This Week: prostate cancer screening may be improved with a new test, a supplement made from crab shells could hold the key to a long life, dangers of everyday painkillers, vitamin D, exercise benefits and more.
This week: Dr Ross Walker discusses medical practice and mental health, air pollution and a rise in deaths, obesity and gynecologic cancer, the obesity paradox and do single women live longer, or is it a myth?
This week: Leftover cigarette smoke that clings to walls and furniture could pose a far more serious threat, a concussion blood test, increased breast cancer for women who smoke, sleep tips, and the 5 second food rule?
This week: Surgery may benefit younger prostate cancer patients, a blood test can accurately predict onset of Alzheimer's, getting the right amount of sleep, and a single drink affects older drivers, or is that a myth?
This Week: too much protein in middle age 'as bad as smoking', exposure to second-hand smoke causes irreversible damage to children's arteries, and can you get the flu from the flu jab, or is that a Medical Myth?
This week: the ancient Chinese health system of acupuncture, does it work? Being aware of heart attack precipitants, does eating grilled meat may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, and more.
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.
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