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The 3 Biggest Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working

If you had a nickel for every time you went on a diet … Or, scratch that, if you actually lost a pound every time you went on a diet, well, you’d have no reason to diet! Unfortunately, for a lot of people, diets tend to cause more frustration than actual weight loss. And the reasons are way simpler than Read More


Will That Product Really Give Me Cancer?

My sister-in-law recently was looking at weightlifting equipment. She was surprised when she found a warning label saying it might cause cancer. She then asked me: Would this product really give her cancer? The short answer: it depends. Back in 1986, California passed a law requiring manufacturers to put a warning label on products that contain carcinogens, or substances that Read More


A Call for Better Awareness and Diagnosis of ADHD in Older Adults

Kathleen Orr, a 68-year-old clinical social worker, complains to her doctor that she struggles to remain focused, becomes easily distracted and has difficulty completing tasks at work and chores at home. After asking a few questions, her physician tells her that this is part of normal aging. Mary says, “But I’ve had this issue on-and-off my whole life.” The physician Read More


The Diet Myth documentary: The real reason we’re fat

IT IS the gutsy documentary which questions everything we know about diet and weight loss. Now the man behind it is determined to bust quite a few myths about what is really making us all so fat — and the results will surprise you. While good food and exercise are no doubt crucial to a healthy body, leading diet and Read More


Jennifer Lopez reveals her body secrets

Oh to have J Lo’s body. The 46-year-old sat down with news.com.au to explain how she does it. JENNIFER Lopez’s gravity-defying booty has been captivating us for decades. But when photos emerged last week of her rock hard abs in workout clothes we couldn’t look away. You’ve got to remember this lady is 46 and she’s had twins! So how Read More


Melbourne woman blames severe sunburn on faulty Banana Boat sunscreen

A NINETEEN-year-old Melbourne woman may have to have skin grafts after what she said was a severe sunburn caused by faulty sunblock. Taryn Hawken, of Pakenham, who has multiple sclerosis, went to an event with her friends last month where she spent most of the day in the sun. Ms Hawken said she applied Banana Boat Sport SPF 30 sunblock Read More


Your personal health information is about to go online but you can stop it

Patients will have to notify the government by June if they do not wish their personal health information used in such a record. ONE million Australians will automatically have their personal health information uploaded onto the internet from July as the government tries to resurrect the failed $1 billion e-health record. More than 360,000 residents of Penrith in Sydney’s west Read More


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Run away! Why it really doesn’t matter what trainers you wear

There’s nothing more soul-sapping than a lengthy chat with a barefoot-running fundamentalist – as a new scientific study proves Baffled and barefoot … Is running shoeless more natural? Photograph: Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian I’m not averse to running: I run most days, for fitness and fresh air, and because it’s healthier than drugs for enhancing one’s mood. It’s sociable, Read More


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Is it safe to use talcum powder?

The family of a woman in the US who died from ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder has been awarded damages. So how much of a risk does talc pose? Is talc a health hazard? Photograph: Alamy What could be more wholesome than Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder? It is the fragrant way to dry the bits towels Read More