Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Friday, August 28, 2015   



Weight-loss balloons - the next big thing?
There's a new weapon in the fight against obesity: balloons. For many struggling with their weight, a new device has been approved in the United States that will give them another medical alternative to treatments such as prescription drugs and surgery.

Keep in mind fish oil
AS LONG AS seven years after getting a 12-week course of Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, young people at very high risk of developing schizophrenia were much less likely than those who did not get the supplements to develop full- blown psychosis, or to manifest a range of psychiatric disorders that commonly afflict such young adults, new research has found.

Low fat beats low carbs
It is a central dogma of the low-carb lifestyle: that while avoiding carbohydrates will force the human body into fat-burning mode, any diet that fails to suppress insulin will trap body fat in place and thwart a dieter's hope of shifting to a leaner, healthier body type.

Breast-feeding advice 'not given to new mothers'
Despite medical evidence showing the benefits of breast-feeding and how to prevent cot deaths, some doctors are not passing on the information to new mothers.

Living with food allergies
One of Matthew Mitchell's earliest memories involves a hamburger in a drive-thru late at night. It wasn't a happy meal.

Bug off!
Summer is mosquito time but you can protect your little ones from bites with Para'kito.

Just 10 trees can add seven years to your life
Leafy, treelined streets aren't just good for property values; they may also be good for your health.

Move to stay alert
Scientists testing experimental drugs to prevent or reverse Alzheimer's disease have for years endured a drumbeat of inconclusive and disappointing trial results.

Blemish-free decades
Hard to believe but The Body Shop's tea tree oil range is 20 years old.

The light touch
If, like me, you like the idea of permanent hair removal but hate having to go into a studio for regular sessions, then the iluminage Touch is the perfect solution.



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