Drugs

Pfizer pullout means some patients are missing out on drugs

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Mark Metherell Patients are missing out on urgent medicines because Australia's biggest drug supplier has opted out of an industry-wide distribution system.

Roxon rejects plea on drugs

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Kate Hagan Health Minister Nicola Roxon rejects a plea from a coalition of 60 health groups to expand the government's list of subsidised medicines.

Elderly left in dark on sleep drugs danger

Amy Corderoy HEALTH SLEEPING medication that is linked to falls and fractures is still being taken by many elderly people, a study of patients from a Sydney hospital has found.

Drugs prescribed for osteoporosis linked to increased risk of cancer

Denis Campbell LONG-TERM use of drugs prescribed for osteoporosis may be doubling the users' risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus, a study warns.

Healing thoughts

Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds

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Sarah Berry A new study finds meditation is far more effective than morphine for alleviating pain.

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Reality check

Why diets don’t work – three things you need to know...

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Dr Peter Steidl Neuroscientist Dr Peter Steidl explains how we can overcome our brain's barriers to achieve our weight loss goals for good.

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Combination drug therapy could help weight loss

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Julia Medew Thousands of Australians could benefit from a combination of two drugs that help people lose weight, but only if they can tolerate side-effects including depression, heart palpitations and insomnia,...

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Sugar swaps: Are alternative sweeteners better for you?

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Paula Goodyer Sweetening the breakfast oats or baking banana bread used to be simple; just use a little sugar or honey.

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Mocktail matches: Alternatives to alcohol

Olivia Riordan Adventurous sommeliers are leading the way in offering apt alternatives to alcohol, writes Olivia Riordan.

Chew on This

Finding the proof that diet improves mood

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Paula Goodyer We've known for a while that exercise can improve depression but could a healthier diet also help tame the black dog?

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Surprising food facts

10 foods that actually make you hungrier

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Rachel Clun Here are some foods that you should avoid if you want to stave off hunger pangs.

Ask the expert

Nine simple food swaps for a healthier diet

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Susie Burrell Sometimes the difference between healthy eating or not is a few simply dietary swaps to take you from a B minus in nutrition to a glowing A plus - and just a warning, some of these simple swaps may...

Food facts

Ten things you didn't know about fat

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Tom Sanders Our understanding of fats - including which ones are actually good for us - is evolving.

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Chew on This

How to have a healthier working day

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Paula Goodyer Not long ago Washington Post fitness columnist Vicky Hallett floated the idea of Workout Wear Friday – a call to action to allow workers to wear exercise clothes to the office one day a week.

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Ice dependence

Ice: The drug that’s hard on the head – and hard on families

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Paula Goodyer It’s never easy when someone you love becomes dependent on a drug – but in the case of ice, you also have to cope with their chaotic behaviour.

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Sex and obesity

Lose weight for better sex

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Matty Silver With obesity rates on the rise, the effects of being overweight have attracted increasing attention, but one aspect of this problem is too often overlooked - the impact on male sexual dysfunction.

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The new blockbuster nutrient?

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Sarah Berry The 'new' blockbuster nutrient is actually really old. There are some fairly audacious statements being made about the benefits of turmeric.

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Finally ... caffeinated chips

It's a thing: Powdered caffeine

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Humanity's most popular pick-me-up now comes in a salt shaker.

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This seven-a-day habit could save your life

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Paula Goodyer Eating more vegies can protect our health - so how come only seven per cent of us eat enough?

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Prickly Pete Evans' passion

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Sarah Berry Pete ''Activated Almonds'' Evans isn't afraid of cooking up a little controversy for his cause.