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Is the legacy of living in our glorious sunburnt country doing us more damage that good? It is a luxury to live in a climate where we can enjoy the outdoors almost all year round, yet Australians look to be paying the ultimate price in the ageing game.
As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. But does that mean older people just need less sleep?
Scientists are a step closer to unlocking the mystery of how to reverse the ageing process. They’ve discovered that a natural compound found in fruit and vegetables, including avocado and broccoli, can help repair DNA that’s been damaged by ageing and radiation exposure.
There’s a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to products that fight signs of ageing, but moisturisers only go skin deep. Ageing occurs deeper – at a cellular level – and scientists have found that eating less can slow this cellular process.
A Stanford study has found another benefit to the mighty bean. Where we were once told to not drink coffee, we are now, almost on a daily basis, being told of the extraordinary health benefits linked with the caffeine-rich drink. The latest potential benefit of coffee comes from a study from Stanford University School of …
Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including surfing the web, playing bridge and socialising can stave off mental decline, new research says.
It’s a sobering fact that one in two Australian men and one in three Australian women will be diagnosed with some form of cancer by the age of 85. It’s even more alarming when you consider these statistics do not include the most common skin cancers (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the …
Sexuality encompasses sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction and what we think, feel and believe about them. It has been a research focus for over a hundred years, and highlighted as an important part of the human experience. Since the first studies on human sexuality in the 1940s, research …
Eating spicy food may lead to a longer life, according to a new US study.
We know as we begin ageing, there is a lose of eye sight and hearing, but why does this happen and what can we do about. Chyrisse Heine from La Trobe University looks into this for us.