Weight loss surgery

Around a third of Australians are obese and some require surgery to help with weight loss. However the surgery can change the way medicines work. In Australian Prescriber, weight loss experts Dr Teresa Girolamo and Rosemary Allin from Adelaide discuss how the doses of some medicines may need to be changedRead More →

Bipolar disorder

A brain imaging study of young people at high risk of developing bipolar disorder has for the first time found evidence of weakening connections between key areas of the brain in late adolescence. Up until now, medical researchers knew that bipolar disorder was associated with reduced communication between brain networksRead More →

Heart Health

Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. As you grow and age, looking after your heart becomes more and more vital. Here are some foods to include in your diet for a healthy heart. Leafy Greens You saw this one coming. Vegetables like kale, spinach, beet greens, collardRead More →

Dogs dress up to raise funds and win prizes

Petember – Australia’s biggest charity doggie dress-up competition – has arrived! This special event is calling all dog fashionistas and their “hoomans” to get dressed for good – raising funds and awareness for assistance dogs for kids in need. Over the month of September, four-legged SuPAW heroes from across theRead More →

Not wester but Fruit and Veggie diet to fight depression

Researchers at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have revealed new insight into the connection between nutrition and depression in adults aged 45 years and older. Western diet in over 45s seems to be a contributor. The review, published in Ageing Research Reviews, indicates a beneficial relationship between higher intakesRead More →

Coffee Osteoporosis

University of South Australia researchers have a bone to pick when it comes to drinking too much coffee as new research finds that excess caffeine may be linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis. Investigating the effects of coffee on how the kidneys regulate calcium in the body, researchers foundRead More →

organic food

When you buy organic food, you don’t always get food free from pesticides, UNSW expert says. As consumers, we’ve been conditioned to believe that organic food is free from hormones and pesticides. Walk into any supermarket, you will find fresh produce, canned foods, poultry, and even personal hygiene products labelledRead More →

A-Fib Atrial Fibrillation

Do you or someone you know has AFib (or atrial fibrillation)? If the answer is yes, then read on. The research seems to be settling on what is the best Afib treatment and it is more and more – the surgery and tweaking route than medication, according to Dr. ChaunceyRead More →