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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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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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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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Treating depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety – can over the counter pills really help?

Depression

Paula Goodyer For many herbs and supplements claiming to improve mental health the jury is still out.

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Allergy and asthma - is lack of fibre the culprit?

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Paula Goodyer By altering the mix of microbes in the gut, too little fibre may be messing with our immune system

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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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Why is childbirth still such a pain?

25 weeks pregant

Paula Goodyer In an age of medical miracles how come childbirth can still hurt like hell?

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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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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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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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Can you find calm in a can?

chill

Paula Goodyer After a tsunami of energy drinks, could relaxation drinks be the next wave?

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The kilo creep

Let's hear it for a lighter Christmas

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Paula Goodyer It's hard to lose weight at Christmas - but you can avoid putting it on.

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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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How problem drinkers can learn to drink smarter

Glass of mineral water

Paula Goodyer Need to put the brakes on your drinking? Help is just a mouse click away.

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What's keeping you up?

Insomnia, clock.

Paula Goodyer For some people falling asleep is no problem - the real challenge is staying asleep

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Midlife eating disorders - a hidden problem

Female body

Paula Goodyer You don't have to be young and female to have an eating disorder

Midlife eating disorders - a hidden problem

Paula Goodyer You don't have to be young and female to have an eating disorder

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PCOS help

Can acupuncture boost fertility and cool hot flushes?

Acupuncture help: may assist with PCOS and menopause.

Paula Goodyer Acupuncture shows promise for symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and menopause

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Fixing emotional eating

Eating in secret

Paula Goodyer For emotional eaters dieting is barking up the wrong tree

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