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Dogs to be trained to support war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

Saturday  05:50,   09 june 2018
msn

For Australian war veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the loyalty and friendship of assistance dogs can help them on the path to recovery. La Trobe University in Bendigo, Victoria, is training 20 PTSD assistance dogs[...]

Science says living longer might mean just walking a bit faster

Saturday  05:40,   09 june 2018
businessinsider.com.au

The latest research indicates walking faster could help you live longer. The protective effects of walking pace are more pronounced in older age groups. Average pace walkers aged 60 years or over experienced a 46% reduction in risk of death from[...]

Women in regional areas struggle with unplanned pregnancies; call for more support

Saturday  05:40,   09 june 2018
msn

Calls for help have been issued from women in rural areas who have been struggling with the weight of their unplanned pregnancies.She said she felt isolated, unsupported and her relationship was breaking[...]

Higher Risk Of Myopia Linked To More Time In Education

Friday  08:06,   08 june 2018
medicaldaily

By studying genetic variants, researchers from the United Kingdom found "strong evidence" that more time in education may increase the risk of myopia.The paper titled "Education and myopia: assessing the direction of causality by mendelian [...]

Scientists Create First 3D-Printed Human Corneas

Friday  07:56,   08 june 2018
medicaldaily

Could doctors rapidly print corneas for transplant procedures in the future? It may be possible according to scientists who printed tissue using bio-ink.Now, scientists from Newcastle University, England, have created the first 3D-printed human[...]

Thinking of taking a weight-loss supplement? Don't

Friday  07:20,   08 june 2018
9coach.com.au

Why fat-burning pills are a waste of money.But those numbers of overweight and obese Australians are rising — so it's also logical that these weight-loss supplements don't actually[...]

Tonsil surgery might put kids at greater risk of chest bugs, study says

Friday  04:40,   08 june 2018
abc.net.au

Could having your tonsils or adenoids out as a child mean you are more likely to get respiratory infections as an adult? A large international study says yes. The research has found children who have their tonsils or adenoids removed are up to three [...]

'Sunshine' Vitamin May Help Shed Belly Fat

Friday  03:30,   08 june 2018
readersdigest.com.au

If you want to get slimmer, this nutrient - which you might know as 'the sunshine vitamin' - may hold a secret that could help you shave pounds.Nicknamed the sunshine vitamin (your body can only manufacture it when sunlight hits your skin),[...]

What you need to know about type 2 diabetes

Friday  00:56,   08 june 2018
9coach.com.au

It's sweeping Australia — but we're ignoring the warning signsAnother half a million may be diabetic without yet being diagnosed, and a further 2 million people have a high risk of developing the disease in the next five[...]

Why there might be less sugar and calories in cake than you think

Friday  00:51,   08 june 2018
9coach.com.au

It all boils down (or rather, bakes down) to basic chemistryBut new research reveals those food labels aren't entirely accurate: investigators from the University of British Columbia (UBC) have found baked goods may have lesscalories than[...]

Rare cancer linked to common breast implants

Thursday  13:57,   07 june 2018
9news.com.au

A common breast implant has been linked to a rare blood cancer, with 72 women across Australia having contracted the disease. Three of those women have died, and experts warn the numbers of affected people are set to rise.Between 2010 and 2015,[...]

How to manage your migraines

Thursday  04:56,   07 june 2018
9coach.com.au

There's no cure for migraines, but this neurologist's advice makes them easier to bearBut with a healthy lifestyle and a sound medication plan, those afflicted can greatly ease their[...]

You Should Be Washing Your Pillowcase Way More Often Than You Think to Avoid Acne

Thursday  04:34,   07 june 2018
popsugar.com.au

There are many unexpected causes of breakouts, and your pillowcase could be one of them. The best way to ensure that your peaceful night's sleep doesn't wreak havoc on your skin is to wash your pillowcases often . . . probably a lot more often than [...]

You Should Be Washing Your Pillowcase Way More Often Than You Think to Avoid Acne

Thursday  04:34,   07 june 2018
popsugar.com.au

There are many unexpected causes of breakouts, and your pillowcase could be one of them. The best way to ensure that your peaceful night's sleep doesn't wreak havoc on your skin is to wash your pillowcases often . . . probably a lot more often than [...]

It's time to listen to 'La Macarena' again — it could improve your CPR timing

Thursday  03:08,   07 june 2018
9coach.com.au

The '90s earworm could save a life.Researchers from the University of Barcelona found a smartphone metronome and the '90s earworm are about equally good at helping to time compressions during CPR, aka cardiopulmonary[...]