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Classic diet advice (you can probably ignore)

Classic diet advice (you can probably ignore)

Classic diet advice you can probably ignore.

Is Saturated Fat Bad For You?

Is Saturated Fat Bad for You?

For decades, doctors and medical organisations have viewed saturated fat as the raw material for a heart attack. But newer research has some experts questioning whether we’ve convicted the wrong criminal.

How to Defuse Anger

How to Defuse Anger

Anger can increase harmful blood cholesterol levels and suppress your immune system – it may even give you a heart attack. So what can you do to turn down the heat?

Managing Osteoarthritis

Managing Osteoarthritis, Part Four

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.

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Managing Osteoarthritis

Managing Osteoarthritis Part Three

In Part One and Part Two, we looked at the symptoms of osteoarthritis and some common forms of pain management. In this instalment, we look at the ways exercise can assist with managing osteoarthritis.

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.

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Should doctors routinely share medical records with their patients?

When Patients Read Their Medical Records

Should doctors routinely share medical records with their patients?

Which is better: coffee or a nap?

Which is better: coffee or a nap?

Both caffeine and sleep have restorative properties.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

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