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Why is childbirth still such a pain?

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

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Let them eat hemp

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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

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

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Can you find calm in a can?

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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

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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

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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

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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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Smart herbs

Ginkgo Biloba

Paula Goodyer Can herbs and B vitamins help protect ageing brains?

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Fishing for answers

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Paula Goodyer Fish oil might not fix dementia, but it could make a difference to our moods or our hearts

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Beating cravings at Christmas

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Paula Goodyer For anyone trying to control overeating, drinking or drug use, Christmas can be a risky time.

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Gut microbes: best friend or worst enemy?

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Paula Goodyer The kind of microbes that dwell in our gut may influence our risk of allergies, autoimmune disease and IBS - so how can we keep them happy?

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Making up for lost time

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Paula Goodyer Melatonin, sleeping pills, hydration: how to beat jetlag.

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Shedding light on jet lag

Paula Goodyer JHet lag is price you pay for an overseas trip - but you can reduce its effects