self-testing kits for a range of health conditions? We give you the lowdown on two home kits now available.

Putting the cuffs on hypertension

Have you been tested for high blood pressure? If your blood pressure is above normal, you might be at increased risk for heart disease and stroke.

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The skinny on cholesterol

Cholesterol is essential for good health, but high levels of bad cholesterol and low levels of good cholesterol mean you could be at risk of heart disease.

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Diabetes detective

Trying to keep blood sugar levels under control requires frequent monitoring, so home testing kits are particularly helpful.

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It's all in the timing

Conceiving a baby isn't always easy. How do you know if it's the right or wrong time of the month? Solve the mysteries of ovulation using state-of-the-art techniques.

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