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The Depression-inflamation link

Lifestyle medicine is showing us more about the simple ways we can improve our health and our mood

Foods to boost your brain power

When it comes to feeling great, a wholefood plant-based diet comes out on top. To keep your memory sharp, give these 10 brain foods a try.

What you need to do after you exercise

Don't drink juices, avoid the ice bath... these are the new rules of recovery

A nation in pain

The benefits of medicinal Marijuana is often a controversial topic of debate among health experts. Suvi Mahonen explores both sides of the argument.

No Laughing Matter

What are the early warning signs of dementia? And is there any way to prevent it in the first place? Vania Chew says the answers may be simpler than you think.

The value of home cooking

The decline in home food preparation and increase in convenience products has become a recipe for poor health.

Which wholegrains are best?

It’s commonly known that wholemeal or wholegrain products are healthier than white, refined versions. But is smooth wholemeal bread just as healthy as cooked barley or steel-cut oats?

Smoking out big tobacco

Does your super fund invest in cigarettes? Suzi Mahonen meets a campaigning cancer doctor who’s raising the alarm and hitting the tobacco industry where it hurts.

Death trade

While tobacco multinationals are seeing their customer base shrink in Western countries, they’re wasting no time recruiting new addicts elsewhere. Kent Kingston reports.

Can you cook with olive oil?

Despite being used traditionally for all cooking methods in the Mediterranean, it’s often said you can’t cook with olive oil due to its lower smoke point, compared to other vegetable oils. But is that really the key to choosing safer cooking oils?

Eat better, fight depression

Could switching to a healthier diet lift your mood? New research suggests the likely answer is Yes.

Fasting for weight loss

Intermittent fasting has become popular as a weight-loss strategy. But what is it, and how does it compare to continuous calorie-restricted diets?