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Osteoarthritis and Sleep Hygiene

Osteoarthritis and Sleep Hygiene

Though it's well known that osteoarthritis can cause decreased mobility and pain, its effect on sleep is often overlooked. The average adult requires 6-8 hours of sleep a night, but many people with osteoarthritis experience disrupted nights or poor quality sleep. In the short term, this can exacerbate the pain associated with the condition, and over a longer period it can lead to more serious problems such as anxiety and depression.

The three stages of menopause

The three stages of menopause

For women who experience it naturally (not as the result of surgery or other causes), menopause has three distinct stages: perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause.

Which is better: coffee or a nap?

Which is better: coffee or a nap?

Both caffeine and sleep have restorative properties.

Take Control Heart Health

Take control of your heart health

Romantics and doctors say the heart is a mysterious thing. But when you've been told that you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure or any other condition that is heart-related, you don't want mystery — you want answers!

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When Someone Dies

What to Say After Someone Dies

We care about our friends and family when they're grieving, but what do we say or do when a friend is overwhelmed by sorrow?

Why Do Boys Need HPV Vaccinations?

Why Do Boys Need HPV Vaccinations?

A vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) was introduced in Australia in 2007 to protect girls against cervical cancer and has since been rolled out around the world. But the vaccination is just as important for adolescent boys. Here’s why:

Improve Brain and Nervous System

Nutrients to help improve your brain and nervous system

One of the best ways to preserve your brain and nervous systems is to give them a constant supply of essential nutrients.

15 low carb dieting tips

15 low carb dieting tips

Reach your healthy weight goal with these smart carb tips.

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Kilojoules you need in a day

How many kilojoules do you need to eat in a day?

How much nutritional energy, or kilojoules, do you need to eat in a typical day? Here are some guidelines for working out what your body needs each day

Should doctors routinely share medical records with their patients?

When Patients Read Their Medical Records

Should doctors routinely share medical records with their patients?

Are all processed foods bad?

Are all processed foods bad?

Some convenience foods can save time without costing your health.

Worst Things with Cold

5 worst things you can do when you have a cold

So you think you know the drill? You could be slowing your recovery.

Foods That Harm

4 foods that harm

Four foods you should try and avoid for optimal health.

Two Weeks Low GI Meal Plan

Two Weeks Low GI Meal Plan

Healthy eating the low-GI way is easy and delicious. To show you just how easy it is, here are two weeks of meal plans.

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