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Alexithymia: the thief of feelings – what is it and how can you spot it?

If you struggle to find words for your feelings, you may be one of the 13% who suffers from the mysterious alexithymia. Here’s how you can spot it.

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Menopausal night sweats linked to cognitive dysfunction – study

Study shows how night sweats that cause longer sleep duration may explain why some women suffer attention loss during menopause.

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Severe gum disease linked to high blood pressure, study shows

Severe gum disease has been found to cause high blood pressure, in turn increasing the risk of grave health complications such as heart-attacks and strokes.

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Mighty Magnesium: The healing properties of a magical mineral

Feeling under the weather? You may need a boost of magnesium. Here’s why.

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Six tips to help get rid of bad breath

Bad breath can make us uncomfortable around others, but you can stop it in its tracks by making a habit of these six easy tips.

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Oprah Winfrey reveals ‘very serious’ health scare with pneumonia

Oprah Winfrey has revealed she recently survived a “very serious” health scare that forced her to “stop and cancel everything”.

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The one simple breathing exercise to use in stressful situations

Here’s the one simple breathing exercise you’ll ever need. Try it the next time you’re feeling stressed, going for an interview or speaking in public.

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‘Close to breakdown’: Prince Harry’s journey with mental health

Prince Harry’s lifelong journey with mental health started without him realising, when he shut away the emotion and grief of his mother Princess Diana’s death until his late 20s. Now, The Duke of Sussex is on a quest to undo that agony by helping others who “suffer silently”.

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New eye tests could detect signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Two simple eye-tests could help doctors see Alzheimer’s coming long before the disease takes hold.

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NZ Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Everything you need to know

NZ Mental Health Awareness Week starts today. Here’s everything you need to know about getting involved and how you can get something out of the activities, events and resources on offer, no matter how big or small.

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The Rise of Nutrichondria

One in four of us admits to self-diagnosing a food allergy or intolerance, but it’s not as harmless as people […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Mandarins

Sweet, juicy and fragrant – not to mention packed with amazing health benefits – mandarins make the ideal snack.

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Miscarriage warning after polluted air found in foetal side of placentas

Polluted air breathed in by mothers near busy roads can pass on black carbon particles on to unborn babies – causing miscarriages, premature births and low birth weights, new research shows.

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Functional training: The only fitness regime you’ll ever need

If running for the bus, lifting a suitcase or bending over leaves you short of breath then you need functional training. Here’s everything you need to know about the most comprehensive type of exercise out there.

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Relieve endometriosis naturally

Endometriosis can make your menstrual cycle painful. But there are things you can do to help you feel better – here’s how to relieve endometriosis naturally.

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Health roundup: Weight loss without the diet, say no to these supplements & give your body a natural boost

Our top health stories from the week, including: Weight loss without the diet; signs you have an iron deficiency; and the supplements that aren’t doing your health any good.

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Is coffee the secret to fighting obesity?

Scientists have published an intriguing study on how coffee may be relied upon to do much more than just wake us up in the morning.

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White meat is just as bad for you as red meat when it comes to cholesterol – new study

Will you be having the chicken or the beef? A new study finds that white meat can be just as bad for your cholesterol as red meat.

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What causes high cholesterol?

What causes high cholesterol you ask? There are in fact several causes including an unhealthy diet, a lack of exercise and poor lifestyle choices such as smoking and drinking too much alcohol.

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What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a tick-borne infection. If left untreated, the Lyme disease infection can cause infection in the brain and the heart.

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WHO warns against vitamin B and E supplements to combat dementia

New WHO Guidelines recommend specific interventions for reducing the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.

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One-off Gene therapy injection could significantly reduce heart attack risk

A cure for heart failure could be on the horizon after scientists work out how to regenerate specialised cells in the muscle using gene therapy.

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Chronic disease Asthma rivals malaria’s death toll

Malaria is recognised as a killer – particularly in low-income countries – but less known is that worldwide, chronic disease of asthma a similar death rate and affects nearly one of every 20 people.

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Health Authorities Warn Super Gastro Bug is on the Rise

As we consume more and more antibiotics, a new strain of gastro bug has been found in Australia that can’t be fought with traditional means of antibiotic treatment.

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