Are you walking your dog enough?

Australia has nearly five million dogs, with nearly 40% of Australian households owning one. But it seems that 40% of Australian dogs are not walked...

Gastric bypass is the most effective weight loss surgery

A new study found that adults with severe obesity had greater initial and sustained weight loss with gastric bypass surgery compared to sleeve gastrectomy or adjustable...

5 big myths of e-cigarettes everyone should know

For consumers, parents and even teens, understanding terminology and the truth about e-cigarettes can be confusing. Currently, inaccurate information is wildly spread about the safety...

Coronary calcium test could help clarify heart disease risk – and control cholesterol

When doctors are sorting out what to do about a patient's cholesterol, a key calculation is that patient's future risk for developing heart disease....

Low-gluten, high-fiber diets may be healthier than gluten-free

When healthy people eat a low-gluten and fibre-rich diet compared with a high-gluten diet, they experience less intestinal discomfort including less bloating. Researchers at University...

Silicone breast implant may strongly increase risk of autoimmune disease

Women with breast implants mostly only had to worry about leaks. However, in a new study, researchers confirmed that almost 1 in 4 implantation patients...

Common mistakes to avoid if you check blood pressure at home

People with high blood pressure or a high risk for the disease need to monitor their blood pressure regularly. It is more convenient to measure...
New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease

New way to look at cell membranes could change the way we study disease

Researchers have developed a new technique to analyze cell membrane proteins in situ which could revolutionize the way in which we study diseases, such...

New finding could help prevent colon cancer

In a recent study, researchers find colon cancer, Crohn’s, and other gut diseases could be better treated – or even prevented. Previous research has shown...
Five big benefits of vitamin D you might not know

Five big benefits of vitamin D you might not know

If you search online what vitamin D can do, you will find most of the answers are about its benefits in bone health. But vitamin...

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Silicone breast implant may strongly increase risk of autoimmune disease

Women with breast implants mostly only had to worry about leaks. However, in a new study, researchers confirmed that almost 1 in 4 implantation patients...

Common mistakes to avoid if you check blood pressure at home

People with high blood pressure or a high risk for the disease need to monitor their blood pressure regularly. It is more convenient to measure...

Blood pressure and cholesterol drugs could protect people more than 10 years

In a recent study, researchers found that blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs continue to protect patients with hypertension after more than 10 years. The...

Don’t let grief hurt your sleep and heart health

In a new study, researchers found that people who have recently lost a spouse are more likely to have sleep disturbances that exacerbate levels...

This memory test could help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier

In a recent study, researchers found that testing how well people remember past events in their lives could help predict the risk for developing...

How to prevent diabetic foot amputation

The number of people diagnosed with diabetes, globally, has risen from 108m in 1980 to 422m in 2014. People with diabetes who develop neuropathy don’t...