LifeStyle: Health

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
Now To Love

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
Now To Love

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[...]

Broccoli yoghurt could prevent bowel cancer

Tuesday  00:44,   16 january 2018

A new study may provide the ultimate recipe to battle NZ’s second-deadliest cancer.A new study suggests probiotics and cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, could be a powerful recipe in the fight against bowel[...]

Back to the 80s: Gonorrhoea and syphilis are resurging in Melbourne

Monday  23:46,   15 january 2018
The Age

Gonorrhoea and syphilis cases are on the rise again in Melbourne, an analysis of sexually transmitted infection data has revealed. Researchers are not yet confident what is behind the outbreaks, but speculate that casual sex through online dating,[...]

The supplements scientists use, and why

Monday  15:21,   15 january 2018

Tumeric, prebiotics and probiotics, and omega-3 — are these supplements worth taking?The Conversation wanted to know which supplements are worth our attention (and money), so six scientists – experts in everything from public health to exercise[...]

What You Should Be Eating For Breakfast, According to 2 Nutritionists

Monday  05:51,   15 january 2018

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day — we've all heard that saying so much that it's almost lost its meaning. But it's true; breakfast really is the most imperative meal of the day. It's the first meal you put in your body,[...]

10 Running Resolutions to Make 2018 Your Fastest and Strongest Year Yet

Monday  01:00,   15 january 2018

I really started running four years ago with a handful of 5Ks and then a bold leap directly to the half marathon. Throw in tree half marathons, three triathlons, and a mix of other distances, and 2017 was my best running year yet — although not as[...]