21 October 2019
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The greatest epidemic of the 21st century: Diabesity

Dr Ross Walker is back with a new series of The Check Up.


Ron Howard's hit comedy is about the eternal responsibilities of raising children. What recent medical studies show is that responsibility extends prior to the momentous occasion when you discover you’re about to be a Mum or a Dad, as well as those vital first nine months of life.

The wonders of fish oil

There’s nothing fishy about the beneficial effects of supplementing your diet with Omega 3 fatty acids.

Should statins be put in our drinking water?

Some researchers suggest that a polypill containing various doses of blood pressure medications, low-dose aspirin and standard dose statin should be taken by everyone over the age of 55, regardless of cardiac risk. Are these potential pill pushers dills?

Does alcohol cause dementia?

Does alcohol affect more than the liver and the heart?

Do mobile phones cause brain cancer?

When I read a report suggesting mobile phones don't cause brain cancer in people over 60, I'm not surprised. My major concern is when I see young children and teenagers with phones plastered to their head. It is the growing tissue that seriously concerns me as being at most risk.

How to fly anywhere in Australia for free

Rewards credit cards definitely aren't for everyone, but if you can control your spending, you might just be able to fly across the country every year for 'free'.

Now hear this

Over the past few years, a number of studies have linked hearing loss to dementia, diabetes, chronic kidney impairment, depression, anxiety and even a tendency to falling. Can anything be done about it?

Hypertension, not cholesterol, is the key cardiovascular risk factor

It is my opinion that the place of cholesterol as a risk factor in heart disease is overemphasised by the medical profession.

Could the cycles of the moon influence your health?

Over the centuries, there have been many myths regarding the influence of the moon on health and behaviour.

Still Alice

If you could predict that you were at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in 20 years' time, would you really want to know? Would you want to live with the sword of Damocles poised well and truly above your head, waiting to strike?

Everyone's talking medical marijuana but what about hemp?

Enough talk about medicinal or recreational dope. What’s been happening to the market for hemp since the US fully legalised hemp last year?

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