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Soft Drink Sugar Overload The Tip Of Unhealthy Teen Behaviour

One in six teenage boys who drinks excessive amounts of soft drink is also more likely to be watching too much television and not getting enough sleep, a survey of Australian high school students reveals. Teenagers who drink at least a litre of soft drink each week, considered "heavy consumers', are also more likely to skimp [...]

Mediterranean Diet Can Help In Fight Against Depression

The Mediterranean diet is well known for its physical health benefits and it is now being hailed as the latest weapon in tackling mental health problems. Researchers at Deakin University have found the diet can help those suffering from severe depression. Professor Felice Jacka, director of Deakin University's Food and Mood Centre, said the Mediterranean [...]

Why Reducing Advice To A BMI Number Is Hurting Our Health

Flickr Images "You're overweight, borderline obese." This was what Christopher was told when he attended his corporate health check. The person conducting the check went on to suggest that he take a look at his diet and perhaps think about healthy options. While they didn't come out and say "you need to lose [...]

How ‘Psychobiotics’ Use Gut Bacteria To Treat Mental Illness

Getty Images Researchers have long known that the bacteria living in your gut can “talk” to your brain. Gut microbes, which collectively make up what’s called the gut microbiome, can have a significant impact on mood and cognition ― leading experts to deem the microbiome a new frontier in neuroscience. Now, the challenge for [...]

Children’s Health, Privacy At Risk From Digital Marketing

Flickr Images For the first time, researchers and health experts have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of the concerning situation in the World Health Organization European Region regarding digital marketing to children of foods high in fats, salt and sugars. The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the report, which calls for immediate action [...]

Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?

Flickr Images Every day in the United States, millions of expectant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the advice of their doctor. The counsel typically comes with physical health in mind: folic acid to help avoid fetal spinal cord problems; iodine to spur healthy brain development; calcium to be bound like molecular Legos [...]

Weight Watchers Has Completely Missed The Body Positive Memo

Photo: Weight Watchers Just when you start to think the tide is turning against the era of companies brazenly exploiting women's body image for profit, Weight Watchers launches a campaign that turns back the clock a few decades. While others in the wellbeing and image industries are slowly moving away from marketing efforts that focus on [...]

Prenatal Fruit Consumption Boosts Babies’ Cognitive Development

Andrea Ballas and her son Matthew are participants in the study. Credit: Ross Neitz Most people have heard the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." It's an old truth that encompasses more than just apples—eating fruit in general is well known to reduce risk for a wide variety of [...]

6 Powerful Ways To Improve Mental Health

Stock Images Mental health is intrinsically linked to your diet. Studies have shown that certain nutrients and deficiencies are increasingly responsible for the health of your brain. Here are six dietary factors that can exert a profound influence over your mental wellness. 1. Omega-3s Most of us don’t get enough omega-3s in our diets. However, omega-3s are [...]

Why The Calorie Is Broken

Catherine Losing Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate. A calorie isn’t just a calorie. And our mistaken faith in the power of this seemingly simple measurement may be hindering [...]

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