Health Research

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"...

Life Expectancy Rising in Australia

Jan 23, 2019

As part 3 of the Australia Day series here at NaturalTherapyPages.com.au, we have this feature article about a recent study on the life expectancy on different countries all over the world, including of course Australia. You can read her part 1 and...

What are the Unhealthiest Parts of Australia?

Jan 22, 2019

NaturalTherapyPages.com.au continues our series for the upcoming Australia Day. After discussing about the Australian Dietary Guidelines, here we are talking about which parts of Australia is the healthiest and unhealthiest. The Australian Health Policy...

The Australian Dietary Guidelines 2019

Jan 21, 2019

As a lead up to Australia Day coming this weekend, NaturalTherapyPages.com.au thought it will be a cool idea to feature some articles that will discuss the health and wellness of Australians. So as first part of this mini-series, here's an article...

How Well Do You Know Your Supermarket Food?

Jan 08, 2019

We put a lot of trust in our supermarkets. But should we? A startling investigation has found that a frighteningly high amount of food imported into Australian supermarkets contains a toxic mix of banned ingredients. A news website recently reported...

Happy New Year: World Happiness Report 2018

Jan 01, 2019

Happy New Year! 2018 has been a blast, and hopefully 2019 will also be the same. But the past year has certainly had its ups and downs, and in terms of happiness, how did it do? You'll be chuffed to know that Australia ranks among the world's happiest...

Study: Weekend Workout Benefits Same as Regular Exercise

Dec 24, 2018

Are you too busy during the week to workout? Don't worry. You might still be getting the same benefits as someone who spreads their training out across the week. A joint study between the University of Sydney and Loughborough University, published...

Report: Youth Mental Illness on the Rise

Dec 12, 2018

Mental illness is on the rise in Australia - and around the world. And, alarmingly, new research shows mental illness rates in young people are rising too. In fact, one in four young Australians will experience a serious mental health problem. Like...

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