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Ice dependence

Ice: The drug that’s hard on the head – and hard on families

drugs

Paula Goodyer It’s never easy when someone you love becomes dependent on a drug – but in the case of ice, you also have to cope with their chaotic behaviour.

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Treating depression and anxiety

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

Depression

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

'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.

Can you find calm in a can?

chill

Paula Goodyer After a tsunami of energy drinks, could relaxation drinks be the next wave?

TV and babies

Screen time for tiny tots - how much is too much?

Paula Goodyer Why screens and babies are best kept apart

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Beating the blood sugar blues

Paula Goodyer Hard-to-manage blood sugar levels can make it difficult to exercise with Type 1 diabetes - but a new program is showing the way.

Semi vego

The meat lover's guide to going vegetarian

Mark Bittman

Paula Goodyer Six years ago New York Times food writer Mark Bittman was overweight and pre-diabetic - until he overhauled his diet.

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What's keeping you up?

Insomnia, clock.

Paula Goodyer For some people falling asleep is no problem - the real challenge is staying asleep

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No carbs after 5pm - really?

carbohydrates, bread, pasta

Paula Goodyer Why carbs on the dinner plate might help, not hinder, the war on weight.

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Making up for lost time

Jetlag alarm bed time

Paula Goodyer Melatonin, sleeping pills, hydration: how to beat jetlag.

Shedding light on jet lag

Paula Goodyer JHet lag is price you pay for an overseas trip - but you can reduce its effects

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.

A run on the dark side

Woman running, jogging at sunset, sunrise, night, evening, fitness, exercise.

Paula Goodyer When there's no daylight left for a walk or a run, here's how to do it safely in the dark.

Can the pill add weight?

Paula Goodyer Yes, by making it harder for the liver to burn fat, say Australian researchers.

Is retirement bad for our brain?

Retirement

Paula Goodyer Want to keep your brain sharp? Keep on working, says one psychiatrist.