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The Mental Wellbeing Spiral
17 November 2021

The Mental Wellbeing Spiral

Motivated by the overwhelming issues around mental health - alongside the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Lesley Braun has developed a model of care to help address this issue. ...

Vitamin K with calcium may improve bone mass density
10 November 2021

Combining vitamin K with calcium may be key to improving bone mass density

Bone-related diseases are a major public health issue, with around 924,000 of Australians (or 3.8% of the population) suffering from osteoporosis. As life expectancy increases, so does this disease, with ...

Shift worker asleep on train
22 October 2021

Shift workers increased risk of anxiety and depression

Recent research finds that ‘circadian misalignment’ increases the risk of mood vulnerability, stress and fatigue in shift workers. Important findings for front-line healthcare professionals and the compounding negative impact – ...

Curcumin
06 October 2021

Bioavailability-enhanced curcumin has greatest effect on inflammation

Australian researchers systematically reviewed the research on the effects of various curcumin formulations on circulating inflammatory markers, with very positive results.

Vitamin D’s vital role in pain modulation
23 September 2021

Vitamin D’s vital role in pain modulation

Chronic pain is now the leading cause of disease burden globally(1). Around 20% of those suffering pain, derive no benefit from analgesics with most current treatment protocols managing, not curing, ...

Unhealthy, ultraprocessed foods now make up nearly 70% of children’s and teens diets
09 September 2021

Unhealthy, ultraprocessed foods now make up nearly 70% of children’s and teens diets

Twenty years of nationally represented dietary data on US youths has found that ultraprocessed foods consistently comprise the majority of their total energy intake. Childhood obesity rates have steadily risen ...

Women’s risk of heart disease reduced in first-ever Dietary Portfolio study
26 August 2021

Women’s risk of heart disease reduced in first-ever Dietary Portfolio study

Promising findings from the Women’s Health Initiative study showed higher adherence to a plant-based Portfolio Diet was associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease and heart failure ...

Telomere related ageing – key role for health professionals
16 August 2021

Telomere related ageing – key role for health professionals

How we can influence the ageing process at the chromosomal level by maintaining the length of our telomeres, health professionals are pivotal in providing appropriate information on healthy ageing to ...