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A healthy dose of ‘happy chemicals’. In Australia drugs and alcohol combined are responsible for nearly 1 in every 20 […]

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Live better with attainable goals

Individuals who set realistic, attainable goals have a greater sense of wellbeing, according to psychologists at the University of Basel. Those […]

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Eating these foods will improve your mental wellbeing, new study

Lettuce be happy! A new study out of the U.K. suggests that eating fruit and vegetables is not only good […]

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Duchess Kate opens up on parenting and the importance of supporting mental wellbeing of young children

Duchess Kate of Cambridge has opened up about the challenges of parenting and the importance of looking out for the mental […]

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Hangover: ‘Beer before wine, always fine’? Maybe not

‘Beer before wine and you’ll feel fine; wine before beer and you’ll feel queer’ goes the age-old aphorism. But scientists […]

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Treating depression starts with a look at what’s inside your gut

Bacteria living in our guts have been linked with depression in a significant new investigation into the controversial connection between microbes and mental […]

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Too much … or too little sleep can be bad for your brain

Preliminary results from the world’s largest sleep study have shown that people who sleep on average between 7 to 8 […]

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Early risers are healthier and less likely to suffer mental health issues

A large-scale study by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School has shed new light on the body clock, […]

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Women gain the most weight when job demands are high

Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of the nature of their work, new study […]

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Is the wellbeing of our teachers at risk? Shock statistics suggest so

With the new school year about to start, leading workplace mental health experts are encouraging schools, parents and students to consider […]

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Top 10 cooling tips for surviving the hot summer

Stay indoors! Is the warning that has been issued in Australia as a heat wave hits record highs across the […]

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3 easy ways to boost your natural feel-good chemical

Dopamine is a chemical that acts as a messenger in your brain. It’s important for many of our daily behaviours, […]

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Don’t let summertime sadness get you down

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is mostly associated with winter, but it can occur in summer too. While Seasonal Affective Disorder […]

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The rising problem of ‘happy gas’ in Australia

The number of people using nitrous oxide, or “nangs” is on the rise despite the harmful effects of the gas […]

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Five health retreats to start the New Year off right

Avoid the rigours of the real world by booking yourself into one of these health retreats that will set you […]

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Finding your ideal weight

Many people are unhappy with their weight, thinking they weigh too much, or not enough. They may have a magic […]

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Complete guide to your summer first aid kit

The essentials you need close by this summer to help with every minor emergency. Having a first aid kit hand […]

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Why yoga music is good for the heart

Listening to yoga music at bedtime is good for the heart, according to research by the European Society of Cardiology. […]

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Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression

Not only does your gut benefit from a regular intake of live cultures of good bacteria – or probiotics – […]

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Angry much? Proof that lack of sleep makes us mad

Burning the candle at both ends? The loss of sleep may also be causing you to also lose your temper. […]

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The 5 checks to better overall health and wellness in 2019

How healthy will you be in 2019? The prevalence of metabolic health in American adults is ‘alarmingly low,’ even among […]

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The secret to weight loss is in the bedroom

If you ever needed an excuse to sleep in, this is it. Lyn Green, nutritionist and F45 8-Week Challenge Director […]

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5 surprising foods to avoid when on certain medication

Not only do the various medications we take interact with each other, they can also interact with the food and […]

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3 mindfulness apps proven to improve your mental health

A University of Otago study has found that using mindfulness apps on phones is associated with improvements in our mental […]

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