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.

'Guilt chip'

Beating the baby blues


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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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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Two things

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


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


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.


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.

You're so vein

 IV drip.

Melissa Shedden The latest must-have procedure of the wellness-obsessed is a customised intravenous vitamin cocktail.

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The diet that is just two easy

No one likes the thought of starting a diet.

Food fads

Friends or foes?

Oil, eggs, salt and caffeine. Are they good for us?

Siobhan Moylan Coffee, eggs, salt, oil. One week they are good for you, the next they're not. So what's the real deal?

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Get into: Netball


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

Grey matters

Use it or lose it: train your brain for a healthy life

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Cassy Small More frightening than crow's feet is the fact our brains also deteriorate as we age.

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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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Insomnia, this thing of darkness


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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Bullying technique

Why fat-shaming doesn't work

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Cassy Small Fat shaming as a 'motivational technique' has divided the health and fitness community.

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