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Australian dietary guidelines

Australian dietary guidelines

Australian dietary guidelines have recently undergone something of a re-vamp. Poor nutrition appears to be a contributing factor in upwards of 56% of all deaths in Australia – which seems to indicate that guidelines which may appear to be mainly based on common sense are in fact really necessary. Whilst the full guidelines are extremely [...]

November 12, 2012 More
TV Viewers Die Sooner!

TV Viewers Die Sooner!

A recently published report has suggested that watching too much television may cause premature death. Researchers say that their findings indicate that someone who watches 6 hours of TV per day dies, on average, 5 years before people who are not avid TV fans. The researchers from the University of Queensland further state that from [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Diaper Rash or Nappy Rash: Identification, Causes and Treatment

Diaper Rash or Nappy Rash: Identification, Causes and Treatment

In America, it’s called diaper rash. In the UK and Australia, it’s called nappy rash. But no matter what name you call it, it means a sore, cranky baby that needs help. If left untreated, nappy rash can lead to a nasty bacterial or yeast skin infection. Untreated diaper rash can also cause the growth [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Vitamins B12 and Folic Acid Repair Myelin Damage

Vitamins B12 and Folic Acid Repair Myelin Damage

Australian researchers report that B12 and folic acid (B9) improve cognitive function. Researchers in Australia have been able to demonstrate that B vitamins defend against brain stress. Stress in general leads to loss of memory function that leads to early aging. This study had patients take vitamin B12 and folic acid on a daily basis [...]

November 12, 2012 More
The male pill – Is it Just a Myth?

The male pill – Is it Just a Myth?

If you listen to a group of women having a conversation about contraception, it’s a safe bet that 8 out of 10 of them are responsible for birth-control within their relationship. It’s not actually the man’s fault, there are only 3 methods of contraception available to a man and these are: Vasectomy – Men who [...]

November 12, 2012 More
The Causes and Symptoms of Dengue

The Causes and Symptoms of Dengue

Probably most people are not familiar with dengue simply because it is so rare in the United States. If you live in the very southern most parts of the U.S. you might encounter it however, dengue would be more common with tourists who have traveled or are coming from tropical parts of the world. The [...]

November 12, 2012 More
What You Need to Know About Tea Tree Oil

What You Need to Know About Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree essential oil or aromatherapy oil is made from the tea tree plant (Melaleuca alternifolia). Although called a tree, the plant really looks more like a shrub. As the common name suggests, people at one time drank the leaves like they would tea leaves. However, it doesn’t make as tasty a drink as tea [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Maternal Separation

Maternal Separation

Close proximity of a mother to her infant or child is necessary for survival in humans and other mammals. The close contact promotes emotional attachment and helps to provide food, comfort, and safety. Maternal separation is just as important as close contact for the development of individuality and continued growth of the mother-child relationship. Separations [...]

September 17, 2011 More