Health

‘I have a disease that shouldn’t exist’

China is grappling with a surge in black lung, which is a result of decades of coal-fired development. The world’s second-largest economy and top coal consumer is just starting to address the problem. A lung blackened and diseased by coal dust. WARNING: Graphic content. WHEN Stephen Mellor spluttered up a …

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Is this ‘no cake rule’ ridiculous?

Mmmm cake. Should we really be banning it at work for the sake of our waistlines? FOR my daughter’s fourth birthday, Kitty wanted to help me bake a cake, put pink icing on it and take it to daycare to share with her friends. We baked the cake and took …

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Is sport making you put on weight?

Who doesn’t love a few beers while watching sport? WHETHER you’re watching a live tennis or cricket match, or attending weekend games nothing screams summer more than a cold drink and an ice cream. Then a few hours later you’ve wolfed down a meat pie, fries, a bag of chips …

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The big problem with modern dieting

If you look at photos like this and think of jumping on the Paleo bandwagon, you should probably read on. ONCE upon a time there was an Empress (actually she was stay-at-home mother of two with delusions of grandeur) who obsessed excessively over what she ate and what she fed …

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What a healthy lunch box looks like

How to pack a healthy lunch for your child at school A healthy wrap for lunch along with a few fresh and easy snacks, makes for a good lunch box. And don’t forget the bottle of water. Picture: Kathleen Alleaume AS THE first few weeks of the school year get …

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Your modern first-aid kit

As ever, the best approach to sunburn is to prevent it happening. HERE are the latest tips on how to treat the most common and serious medical conditions so you’ll know exactly what to do if one strikes. BURN “The number-one solution for a burn is 20 minutes under cool …

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Punisher’s secret drug abuse history

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to slaughter every drug dealer and addict in the country, making way for death squads and encouraging vigilante killings. Dateline investigates what his tough justice really looks like. Rodrigo Duterte is flip-flopping over the question of his reported addiction to fentanyl. RODRIGO Duterte has …

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Organise Your Life

A note about relevant advertising We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. This is also known as Online Behavioural Advertising. You can find out more …

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‘I felt something crawl up my leg’

Fiona Donagh is lucky to be alive after being bitten by a funnel-web spider on Boxing Day. Picture: Karima Megelus/ Caters News A NSW mum who was bitten in her bed by one of the world’s deadliest spiders has spoken for the first time about her incredible battle for survival. …

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Reorganise your kitchen and lose weight

A healthy fridge indicates a healthy diet but if your fridge looks like many with old vegetables in a crisper that is rarely opened and old jars and containers of stuff at the back it is time to get organised. Picture: iStock WHEN IT comes to diets, weight loss and …

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