Lifestyle

Health: Caffeine proves disrupted lifestyle

According to NSW Health, caffeine may be credited as a drug; a stimulant drug. This form of a stimulant speeds up the process of which the brain and, accordingly, the nervous system function. There are numerous side effects which can be linked to caffeine – and consequently some side effects can be attributed heavily on the amount/intake of caffeine. Inclusive ...

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Back to the Costas: terror fear sees travel industry return to its roots

he string of terror attacks in Europe and further afield since last summer has sent reverberations through the travel industry, but Thomas Cook, arguably Britain’s best known tour operator, has felt the effects more than most. Its chief executive, Peter Fankhauser, has warned the industry is suffering the worst disruption in his 30-year career. The company’s shares lost almost a ...

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Dehydrator can stop food waste

A US company is peddling a mobile food dehydrator in an effort to stop food waste around the globe. The KinoSol is a mobile food dehydration unit that is solar powered for farmers right in the field, Cedar Rapids television station KGAN reported. The name KinoSol is a combination of ‘kinetic’ and ‘sol’ for sun. “One third of all food ...

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Female heart disease: The most serious health threat facing Australian women

EVERY hour, an Australian woman dies of heart disease. It kills three times as many women as breast cancer, yet research shows women are far more likely to get a mammogram than a heart health check. In fact, it kills more females every year in Australia than all the cancers combined. “Heart disease is the most serious health threat facing ...

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Getting to know you: the robot assistant who can second-guess your every need

It’s here – a world in which helper robots live with us, get us through the day, and yes, become our trusted friend. Science fiction is becoming science fact. As sci-fi writer William Gibson has apparently noted: “The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.” The demand for helper robots is booming, and academia, industry and ...

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Scientists need to engage more with the public to secure funding

We live in an age when society is crying out for scientific solutions to global problems. Just a few of the many considerable challenges we face include the urgent need to transition to a carbon-free economy, the need for new drugs to combat disease and improved agricultural yields to meet the needs of a growing world population. But in parallel ...

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Getting the right treatment can prevent heart attacks – here’s how

Every year, more than 40,000 Australians die from heart disease. That’s almost a third of all deaths in Australia. Many more have a heart attack or stroke. A study published today in the Medical Journal of Australia shows that we could be doing much more to prevent this from happening. Patients who have already had a heart attack Around 1.1 ...

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Virgin Australia to reduce capacity by 5%

Edited by Nelly Tawil The March quarter brought an $18.6 million underlying loss before tax for Virgin Australia who said it remained on track to post a profit for the full year. However Virgin now expects to report a total underlying profit before tax of $30 million to $60 million this financial year, after reporting an underlying profit before tax ...

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Mars Food Strives for a New Global Health and Wellbeing Ambition  

Edited by Nelly T. Mars Food Australia have set themselves an aspiring task to attempt to create and promote healthier food choices for consumers. Their new global Health and Wellbeing Ambition was announced Friday, among their goals is to increase the nutritional value of the products, improve labelling and encourage healthy eating among families. Amid the Ambition’s most significant initiatives ...

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Australian Children rank low in Health and Education

Edited by Nelly T. A new UNICEF report titled the ‘Fairness of Children’ was released in Thursday revealing Australia ranked 27th out of 35 in health equality outcomes among OECD countries and 24th our of 37th in education equality results. Australia is failing to give all children the best start in life said Mega Mitchell National Children’s Commissioner. “UNICEF’s report ...

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