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Health experts asking Aussies to ease up on the festive tipple

The new sensible alcohol guidelines say adults should not drink more than 10 standard drinks a week and stick to four on any given day to reduce the risk of alcohol-related health issues.

Food Safety

The one thing a nutritionist would never do at Christmas

Indulging in too much high-fat food, even over a short period, can affect our body's sensitivity to insulin.

Health news

Patient death rates higher on surgeons' birthdays

Patients who undergo surgery on a surgeon's birthday experience higher mortality compared with patients who undergo surgery on other days of the year, says a US study.

COVID-19

Vaccine unlikely to prevent transmission

As Australia prepares for a COVID-19 vaccine rollout early next year, experts are warning that it will not stop transmission straight away and comprehensive public…

Pain Management

Flow-on effects of poor posture explained - and a fightback plan

If you've noticed more pains and headaches recently, it might be worth looking at your posture. Here are some signs you're a serial sloucher and the way to combat it.

COVID-19

Experts warning not to relax COVID-19 social distancing measures

Australians are suffering from flu-like symptoms, including cough and fever, at their highest level since social distancing measures took effect earlier this year, according to…

COVID-19

Scientists say we can end the pandemic without a vaccine

Investigators have collated and analysed all they know about wearing face masks and say that if 70 per cent of the population wore a mask, the pandemic could be halted.

Brain health

Anxiety linked to faster onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Anxiety has been linked to an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease, according a new US study.

Prevention

Should I take vitamin D?

Researchers are investigating whether vitamin D can help guard against COVID-19, but should you be taking supplements? If so, which form is best?

Prevention

Common sunscreen mistakes to avoid this summer

While everyone knows the importance of applying sunscreen, some minor details are often missed.

Brain health

How to reduce your risk of dementia

A survey carried out in the UK has shown that only 1 per cent of participants could name the known risk factors for dementia. Here is how to reduce your risk of the disease.

Prevention

Explaining earthing and how it can enrich your life

Everything you need to know about the back-to-nature wellness trend.

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