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Scientific Study Reports on Efficacy of Acupuncture for Obesity

May 05, 2021

From obesity stems a slew of deadly health conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. Scientists, educators and health experts collaborate to find a way to effectively address this...

Scientific Study Shows Acupressure Can Treat Anxiety Linked to IVF

Apr 16, 2021

While in vitro fertilization is the be-all and end-all of couples who suffer infertility, the thought of going through transvaginal oocyte retrieval (TVOR), not to mention the pain associated with it, puts women in tremendous stress and anxiety. TVOR...

Research Shows Acupressure Beats Physical Therapy in Treating Low Back Pain

Apr 12, 2021

Aware of the side effects of using painkillers for a prolonged period, many people turn to natural therapies to address low back pain. Of all the modalities that can treat this condition, a 2006 research paper revealed that acupressure turned out most...

Study Suggests Acupuncture Can Help With a Toothache

Apr 07, 2021

A toothache has been compared to other types of pain numerous times, and it has never failed to be labelled worse than most of them. If you suffer a painful dental condition but refuse to take any medication for fear of what it can do to your body?

Research Discovers if Acupuncture & Physiotherapy Can Treat Knee Osteoarthritis

Mar 30, 2021

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease commonly experienced by older adults. It's characterised by the deterioration of the connective tissue between the ends of the bones, causing joint pain and inflammation as the bones rub against each other. Most people...

Research: 6 Natural Healing Modalities Considered as Complete Healing Systems

Mar 04, 2021

The majority of the success stories of people who rely on complementary medicine stemmed from despair. One extensive complementary medicine research study revealed that most if not all patients of natural therapies used to be faithful disciples of...

The Top 5 Science-backed Natural Therapies for Treating IBS

Feb 22, 2021

Complementary medicine is increasingly becoming the go-to solution for a variety of chronic conditions which conventional medicine has failed to address effectively. The short-term benefits of pharmaceutical drugs, not to mention the side effects they...

New Study Finds Low-Carb Diet Better for the Heart

Mar 27, 2020

New research has found that a low-carbohydrate diet may be better for our cardiovascular health than a low-fat diet. The two-year study, out of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University in Philadelphia, found that people who...

Food Research: Food Labels Missing Added Sugar Information

Jul 26, 2019

New research from Sydney's George Institute for Global Health found that seven of 10 packaged foods in Australia have added sugar that's not listed on voluntary front-of-pack nutrition labels. Professor Bruce Neal reviewed 34,000 packaged foods that...

Study: Part of the Brain Linked to Multiple Mental Illnesses

Jul 05, 2019

We're learning more about mental illness every day. And what's fascinated researchers for a while now, is that half of the people who have one mental illness also experience another one at the same time. So you might have anxiety with depression - which...

The Truth About Egg Labelling

Jul 01, 2019

What you see is not always what you get and this rings true for egg labelling. Health benefits of eggs Eggs are possibly one of the most nutritious foods.  High in protein, iron, vitamin B12, vitamins and minerals, eggs are also a powerhouse of disease-fighting...

Canteen Wars: How healthy is your school canteen?

Jun 26, 2019

How healthy is your school canteen? Can you trust that it has your child's best healthy interests at heart?  According to the Daily Telegraph, "school canteen menus are set for an overhaul amid revelations that many serve junk foods to children  ­including...

How Walkable is Your Suburb?: Health & Suburb Living

Apr 26, 2019

A new study by the University of Canberra's Health Research Institute says a suburb's "walkability" determines whether we'll go to hospital - and how much we'll pay to get better. Specifically, the study found a link between neighbourhood "walkability...

Study: Do Contraceptive Pills Affect Your Wellbeing?

Apr 05, 2019

Oral contraceptives have always been a controversial topic. Do the benefits outweigh the risks? And now a new study shows that the contraceptive pill negatively impacts a woman's wellbeing. Interestingly, the same study found that while wellbeing is...

Are NSW Women Healthy?

Mar 29, 2019

Sydney seems to be a fairly healthy place, and Sydneysiders a fairly active bunch. But exactly how healthy are NSW women? The NSW government's new "Health and Wellbeing" report paints an interesting picture. It shows that while women's health in the...

Children's Health Study: Aussie Kids are Getting Healthier

Mar 27, 2019

Our report card on children's health is out and it's good news: Aussie kids are getting healthier. The AIHW (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) Children's Headline Indicator looks at 19 health, welfare and development indicators. They are...

Study: Australian Women Over 50 are Riskier Drinkers

Mar 22, 2019

Young women drink far more alcohol than their mothers, right? Surprisingly, no. New research shows that for the first time ever, more women in their 50s are exceeding the lifetime risk guidelines for alcohol, compared to women aged 18 to 24. The recent...

Sugar, Its Many Disguises & Danger of Excess Sugar

Jan 30, 2019

People are becoming increasingly aware of the implications of too much sugar. There is advertising everywhere, every second food product is clearly labelled and marketed with tags of "no added sugar". But, can consuming too much sugar really have health...

Sydney Study Shows Women Unaware of Bowel Cancer Risk

Jan 29, 2019

It's a sobering fact that some cancers get more attention and funding than others. And it's not necessarily the most common cancers that are put in the spotlight. Just look at bowel cancer. It's the second-most common cancer in Australian women. And...

Healthy Food Choices Research: You Are What You Eat

Jan 28, 2019

Did you know that who you are has a greater influence on your food choices than where you shop? It's a controversial finding, because a lot of focus in countries like America and Australia, has been on setting up healthy food outlets in "food deserts"...

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