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  1. Alternative menopause therapies not best choice: study
    Too many Australian women are using treatments for menopause symptoms that don't work, the authors of a new study say.
  2. Why experts are rethinking blood transfusions
    While there's no denying blood transfusions save lives, there's a growing awareness of the potential risks of these 'liquid organ transplants'.
  3. How do you boost your immune system?
    It's cold and flu season and you'll do almost anything to avoid getting sick. But is the answer to boost your immune system?
  4. Relative risk: when parents pass on more than looks and charm
    You have your mum's eyes and your dad's sense of humour. But when it comes to health, some of their concerns could become yours if you don't watch for the warning signs. So how do you flip the red flags?
  5. Do you need to poo every day?
    Some of us are 'daily like clockwork' people, while others can go for days without action. If you don't poo daily, are you OK? Or is this a reason to take laxatives?
  6. How does a vego go keto?
    Following the ultra low-carb ketogenic diet takes a lot of effort. But as Darren Pauli explains if you're a vegetarian it's a lot more work.
  7. The Indigenous health gap: social factors hit hard
    The link between overcrowded housing, ear infections and incarceration provides an insight into the complex relationship between health and social issues in Indigenous communities.
  8. The good, the bad and the ugly of winter
    Everyone gets sick, your garden looks sad, and your flannel PJs rob you of sex appeal. There's plenty not to like about winter, but it's not all bad news when the mercury drops.
  9. Bad belly: food poisoning or tummy bug?
    You've got stomach cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting. But is it something dodgy you've eaten or that nasty tummy virus doing the rounds?
  10. Can cold weather help you lose weight?
    Winter weight gain is hard to avoid with our tendency to move less and choose heavier foods in the cooler months. But is it true that being cold can help us shed the kilos?
  11. Health experts warn of severe flu season
    Australia is headed for a severe 'flu season with doctors advising people take precautions to protect themselves from getting sick and spreading the virus.
  12. Should you wake a sleepwalker?
    Sleepwalking is one of those 'strange but true' phenomena - people are asleep but somehow still able to wander around and perform sometimes complex behaviours. But is it true you should never try to wake a sleepwalker?
  13. MERS explained
    Given the current outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea, we take a closer look at MERS, how it spreads and the risk it poses to us in Australia.
  14. Stay fit and injury-free over winter
    Whether it's a chilly morning walk or run or action-packed snow sports, getting moving in the cooler months poses some challenges. But winter is no excuse for exercise hibernation.
  15. Do meal replacement shakes help you lose weight?
    While many of us use meal replacement shakes as a weight loss tool, how effective are they in helping us to shed kilos?
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