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WHO report maps global suicide problem for the first time

One person takes their own life every 40 seconds, equating to 803,900 deaths across the world every year, according to the first World Health …

Abbott government health policy needs a sharper focus

The Coalition entered the 2013 federal election without a health policy. After a year in government, it remains without one. While there has been …

Gut bacteria may protect against allergies

Nicola Garrett<p>Related Stories<p>Study linking breastfeeding to nut allergy 'ridiculous', Science Online, 18 Jul 2012<br>• Peanut allergy rate doubles despite …

Indigenous smoking program cuts risk widening the gap

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and early death among Indigenous Australians, with smoking responsible for about one in every …

Changes to bugs in the gut could prevent food allergies

Changing the bacteria in the gut could treat and prevent life-threatening allergies, according to research published in the Proceedings of the …

Don’t Resist Resistant Starches - Food & Nutrition Magazine

Global obesity "is not the failure of individual willpower but a failure of political will to take on big business." http://mnth.ly/1p7WbSb

Is fast food making us depressed?

Do burgers, sugary snacks and other unhealthy foods exacerbate the effects of mental illness? David Robson investigates the evidence, and discovers a surprising new idea to help treat depression.<p>The people entering Felice Jacka’s offices over the next few months will be in the throes of depression. …

Depression

Determinants of Health and Community Welfare

Trending Now<p>Mental Health Support for the Police<p>Safety Fears Injected New Funding to Boost Crucial and Urgent Psychiatric Care<p>Sydney Man Charged Over …

Poor diet of Australian youth revealed, ABS report | Australian Food News

Teenagers and young adults consume more soft drinks, burgers and chips than any other age group according to a report released recently by the …

How your postcode is affecting your health

And there is a push for doctors to screen for poverty as a health indicator in the same way they test blood pressure and cholesterol.<p>Poor education, …

Simple science is not risk free

How do you sift through complex science arguments to make decisions about the kind of world you want to live in? Seek simplicity and weigh up all the …

Just living close to Walmart makes you fat

New research published in the <i>Journal of Transport & Health</i> offers more evidence to bolster theories we already had: People living in dense, urban …

Teaching a humongous foundation to listen to small farmers

These days, Sam Dryden speaks in a soft whisper. When I met him for breakfast in the restaurant at the Seattle Four Seasons, I had to lean close to …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't

Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren’t universally, formally taught. Here are some …

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Banana bread<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Serves<p>Serves 10<p>Dietary<p>Vegetarian<p>This is an easy banana bread recipe that gives perfect results every time. Be sure to use really ripe bananas.<p>Each serving provides 334 kcal, 5g protein, 53g carbohydrates (of which 30g …

Recipes

Horizon: Should I Eat Meat? – The Big Health Dilemma review: an incoherent message with inconclusive results

Michael Mosley is the BBC's medical guinea pig. In the interests of science and making entertaining documentaries, he's been up, down and sideways after taking a cocktail of mood-altering drugs, and he's wired himself up to any piece of hospital machinery he can find. It can't be long before he …

More than a health issue: addressing the social determinants of obesity

Almost two-thirds of Australian adults and one in four children are overweight or obese. Excess weight is responsible for 7,200 deaths each year in …

The Health Star Rating – what is it and what does it mean for you?

Easy and on the front of the pack<p>Like the familiar red Tick from the Heart Foundation, the new star rating is designed to give shoppers easy, …

Social Determinants of Health Equity | AJPH | Vol. 104 Issue S4

Correspondence should be sent to Jessica J. Allen, Deputy Director, Institute of Health Equity, UCL, 1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB, United …

Climate change and social determinants of health: two interlinked agendas

Public editor: Coverage should treat suicide as a public health issue

Every suicide is a tragedy. It shows how hard life can be for some people, how much they struggle with finding joy and happiness and how unrelenting mental illness can be. And it causes a great deal of pain to many people who loved that person and tried to help.<p>In the case of Robin Williams's …

A Back-to-School Message: Emphasize Childhood Health, Not Obesity

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta released a powerful anti-obesity PSA showing a man suffering a heart attack in the ER, which then progresses to an intense flashback to what food choices and activities led to this event. During the PSA you see the man's first person view as an adult, teenager and …

For Kids' Health, a Parent in Jail is Worse Than a Dead Parent

"Among black children with fathers without a high school diploma, about 50 percent will experience parental incarceration by age 14."<p>Having divorced parents sucks and a dead parent is wholly crushing, but worse than either is a parent in jail, at least in terms of a kid's behavioral health. This is …

Learn how prevention goes a long way for young people with mental illness

As we work to build a Culture of Health for all Americans, it is time to end the stigmatizing distinctions between mental and physical health. After …

Is Red Meat Bad for You? Good for You? What Does Science Say?

Will eating burgers and steaks kill you in the end? We reviewed decades of research to find an answer to the question: Is red meat good or bad for you?<p>We know that red meat tastes great, and that's reason enough for us to dig into a medium-rare steak with gusto. But in the last few decades, there's …

Holistic Medicine

18 Health Benefits Of Whole Grains

<i>By Amanda Gardner</i><p>Some popular diet books say you should ditch wheat or gluten to shed pounds. But the USDA recommends eating grains daily, and at least half of those should be whole grains. Unless you have celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or another reason to cut back, you don't want …