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What fat mice tell us: Link between body clock and gaining weight

Bridie Smith The body clock may be more influential than previously thought, with researchers finding that it could also play a role in how fat we become and contribute to the risk of diseases such as diabetes.

Midnight snacking

Body clock may play role in obesity

Snacking at night is very damaging, research shows.

Bridie Smith The body clock may be more influential than previously thought, with researchers finding that it could also play a role in how fat we become and ultimately contribute to the risk of lifestyle...

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Weight gain

Perhaps a coffee before reading this - or maybe not …

Coffee.

Bridie Smith It's grim news for coffee addicts who like to keep themselves in shape. Scientists from Western Australia have found that drinking too much of the popular brew can slow the metabolism and lead to...

Children win friends through acts of kindness

happy child

Bridie Smith CHILDREN who perform kind acts are not only happier but also enjoy greater popularity in their peer groups.

Sales day madness replaced with just one click

Boxing day sales Sydney CBD on the 26th of december 2012Photo: Jacky Ghossein

Bridie Smith, Megan Levy THE age of the Boxing Day sales starting with a bang are over. These digital days, the trample or be trampled approach to discount shopping has been diluted by cyber space.

Believe it: man flu is real

Man with a cold.

Bridie Smith SCIENCE has confirmed what men around the world have always known to be true: the man cold is real.

Big night on the town shows up on the pitch

Bridie Smith BIG night out? No matter how much coffee you consume your voice could still give away your late night, say scientists who have found they can measure fatigue through a person's voice.