Illness

Healthy Easter treats

Whether you are a raw foodist, part of the popular Paleo brigade or on a sugar-free crusade, you don't have to miss out on the foodie festivities over Easter.

All pumped up to give illness the boot

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Janet Hawley People with chronic health problems are discovering that there is a miracle drug that can help them. It's called exercise.

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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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Nutritional science

Biggest food myths

Two halves of a coconut

Susie Burrell As we learn more and more about nutrition, and the greater the number of "experts" out there publishing diet books inevitably leads to the propagation of new diet beliefs and trends, whether or not...

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Why muscles make good medicine

Weights

Paula Goodyer If you think exercise is an optional extra, this could change your mind

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Strong at every age

Why everyone should 'bulk up'

Paula Goodyer If you still see exercise as an optional extra, not a health essential, science is finding more reasons to change your mind - including new research that suggests strong muscles are good medicine.

Calories and kilojoules

Are kilojoule counts on fast food helping us eat better?

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Paula Goodyer The hope is that we're getting a better grasp of how many kJs we need each day - and which foods make us overshoot the mark

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Being 'calorie aware' is key to weight loss

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Livia Gamble Many people believe that eating several smaller meals a day aids in weight loss, but a new study suggests otherwise.

Study doubts saturated fat's link to heart disease

Grocer Holding Board With Selection Of Luxury Cheeses

Anahad O'Connor New study finds no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.

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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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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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Building blocks for healthy eating

Mouse eating cheese of the trap

Nicky Phillips Australian researchers are leading a rethink on what a balanced diet really means.

Can star power make us healthier?

Kylie Minogue

Paula Goodyer The power of celebrities to influence our health can be a mixed blessing

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Has the milky way had its day?

Milk

Sarah Berry More please? perhaps not.

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Ovarian cancer risk for overweight women

Overweight women are more likely to get ovarian cancer than their thinner counterparts, researchers say.

Big bodies can also bend it

Sarah Harry Curvy Yoga Teacher.

Thea O'Connor 'When I tell people I'm a yoga instructor, they usually look at me in a funny way, like I'm joking,'' says Sarah Harry, of Ashwood, Melbourne.

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.

High-protein diet a factor in shorter life

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Nicky Phillips High-protein, Atkins-style diets may keep you leaner but they are unlikely to help you live longer.

Not such a healthy choice

Diet drinks may not be so sweet for your health

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Sandy Smith You may think choosing a diet soft drink over a can of sugary fizz is a healthy choice. After all, they contain virtually no kilojoules right? Think again.