Health Tips

  • A 'Heart Healthy' Diet And Ongoing, Moderate Physical Activity May Protect Against Cognitive Decline

  • Eating a "heart healthy" diet and maintaining or increasing participation in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. 

  • Study Opens Door To Simple Test To Identify People At Higher Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death 
    A large and long term study of Frenchmen suggests there may be a simple way to establish if apparently healthy people have an elevated risk of sudden cardiac death by looking at how their heart responds under conditions of mild mental stress and during peak exercise.

  • What Are The Most Effective Ways Of Promoting Physical Exercise In Adults, In Terms Of Health Benefits And Financial Cost? 
    A study published this week in the open access journal PLoS Medicine has found that of six interventions promoting exercise in adults in Australia, encouraging the use of pedometers - simple step counting devices that can be used as a motivational tool - and promoting physical activity through mass media campaigns are the most cost-effective in terms of the money spent for the health benefits they result in. 

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Doesn't Harm NFL Career Length, Study Suggests 
    Knee injuries are a common problem in collegiate and professional football, often hindering an individual's career length and future. A study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado suggests that anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction versus a simple meniscus repair may predict a longer professional career in those that have suffered knee injuries.

  • Risks Of Delaying Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction In Young Athletes May Be Too High, Study Shows 
    More and more children are participating and getting hurt playing sports each year. A new study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, (July 9-12) details the benefits and risks of repairing a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in young athletes under the age of 14.

  • Easy Strength Training Exercise May Help Treat Tennis Elbow, Study Shows 
    People with pain in the elbow or forearm from playing sports or just from common everyday activities, might be able to use a simple bar and strengthening exercise to alleviate pain, say researchers who are presenting their study results at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, July 9th-12th. 

  • Extreme Sports Not About Risk-taking: Study 
    Those who think extreme sports are all about risk-taking are missing the point, according to a QUT researcher. Eric Brymer, a lecturer from the School of Human Movement Studies in the Faculty of Health, has been researching whether the element of risk was an important factor among participants in "extreme" sports such as waterfall kayakers, mountain climbers, big wave surfers and B.A.S.E. jumpers. 

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