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Sleep is important for many aspects of our health. Stock-Asso/ Shutterstock

Why sleep is so important for losing weight

A lack of sleep increases appetite, makes us more likely to eat unhealthy foods, and even affects how body fat is lost while dieting.
Work and family, without good childcare, are mutually exclusive. Getty/Malte Mueller

Without child care, work and family are impossible

A scholar and mother of a young child who is now working at home explores what's called the 'work-family conflict' – and finds that's the wrong label for the impossible choices faced by parents.
There’s currently no peer-reviewed research published in any major scientific journals backing up the hormone diet’s claims. Shutterstock/Gts

Hormone diets are all the rage, but do they actually work?

Expert looks at latest diet trend which claims 'resetting' your hormones is the key to losing stubborn weight.
Taking the pill as a teenager may lead to an increased risk for depression, even years after stopping. Shutterstock

Taking the pill as a teenager may have long-lasting effect on depression risk

Long-term or historical use of oral contraceptives may lead to an increased risk of depression in later years; understanding the risk will better inform the decision whether or not to take the pill.
Testosterone is primarily made in the testes, and creates many of the characteristics we see in adult men. from www.shutterstock.com

You need more than just testes to make a penis

Disorders affecting penis development are among the most common birth defects seen in humans, and rates are on the rise.
Hormone signals help ready worker mole-rats to treat pups as their own. belizar/Shutterstock.com

Eating royal poop improves parenting in naked mole-rats

Worker naked mole-rats take care of their colony's young even though they aren't the pups' actual parents. New research suggests the queen gets them ready via hormones in her poop.
Women with endometriosis need evidence-based information to make informed choices about their treatment. Timothy Paul Smith

Considering surgery for endometriosis? Here’s what you need to know

Endometriosis is cut or vaporised with an electric current or laser. It ranges from a simple, 20 minute operation to complex surgery involving important organs such as the bowel and bladder.

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