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Which exercise is best for older obese people?
Weight loss plus combined aerobic and resistance exercise may be most effective in improving functional status in older, obese adults.
More exercise equals less disease
Researchers assess the dose-response association between total physical activity levels and risk of five chronic conditions.
Fish oil in pregnancy may reduce asthma in kids
Eating fish oil-derived fatty acids in pregnancy may lower the risk of asthma and wheezing disorders in offspring.
Exercise may help in chronic heart failure
Aerobic exercise improves aerobic capacity in people with chronic heart failure.
Good motor skills the key to fit kids
Children with low motor skills found to have poorer health-related fitness measures.
The health risk of loneliness
Socially isolated and lonely people have been found to have a higher risk of death compared to their socially connected peers.
Video: New asthma guidelines
The National Asthma Council of Australia has released major updates to its guidelines for managing and treating asthma. How do the changes affect people with asthma?
Moderate alcohol consumption reduces brain function
Even moderate consumption of alcohol can have negative effects on the brain.
Video: Brain awareness
Your brain is an amazing organ. Find out how to keep it healthy, alert and thinking well. Know the signs of concussion and how to protect against it.
Prescribing exercise for mental health
Exercise plays an important role in the treatment of people with mental illness.
Video: What can be done to prevent falls?
Falls cause physical harm, but also have a psychological effect through fear and loss of confidence. Alarmingly one in 3 people over 65 will experience a fall - so what can be done to reduce falls?
Video: Is HIIPA the new HIIT?
Is HIIPA (high intensity incidental physical activity) the new HIIT? Health experts have found many daily tasks can have health benefits if you push yourself.
Dementia linked to overcooked food
Scientists have linked chemical byproducts from over-cooked food to the risk of age-related dementia.
Special diets for autism lack evidence
Parents of children with autism often try dietary changes or supplements to help improve the condition but a new review concludes that there is little solid evidence that any work.
How food texture changes eating speed
Eating slowly can help a person eat less. Changing the texture of a meal to make it chewier could be one way to achieve this.
Video: Hangovers - is beer before wine better?
Scientists have recently tested whether a binge drinking session is less toxic if you change the order of your drinks.
Slowing of osteoarthritis with weight loss
A small amount of weight loss may slow the progression of knee joint degeneration in people with osteoarthritis or at high risk of it.
The health benefits of a Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet has long been considered a yardstick for a model of a healthy diet. Its wide-ranging health benefits have been profiled in a major review of the diet.
Anti-inflammatory diet may help depression
A healthy diet with anti-inflammatory properties may help to alleviate depressive symptoms in some people.
Video: Gut bacteria may influence your mental health
How does your gut microbiome affect your mental health? And can probiotics help to change your mood?