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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...

Long-term exposure to road traffic noise may increase the risk of obesity

Long term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with increased risk of obesity. This was the conclusion of a study involving the participation of...

Less pain, more gain – improving health and fitness with minimal exercise

When it comes to exercise, if there was a way to get more health benefits by doing less, then it’s likely a lot of...

What you should know about kidney stone prevention

Anyone who has developed a kidney stone will tell you that the pain of passing one is worth an ounce of prevention. About 10% of...

Exercise is medicine, and doctors are starting to prescribe it

There is a movement afoot (pun intended) to get more people exercising by involving their family doctors. In the United Kingdom, the government recently released...

How obesity linked to diabetes, coronary artery disease

A Cleveland Clinic genetic analysis has found that obesity itself, not just the adverse health effects associated with it, significantly increases the risk of...

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...

Strength training may protect your heart better than walking and cycling

While it is well known that physical activity is important for heart health, neither research nor recommendations consistently differentiate between the benefits of different...

Low-gluten diet could reduce bloating and help you lose weight

An increasing number of people choose a low-gluten diet, even though they are not allergic to the dietary substance. This trend has sparked public debate...