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.
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.
Healthy food swaps
Swapping high-kilojoule, high-fat or salty foods for healthier alternatives is an easy way to boost your health.
GORD and diet
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common digestive problem, and diet and nutrition play an important part in its management.
What causes GORD (reflux)?
Most cases of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are caused by a problem with the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS). Find out the causes of GORD.
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.
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.
There are a number of treatments for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) that aim to provide relief and help to manage it. Find out about treatments for GORD.
Bedwetting in older children
Bedwetting in older children can happen if the child does not wake when they need to urinate. But there are several things you can do.
If a hernia is small, or not causing any problems, then your doctor may decide to wait and see what happens. But if it’s large, or causing pain, surgery will be recommended. Learn more about hernia treatments.