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Is our health obsession killing the joy of food?

by Sandy Smith Can you enjoy a bowl of ice-cream without the guilt? Do you drink red wine instead of white because it contains more antioxidants? How often do you eat something just because you like the taste of it without thinking about how much…

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Sports versus energy drinks

With all the products available on the supermarket shelves these days, choosing what’s good for our families can be confusing. And if we, as adults, find it difficult, can you imagine how confusing it is for kids? More and more we need to make reading…

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Drugs and weapons in new school of hard knocks

By LILY RAY   STUDENTS assaulting teachers, fighting classmates, smuggling knives, taking drugs, hitting a principal with a stick … they’re just some of the incidents that have sent reports of anti-social behaviour of Hunter and Central Coast schools soaring. A Lake Macquarie school was forced…

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DISASTER DIETS: Don’t try these food fads at home; poll

By DAMON CRONSHAW Published in the Newcastle Herald HUNTER health experts have warned against crazy fad diets, after reports of people eating orange-juice soaked cotton balls and losing teeth from a lemon-juice detox. More people were turning to food faddism, as they became increasingly desperate…

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Is Facebook behind falling drinking rates?

Published by AAP YOUNG Australians have swapped bitter for Twitter and schnapps for SnapChat, according to new research suggesting adolescents are ditching booze because they’re hooked on the internet. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) study shows 50 per cent of 14-17 year olds…

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McDonald Jones supports Healthy Harold in the Hunter

McDonald Jones recently welcomed Hunter Life Education’s Executive Officer Sally Coddington and Healthy Harold to their Hunter Corporate Office. As part of McDonald Jones’ commitment to helping the communities in which they operate, Founder and Director Bill McDonald took great pride in handing over a…

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E-Cigarette Nicotine Juice Is Poisoning Children

BY MARIO AGUILAR Published online at: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/03/e-cigarette-nicotine-juice-is-poisoning-children/ E-cigarettes are controversial these days, following public vaping bans in the US’ three biggest cities. The issue? We don’t know yet if they’re bad for you or not. But one thing that’s definitely, indisputably bad for you: Drinking…

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