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Caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant found in coffee, teas, chocolate and energy drinks. It acts on your brain and nervous system. Learn more about caffeine here.

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Superfoods that aren’t really ‘super’ after all

Many so-called ‘superfoods’ aren’t as healthy as you might think. Here are the facts (and fiction) behind Himalayan salt, dark chocolate and coconut oil.

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Healthy food swaps

Need help to meet your health goals such as reducing your blood pressure or cholesterol? See healthdirect’s list of healthier food alternatives.

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How to eat healthily on a budget

Simple budget-friendly tips to help meet your nutritional needs.

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Glycaemic index (GI)

The glycaemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrate foods based on their immediate effect on blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. Learn more here.

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Heart palpitations

If you become suddenly aware of your heartbeat, especially if it's faster or harder, you could be having palpitations. Learn how to spot the signs and the causes of heart palpitations.

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Stomach ulcers

Stomach ulcers occur in the lining of your stomach. Be aware of the symptoms and get diagnosed early to treat ulcers and prevent complications.

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Meniere's disease

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the ear that causes hearing and balance problems. There's no cure, but the symptoms can be managed.

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Heartburn

Heartburn is a feeling of burning pain or discomfort in the chest. Find out about the triggers for heartburn and what you can do to reduce your risk.

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Sleep tips for children

Sleep is vital for a child’s growth, learning and development. Find out how much sleep children need, and discover new ways to help them sleep well.

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