Brushing up on healthy gums

Bleeding gums are very common but that doesn't mean you should ignore them. They're usually a sign of gum (periodontal) disease.

Is big tobacco jumping ship?

Is big tobacco jumping ship?

Big tobacco is setting its sights on the $US3 billion e-cigarette industry. On the surface, it looks like a pre-emptive move to neutralise a profit threat. But, as Becky Freeman writes, the strategy may actually be to normalise smoking again and undermine decades of anti-smoking campaigns.

Thinking Allowed: Just blame it on London

Let's face it. There's a lot wrong with the world these days. But two things make me really mad. Stainless steel pineapple slicers and planned obsolescence. Let me explain.

Balancing the risk

Balancing the risk

Evidence continues to pile up that you are what you eat. And as Tim Crowe writes, there are also lessons about avoiding cancer.

Getting on track

Getting on track

Is the weight of winter weighing you down? Gary Dawkins, of RiverRidge Retreat, in the Catlins, has an idea how to beat it.

Mood, food: a complex bond

Mood, food: a complex bond

Eating is clearly more than just about getting the right nutrition, writes Kate Flinders.

Thinking Allowed: For crying out loud

Here is a millstone to grow up with: big boys don't cry.

Getting to heart of problem

There are ways to outrun varicose veins, writes Caroline Robinson.

Supermarket super foods

Supermarket super foods

Some wise choices at the supermarket can put you on the aisle to good health, writes professor Clare Collins.

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