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Top 3 tips for staying positive and productive in the darker months


As the end of daylight savings can leave Aussies feeling pretty blue with the lack of sunlight leaving many feeling tired, unproductive and lacking in energy. Highlighting the impact of lighting on people’s lives, recent research conducted by Philips Lighting shows that 80% of the nation feel more positive if they live in a light


Scientists closer to anti-ageing drug


Scientists are a step closer to unlocking the mystery of how to reverse the ageing process. They’ve discovered that a natural compound found in fruit and vegetables, including avocado and broccoli, can help repair DNA that’s been damaged by ageing and radiation exposure.


Older Australians urged to count steps and stay out of hospital

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Older Australians can reduce their time spent in hospital by walking an extra 4300 steps, or 3 kilometres per day, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia.


Exercise : motivation gets you started, but routine keeps you going


The benefits of exercise have been well documented over the years. Carol Maher and Tim Olds, Researchers from the University of South Australia review the best science about how to start an exercise habit, and how to keep it going.   


Health Check: do cold showers cool you down?

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  It’s normal to feel hot, sweaty and uncomfortable in warm weather, but what’s the best way to cool down? To answer this question, Yossi Rathner, Joshua Luke Ameliorate and Mark Schier from Swinburne University of Technology took a look at how the body maintains stable internal (core) temperature.


Whole grains help weight loss reveals study

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A US study has shown eating whole grains can help people lose weight.


A Q&A on cholesterol and heart health with Dr Ross Walker

Cholesterol and heart health

What is cholesterol? First thing’s first, cholesterol is a modified steroid, fatty molecule that is predominantly produced in the liver. There are two main types of cholesterol carrying proteins; high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Why do we need it? Cholesterol is an essential for your body, and is vital for the production of


How to love your heart in 2017


Australian cardiologist Dr Ross Walker shares his tips on how to give your heart the love it deserves in 2017. Tip #1: Eat Oily Fish A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, and additionally, reduce inflammation in the body, particularly around the joints. Tip #2:


Combat fatigue with these 5 tips from cardiologist, Dr Ross Walker


In theory a good night’s sleep – consisting of 7-8 hours’ sleep per night – should prepare us for the day ahead but, as we know, this isn’t always the case! One of the most common causes of fatigue and waking unrefreshed is sleep apnoea. If your fatigue is really affecting the quality of your


Health Check: what causes bloating?


“Bloating”, the feeling of a full and swollen belly, is one of the most common complaints we hear about in medical practice from patients, with 10 to 30% of people experiencing it. Sergio Diez Alvarez, University of Newcastle explores exactly what causes the uncomfortable symptom of bloating. The term is used by patients to describe a wide