Depression

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.

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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Food with bad fats linked to depression, study finds

Shari Roan EATING food containing trans fats and saturated fats could contribute to depression.

Warning signs

Depression found in 15% of preschoolers

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Louise Hall Almost 15 per cent of preschoolers have abnormally high levels of depression and anxiety, and a difficult temperament at five months of age is the most important early warning sign, a study has found.

An end to fat shaming

Paula Goodyer Calling people fat doesn't make them thin - and it may make weight problems worse.

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A grain of truth to gluten intolerance

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Sarah Berry Few know what actually gluten is, only that it will make you fat, lead to bloating and that eating it is akin to satanism.

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Rushing Women's Syndrome

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

Lisa Curry.

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.

'Guilt chip'

Beating the baby blues

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Paula Goodyer It's not just post-natal depression that's hard on mothers - it's also the guilt that goes with it.

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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.

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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Get into: Netball

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Charmaine Yabsley You'll burn about 380-520 calories an hour playing netball.

Healing with whole foods

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Sarah Berry Bread with butter, porridge with a good dollop of cultured cream and maple syrup. Wine with dinner. This is my kind of "diet".

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The dark side to night owls

Baker Darren Kennedy of Arthur's Bavarian Bread.

Melissa Shedden Think back to this morning's alarm. Were you up at the crack of dawn before it even sounded, awake and alert? Or did the repetitive blaring eventually drag you from your slumber, dazed and slapping...

Morning person

The dark side of being a night owl

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Melissa Shedden New research shows burning the midnight oil can affect our happiness, health and even personality type.

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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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Bulked-up body, short fuse mind: steroids and rage

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Peter Munro The rage would come without warning. He once punched through the bathroom wall after failing to fit a tie around his neck, so muscled had it become.

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.

Emotional turmoil feeding fat cats and puffy pooches

Jasper Copping If your pet puts on weight, you might assume it is simply the result of having an animal with a voracious appetite, perhaps combined with being an indulgent owner.

Multiple choice

Paula Goodyer Should you take a daily multivitamin pill? There's no easy answer to this, partly because results of research into multivitamin pros and cons are so conflicting, and partly because it depends on who...

Waste of money?

Multiple choice - do you need a multivitamin?

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Paula Goodyer Are multivitamins a way to plug nutritional gaps - or a waste of money?

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