A new study has uncovered the effect of exercise on our health through adjusting the balance of the gut microbiome. The study, Aerobic Fitness and Gut Microbiota, suggests a person’s physical activity levels might affect the bacterial diversity of their gut, and thus influence their overall health. In the paper, appearing in the journal Experimental…

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It’s no coincidence the mental health of young Australians has never been worse at the same time their mobile phone use is at an all-time high, according to 2010 Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry Prof McGorry declared the epidemic in a plea ahead of last week’s Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Forum, in Adelaide, on February 7.…

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The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) appointed long-serving board member, Ken Griffin as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) today (Friday, February 8, 2019). Mr Griffin has contributed to APNA’s strategic development bringing healthcare, marketing and senior management experience to the role for nearly six years. In an APNA announcement issued today, the…

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Myopia also known as short-sightedness, is a refractive error, where the shape of your eye does not bend light correctly, resulting in blurred distant vision. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), myopia already affects about 30 per cent of the world’s population. In Australia and New Zealand, the myopic population is estimated to reach…

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On Sunday, February 3, the New South Wales Government pledged $9.6 million over the ensuing four years to a dynamic national eating disorders institute. The InsideOut Institute – Australia’s first national body for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders – was the worthy recipient of the government funds. According to Psychologist and InsideOut Institute…

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