Rae Thomas, Bond University; Clare Heal, James Cook University, and Julia Lowe, University of Newcastle Sarah lives in London. She is pregnant with her first child. Her mother had gestational diabetes and Sarah is told this puts her into a higher risk category for the condition, thus she should have a test. At 26 weeks, she has a 75g fasting glucose test to see if … Continue reading Are you at risk of being diagnosed with gestational diabetes? It depends on where you live
Nicole Lee, Curtin University To demonstrate the failure of the war on drugs, NSW Greens MP Cate Faehrmann came out this week about her own drug use: Since my 20s, I’ve occasionally taken MDMA [ecstasy] at dance parties and music festivals. I know journalists, tradies, lawyers, public servants, doctors, police and yes, politicians (most well into their forties), who have done the same. When asked … Continue reading Three Charts on who uses illicit drugs in Australia
Obesity is a condition that is associated with excessive levels of body fat, obesity is considered a major health problem in Western Countries. Between 2014 and 2015 a staggering 63.4% of the population was overweight. This is an increase of 19% from 1995. In the same period, there was about 22,700 hospital separation involving one or more weight loss procedure, seven of eight of these … Continue reading What Everyone Must Know About OBESITY
H. Peter Soyer, The University of Queensland and Katie Lee, The University of Queensland There’s a lot to be said for sunshine – both good and bad. It’s our main source of vitamin D, which is essential for bone and muscle health. Populations with higher levels of sun exposure also have better blood pressure and mood levels, and fewer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. … Continue reading There’s no such thing as a safe tan. Here’s what’s happening underneath your summer glow
Nural Cokcetin, University of Technology Sydney and Shona Blair, University of Technology Sydney Manuka honey is often touted as a “superfood” that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds. Manuka can apparently also boost energy, “detox” your system, lower cholesterol, stave off diabetes, improve sleep, increase skin tone, reduce hair loss and even prevent … Continue reading Science or Snake Oil: is manuka honey really a ‘superfood’ for treating colds, allergies and infections?
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Sugar has become a big health concern due to its links to some of the deadliest health conditions. The truth is that not all sugar is bad, in fact, sugar is a part of our natural foods. The problem comes when we ditch the natural part and go all fancy, refined, and processed. While natural fructose forms part… Continue reading Refined sugar, a big no-no
Tim Carey, Flinders University This article was written with Rob McPhee, Deputy CEO of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service and co-chair of the Commonwealth-funded Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Working Group. Last year, 165 Indigenous Australians died as a result of suicide. Despite continued efforts to improve suicide prevention programs, there has been no no appreciable reduction in the suicide rate in ten years. While suicide … Continue reading It’s despair, not depression, that’s responsible for Indigenous suicide