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Video: Does breathing retraining help asthma?
Do breathing retraining programs improve asthma outcomes? Most people with asthma rely on drugs to control their symptoms, but can breathing retraining help as well?
Video: Fast eating is a health hazard
Eating food slowly appears to be good advice with new research showing that fast eaters are at higher risk of weight gain and metabolic disease.
Video: Is coffee good for your health?
Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, but is it really good for your health?
Video: Protein overnight for muscle mass maintenance
Overnight protein ingestion may delay the normal muscle deterioration seen in older people, which is known as sarcopenia.
Video: What happens to your fat cells when you miss breakfast?
What happens to your fat cells and your metabolism when you skip breakfast? It depends whether you're lean or obese.
Video: The keto diet: fact or fad?
The keto or ketogenic diet is a very popular weight loss strategy at the moment. Find out what your doctor wants you know about it in this short video.
Video: Breast cancer treatment - is chemotherapy always necessary?
A US trial known as TAILORx looks at using a new gene test to see whether chemotherapy adds any extra value to hormone treatment, in women with early breast cancer that is hormone positive and HER 2 negative who are at middling risk of recurrence.
Video: Exercise benefits gut bugs
Exercise can be an important factor in changing the microbial population of the gut (known as the gut microbiome) for the better, research has shown.
Video: Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
Video: Sadly, 84 Australians die of bowel cancer each week. However, if caught early 9 out of 10 bowel cancers can be successfully treated. Watch this video to find out more about bowel cancer and hear from Anton Enus how bowel cancer screening allowed his cancer to be detected.
Depression symptoms can be improved by diet
Improving diet may be one step in reducing symptoms for people with depression
Early treatment can help anxiety
Researchers investigated the effectiveness of psychological and educational interventions for preventing anxiety and found a modest benefit from both.
An active body for an active mind
Maintaining adequate levels of physical activity and reducing time spent sedentary over the long term is good for the brain.
A garlic clove a day may keep bad heart health away
Garlic may help with lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, so increasing your garlic intake may be a safe and simple way to promote a stronger, healthier heart.
How fast are you ageing?
Biological ageing can be predicted by a combination of blood and physical tests. Interestingly, the data leaves some 38 year olds having the biological health of people well into their fifties.
Does boiling green vegetables reduce their nutritional benefits?
Boiling vegetables results in the loss of minerals, vitamins, some sugars and the phytochemicals that help deliver health benefits.
Interrupting the Alzheimer’s pathway
Are there risk factors we can influence to reduce our risk of Alzheimer’s disease?
Switching to a vegetarian diet cuts kilos
A review of clinical trials has found that a vegetarian diet prescribed as a lifestyle change is effective in helping with weight loss.
A good night’s sleep for a healthy mind
Sleep is an important part of good mental health. If you have trouble falling asleep there are strategies you can practise to assist you.
Time your food for weight management
When and how often you eat is important for weight management.
The sedentary office - it's time to make a stand
Most people spend the majority of the day seated. The health benefits of any movement, including standing, on health and productivity are real and long lasting.