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Friday, 18 September 2020

Cap your alcohol at 10 drinks a week: New draft guidelines

New draft alcohol guidelines, released today, recommend healthy Australian women and men drink no more than ten standard drinks a week and no more than four on any one day to reduce their risk of health problems. This is a change from the previous guidelines, released in 2009, that recommended…

Can a lunchtime laser blast banish the curse of snoring?

Can a pain-free lunchtime laser blast to the throat banish the curse of snoring? A new treatment that targets the throat is being hailed as a snoring solution The procedure uses laser pulses to stiffen and strengthen the back of the mouth The treatment claims to reduce snoring by between…

Teens with a higher view of their family 'more likely to succeed'

The key to doing well in life is perception of how well off you are – NOT the reality, claim researchers Researchers studied more than 2,000 twins in England and Wales They found children with a higher opinion of their parents were more successful Optimists tended to have better education…

Why you shouldn’t avoid sweet potatoes this winter

Cooking methods also affect the glycemic index of a sweet potato. Have you ever wondered why sweet potatoes are mostly eaten during the winter season? Unlike white potato, sweet potatoes pack in a lot of nutrition. In fact, did you know that one of the most prominent nutrient in sweet…

The real reason for hair loss during pregnancy

Pregnancy is incredible — what women’s bodies are capable of doing in order to make babies is genuinely awe-inspiring. And yet, with the amount of stress we’re under, there are understandably some side effects — as Rachel memorably intoned in Friends after listing just a few, “It’s just such a…