This week: parents involved with children early less likely to be overweight, poor sleep and pain, multivitamins stave off cataracts, is food packaging making you sick, motor neurone disease and complimentary health care.
This Week: Medicare being means tested, Breast cancer, mammograms & a new vaccine, daily aspirin reducing ovarian cancer by 20%, shivering can be as good for you as exercise, is obesity just about fat?
This Week: all those unnecessary medical tests to avoid, the latest on the evolving bird flu virus, scientists have discovered a new treatment for peanut allergy sufferers, and how may finally beat the battle of the bulge?
This Week: is it safe to take sleeping pills, have scientists finally found proof of the "short man syndrome", and almost 50% of the population use multivitamins, but are we simply wasting our hard earned cash?
This Week: a new study on the potential damage being done by violent video games, is there a hangover cure that works, can you be fat and fit, a simple multivitamin may slow HIV and a simple brain cancer test.
This Week: How much sleep should you be getting, people who eat nuts daily may live longer, a new treatment for tinnitus or ringing in the ears, does fish oil cause cancer or is that a myth & a look at concussion.
This Week: Alcohol and pregnancy, a new hand held breathalyzer device for diabetics, an antibiotic breakthrough, caffeine disrupting sleep, which reading is best for blood pressure, and stroke in young people.
This Week: Depression is an illness, the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, gut microbes may play a part in the development in colon cancer, is water the only liquid good for you, and the crucial role sleep plays.
This week: Chronic pain, a huge breakthrough on treatment for people with Type 2 Diabetes, processed meat and bowl cancer, is Paracetamol harmless or is that a Medical Myth, and why we have headaches.
This Week: our population and our ever increasing weight gain. Need a brain detox, then sleep may be the answer. Omega 3 & brain protection. Is Alzheimer's preventable. 50 foods that will change your life.
This week: are Oreos as addictive as cocaine, a measles outbreak due to parents not vaccinating their children, can some vegetables protect us against dangerous radiation, and self-monitoring your health.
This Week: what can you do to lose a little extra weight, non vaccinators causing a possible outbreak of measles in NSW, taxpayers to fork out for personal trainers, and the medical myth that coffee is bad.
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