LifeStyle: Health

Australian public hospitals cannot meet rising demand for obesity care, experts warn

Tuesday  07:30,   24 april 2018

The vast majority of Australians living with clinically severe obesity cannot access specialist healthcare in the public hospital system, a study has found. Of the small number of specialist obesity services available, patient access is[...]

I found out my daughter had diabetes when ambulance officers knocked on my door

Tuesday  04:50,   24 april 2018

I noticed she was a little off colour, nothing dramatic, just tired and lethargic. I thought it was just the onset of a cold so wasn't too alarmed.I remember clearly the day our lives[...]

What Is the DASH Diet?

Tuesday  04:06,   24 april 2018

Learn the truth about the popular weight-loss method.DASH isn't just a catchy phrase - it actually stand for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" and was developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to keep the heart in tip-top[...]

Teens who vape are more than twice as likely to try marijuana, study finds

Tuesday  03:06,   24 april 2018
Daily Mail

The results, from surveys of more than 10,000 young people aged 12 to 17, add to earlier evidence suggesting that e-cigarettes may be a gateway to smoking tobacco and drugs.The results, from surveys of more than 10,000 youth ages 12 to 17, add to[...]

Serious knee injuries in young skyrocket

Tuesday  00:30,   24 april 2018

The rate of ACL knee injuries among Australians younger than 25 has risen by 70 per cent over the last 15 years.There are calls for a greater focus on agility training in kids sports to curb an alarming rise in serious knee injuries among teenagers[...]

What You Need To Know About Prebiotics And Probiotics

Monday  07:31,   23 april 2018
Lifehacker Australia

Even at our cleanest, we are covered in germs and we are full of germs. It's ok! That's totally normal. These microorganisms are essential to our health. Our body's largest population of beneficial microbes lives, appropriately, in[...]

Inside Kim Kardashian's (Very Intense) Pre Met Gala Diet

Monday  06:15,   23 april 2018
Harper’s BAZAAR

Kim Kardashian has shared her pre-Met Gala 2018 diet plan via her app, which includes and intense 10-day cleanse, and a liquid fast.Kim Kardashian is ramping things up for the 2018 Met Gala, sharing her (fairly intense) diet prep with fans over the[...]

Five experts on whether you have to drink eight glasses of water a day

Monday  05:15,   23 april 2018

We asked five medical and sports science experts if we really need to drink eight glasses of water per day. All five experts said noKaren Dwyer, nephrologistYou only need to drink to thirst. The best gauge of your hydration level is the colour of[...]

Shorter, high-intensity workouts offer the same benefits as longer, moderate ones -- here's how to get started and how it could transform your body

Monday  05:06,   23 april 2018
Business Insider Australia

High-intensity workouts are some of the best ways to improve health and athletic performance. If you want to make the most of a short span of time for working out, consider a high-intensity[...]

You Might Want to Think Twice About Skipping Breakfast

Monday  04:06,   23 april 2018

Growing up in a larger family meant that dinners were taken very seriously in my household. Everybody had different schedules since some were working, some were in college, and others were still in high[...]

ACL reconstructions up more than 70 per cent among young Australians, study finds

Monday  02:45,   23 april 2018
ABC News

Knee reconstructions for young Australians are on the rise, posing an expensive and painful public health problem in the future, a new study finds.The number of young Australians undergoing knee reconstruction surgery has risen more than 70 per cent [...]

'Game-changer' flu vaccine to protect Aussies for up to 10 years

Monday  02:16,   23 april 2018

Last year, 1127 Australians died in the worst flu season on record.Tonight in a special 60 Minutes health investigation, Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Dr Antony Fauci, said that he’s confident a universal[...]

Your flu questions answered: Face masks, garlic remedies and pet health

Monday  00:51,   23 april 2018

It's not just virus particles in the air during flu season — there are plenty of myths, half-truths and misle<g class="gr_ gr_15 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep"[...]

How To Know If You're Contagious

Sunday  03:15,   22 april 2018
Lifehacker Australia

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9 Things That Can Happen If You Suddenly Go Off Your Birth Control

Sunday  03:15,   22 april 2018

If you've been taking the pill for a while but feel it's time to say goodbye, you'll want to be prepared for how your body may respond.&nbsp;Upon quitting, you're bound to experience a slew of symptoms, thanks to the changes in[...]