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Extra glass of wine a day 'will shorten your life by 30 minutes'

Drinking is as harmful as smoking, and more than five drinks a week lowers life expectancy, say researchers<p>Drinking will shorten your life, according to a study that suggests every glass of wine or pint of beer over the daily recommended limit will cut half an hour from the expected lifespan of a …

Biomedicine

Six of the best healthy breakfasts

<b>Ashura cereal with yoghurt and fresh fruit (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>15 min</b><br>Cook <b>20 min</b><br>Serves <b>4-6</b><p><b>95ml vegetable oil</b><b><br>110g honey</b><b><br>110g dark brown soft sugar</b><b><br>1 tsp table salt</b><b><br>1 tsp ground cinnamon</b><b><br>½ tsp ground</b> <b>mahlab seeds</b><b><br>½ tsp ground cardamom</b> <b><br>160g puffed wheat</b><b><br>85g pecans</b>,halved<b><br>40g sunflower seeds</b><b><br>50g pumpkin seeds</b><b><br>30g</b> …

Breakfast

Best way to avoid back pain? Lift heavy things

Most people think that the human spine is one of evolution’s great flaws. After all, around 80% of adults suffer from lower-back pain. What more …

Space Travel

Why is booze such a diet destroyer?

It doesn’t matter what alcohol you drink, whether it’s a light vodka and tonic with a squeeze of lime or a hearty glass of red wine, alcohol is the …

Alcohol

If sugar is so bad for us, why is the sugar in fruit OK?

<i>This is the third in a four-part series on sugar, which covers sugar-free diets, how the different types of sugars compare, and the links between</i> …

Nutrition

They’re telling everyone to cut their calories by 20 per cent

Public Health England has suggested the average daily calorie intake be cut by 20 per cent in an attempt to reduce the estimated $9 billion future …

New research confirms you should be eating like a Greek

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>And the Oscar winner for Best Picture is... Do …

We'll live longer but suffer more ill-health by 2035, says study

The number of older people who have at least four different medical conditions is set to double by 2035, in a trend that will put huge extra strain on the NHS, researchers warn.<p>Diseases such as cancer, diabetes, dementia and depression will become far more common as more and more over-65s develop …

Cognitive Impairment

Develop a Healthier Lifestyle with Lifesum (plus, Image Recognition for Food Tracking!)

It’s the time of the year when we could all use a little help staying healthy. Between winter, the holidays, and New Year’s, the parties are plenty and the food is too good to turn down. But simply keeping track of what you’re eating makes staying (at least somewhat) on track easier. Or if you’re …

Apps

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>• Johann Hari Q&A: ‘I was afraid to dismantle the story about depression and anxiety’<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, …

Depression

Sugar tax: why health experts want it but politicians and industry are resisting

The Australian Medical Association has kicked off debate again, but how does a sugar tax operate? And do they even work?<p>New calls for Australia to introduce a sugar-sweetened beverages tax have sparked an outcry from the food and beverage industry and provoked resistance from politicians. But why …

Diabetes

Baby boomers can reduce heart failure risk if they start exercising, research shows

New Australian research has found middle-aged people who are unfit can reduce or even reverse their risk of heart failure if they start exercising …

Exercise

Here Are 18 Incredibly Doable Ways To Eat Less Sugar

Tips and tricks that will make cutting down on added sugar a little bit easier, from people who've been there.<p><i>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Nutrition

Quit sugar and booze, lose weight and keep it off

I sneered unpleasantly, and said it won't work Fatty Boomka, because you just don't get it any more than those tragic boneheads who buy wobble-boards …

Fitness

Try these simple exercises to help stop neck pain giving you grief at work

As the Christmas-New Year break draws to a close, many of us will trudge back to office buildings and sit down in our cubicles to start the working …

Pain

Experts say these two things are the secret to living a longer life

"Blue zones" are areas of the world where people live considerably longer lives. On these territories we can find octogenarians, nonagenarians and …

Skipping breakfast to burn fat? Not so fast - Health - ABC News

Do you skip breakfast?<p>Whether by accident or design, many of us miss our morning meal.<p>"There's a lot of observational evidence of breakfast …

Holistic Medicine

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a shout-out to a $100-per-year app for doctors — here's what it does

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't a doctor, but he talked about a piece of medical software, VisualDx, during Apple's most recent earnings call.<p>It was an interesting choice of an app to highlight. Apple has deep ambition to break into the health and medical worlds, but although VisualDx is available to …

Machine Learning

If you want to live even longer, you might not like what you have to do

No one is yet signing off on an upper limit. Some people are talking about 125 years; others 600 years, which is the age by which, even if we could …

Australia

Exercise can change brains for the better, study finds

Why the left side and not the right is affected is unclear, Firth says, as "they serve similar functions" in terms of cognitive function, …

The Brain

Dr Google knows best: how technology is disrupting our relationships with GPs

The ability to self-manage our health could break down barriers to efficient healthcare, but only if doctors embrace the technology<p>Healthcare is the fastest rising cost to taxpayers in advanced western economies. The ability to self-manage our health is one of the best ways to rein in the rising …

Health Care

Have humans always slept through the night? - Health - ABC News

Eight solid hours of sleep is a goal many of us strive for. When we fail to achieve it, we end up not only feeling tired, but also a little …

Virginia Tech

Consumed by anxiety? Give it a day or two

The problems you’re experiencing today seem fraught and important, but that’s mainly because you’re so narrowly focused on the present<p>The next time you’re consumed by anxiety – which, given the headlines, is probably this minute – you might borrow a tip from the philosopher Massimo Pigliucci, …

Google Street View

Statins cut the risk of heart disease death by 28% among men, study shows

Longest study of its kind concludes current prescribing guidelines are correct, and that statins show impressive benefits for men with high cholesterol levels<p>Statins cut the risk of dying from heart disease by 28% among men, according to the longest study of its kind.<p>The 20-year project examined …

Medical Research

Lack of sleep could contribute to mental health problems, researchers reveal

Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patients<p>Mental health problems including psychotic experiences could in part be down to a lack of sleep, researchers have revealed.<p>A new study found that people who had …

Mental Health

Public 'tricked' into buying unhealthy food

<b>The UK's obesity crisis is being fuelled by businesses pushing unhealthy food and larger portions on shoppers, according to health experts.</b><p>The Royal Society for Public Health warned consumers were being tricked by a marketing ploy known as upselling.<p>The tactic involves shops, cafes and restaurants …

Holistic Medicine

War on waist: Why it matters and when it's a risk - Health - ABC News

Our waistlines have a frustrating tendency to increase as we get older.<p>Rest assured it happens to almost everyone — a combination of changing …

Diabetes

Fresh starts: So-called 'healthy' breakfasts are actually killing you

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>Globally speaking, placing first, third, and fifth …

The future of medicine: Personal, ubiquitous, and mobile

We’ve discussed before how Apple’s devices can be good for your health, but we should see the potential of its mobile health solutions take a quantum …

mHealth

Mobile phone health apps: how useful are they really? - Health - ABC News

Have you turned to a mobile app to manage or improve your health?<p>Apps that claim to treat everything from pimples to depression appeal to the anxiety …