Supplements Won’t Prevent Dementia. But These Steps Might.

Donna Kaye Hill realized that her 80-year-old mother was faltering cognitively when her phone suddenly stopped working. When Ms. Hill called the phone company, “they told me she hadn’t paid her bill in three months.” Finding other alarming evidence of memory gaps, she took her mother, Katie, to a memory clinic. A geriatrician there diagnosed dementia and recommended two prescription […]

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Warfarin diet: 19 foods to avoid

A doctor may prescribe warfarin to someone who has had a blood clot in the past, as they are at a higher risk of blood clots in the future. Other factors that increase the chances of a blood clot include: obesity pregnancy long periods of inactivity smoking irregular heartbeat trauma older age chronic inflammatory diseases diabetes high blood pressure high […]

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Doctors call for low-calorie diet study on teenagers to be abandoned

Local and international health experts have called for an adolescent weight-loss study being run at Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney to be abandoned, claiming it poses unacceptable risks to children’s health. The "Fast Track to Health" study, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, will see children as young as 13 […]

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A diet rich in fiber and vegetables can relieve depression

Researchers have long suspected that a poor diet can lead to poor mental health. Although the underpinnings of mental health problems are complex, some scientists have suggested that “diet is as important to psychiatry as it is to cardiology, endocrinology, and gastroenterology.” But does the overall existing evidence support this claim? Dr. Joseph Firth, an Honorary Research fellow at the […]

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Healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression

An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression. Dr. Joseph Firth, an Honorary Research fellow at The University of Manchester and Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, says existing research has been unable to definitively establish if […]

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Does the 7-day GM diet work? Benefits, risks, and meal plans

According to one GM diet plan website, this diet helps users lose at least 10–17 pounds in 1 week. It claims to promote weight loss by burning calories without affecting mood or energy levels. However, this plan may exclude essential nutrients, and it might not be a sustainable long-term weight-loss strategy. In this article, we look at the GM diet […]

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Elsa Pataky On 'Exercise-Snacking' And How She Stays Strong

FYI, you’re about to witness a world-first. You see, at the same time as Elsa Pataky stars on the cover of the March issue of Women’s Health, her husband Chris Hemsworth is on the cover of Australian Men’s Health, in an exclusive reveal of his brand-new lifestyle app. It’s this game-changing announcement that has brought the Women’s Health team to Byron Bay’s rolling hinterland, where […]

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Eating a Western diet makes you more prone to listeria

How eating a Western diet makes you more prone to listeria: Menu of pizza, burgers and chips makes the immune system less able to fight the deadly infection Diet altered the gut bacteria of mice, therefore their susceptibility to infection  Listeria is found in contaminated food and can cause serious problems The diet also caused inflammation supporting previous evidence e-mail View […]

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Eczema diet tips: Foods to eat and avoid

While no cure exists, over-the-counter creams and medications that can help to reduce inflammation are available. Sometimes, a doctor may recommend avoiding foods known to make eczema worse. Some foods may trigger the release of T cells that cause inflammation, as well as immunoglobulin-E or IgE, which is an antibody that the body produces in response to a threat. Foods […]

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