Health

Health: 5 facts on caffeine and why it is disruptive to sleep

Knowing the content of your caffeine intake can help you monitor the intake at a healthy level, where you are not foreign to sleep, take a look below at some must-know facts on this stimulant. 1) Caffeine – as most people would know – is a stimulant that people take it after waking up in the morning and/or in remaining alert ...

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Mother-of-three told her headaches and sore neck were caused by her PILLOW is now dying of brain cancer – and fears this will be her last Mother’s Day

  When Sophie Morris went to her GP with neck pain, she was reassured to be told her pillow was most likely to blame. But just weeks later, the mother-of-three received the devastating news she actually had a deadly brain tumour. Ms Morris, 37, initially put her sickness and tiredness down to being pregnant while working 10 hour days and ...

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What Coca-Cola isn’t telling you about its health funding in Australia

Coca-Cola is bankrolling a campaign to focus the discussion about obesity in Australia on exercise and away from diet as the solution to the health epidemic. Last August, Coca-Cola’s global boss promised to publish all financing of health groups and research globally after revelations of its activities by the The New York Times. Within six weeks it disclosed that the ...

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Obesity influenced more by lifestyle than genes, study finds

The lifestyle a person shares with a partner has a greater influence than upbringing does on the chances of becoming obese, research suggests. By middle age, the choices made by couples – including those linked to diet and exercise – will have a much greater impact than the lifestyle they shared with their siblings and parents when growing up, the ...

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Michelle Bridges prefers to take baby son to fitness dates and meetings

SHE runs a multi-million dollar business empire that reaches across the globe but Michelle Bridges’ most important job is her newest one — being mum to eight-week-old Axel. The fitness guru is not planning to hire a nanny just yet, preferring to take her baby with her as she rushes from training sessions to meetings and interviews. “I don’t have ...

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Study links diabetes to inactive lifestyle

Movement detection data from nearly 2500 volunteers has revealed that every extra hour of sedentary time raises the risk of diabetes by 22 per cent. Every extra hour of inactivity in the course of a week can increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes by more than a fifth, a Dutch study has found. Researchers used a wearable device that ...

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Pharmacists warn against cheaper meds

The powerful pharmacists lobby warns pensioners they won’t see any benefit if they buy discounted medicines. The Pharmacy Guild fired the warning shot on Monday, after Chemist Warehouse announced it would discount prescription medicines by $1 from January 1. Pharmacists have been required to charge set fees for prescription drugs – $6.10 for concession patients and $37.70 for general patients, ...

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Police target Melbourne Stereosonic

A week after a woman died from a drug she took at a music festival in Sydney, police in Victoria are urging people not to gamble with their lives at Melbourne’s Stereosonic this weekend. Sniffer dogs and police will be outside and inside the Melbourne Showgrounds to crack down on illicit drugs among the 25,000 people expected to attend the ...

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Health: Do you or someone you know suffer from astigmatism?

Many sight-related conditions are not always diagnosed, especially in children but once they are it can be a huge relief. Writer Ursula Melhem describes her family’s reaction to her younger brother being diagnosed with astigmatism and in her view, it’s all about having the right attitude. ‘Nadim is a short sight away from the ultimate sensory vision,’ writes Ursula. I have a ...

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Fat can fight heart disease: report

The fat surrounding blood vessels can help fight heart disease. The new research may help explain the paradox that people with a Body Mass Index that signifies obesity are actually more likely to live longer after a heart attack than someone with a healthy BMI. The studies, led by a British Heart Foundation research fellow Professor Charalambos Antoniades, involved analysis of tissue ...

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