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It's been a good seven days for . . . CURRY LOVERS Love that Friday night take away in front of the telly? Well, feel guilty no more, as long as you make it a Thai curry. A key ingredient of the dish is galangal - a pungent root - which is believed to kill cancer cells and protect healthy cells against developing cancer. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES We've known they're fab for ages - and now it's official. American comedy/drama Desperate Housewives has bagged two awards. Best Actress went to Teri Hatcher and all the girls got Best Ensemble Cast at the Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

DIETS It's the news every diet-hater has longed for - dieting is bad for you. Or at least it's bad for your purse, because people trying to shift weight spend an extra pounds 34 a month on slimming accessories, like diet books, calorie-light ready meals and gym classes, according to a survey by Virgin Money Credit Card. JAMIE OLIVER He used to be the cheeky chappy of the cookery world, but is TV chef Jamie Oliver becoming a bit passe? Sainsbury's, which pays the 29-year-old more than pounds 1m a year to star in its adverts, is looking to cut costs and revamp its advertising format.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 8, 2005
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