Like all parents, you hope your children will reach their full potential. You can do more than hope, though, by nourishing them with healthy foods, supporting their scholastic development, and encouraging them to take one or two research-backed supplements. Research proves that children and early adolescents, ages 5 to 12, develop rapidly and best when […]
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Fifty plus? Here’s a quick guide to possible changes that may start taking place in your body. As we age, we gain wisdom and experience. Or we hope we do. But unfortunately our bodies eventually start showing signs of ageing as muscle function, healing ability and blood flow start slowing down. Then there’s also the inevitable “wear-and-tear” […]
A research study conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed that only 5.5% of Australian adults had an adequate daily intake of fruit and vegetables. This is a problem especially for young adults as only 3.4% of persons aged 25-34 years were meeting the government’s dietary guidelines. These figures are worrying when we know […]
Australia has a very low rate of HIV infection compared to the rest of the world, but this fortunate state of affairs could change if complacency is allowed to set in. As World Aids Day rolls around again on 1 December, it may be time to take stock of the HIV/Aids situation and to question whether we’re […]
Researchers have discovered how to successfully create insulin-producing cells and believe that their breakthrough research may eventually cure type 1 diabetes. A team of scientists lead by Professor Douglas Melton of Harvard’s Medical School have developed a technique for converting stem cells into insulin-producing beta cells, a breakthrough that could potentially cure type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes […]
As a one-stop shop for a quick, filling meal, McDonald’s has always been a wildly popular choice. But things are changing. In fact, the take-out giant is starting to feel quite a bit of pressure. Across the world, countries like the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Australia are placing restrictions on the fast-food giant […]
Warning: what you eat can have an effect on warfarin – a powerful and very popular anticoagulant drug. Warfarin is an anticoagulant often prescribed to prevent the formation of blood clots in the vessels, and their movement to other parts of the body. While the foods you eat can have an effect on how well warfarin works […]
Use of paracetamol by pregnant women may put their children at raised risk for developmental problems, according to new research. The over-the-counter painkiller paracetamol is commonly used in pregnancy and considered safe by doctors, but results of a new study into its potential effects on the unborn baby are concerning. Conducted by scientists at the Department of […]
While it's clear that diet can affect longevity, there's great uncertainty about which combinations of foods are best for attaining a long and healthy life.
Certain probiotics could help women lose weight and keep it off, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutritionby a team of researchers headed by Université Laval Professor Angelo Tremblay.