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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.
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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.
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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?
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Eat better, fight depression

Could switching to a healthier diet lift your mood? New research suggests the likely answer is Yes.
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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?
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Hitting 90, and still here . . .

John Knight, aka media medic Dr James Wright, says he’s grateful after beating life-threatening cancer, twice.
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Light therapy for Parkinson’s disease gives new hope

Who knew so much good could come from a bucket lined with aluminium foil and a few LED bulbs?
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Edible gifts

The festive season is a time for giving. Yet many of the edible gifts we give may be recipes for disease further along. Why not present a loved one with something tasty and that benefits their health?
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Feeding the body, starving the soul

Sheila O’Connor provides some sage advice to anyone trying to control their diet and lose some kilos.
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Heart health trends and debates

A heart-healthy diet is the cornerstone for preventing heart attacks and strokes. Yet various controversial diets, foods and nutrients have become popular. What does the evidence say?
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Beyond size

Suvi Mahonen says she struggles with her body image, but she learned an important lesson from her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter.
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Go healthy for good – October 2017

The link between ADHD and risky sexual behaviour is much stronger than you might think.