Alcohol

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

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

Calls for alcohol labelling to help stamp out drinking during pregnancy

Mark Metherell THE high risk of foetal alcohol syndrome to the babies of drinking mothers has spurred a bipartisan group of federal MPs to call for the introduction of health warnings on liquor products.

Cane pain

Sugar as harmful as tobacco, alcohol, experts say

Sugar

Sugar is so harmful that it should be controlled in the same way as tobacco and alcohol, according to a team of leading public health experts.

Cost benefit

Alcohol prices 'need reform'

Alco-pop drinks.

Mark Metherell Top health groups are stepping up pressure on the government to lift the price of cheap alcohol to curb excessive drinking.

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Teen drinking

Younger brains 'tricked' by alcohol

Youth drinking.

Catharine Munro Teenagers who drink heavily can associate bad experiences such as vomiting and car accidents with pleasure, according to a US expert on alcohol abuse.

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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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.

Healthy blood pressure plan

Taking the pressure off

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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

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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...

Addicted to a cure

Paula Goodyer Blind Drunk is a new book about an

The French convention

A boulangerie in Paris.

The Gallic appetite for good food and wine is no secret. But less is known about how this strong culture helps a nation stay slim.

Blind drunk

Living with someone else's addiction

Drinking wine.

Paula Goodyer How do you cope when someone you love has a problem with alcohol?

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Healthy household

Five commandments of healthy eating for families

Susie Burrell Breakfast eaten in the car; a few dollars for a school canteen lunch and three or four different meals, at different times for each family member can ultimately lead to less than ideal family health...

40 days of fitness

40 days of fitness

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Melissa Shedden Today marks 40 days until Christmas. Here are 10 tactics for surviving festive season weight gain.

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