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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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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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Fasting for medical tests

For some medical tests, fasting may be required for a period of time before a test. Learn more about different tests and when fasting may be necessary.

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Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis is a manageable genetic condition characterised by benign tumours. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

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Healthy eating over 60

Your body changes over time. Here's what to eat, how to maintain your appetite and stay well as you get older.

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Have a good day at work – every day

Returning to work after a break can be a positive experience. Follow these tips from the Black Dog Institute to help you find joy and calm in your work day – no stress.

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Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a common, inexpensive procedure to improve the appearance of discoloured teeth. A dentist can provide the safest, most effective treatment.

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Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain. It controls the body’s night and day cycles. Learn more here, including how melatonin levels can be adjusted.

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Incontinence treatments – 10 ways to stop leaks

For many people with incontinence, these 10 self-help tips and lifestyle changes are enough to relieve symptoms.

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Foods high in iron

The best source of iron is animal-based foods like meat and eggs, but many plant-based foods are also rich in (non-haem) iron.

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