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The top 5 signs you have hearing loss

hearing

About one in five Australians between the ages of 50 and 59 have hearing loss. And this increases to affect 2 out of every 3 people over 60. Hearing loss can occur related mostly to ageing effects; be caused by overexposure to loud noise and sometimes other medical issues writes Professor Elaine Saunders

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Artificial sweeteners linked to risk of weight gain, study shows

artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, according to a new study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Mediterranean diet may cut dementia risk

Mediterranean Diet

A Mediterranean-style diet rich in oily fish, fresh vegetables and nuts could help cut the risk of dementia, study reveals.

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Video: 10 Best physio exercises to ease knee pain

knee pain

As our joints begin to increase in age, so to does our pain. Most significantly is knee pain. They are holding all our body weight and are constantly on the go, twisting and turning and keeping us stable.

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My down and dirty depression cure

depression

Gardening has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. And because I live in a subtropical climate, I get to garden all year long. I have vibrant hibiscus blossoms the size of dinner plates. And the smell of the jasmine is sweeter than any perfume. But gardening is good for more than

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Why you should eat a plant-based diet, but that doesn’t mean being a vegetarian

vegetarian food

Plant-based diets are often shown to be good for health. Yet Australians eat a lot of meat and are sometimes reluctant to completely cut meat from their diet. So it’s important to know that eating a plant-based diet doesn’t have to mean becoming a vegetarian. Plant-based diets are high in vegetables, wholegrain bread and cereals,

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Asthma warning after hospitalisation spike, over 55’s at highest risk

asthma

Four hundred Australians are dying and up to 40 000 more are hospitalised each year due to asthma, says the National Asthma Council Australia.

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Beware the nutrition expert

When it comes to food and health, we are all our own experts on eating. This is as it should be. Being an expert on one’s own eating preferences though does not make one a nutrition expert writes Tim Crowe.

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Top 7 anti-ageing foods that can make your skin beautiful

anti-ageing

Everyone wants to look young and beautiful, but due to ageing and various environmental reasons our skin starts developing signs of ageing. By eating the right and natural food items, you can fight the signs of ageing writes Dr Peter Dobie.

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Men’s Health : Everyday chemicals linked to chronic disease in men

men's health

Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Adelaide researchers.

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