Monthly Archives: August 2013

Using Paracetamol for Pain? Read this

August 30, 2013
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The use of paracetamol, such as Panadol, for conditions like arthritis, has come under fire after a panel of medical experts “said they were ‘extremely concerned’ about the links of higher doses to cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and renal adverse events. An article on Pulse.co.uk outlined the panel’s findings, which included: warnings about the potential side effects of paracetamol…

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Exercise helps you sleep better

August 22, 2013
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I know, I really seem to bang on about exercising, don’t I. Just happens to be the case that there have been a lot of studies come out recently showing its benefits, like how it helps you handle stress, and how it can change your DNA so you store less fat. Now a new study has shown…

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Road Tripping

August 19, 2013
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Howdy, I was lucky enough to be able to get out of town on the weekend and head down to Canberra. A short trip but long enough to remind me that there are some do’s and don’t’s when it comes to driving: When you first hop in the car, sit up nice and straight and…

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Better than Drugs!

August 13, 2013
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Well, maybe not all drugs. But a recent study showed having your back adjusted resulted in greater pain relief than anti-inflammatory drugs (dicolfenac). In the study, people with acute lower back pain either had their back adjusted or were given diclofenac. The drug is sold under the name Voltaren in Australia. The authors concluded that…

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Exercise Can Change Your DNA

August 5, 2013
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A new study has shown for the first time what happens at a genetic level when we exercise. The findings add a whole new level of support to the idea that regular exercise helps people lose weight. We know that exercising requires your body to burn fats, carbohydrates or protein to obtain fuel, but this…

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