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Do self-management support programs work for chronic conditions?
Are self-management support programs effective for people with multiple chronic conditions?
Breastfeeding feeds good gut bacteria to infants
New research finds another reason to support breastfeeding – by seeding good bacteria in the digestive system of infants.
Never too early to start kids eating healthily
Exposing children to a wide variety of healthy foods, even in pregnancy, can help instill good eating habits later in life.
Frozen fruit and veg in your freezer boosts consumption
Having frozen fruit and vegetables conveniently on hand in the freezer is a way to boost fruit and veg consumption with no trade-off in nutritional quality.
Many pregnant women still not exercising enough
Despite most pregnancy guidelines recommending exercise during pregnancy, a large number of pregnant women participate in little to no physical activity. It’s important for your own health and that of your baby that you remain healthy during pregnancy and this includes both healthy eating and exercise.
A diet for diabetes prevention
A diet high in carbohydrate and fibre and low in fat helps weight loss in people at high risk of type 2 diabetes.
The more you taste, the more on your waist
Taste may play an important role in determining food enjoyment and how much people consume but evidence in the area is mixed. This study investigates the link between carbohydrate sensitivity, dietary intake and waist circumference.
Hydrolysed infant formula shows no benefit in preventing type 1 diabetes
Hydrolysed infant formula shows no benefit in preventing type 1 diabetes, according to a study from Helsinki.
Video: Reframing pain to overcome lower back pain
Reliance on opioid painkillers and unnecessary back surgeries may be preventing us from beating lower back pain. Reframing how we think about back pain may help us recover more quickly.
Video: Do your genes control your weight?
Your genes do contribute to your risk of obesity, but sticking to a healthy diet may counteract part of genetic related weight gain over the long term.
Video: Can exercise help Parkinson's disease?
New research has found that an intense exercise program may help people with early stage Parkinson's delay a worsening of the disease.
Video: Can pet dogs help heart disease?
People who keep a dog as a pet have lower rates of heart disease and enjoy a longer life. Owning a dog can help with exercise motivation and provide a form of social support.
Video: Can blueberry juice reduce risk of dementia?
Drinking concentrated blueberry juice may improve brain activation in areas associated with cognitive function in healthy older adults. And so choosing a diet high in a variety of fruits and vegetables and including berries may go some way to reducing the risk of declining brain function in older age.
Video: Baby brain: real or not?
So-called 'baby brain' is reported by many pregnant women. Now researchers have reported increased cognitive decline in pregnant women compared to non-pregnant women.
Video: Does breathing retraining help asthma?
Do breathing retraining programs improve asthma outcomes? Most people with asthma rely on drugs to control their symptoms, but can breathing retraining help as well?
Video: Fast eating is a health hazard
Eating food slowly appears to be good advice with new research showing that fast eaters are at higher risk of weight gain and metabolic disease.
Video: Is coffee good for your health?
Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, but is it really good for your health?
Video: Protein overnight for muscle mass maintenance
Overnight protein ingestion may delay the normal muscle deterioration seen in older people, which is known as sarcopenia.
Video: What happens to your fat cells when you miss breakfast?
What happens to your fat cells and your metabolism when you skip breakfast? It depends whether you're lean or obese.
Video: The keto diet: fact or fad?
The keto or ketogenic diet is a very popular weight loss strategy at the moment. Find out what your doctor wants you know about it in this short video.