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Can a power nap increase productivity? Will it affect your sleep at night? Adam Lynch/Flickr

Health Check: are naps good for us?

Companies such as Google, Nike and Ben & Jerry’s encourage or allow napping at work, providing employees with napping facilities such as napping pods and quiet rooms where they can nap if desired.
The majority of women experience some cramping for one to two days in their periods. from shutterstock.com

Health Check: are painful periods normal?

Period pain usually begins soon after a girl starts menstruating, but commonly gets better as she gets older.
Some 10-30% of people experience bloating. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: what causes bloating?

There are several things that can cause bloating and a few things you can do to help prevent it, like avoiding certain foods and exercising.
People who haven’t experienced drug dependence often don’t know why it’s so difficult to kick the habit. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: what makes it so hard to quit drugs?

Regardless of how they are consumed, alcohol and other drugs eventually make their way into the brain via the bloodstream. Once there, they affect how messages are sent through the brain.
We need protein and calcium, but shouldn’t have too much fat and salt. So what’s the verdict on cheese? from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: is cheese good for you?

It’s no wonder people are confused about whether it’s good to eat cheese, when even food experts are divided.
While dizziness might be annoying when mild and infrequent, it can also be severely debilitating and impairing. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: why do we get dizzy?

It is estimated 30% of the general population have experienced moderate to severe dizziness at least once in their lifetime.
Toothpaste helps remove plaque to prevent decay and gum disease. kikovic/Shutterstock

Health Check: how to choose toothpaste

Choosing a toothbrush is relatively simple. But how on earth do you decide between the 50-odd toothpastes on the supermarket shelves?
From a woman’s first periods until menopause, menstrual hormones drive her vaginal discharge. Annette Shaff/Shutterstock

Health Check: what is normal vaginal discharge and what’s not?

Vaginal discharge varies in consistency, texture, smell, taste and volume in the same woman from day to day, week to week, month to month and beyond.
There’s lots of advice on what mums can and can’t eat during pregnancy, but what about during breastfeeding? from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: what should breastfeeding women eat?

Breastfeeding mothers often receive a variety of well-intentioned advice about what and what not to eat during this period. But what does the science say?
Alcohol is a big part of our culture, but how do you know if you’re drinking too much? Neil Moralee/Flickr

Health Check: how do I know if I drink too much?

It's important to know the recommendations on drinking to ensure we're not drinking too much for our own health and for the safety of others.
There are things that come from plants that aren’t in multivitamins. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Health Check: can vitamins supplement a poor diet?

Recent diet and health surveys show the typical Australian diet is far from what is considered a healthy diet. Can vitamin and mineral supplements come to the rescue?

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