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Diet changes that can help manage an irritable bowel

irritable bowel syndrome

People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can find symptom relief with a variety of dietary changes. Results from a new trial show that no one fixed approach will work for everyone, but there is merit in taking the principles behind the spectrum of dietary options and adapting to ‘what works’ for a person.

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How you can prevent Alzheimer’s

alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain, listen now.

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Most Australians don’t know MS symptoms…do you?

MS

Nearly 7 million Australians know someone with multiple sclerosis (MS) yet research has revealed the disease is worryingly misunderstood. A Galaxy poll commissioned by MS Research Australia shows the majority of Australians don’t know what MS is and less than half can identify the early symptoms.

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Why wearing sunglasses in autumn and winter is just as important as summer

eye care

Optometrists nationwide rejoiced when Sid the Seagull updated his iconic Cancer Council message to slip slop slap, seek, SLIDE. However, the image of a seagull with sunglasses only went part way to educating consumers about the importance of wearing sunglasses every day.

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Food as medicine: why do we need to eat so many vegetables and what does a serve actually look like?

food as medicine

Most Australian adults would know they’re meant to eat two or more serves of fruit and five or more serves of vegetables every day. Whether or not they get there is another question. Genevieve James-Martin, Gemma Williams and Malcolm Riley explore why we need to eat so many and how big is an actual serve.

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Fasting not superior to regular dieting

dieting

Fasting diets don’t produce superior health benefits despite increasing in popularity, say US researchers.

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How to Make a Matcha Green Tea Face Mask

matcha green tea

Matcha is an excellent ingredient for the skin keeping it clear and youthful. Matcha works from both the inside out when you drink it as a green tea and from the outside in when you use it as a face mask.

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Good nutrition and breast cancer prevention

breast cancer prevention

The Mayo Clinic in the US has highlighted that the best defence women have for breast cancer prevention is nutrition and an active lifestyle.

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‘Saturated fat not cause of heart disease’: study

saturated fat

It’s time to stop demonising saturated fats and focus on a healthy lifestyle to prevent heart disease, some experts say.

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Aerobic exercise and tai chi keeps mind sharp for over 50s

exercise

Taking up exercise at any age is worthwhile for the brain, Australian research shows.

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