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Why sunlight is necessary for our kids’ eye health

The eye health of our children is something that we often take for granted. However, research has identified a significant decline in our eye health, with a surprising concentration of myopia in highly urbanised areas. Professor Kathryn Rose from The… Continue Reading →

ADHD: Are we overmedicating our kids?

Dr Joseph Beiderman is the psychiatrist known as the “father” of ADHD. For 30 years, he’s led the Ritalin revolution, responsible for dosing up millions of children. 60,000 kids in Australia alone are on powerful drugs to control their behaviour…. Continue Reading →

Getting your daily exercise the simple way

Last week we talked about getting your 150 minutes of exercise a week. Now we have the research to show that the benefits are the same if you break those minutes down into ten minute intervals. So listen in to… Continue Reading →

Self-diagnosis of food allergies is a problem

A US study, reported in The Guardian, has put the spotlight on Allergies. It suggests from surveys of adults that people are relying too heavily on self-diagnosis of a food allergy. However, there is little reason to doubt that food… Continue Reading →

The Six S Rule and other tips for staying healthy

Let’s take a journey back in this segment. Kate Richards and I talked about the three top things that we can do to keep healthy. We toss around the ideas that we believe are vital for our good health –… Continue Reading →

Anxiety and Depression can strike at anytime

The festive season is a time when there is so much emphasis on connecting with others and celebrating the year. But this time of year also brings issues like financial problems, family conflict and loneliness to the fore. Dr Phillipa… Continue Reading →

Pilates and Back Pain

Back pain. Many people suffer from it, but not many know what to do about it. Getting a diagnosis is the first step. Then it’s time to look at our lifestyle to see what we need to do differently. Our… Continue Reading →

Vaccinations can help you experience a first class trip

Immunise before you travel? Well! It depends where you are going and what you intend to do when you get there. If you are going first class to Bangkok and staying in lavish four star hotels your needs will be… Continue Reading →

Managing Osteoarthritis without drugs

In this segment from Health Matters Dr John and Kate Richards talk with Ann Ashford who has managed to control her Osteoarthritis without drugs or surgery. Ann achieved this in six months through weight loss. At 81kg she was almost… Continue Reading →

Simple steps to stop Diabetes

Listen in to revisit a Health Matters segment that tackles the problem of preventing Type 2 Diabetes. Dr John speaks with Angela Blair from the Diabetes Council and they explain the link between Diabetes and Heart Disease and how some… Continue Reading →

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