Taking Vitamin D, drinking calcium in milk or adding supplements. The myths abound about calcium and Osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become porous and easily shatter, can rob us of independence as we age. Dr Ross Walker dispels some of the myths about calcium, with advice on what you can do to maintain healthy bones.
The number of people suffering from autoimmune disease is on the rise. Autoimmune diseases affect around 5% of people and are one of the most important health issues inAustralia and New Zealand. Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Hashimoto’s disease, ulcerative colitis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), or rheumatoid arthritis. Australian researchers believe they have discovered a group of cells that trigger autoimmune disease, […]
Weight-bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D, are all we really need to keep age-related bone loss and frailty in check. The term “frailty” is used loosely to describe a range of conditions in older people, including general debility and cognitive impairment. But Frailty is a medical condition, not an inevitable result of ageing. Does Frailty […]
A new study brings some concerning news for the millions of us who experience migraine attacks. Can migraine increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other forms of cardiovascular disease? Migrane, is it purely just a headache?
Contraception is only for women With the burgeoning world population, the need to prevent pregnancies has become an increasingly discussed topic. The recent Dan Brown novel and subsequent movie, Inferno, was interestingly all around this topic, albeit the villain’s solution was somewhat too drastic. It is my opinion that for long-term sustainability of our resources […]