LifeStyle: Health

MG: The sexually transmitted 'superbug' you've probably never heard of

Thursday  05:36,   18 january 2018

Health experts are concerned that a little-known sexually transmitted infection is becoming resistant to antibiotics — but say a simple test can point toward effective treatment options. It's a bug with the unattractive name of mycoplasma[...]

Rachael Finch’s fit-tips will give you your best bod yet

Thursday  05:07,   18 january 2018

TV host, model, beauty pageant titleholder and all-round Aussie babe Rachael Finch shares her secrets to staying in shape.While it feels like we already adopted her health mantra for 2018 – "Just let it go" (like, that's all we did over Christmas,[...]

Why do our veins look blue when our blood is red?

Thursday  02:20,   18 january 2018

This is an article from I’ve Always Wondered, a series where readers send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. Send your question to…I’ve always wondered why our veins are blue, when blood is red? – Alexandra, 28,[...]

Using any alternative tobacco products makes teens more likely to smoke cigarettes

Thursday  02:11,   18 january 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Teens who use alternative forms of tobacco, such as e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, or tobacco water pipes, are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to a new US study. Carried out by a team from UC[...]

The Squat Variation You Need to Do If You Want Strong Legs and Glutes

Thursday  01:28,   18 january 2018

Building a great rear is no walk in the park, and just doing cardio will not get you a strong, plump butt. What does it take, you ask? We talked with Sarah Chadwell, CPT, a bikini competitor, who agrees that iron, sweat, tears, and glute-specific[...]

Why you should avoid hospitals in January.

Wednesday  05:20,   17 january 2018

<p>January is the quietest month in Australia. But for hospitals, which provide care 24/7/365, January is a time of big transition. And for patients, that means January is when things are more likely to go wrong.</p>More than 3,000 newly[...]

Woman who claims treatment left her with brow infection is being sued by clinic

Wednesday  04:46,   17 january 2018

A Melbourne mum is being sued after she took to social media to blast a cosmetic tattooist for leaving her eyebrows blistered and red following a cosmetic treatment. Amanda Coats' story was picked up in July by news sites across the globe and even[...]

This Is How I Lost Over 45kg — Without "Going on a Diet"

Wednesday  03:28,   17 january 2018

People ask me all the time how I lost over 45kg. What did you eat? What did you do exercise-wise? Well, to be completely honest, I never went on a diet. When it came to my eating, it was about learning about portion control, quality of food, and[...]

This Is What It Really Takes To Achieve A Ballerina Body

Wednesday  01:55,   17 january 2018
Harper’s BAZAAR

Wondering how ballerina's get their long, lean and toned 'ballerina bodies'? Here, Amy Harris, senior artist for The Australian Ballet, talks us through an average day in training.One of the consequences of dancing for the better part of [...]

Chocolate fights coughs better than some cough medicines

Wednesday  00:33,   17 january 2018

Modern science has come up with some excellent reasons why you should be indulging in your favourite sweet treat. From eating chocolate while pregnant to eating chocolate when falling in love.From soothing coughs to younger-looking skin (yes,[...]

The growing number of Australians battling blood cancer

Tuesday  23:56,   16 january 2018

There is growing concern as the number of Australians diagnosed with blood cancer continues to rise. Four-year-old Lucy Stainer and three-year-old Maddison Geuenich are both courageous little fighters. The pair and their families facing the toughest [...]

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Tuesday  12:20,   16 january 2018
Popular Science

This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where does it wander when it’s lost? This, my friends, is Fat Month.&nbsp;This year, PopSci[...]

Stifling a sneeze ruptured this man's throat, prompting a warning from doctors

Tuesday  04:34,   16 january 2018

The next time you feel your nose start to tickle, don't hold back. That's the advice from doctors after a British man ripped a hole in his throat trying to stifle a powerful sneeze.&nbsp;The 34-year-old man attempted to suppress a sneeze [...]

According To This Study, Having Dry Hands Could Be Prematurely Ageing You

Tuesday  02:20,   16 january 2018
Harper’s BAZAAR

A survey conducted by UK company Harvey Water Softeners found that having dry skin on your hands can age you by an average of nine years, however well mosturised hands could have you looking younger than your actual age.A new study has shown that[...]

Uh-Oh, Is Cracking Your Knuckles a Bad Thing? 1 Doctor Weighs In

Tuesday  01:27,   16 january 2018

It's likely a common scene in your life: You're absentmindedly sitting around or watching TV and you get the urge to snap, crackle, and pop — your knuckles, that is.&nbsp;When you're cracking your knuckles, you're creating more space in[...]