Sleep

It's the thought that counts with sleep

Rachel Clun New research suggests that by thinking positively about the way we've slept, people can actually perform better at work and school.

Booze snooze

Drink or two in the evening sets scene for nightmare sleep

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Sarah Berry A nightcap may be nice, but is likely to lead to a fragmented night's sleep.

Too little sleep? Craving some fatty food? Scientists prove they go together

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Scientists have found evidence that a lack of sleep causes changes in brain activity that lead to people feeling hungrier and craving more fattening foods.

The Sleep Diet

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Paula Goodyer How a good night's sleep can help keep your weight down.

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Sleep and stillborn link made

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Julia Medew PREGNANT women who sleep on their back or right side the night before giving birth are twice as likely to have a stillborn baby compared with those who sleep on their left side, a study has found.

Not feeling happy? Get some sleep

Not feeling happy? Get some sleep

Australians may live in 'the lucky country', but we would be a whole lot happier if we could just get more sleep, says a leading psychologist.

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Elderly left in dark on sleep drugs danger

Amy Corderoy HEALTH SLEEPING medication that is linked to falls and fractures is still being taken by many elderly people, a study of patients from a Sydney hospital has found.

Tired and tested

The key to a good night's sleep

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Bronwyn McNulty Lack of sleep is a healthcare crisis in the making.

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Teenagers' sleep a clue to mental health risk

Kate Benson HEALTH THAT teenager who stays up all night playing computer games, then sleeps until midday could be trying to tell you something.

Sleep aids increase risk of baby death

Amy Corderoy HEALTH PARENTS have been warned against using devices designed to keep babies sleeping on their backs, as they can increase the risk of infant death instead of preventing it.

10 tips to a longer, healthier life

Changing a few habits - or gaining some good new one - could make your life longer and happier.

Leslie Baker There's still plenty you can do to add years to your life. These 10 ways are easy and have more significance than most of us realise.

Obesity linked to light from gadgets kept switched on at night

Sarah Knapton Why failing to switch off gadgets at night could be powering obesity.

Fermenting is the new food trend

Top trend: fermented foods.

Sarah Berry We are seeing a surge in popularity of this ancient food practice. This is why.

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The two-minute stretch every desk worker should do before bed

Rachel Clun Many of us spend the work day hunched over a computer while seated at a desk.

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

Ayurveda: finding your own unique balance.

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

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Health and fitness

Six 'health' fads that are doing more harm than good

It's time to get fit for summer, but not all the health fads out there are beneficial.

Rachel Clun While there's nothing run with taking up a new exercise or diet regime, there are a few fads at the moment that it's best to avoid – for the good of your health.

High-intensity fitness

What is the appeal of 'extreme exercise'?

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Sarah Berry Overheating, vomiting, enduring electric shocks, dehydration, bruises, cuts, kidney-failure and cardiac damage are just some of the potential risks of such high-intensity forms of fitness.

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Jesinta Campbell's top 10 tips for Canberra Times fun run

Happy selfie: Enjoy it! It's called a fun run for a reason.

Jesinta Campbell reveals her training tips for The Canberra Times Fun Run on September 7.

Combination drug therapy could help weight loss

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Reality check

Why diets don’t work – three things you need to know...

Be careful not to pile on extra weight in winter.

Dr Peter Steidl Neuroscientist Dr Peter Steidl explains how we can overcome our brain's barriers to achieve our weight loss goals for good.

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