Drugs

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

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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Pfizer pullout means some patients are missing out on drugs

Pharmaceuticals

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

Nicola Roxon.

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.

Chew on this

Let them eat hemp

Hemp Seeds

Paula Goodyer If the Americans, Brits and Canadians are allowed to eat hemp, why aren't we?

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Feelgood effects

Eating for optimal energy

All Is Love

Susie Burrell Who does not want more energy? An increased sense of vitality and ability to do all the things you want to do without feeling fatigued and constantly running on empty.

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Are you obese on the inside?

Dessert

Sarah Berry You might be the envy of your mates as you make a meal out of meat pies and Messina while still slipping into your skinny jeans.

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Paula Goodyer

An anti-breast cancer diet? Watch this space

Paula Goodyer Plant foods may help protect against breast cancer - but they don't undo the risk of being overweight.

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Has the milky way had its day?

Milk

Sarah Berry More please? perhaps not.

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Meat Free Week

Would you sign up for a week without meat?

Paula Goodyer The Meat Free Week campaign wants us to go meatless for a good cause - but are we up for the challenge?

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Eating meat: when less is better for you

Piece of grilled ribeye steak on a fork.

Paula Goodyer The Meat Free Week campaign starts next Monday to raise awareness of the impact of our high meat consumption on animal welfare, as well as on human health and the environment.

Abuse of horse drug Clenbuterol leads to severe side effects

Ambulance rescue truck

Gemma Khaicy The misuse of a body building and slimming drug has spread from elite sport to the public and has led to admissions to hospital, according to research released on Monday.

Healthy blood pressure plan

Taking the pressure off

heart

Paula Goodyer Why detoxing the shopping trolley can improve your blood pressure.

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Take the pressure off

Paula Goodyer When it comes to life ambitions, it's often marriage, having kids, financial security and career success that come top of the list.

The way of the wellness warrior

Image: Hannah Millerick Photography

Sarah Berry Life's wake-up calls rarely come in welcome ways. But when they do come, they can be transformative in wonderful ways.

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Road test

Paleo vs raw vs detox: Three extreme diets put to the test

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Radical Dieters

New year, new you - but how hard is it to embark on a radical health regimen? Three people put their bodies on the line.

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Prophetic words

John Yudkin: the man who tried to warn us about sugar

Sugar

Julia Llewellyn Smith A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. Then why did it lead to the end of his career?

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Rise in sugary drinks is really a fall, says study funded by Beverages Australia

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Esther Han The soft drink industry wants us to think we are drinking less sugar. It is promoting a study about to be published in the journal Nutrition and Dietetics that concludes in the 14 years to 2011 sales...

The dry argument: Are alcohol abstinence challenges worth the slog?

It's so good!

Catherine Rodie Can giving up booze for just one month really make a long-term difference to our health, wellbeing and relationship with alcohol?

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