University of Newcastle physical activity researcher Professor Ron Plotnikoff is taking a stand against sedentary office work, describing sitting as the new “smoking” in terms of Australia’s public health risk.
Cherries, strawberries and other brightly coloured fruit and vegetables should be on the guilt-free menu over the Christmas break, according to HMRI nutrition and dietitian researcher Professor Clare Collins. They don’t just taste good … they possibly make you look good as well.
Patients with a high hereditary risk of developing colorectal cancer will benefit from a new international study involving Hunter Medical Research Institute geneticist Professor Rodney Scott which refines the global database of genetic information.
Taking the breast cancer drug Anastrozole for five years reduced the chances of postmenopausal women at high risk of breast cancer developing the disease by 53 per cent compared with women who took a placebo, according to a study published in The Lancet today.
Getting less than six hours sleep each night (compared to seven hours) may increase type 2 diabetes risk by 30 per cent but has less impact on heart disease than previously thought, researchers from the University of Newcastle have found.