E-cigs may tempt youths to smoke: study

E-cigs may tempt youths to smoke: study

Electronic cigarettes may be more tempting to non-smoking youths than conventional cigarettes, and once young people have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, according to US researchers. 

Sports drinks: Should kids be using them?

Sports drinks: Should kids be using them?

Kids playing weekend games want heavily marketed sports or caffeinated drinks but a public health researcher says their choices are unhealthy and of little help on the field.

Change in diet changing minds

Change in diet changing minds

A healthy mind and a healthy body might be inextricably linked, writes Felice Jacka 

Doctors told to 'practice what they preach'

Doctors told to 'practice what they preach'

Doctors have been told to "practice what they preach" in a study that has found medical professionals regularly risk infecting their patients and colleagues, because they fail to meet their own health needs.

Sleep issues start at young age - study

Sleep issues start at young age - study

Nearly 40 per cent of Auckland University students in a survey had significant sleep problems, with depression and anxiety the leading causes.

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.

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