Anxiety

Treating depression and anxiety

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

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

Cervical cancer: So preventable but so often ignored

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Livia Gamble There is a fantastic amount of focus on breast cancer support and awareness. That's great, but there is another cancer we should be focusing on as well.

Chew on This

How healthy is your relationship with food?

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Paula Goodyer According to an expert who specialises in eating disorders, tuning into your body's inner appetite signals is more useful than observing external food 'rules'.

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Rushing Women's Syndrome

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

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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.

Autism link: Outrage as PETA declares war on milk

Fear mongering: One of PETA's controversial autism ads.

Rose Powell An ad alleging links between autism and dairy foods sparks online outrage.

Daily diet mistakes

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Susie Burrell It often comes as a surprise to clients that it is not the one-off treats or restaurant or fast-food meals that send our diets off the rails, rather it is the poor dietary habits that become so...

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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.

Eating disorders

Better? Yes, but the pain remains

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Libby McShane There's more to recovering from anorexia than just putting on some weight, writes *Libby McShane.

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Pulse

Yoga: why men don't get it

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

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Addicted to a cure

Paula Goodyer Blind Drunk is a new book about an

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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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Sexercise

Sex as exercise

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Sarah Berry Sex may be the more exciting exercise equivalent to pounding the pavement. And, when it comes to sex, we hardly need the extra motivation of exercise.

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Can calm come in a can?

Paula Goodyer We're used to the idea of getting a shot of energy from a drink spiked with caffeine - but how about a dose of tranquillity in a drink with a hit of calming chamomile?

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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Two things

Want to shape up for the new year? Here's how and why

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Nanci Hellmich Need more motivation than looking and feeling better? Here it is.

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The biggest fitness lessons of 2013

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Gretchen Reynolds This year, exercise science expanded and fine-tuned our understanding of how physical activity affects our brains, joints, hearts and even genes, beginning before birth and continuing throughout our...

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Meditation

Is meditation the perfect antidote to our tech-filled lives?

Nisha Lilia Diu As a major study finds meditation can be as effective as antidepressants in relieving anxiety, Nisha Lilia Diu takes part in a mindfulness class.

New year, new you

The inner body workout

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Michaela Fox Almost everyone starts a new year with plans to exercise more - getting fit is a perennial resolution. But it's not just squats and sweat that deliver results.

A workout for your mind

I've beaten yesterday's time!

Paula Goodyer Why exercise is a smart move for your mind, not just your body.

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Insomnia, this thing of darkness

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Dreaming wistfully of a good night’s rest? You’re not alone: insomnia has reached epidemic proportions. Hannah Betts delves into those dark hours when sleep slips out of reach.