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Good old-fashioned TLC

Good old-fashioned TLC

Buzzers remain unanswered, pain relief is delayed, lunch gets collected uneaten because no one was there to help take the lids off …

Weekly wrap-up

Weekly wrap-up

Happiness: The more actively it’s pursued the more elusive it seems and then the greater the disappointment. That’s been my experience anyway.

Why bingeing causes cancer

Why bingeing causes cancer

With obesity and alcohol consumption at an all time high, cancer rates are set to soar.

10 tips for cutting calories

10 tips for cutting calories

Need to lose weight? Here are some tips to help you cut calories without even noticing.

Getting help for getting it up

Getting help for getting it up

When it comes to erectile dysfunction it seems nobody wants to initiate the discussion in the doctor’s surgery - the GP included.

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Features

What doctors won't do

What doctors won't do

Do doctors practice what they preach? Amanda Sheppeard and David Brill reveal what doctors will and won’t do when it comes to their own health.

Preventing travellers’ diarrhoea

Preventing travellers’ diarrhoea

Whether you’re heading off to Bali, Bengal or Bangkok, chances are you’ll encounter a few tummy troubles along the way. Find out what to do about it.

Porn: Who’s losing out here?

Porn: Who’s losing out here?

Internet pornography is now the main sex educator for adolescents but instead of enhancing their love lives it’s giving them a distorted view of sexuality, says one expert.

Back in the Lyme-light

Back in the Lyme-light

While health authorities have found little evidence of the tick-borne illness, Lyme disease in Australia, others believe we’re in the throes of an epidemic. Dr Elizabeth Lord speaks to both camps.

Pregnant at 50: Why not?

Pregnant at 50: Why not?

Late age pregnancy is fraught with difficulty yet more women than ever are giving it a go. Here we speak to an older new mum and two prominent fertility experts about what’s involved.

Relaxing the Maharishi way

Relaxing the Maharishi way

When Indian guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced transcendental meditation to the Western world in the 60s, most dismissed his teachings as bohemian nonsense but the tide has now turned.

Oral sex and cancer: the facts

Oral sex and cancer: the facts

With the growing popularity of oral sex comes an increased threat of head and neck cancers. But before you panic, read the facts and then determine if you’re really at risk.

The problem with Xanax®

The problem with Xanax®

Not so long ago Valium® addiction was widespread especially among stressed-out housewives but today Xanax® is the one addiction specialists dread, and for good reason it seems.

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Healthy Living

Weighing up the pros of dieting

Weighing up the pros of dieting

The latest popular diet book has convinced many that fasting two days of every seven is an easy way to lose weight. But according to one Melbourne doctor, all diets are damaging.

Pilates no better for back pain

Pilates no better for back pain

Pilates may be no better than the humble exercise bike for long-term relief of back pain, a study suggests.

Shopping lists boost weight loss

Shopping lists boost weight loss

Using meal plans and shopping lists seems to be an effective and cheap weight loss strategy, according to new research from Monash University

Get skinny on latte

Get skinny on latte

Coffee may help you lose weight, according to new research from Griffith University in Queensland.

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Women's Health

I’ll have what she’s having

I’ll have what she’s having

Having trouble climaxing? If you’re female and haven’t been able to reach orgasm in the last six months, you may be eligible to join a free drug trial at UNSW.

Shift work and cancer link

Shift work and cancer link

Women who work night shifts may want to consider taking fish oil supplements, if two recent breast cancer studies are to be believed.

Abortion pill on PBS

Abortion pill on PBS

The controversial abortion pill, RU486 has been added to the PBS which sees its price drop from around $350 to as little as $11.80.

No peeing during workouts

No peeing during workouts

A new promotional video is copping criticism from the Australian Physiotherapy Association for normalising the loss of bladder control during exercise workouts.

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Men's Health

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Parenting

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