Too much and too little sleep linked with worse cognitive performance and mental health SEVEN HOURS OF sleep each night is the ideal amount in middle to old age, research suggests. The study of nearly 500,000 adults aged between 38 and 73 found that both too much and too little sleep were
The market in this prized commodity is worth billions — but are the supposed benefits worth the cost to global ecosystems? MORE THAN ONE-in-10 fish oil supplements tested from among 60 large retail brands are rancid, while nearly half are just under the recommended maximum limit, according to independent tests. Conducted over several
Even without Omicron, we’re worried. OVER THE PAST two years, we’ve learned COVID-19 survivors can develop a range of longer-term symptoms we now call “long COVID”. This includes people who did not have severe illness initially. Such longer-term symptoms can affect multiple systems in the body. This can result in ongoing, severe fatigue
Health professionals warn south-eastern Australia is facing a particularly risky summer for mosquito-borne diseases. So how do you keep them away? “Got it!” says my husband, wielding a tennis bat-like zapper in his PJs, as I blearily lie my head back on the pillow, praying the rest of the night will
Here’s where you’ll find it and what else you’ll see WE'RE TALKING ABOUT vaccines more than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, debating the benefits of one manufacturer over another and sharing post-jab selfies, but do you know what else you’re vaccinated against? Most of us wouldn’t have had a
SKIN CARE can be a convoluted puzzle. Between the myriad of ingredients, the marketing and the volume of choice, there's a lot to consider. But if it's anti-ageing treatments you're after, there's one ingredient many dermatologists call "the gold standard": retinoids. "The way I personally think of it is that it's like a hierarchy,"
ANU KULKARNI has been happily married for more than 30 years, has a beautiful daughter and a son, a dog, and loves throwing parties. But, like 2.2 million Australians, she has osteoarthritis, where her knee and foot joints are painfully inflamed. “I’m in pain every single day,” Anu says, having spent the better