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.

Healing thoughts

Pain relief: meditation better than drugs, study finds

Yoga on the beach, meditation, exercise, fitness, health.

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

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Has the fun gone out of food?

Is our obsession with being healthy killing the joy of food?

Sandy Smith Can you enjoy a bowl of ice-cream without the guilt? Do you drink red wine instead of white because it contains more antioxidants? How often do you eat something just because you like the taste of it...

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Earth, wind and fire: Ayurveda for 'perfect' health?

Ayurveda: finding your own unique balance.

Sarah Berry I've heard the word 'Ayurveda' bandied around for several years now.

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.

How to age happily

To age happily, eat well, stay fit and listen to One Direction

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John Bingham Experts on the process of ageing are recommending a dose of One Direction as part of their prescription for a happy and successful old age.

A day in the life of a food addict

Food addiction ... it's a very real thing.

Jennifer Garth It starts first thing in the morning. The moment you open your eyes you’re bombarded with food thoughts.

Aussies are bigger boozers than the Brits, but Belarus tops the list

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Sarah Berry Australian culture is marinated in alcohol, but where do we sit in the worldwide list of biggest boozers?

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Sugar swaps

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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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,...

Reality check

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

Be careful not to pile on extra weight in winter.

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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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...

Mocktail matches: Alternatives to alcohol

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

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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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