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The health benefits of a Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet has long been considered a yardstick for a model of a healthy diet. Its wide-ranging health benefits have been profiled in a major review of the diet.
Anti-inflammatory diet may help depression
A healthy diet with anti-inflammatory properties may help to alleviate depressive symptoms in some people.
Video: Gut bacteria may influence your mental health
How does your gut microbiome affect your mental health? And can probiotics help to change your mood?
Eat well for a long life
Improved long-term diet quality is associated with reduced risk of death.
Massaging the pain out of labour
Massage may be effective in reducing pain for some women during labour.
Prostate cancer treatment needs to be tailored
Assessing the outcomes associated with different approaches to treating prostate cancer.
Video: Migraines – triggers and treatment
The debilitating effects of migraine affect the lives of 4.9 million Australians. What's the best way to avoid triggers and treat these serious headaches?
Exercise helps cancer survivors
Moderate intensity exercise reduces some of the treatment-related side effects in people with cancer.
Exercise improves blood sugar in women with gestational diabetes
Exercise, alongside standard care, can improve blood sugar control in women with gestational diabetes.
Childhood smarts a healthy trait
Higher intelligence in childhood may be associated with a lower risk of death later in life.
Video: Heat illnesses
Stay safe in the heat. Know the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Bad shoulder? Keyhole surgery found lacking
A particular type of keyhole surgery doesn’t appear to be any more beneficial than placebo surgery when it comes to shoulder impingement syndrome.
Women treated worse than men after heart attack
Women have poorer outcomes after a serious heart attack than men, and are less likely to receive the right treatment.
Video: Does the midlife crisis really exist?
Does the “midlife crisis” really exist? Many people believe that it does.
Slip, slap, slop early to save your skin
Regular use of sunscreen at an early age has demonstrable benefits later on, especially if you’re the type to burn.
Complementary medicine users have worse cancer survival
People who use complementary medicines are more likely to discontinue or refuse cancer treatments, potentially putting their lives at risk.
Although more obvious in children, we all experience boredom at some time. Adults usually ignore it and move on, but prolonged boredom should not be ignored. Find out how to make boredom work for you.
Put down the tablet; pick up a book
When you use a tablet, you go to sleep later and don’t sleep as well as if you had read a book before bed.
Video: Lift your mood with some weights
Weightlifting is an effective treatment for moderate depression, in a similar way to aerobic exercise.
Quicken your step to live longer
Maybe you shouldn’t stop to smell the roses - a fast-paced walk seems to be linked to a lower risk of death.