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Red meat linked to breast cancer

Red meat linked to breast cancer

Women who eat too much red meat in early adulthood may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer later in life, according to new Harvard University research. In the study, researchers analysed data collected from 89,000 premenopausal women over a 20 year period, and found that women who consumed ...

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Is weight training the solution to beating osteoporosis?

Is weight training the solution to beating osteoporosis?

Whenever associate professor Belinda Beck hears of another school that’s banned kids from doing cartwheels or playing on the monkey bars, she despairs. Why? Because for every child who suffers an injury from such activities, 10,000 more will benefit in terms of reducing their future risk of osteoporosis just by ...

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Over 50s aren’t exercising as much as they should

Over 50s aren’t exercising as much as they should

Australia’s over 50s aren’t exercising as much as they used to and are at risk of physical decline due to inactivity, according to new research by health insurer Apia. In the report, it was revealed 77 per cent of ageing Aussies are committed to living a healthy and active lifestyle, but ...

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The fat equation: How much is healthy?

The fat equation: How much is healthy?

Earlier this year, Time magazine ran an article with the tag line: “Scientists labelled fat the enemy. Why they were wrong”. The story went on to suggest saturated fats aren’t as bad as previously thought and said that diet guidelines should be overhauled. Some scientists agreed, some didn’t, and we ...

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Why ‘holding on’ is bad for your health

Why ‘holding on’ is bad for your health

Australians’ aversion to public restrooms is increasing the incidence of serious health conditions as a result of irregular bowel habits and not going to the toilet, according to The Movicol Bathroom Behaviour Report. In the report, it was revealed 90 per cent of Aussies experience constipation at some point in ...

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Australian superbug rates are soaring

Australian superbug rates are soaring

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are thriving in the general population, according to a new study by the University of Adelaide. In the study, researchers analysed urine specimens collected from non-hospitalised patients at 29 health centres across Australia, and it was revealed that antibiotic multi-resistance (resistant against three classes of antibiotics) in bugs ...

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Beware a holiday pedi my leave you with hep C

Beware a holiday pedi my leave you with hep C

Getting a tattoo, a bellybutton ring or even a pedicure can seem a great idea while on holiday, but you may end up bringing home something more sinister than just some body ink or brightly coloured nails. Experts working in the area of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) are ...

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