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Dizziness when standing linked to dementia

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Those dizzy spells felt when standing up too quickly have been linked to cognitive decline and dementia later in life.

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Hope for patients with fatal brain disease

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 A drug used to treat diabetes has the potential to help sufferers of a rare and devastating Parkinson’s-like degenerative brain disease.

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Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia, study finds

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A study by Indiana University researchers has identified 24 compounds — including caffeine — with the potential to boost an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia.

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Retirement anxiety is a global issue

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When it comes to retirement, people all around the world are experiencing retirement according to a research report from Malvern, Penn.-based investment management giant Vanguard Inc. This is what retirees in four countries think about retirement in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

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Health Check: are naps good for us?

naps good for us

Catnap, kip, snooze, siesta; whatever you call naps, there is no doubt these once frowned-upon short sleeps are gaining acceptance. The increase in popularity is not surprising, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US finding around a third of American adults do not get the recommended seven hours sleep each night.

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4 easy tips to get a better night sleep

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Up to 45% of Australians are affected by sleep related issues, according to a new study. So how can you get better sleep? Here’s four things you can do tonight to improve your slumber.

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Video: Anti-ageing face yoga…?

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The downward-facing dog – great for the mind, body and soul – but how about some yoga for the face? Youtuber, The Uma Show teaches us her simple face yoga exercise regime, which helps lift, firm, tone and reduce wrinkles. Try this short easy routine a few times a week.

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Australia’s sleep woes worsen study reveals

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Australians remain in a deep slumber on the health benefits of sleep.

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How should you deal with grief?

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The pain and sorrow of bereavement is supposed to get easier to bear as time passes. But what if it doesn’t? Psychiatrists call it ‘complicated grief’ – and it can be treated. Andrea Volpe reports.

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Living with obsessive compulsive disorder

obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious but treatable mental disorder that affects more than half a million Australians. Movies and TV shows often portray people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) as quirky and comical individuals.

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