THE BENEFITS OF A HOME COOKED MEAL

Dining out is becoming increasingly common. Whether it’s for convenience, cost or social reasons, cooking at home with the family is a much less common occurrence than it was in previous generations. The convenience of eating at a restaurant, picking up fast food or having pre-prepared meals delivered to the doorstep has become more and [...]

By | 2016-12-22T05:56:45+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on THE BENEFITS OF A HOME COOKED MEAL

ARE DIET, TELOMERES AND AGEING RELATED?

Telomeres are caps at the end of chromosomes that offer protection to chromosomes. Research has identified an association between telomeres and ageing, in that as we age, telomeres become shorter and have less coating. This has led researchers to suggest that as telomeres shorten, cells are less able to reproduce safely, which may cause our [...]

By | 2016-12-22T05:53:25+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on ARE DIET, TELOMERES AND AGEING RELATED?

COFFEE CONSUMPTION MAY RUN IN THE FAMILY

Coffee is a widely consumed beverage around the world and people drink coffee for a number of reasons. The most common reason may well be for its perceived ability to help fight fatigue and stimulate us for the day ahead. Many people come to rely on coffee in their daily routine. Coffee consumption is also [...]

By | 2016-12-22T04:03:26+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on COFFEE CONSUMPTION MAY RUN IN THE FAMILY

EXERCISING AWAY SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR

In an increasingly busy world, sedentary behaviour – that is sitting for long periods of time – has become common. People often work long hours at their desk and wind down with time spent in front of the TV. Furthermore, commuting via car is common so people may transfer from the car, to the office [...]

By | 2016-12-22T03:58:04+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on EXERCISING AWAY SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR

FIT TO KICK DIABETES

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and is largely lifestyle driven. It’s estimated that around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes, 85% of whom have type 2. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include being overweight or obese and being physically inactive. While physical inactivity is a known risk factor for type [...]

By | 2016-11-10T08:49:11+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on FIT TO KICK DIABETES

IMPORTANT NEWS FOR WOMEN IN THEIR CHILDBEARING YEARS

The reason women have pap smears is to detect pre-cancerous changes in the surface of the cervix so they can either be watched or treated, depending on how far down the road to cancer they’ve gone. The condition is called Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia or CIN. If CIN is graded at a 2 or 3 then [...]

By | 2016-11-10T08:49:55+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on IMPORTANT NEWS FOR WOMEN IN THEIR CHILDBEARING YEARS

EARLY EXPOSURE THERAPY FOR PEANUT ALLERGY

Peanut allergy is one of the most severe food allergies, affecting around three in every 100 children. There is currently no con rmed treatment to prevent or cure allergic reactions to peanuts and the allergy is the most common cause of food-related anaphylaxis death. There has been some promising research into oral immunotherapy for peanut [...]

By | 2016-11-10T08:18:11+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on EARLY EXPOSURE THERAPY FOR PEANUT ALLERGY

WORK OUT WITH DARK CHOCOLATE

Dark chocolate, in moderation, has been promoted as being good for one’s health because it contains a group of compounds called flavanols. Flavanols are found in a range of other foods and beverages including some fruits, vegetables, red wine and tea. Flavanols have many health bene ts including being rich in antioxidants, assisting blood ow, [...]

By | 2016-11-10T09:10:28+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on WORK OUT WITH DARK CHOCOLATE

FOOD AND ALZHEIMER’S RISK

Dementia describes a range of symptoms relating to a decline in memory and other thinking skills that can reduce a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. There are more than 350,000 Australians living with dementia.There are many types of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common. Alzheimer’s causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. [...]

By | 2016-11-10T08:15:49+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on FOOD AND ALZHEIMER’S RISK

NOT JUST HOW MUCH YOU WEIGH, BUT FOR HOW LONG

It is well known that having excess body weight is a risk factor for a number of conditions at including least nine different types of cancer. Overweight and obesity can lead to greater insulin resistance, chronic in ammation, DNA damage and changes in hormone metabolism. What is less known in this area is what particular [...]

By | 2016-11-10T08:15:08+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Health News|Comments Off on NOT JUST HOW MUCH YOU WEIGH, BUT FOR HOW LONG
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