If you’re ageing and on medication, it might be time to re-assess your alcohol intake

Drinking patterns tend to change as we age. The older we get, the more likely we are to drink on a daily basis. But older adults often perceive that drinking is only a problem if a person appears drunk. Australia’s draft alcohol guidelines recommend healthy adults drink no more than ten standard drinks per week and no more than four […]

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Medical school mistreatment tied to race, gender, and sexual orientation

Medical school students are being mistreated by fellow students, medical faculty, and supervising residents based on their race, gender, and sexual orientation, according to a new study led by Yale University researchers. The study, which examined 27,504 student surveys representing all 140 accredited medical schools in the United States., found that women, under-represented minority (URM), Asian, multiracial, and lesbian, gay, […]

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Try this strength-based interval workout to build muscle and get stronger

The benefits of interval training have been widely recorded. The shorter, sharper workout that combines high intensity with short breaks, is known to be more efficient and incredibly effective at building endurance and aerobic fitness. But, all too often, these high intensity interval training (HIIT) sessions are solely focused on cardio, ignoring strength training altogether. While burbees and lunges and […]

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Why it’s so difficult to regulate the online wellness industry

Netflix recently released Gwyneth Paltrow’s new six-part series, The Goop Lab. Each episode explores an area of the wellness industry, including psychedelics, cold therapy, lifestyle interventions, female pleasure and sexual healing. The series has received criticism from the scientific and medical community with experts concerned about Netflix legitimizing pseudoscience and misinformation. The backlash is unsurprising given that Paltrow’s brand has […]

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Getting children to eat their greens? Both parents need to set an example

A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of vegetables, fruit and berries among 3–5-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study explored the association of the home food environment and parental influence with the consumption of vegetables among kindergarten-aged children. The findings were published in Food […]

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Paying attention to complaints can protect nurses from violence

Complaints from patients and their family members could signal future violence against nurses and should not be ignored, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. By tracking and addressing such complaints, hospitals and other health care organizations can help curb aggressive behaviour towards their employees. “Health care workers are four times more likely to face physical and emotional […]

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Some people are more likely to infect others with coronavirus

Could YOU be a super-spreader? Some people are more likely to infect others with coronavirus as they are prone to milder symptoms that mean they don’t notice and continue to socialise Steve Walsh, a Scout leader in Hove, named ‘super-spreader’ of new coronavirus He unwittingly infected at least 11 people during skiing holiday in French Alps  However the term super-spread […]

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