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Caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant found in coffee, most teas, chocolate, energy drinks and elsewhere. It acts on the brain and nervous system and it’s addictive. If you want to reduce your caffeine intake, learn more 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

Swapping high-kilojoule, high-fat or salty foods for healthier alternatives is an easy way to boost your health.

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Living with GORD

Information on living with GORD on this page, plus links to trusted resources.

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Electroencephalogram (EEG)

An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is a test that measures the electrical activity of the brain. It can be used to diagnose or monitor conditions such as epilepsy and sleep disorders. Learn more about this diagnostic test from a trusted source.

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GORD (reflux)

Learn more about symptoms and treatments for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), which is caused by stomach acid leaking into the oesophagus.

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Foods high in iodine

Foods high in iodine include fish, prawns and seafood, as well as iodised salt and packaged bread. Here's how to get enough iodine in your diet.

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Quit tobacco and you'll breathe easy

According to the World Health Organization, tobacco products were responsible for 3.3 million lung disease-related deaths worldwide in 2017.

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Low FODMAP diets

A low FODMAP diet reduces or removes certain foods to cut down on specific sugar types and avoid tummy pain and discomfort. Learn more about FODMAPs here.

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Stomach ulcers

Stomach ulcers occur in the lining of your stomach. Although they are common and can be treated, it’s important to be aware of the symptoms and get diagnosed early.

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