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.

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

Woman, alarm clock, sleep, sleeping, bed, morning, work.

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

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Booze snooze

Drink or two in the evening sets scene for nightmare sleep

Man sleeping.

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

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.

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.

Tired and tested

The key to a good night's sleep

Girl sleeping on laptop.

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

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Workout for free

The best free fitness workouts on YouTube

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Emily Marquart Fitness gurus are taking to YouTube and posting their workouts, which means it's easier than ever to squeeze in exercise when you're crunched for time.

Mission to the moon and back

Amanda Gower and her mother Deb

Sarah Berry Why one woman is making it her mission to travel the distance to the moon and back in one year in honour of her mother.

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'Guilt chip'

Beating the baby blues

Baby.

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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Pulse

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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The fake shake face-off

Protein Drink Powder / Weight Loss Shake

Sarah Berry Meal replacements or real meals; what's the best way to rein it in?

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Nerves in stomach keep track of the time

Stomach

Lydia Hales Stomachs do not merely digest food, they also keep track of the time, research suggests.

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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Spike in harm to liver linked to dietary aids

So-called "fat-burning" supplements can cause liver damage, study finds.

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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