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Earth, wind and fire: Ayurveda for 'perfect' health?

Sarah Berry I've heard the word 'Ayurveda' bandied around for several years now.

Smart eating

The right diet - by prescription

dieting

Julie Robotham Australian researchers are learning how the chemical properties of food can interact with individuals to keep us healthy or make us sick.

Smoking ban

What a drag - Iceland moves to make cigarettes prescription-only

cigarettes

Helen Pidd A proposal to outlaw the sale of smokes in shops is on the table.

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How to age happily

To age happily, eat well, stay fit and listen to One Direction

One Direction members smoke marijuana on video (Thumbnail)

John Bingham Experts on the process of ageing are recommending a dose of One Direction as part of their prescription for a happy and successful old age.

Aussies are bigger boozers than the Brits, but Belarus tops the list

alcohol, drinking

Sarah Berry Australian culture is marinated in alcohol, but where do we sit in the worldwide list of biggest boozers?

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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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Spike in harm to liver linked to dietary aids

So-called "fat-burning" supplements can cause liver damage, study finds.

The God diet

The God diet: weight loss for a higher cause

Last Supper

Sarah Berry Many of us are familiar with the struggle to lose weight, for god's sake. But the "Daniel diet" takes things literally, by taking the bible as a health manual.

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The cold-pressed truth: juice cleanses to combat cocaine

Wheat Grass Juice

Sarah Berry We power through our yoga, party at an equally accelerated pace and then furiously go on a fast. We want to have our activated almond nut mylk liquid cake and chew it at least 20 times.

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Why professional athletes recover before you do

fitness, jogging

Laura Hambleton It's a mystery: When we twist our ankle playing tennis, it can take weeks to heal, but when a pro athlete does it, he often misses barely a beat.

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Pulse

Yoga: why men don't get it

Yoga Man.

Despite its benefits, the poses and the chanting can be too much of a stretch for some males.

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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

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Making up for lost time

Jetlag alarm bed time

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

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Back ache

Dealing with lower back pain

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It hurts and it affects almost every task you do, but effective treatment is here.

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Vitamin D

What to do with if you have low vitamin D

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Did you know something as pleasant as a short walk on a sunny afternoon can provide a boost?

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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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Sexy food

The taste of love: what to eat for better sex

Melissa Shedden Want an extra boost in the bedroom? Load up your trolley with these all-natural aphrodisiacs.

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Mood food

How to eat your way to happiness

Generic pic of a woman eating a mango.

Graham Osbourne Can't sleep? Feeling low? You may be suffering from a vitamin or mineral deficiency.

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Pharmacists axe deal to push dietary products

Pills

Kate Hagan Pharmacy owners have axed a deal to market dietary supplements with prescription medicines, saying it had caused a lot of public concern that was damaging the reputation of pharmacists.

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Pharmacists' opposition to pills deal

Chemist Warehouse group are amongst those in opposition to the PGA's deal with Blackmores.

Julia Medew Pharmacists have started advertising their opposition to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia's deal with Blackmores.