Alcohol

Rising rates

Alcohol kills one person every 10 seconds worldwide: World Health Organisation

Nina Larson Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, warning that booze consumption was on the rise.

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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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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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.

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.

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...

Sex and obesity

Lose weight for better sex

Overweight

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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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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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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Prickly Pete Evans' passion

Pete Evans

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

Chew on this

This seven-a-day habit could save your life

SMH GOOD LIVING 081107 - Plate, knife and fork. PIC JENNIFER SOO.

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

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Rushing Women's Syndrome

Doctors quick to criticise Lisa Curry over Rushing Women's Syndrome advice

Lisa Curry.

Sarah Berry Medical professionals have poured scorn on Lisa Curry's claims to suffer from "Rushing Women's Syndrome", saying the condition does not exist and warning the label could be harmful.

How depression hurts the heart

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Paula Goodyer Depression isn't all in the mind - it can cause changes in the body that raise the risk of heart disease

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Your food is no cleaner than mine

Green Smoothie

L.V. Anderson BuzzFeed unveiled "a two-week detox plan that's actually realistic" this week, and it made me want to throw a head of broccoli at my computer screen.

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In love with local produce

Sophie Hansen Local is Lovely is a seasonal guide to the fruit, vegetables and meat that Australian farmers produce.

Australians are including fewer healthy food options in their diets

'Incredibly low' vegetable consumption reveals that fast food has eclipsed vegetables as a dietary staple.

Lucy Carroll Australians are eating less fruit and vegetables than ever before, with teenagers leading the charge in unhealthy eating dominated by fast food, new data from the Bureau of Statistics shows.

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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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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