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Drinking a cup or two of coffee may help for a...

People who drink one cup of coffee a day are 12 per cent less likely to die prematurely than those who didn’t drink coffee...

Scientists find a way for adult stem cells to repair damaged...

Each cell in your body has a complete set of your genes. But they are not all active.  The genes to produce liver enzymes,...

The age-old question: why do women live longer than men?

Female mammals, including humans, generally outlive males.  Professor Maarten Wensink of the University of Southern Denmark said that around 1950, males lived about two and...

Good news – cheese, lamb and red wine delay cognitive decline

Just once in a while, dieticians come up with a trial results that appeals to my prejudices, and late last year a group of...

Leading world medical research diabetes trial begins in Perth

West Australian researchers have won funding to carry out a world-leading trial that could reduce the chances of people with type 2 diabetes who’ve...

Video games can improve balance and reduce the risk of falls

Falls are a major health risk for older people. One third of seniors have a fall at least once a year, which often result...

A positive attitude helps to retain your super-power memory as you...

Sometimes we open the fridge and can’t recall what we are looking for or we can’t remember the name of a familiar acquaintance. That’s normal,...

Exercise may help the older brain work better and reverse cognitive...

A world-first trial at Curtin University will attempt to reverse cognitive decline in seniors, by a program of balance and walking exercises. Senior Research Fellow...

Keeping fit in retirement – strength training benefits both men and...

Men and women aged over 50 can reap similar relative benefits from resistance training, a new study led by UNSW Sydney shows. While men are...

ECU calling for trial participants with irritable bowel syndrome

Participants are sought for a new Edith Cowan University (ECU) study investigating whether fibre can improve gut health, mental wellbeing and sleep for people...

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