HEALTH

They’re packaged as ‘healthy’, but do these foods live up to the hype?

I have two adult sons. One is a vegetarian, the other is avowedly carnivorous. Without sharing too much personal detail, it’s probably fair to say that their degrees of fitness are not the same. There are many factors that would account for the differences, but I’ve often wondered how much influence diet has. For instance, …

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Seven arthritis myths busted | YourLifeChoices

The COVID pandemic has driven a significant change in behaviour across the country, with more people online than ever. Screen time is up and people are spending more time surfing, socialising and shopping online. According to Brendan Howell, director of Arborvitae Health and Wellbeing, the increase in online activity is having positive and negative effects …

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Need a joint replacement? You’re more likely to get DVT in Australia

Australia is considered to have some of the highest quality healthcare in the world, a reputation generally well-deserved. But a new report highlightssome areas in which we lag behind other countries, including post-surgery outcomes. Particularly concerning is Australia’s incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) after knee and hip replacements. The OECD …

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These Foods And Drinks Can Reverse Aging, According To Science

In 2014, a survey found that 87% of Americans fear growing old. The reasons ranged from cognitive decline to wrinkles to less physical activity. Did you know that certain foods can delay all of these? Researchers have found foods and drinks that alter your chromosomes to slow down the biological aging process. Others make you …

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The health crisis that affects more older Australians than most think

I must admit to knowing very little about shingles.  That knowledge extends to being aware that it’s a reactivation of chicken pox which can be extremely painful. If you’re as ignorant on the matter as I’m, there’s good news – it’s Shingles Awareness Week. To mark the occasion, biopharma company GSK Australia has commissioned new …

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Arthritis Fighting Foods You Should Be Eating Right Now

Nearly three million people are diagnosed with arthritis every year. It’s a chronic illness that can have agonizing lasting effects. Although there are some medications, therapies, and surgeries that can reduce symptoms, diet also plays a large part in managing arthritis. Switching to foods full of omega-3s, antioxidants, and vitamins can attempt to relieve the …

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Why going plant-based could transform your sexual health

Plant-based diets could improve the sexual health of men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, new research suggests. It found eating more fruit, vegetables, grains and nuts, and reducing your meat intake, was linked to a reduction in common side-effects that can impact prostate cancer patients, including erectile dysfunction and loss of bladder control. …

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Dementia can be predicted more than a decade before diagnosis with these blood proteins

Rahul Sidhu, University of Sheffield In the largest study of its kind, scientists have discovered that a blood test detecting specific proteins could predict dementia up to 15 years before a person receives an official diagnosis. The researchers found 11 proteins that have a remarkable 90% accuracy in predicting future dementia. Dementia is the UK’s …

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