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Butter not so bad

For some time saturated fat has been considered unhealthy and foods like butter that contain it have been recommended to be consumed sparingly. However, in recent times it has ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Australians drinking less

For thousands of years fermented grain, fruit, and honey has been used to make alcoholic beverages that humans can drink. There are some evolutionary theorists who argue that ...

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News from: Addiction

Makeup messages

In any given six month period, according to Roy Morgan research, 6.3 million Australian women over age 14 purchase makeup of some kind. That’s 64 per cent of all ...

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News from: Perception

Running memory

Last week in this column we reported a study showing that exercising four hours after a learning task lead to improvements in memory. The researchers guessed that it might ...

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News from: Cell Metabolism

Hops reduce breast cancer risk

Menopause is a time of transition and change and it is experienced differently by every woman. To deal with some of the symptoms of menopause such as hot ...

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News from: Chemical Research in Toxicology

Hot drinks and cancer

Back in 1991 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) did a review evaluating the effects of coffee consumption and concluded that it is “possibly carcinogenic to humans” ...

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News from: The Lancet Oncology

Broccoli sprouts for oral cancer

According to the World Health Organisation oral cancer is the 11th most common cancer. In Australia around 3,000 cases are diagnosed each year. Unfortunately, it has a high mortality ...

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News from: Cancer Prevention Research

Clean workplaces, clear thoughts

Like it or not, you are a product of your environment and to some extent you reflect it. This might be unpalatable news if you live in a peat bog ...

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News from: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Exercise boosts memory ... later

Timing is everything; just ask the early bird or even the worm. People ascend to greatness, people fall to obscurity, businesses boom, businesses bust; and it’s all about timing. ...

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News from: Current Biology

Mature memory

It is a well recognised phenomenon that as you age the likelihood increases of having moments where memory fails you. We even have a name for it in common parlance: ...

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News from: Neuropsychologia

Chill coffee beans for flavour

Coffee consumption is truly an art these days. Yes there is the little motif of a dog running past a windmill that your barista has lovingly etched into your ...

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News from: Scientific Reports

Whole grains, long life

Do you consider yourself a refined individual? In that context, “refined” has a positive connotation suggesting a lack of impurity and an evolved, civilised sensibility. Context, however, is everything. ...

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News from: PLoS Medicine

Staying faithful

You only have to look at divorce statistics to see how difficult it is to stay committed to a romantic relationship. Yet 67 per cent of marriages don’t end ...

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News from: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Phubbing psychology

It’s always exciting when a new word enters the language. For a start it reminds us that language is alive and evolving just like life itself. Then it also ...

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News from: Computers in Human Behaviour

Meaningful work

We all search for meaning in life. No-one wants to experience a desolate lack of connection and we all seek meaning, albeit in different ways, whether we be atheists, Taoists, ...

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News from: MIT Sloan Management Review

Fitness beats stroke

Exercise is fun…that’s enough reason to do it but we all know that it is also good for you. When you are younger exercise is almost an unavoidable part ...

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News from: Stroke

Maximising muscle

Muscle is not just something you want for posing on the beach it is actually a very healthy thing to have. You need muscle for stability, posture, to maintain ...

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News from: Journal of Applied Physiology

For love and money

Romantic love is a pure emotion unsullied by worldly concerns…right? Well, maybe not if you talk to evolutionary psychologists who see the forces of mate selection driving what we ...

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News from: Frontiers in Psychology







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