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Overweight & Obese: Part 1

What's the definition of overweight as distinct to obesity? And how common are these conditions?

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How Much Should I Lift?

Lifting the right weights at the very beginning of a weight training program is critical to achieving your goals. So how do you know when a weight is right?

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Hurry, Curry, Worry & Ulcers

Is your stomach bugging you? Stop worrying - a solution to avoiding ulcers could be as simple as limiting aspirin intake.

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Brain Attack Or Stroke?

Stroke is also known as "brain attack". Whatever the name, it remains Australia's third biggest killer after heart disease and cancer.

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Avoid That Pain In The Neck

Everyone suffers from back and neck pain at some time. So is there a solution?

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The Shift Work Shuffle

Shift work is associated with a number of health risks, the incidence of which can be diminished through better awareness and good planning.

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Jet Lagging Behind

Still tired weeks after a big trip? It's not work that's boring you to sleep, it's your body clock struggling to adjust.

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All About Alzheimer's

Losing your keys or forgetting a name doesn't mean you've got Alzheimer's disease. So what does?

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Salt: Is It Bad For Us?

One of the constants of life, particularly during our nine months in the womb, is salt. If we're used to swimming in the stuff, how can it be bad for us?

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Vitamin C: Who Needs It?

Ever since Nobel Prize winner Dr Linus Pauling told us vitamin C could prevent and cure the common cold, it's been our most commonly consumed nutritional supplement. But is it any good?

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Anti-Cancer Carrots?

It's been suggested that when it comes to avoiding cancer you can't beat beta-carotene, a major source of Vitamin A.

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Plant Power: Bioflavonoids

Chances are you've never heard of 'bioflavonoids' - even under their odd alias, vitamin P. Despite their low profile, some folks believe them to be among nature's most potent antioxidants.

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Oils Ain't Oils: Dietary Oils & Health

Oils ain't oils. Saute your onions in engine oil and you'll regret it. Of all the edible varieties however, just which are beneficial and which are harmful isn't fully understood.

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Eat Greek

Thirty years ago the University of Minnesota's Dr Ancel Keys published his Seven Countries Study - which concludes that leading the life of a Greek farmer is good for your health.

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What's The Skinny On Fat-Free Fats?

Olibra! Olestra! Olean! No, it's not Speedy Gonzales taunting, "Eat my dust!" These are all man-made fat substitutes that promise guilt-free consumption of sweets and snacks. Could this be true?

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