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Could kimchi be one of the world’s healthiest foods?

Could kimchi be one of the world’s healthiest foods?

If you haven’t discovered kimchi yet, read on. You’ll be surprised by the benefits of this Korean dish. With a growing worldwide interest in fermented and probiotic foods, it’s no surprise that a fermented vegetable side dish called kimchi is currently all the rage. Recognised as a functional food, kimchi was listed in the magazine […]

Sex after hysterectomy

Sex after hysterectomy

Every year approximately 30,000 Australian women undergo a hysterectomy. Are you one of them? Find out how it may affect your sex life. A hysterectomy is a very common medical procedure where the uterus (womb), and sometimes the ovaries, Fallopian tubes or cervix, are removed. The most common reasons for hysterectomies among Australian women include […]

Good dental care for seniors

Good dental care for seniors

“Brush, floss, flush.” We all know the principles of good oral health. And, for the most part, dental care stays the same throughout life. But recurring gum disease, dry mouth and resultant tooth decay, crowns, and having to replace missing teeth may mean you’re already paying much more attention to your teeth than you did […]

Your heater can kill you

Your heater can kill you

Australians may enjoy milder winters than people living in the Northern Hemisphere, but many of us still have heating devices in our homes. This can range from air conditioning units, to gas heaters, to bar heaters, to open wood fires and wood heaters. All forms of heaters may serve to lessen the bite of the winter cold, […]

Are cigars safer than cigarettes?

Are cigars safer than cigarettes?

Love puffing on a cigar? Be warned: this form of tobacco is no safer than cigarettes. You might think that smoking cigars is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, but don’t be fooled – even if the smoke isn’t intentionally inhaled, cigar smoking poses great health risks. Here’s why. High in toxins According to the U.S. National […]

Menopause and obesity

Menopause and obesity

“Middle-age spread” isn’t just a humorous term. Many menopausal women associate this life phase with a widening midriff. What should you know? Menopause can be a challenging time: many women struggle with symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, and the question regarding the use of hormone therapy can be a challenging one. In […]