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“Sex Recession” Trend is Real Researchers Reveal

While it is not completely clear why, there is research confirmation from multiple styles of research that indicate fewer people are actually doing the deed than in the past, including young adults and teens who seem to be less sexually active than their peers in previous generations.

 

Tell Your Dentist Why Mental Health Flossing is Even More Important than Flossing Your Teeth

From about the age of 2 years old we are taught how to care for our teeth. Dental hygiene is one of the most successful preventive health initiatives ever undertaken. We all know how important good teeth are and we are taught how to care for them with daily brushing and flossing. Losing a tooth can be painful, frustrating and embarrassing, but not a scratch on losing your mind.

 

Psychology Research For Single Mothers

Rachel Johnson, one of our popular Psychologists, is conducting some important research as part of her Clinical Psychology degree through Charles Stuart University. This research hopes to provide better understanding into the psychological wellbeing challenges of single mothers.  In 2016 census reported that there were about 959,000 single-parent families in Australia, 82% of which were single mothers.  It stands to reason that if mothers are struggling psychologically it could have negative impacts on future generations.  We hope this research contributes to improving the lives of single mothers.

 

Tyack Health Opening New Sunshine Coast Practice

Patients travel far and wide to see the unique team at Tyack Health Manly West. We have had many requests for decades from patients asking if we would consider opening another clinics in their area. Over the past 5 years we have looked at opportunities to run another Tyack Health clinic in Kenmore, Ferny Hills and even Toowoomba. More recently our focus has been the beautiful Sunshine Coast. We are delighted to share that we are in the process of opening a small Sunshine Coast practice in the next 2 weeks. It will offer many of the Allied health services our patients rely on including Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Laser Therapy, Remedial Massage, Acupuncture, Psychology, podiatry and Speech Pathology. As it grows, we will add Medical and our other services as well. If…

 

Brain Decline with Aging is Preventable

A new book by neuroscientist Dr Jared Horvath called Stop Talking, Start Influencing outlines 12 scientific principles that explain how we learn and remember. In his book, he debunks conventional thinking with scientific evidence about how we prevent cognitive decline as we age. At age 65 most of us retire and play golf or bowls and do crosswords or Sudoku. The idea of doing crosswords or Sudoku to keep our brains mentally fit has benefit yet mostly only while we are first learning to do it. Once we become familiar and good at doing these brain games, they become predictable to our brains and the benefit is minimal. If we keep learning new things that are unpredictable, like playing an instrument, learning a new sport, playing chess, then backgammon, then…

 

Eating Nuts Does Not Lead to Weight Gain

There is loads of conflicting dietary information bombarding us to eat more of this and less of that. One such food group that is poorly understood by many consumers is nuts. Because they are high in both Fats and Calories many weight conscious individuals choose to avoid them. The evidence is that is unnecessary and eating nuts is more likely to assist in losing weight rather than gaining weight. Studies that looked over a long period at people's eating habits and body weight have found people who regularly eat nuts tend to gain less weight over time than people who don't. Similar patterns in clinical studies that asked people to include nuts in their diet and then looked at the effects on body weight. Positive effects were observed more often. A review of more than…

 

Health Skin Myths and Truths

By Sara J Brown Skin is our largest organ and something we may take for granted when it's healthy.   An academic dermatologist shares the frequent misleading "facts" that seem to be stubbornly enduring.  Here are some of the most commonly shared myths that can be cleared up immediately, and some truths you can rely on. Skin constantly renews itself - True The skin provides a dynamic barrier between your body's internal environment and the outside world.  Cells in the epidermis (the outer layer of skin) are constantly dividing to produce a supply of cells that move up through this layer and are shed from its surface.  Skin is a rich source of stem cells with the capacity to divide and renew themselves.  A good skin-care regime starts with gently removing dirt from skin but not the oily barrier. Drink two…

 

Dementia Awareness Forum: March 5 Wynnum

This Forum is being held to educate community members and health professionals on how they can help people with dementia make the most of life with the condition. The forum will be held this Tuesday March 5 2019 at the Wynnum Community Centre, from 6pm until 7:15pm, Level 2 Room 2.10. A light super will be served. Attendees do not need to RSVP, just show up and lend your support to this worthy initiative.  This event is free and locals are encouraged to attend to help make Wynnum Manly a Dementia friendly community. Speakers at the Forum are from the Queensland Brain Institute, Queensland University of Technology, Dementia Australia and Centacare. They will discuss topics including the impact of exercise on the brain, available care services and the Getting Home Safely project, which helps people…

 

Low-Carb or Keto Diets Point to Shorter Lifespan

Fad diets are not new, and yes, you can lose weight and see some positive results in the short term, but what effect does a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet have on your long-term health? Recent research published by The Lancet found that restricted carbohydrate levels replaced or supplemented by animal-based protein and fat sources could lead to a higher risk of premature death. Dr Sara Seidelmann, study author, cardiologist, and Clinical Research Fellow said: “We need to look really carefully at what are the healthy compounds in diets that provide protection. Low-carb diets that replace carbohydrates with protein or fat are gaining widespread popularity as a health and weight loss strategy. However, our data suggests that animal-based low carbohydrate diets, which are prevalent in North America and Europe, might be associated with shorter overall lifespan…

 

Cancer Prevention Top 3: Don’t Smoke, Don’t Drink, Keep Healthy Weight

This latest cancer prevention study highlights the top three risk factors that we all need to act on. In the USA cancer directly related to smoking still attributed to 19.4% of cancer deaths. "Smoking remains the number one cause of mortality in the United States” said Dr Susan Gapstur, “despite evidence from more than 6 decades.” Approximately 7.8% of cancer cases are attributed to excess body fat. This was not just obese people but also overweight individuals. The third most important modifiable risk factor is alcohol. "I think this is something that is really underappreciated as a risk factor, because people don't like to talk about it or think about it. But it's important to know that it accounts for more than 16% of all breast cancers in women," Gapster said.…

 

Brain Implants: Up To 15 Percent Human Memory Improvement

A new "pacemaker" for the human brain funded in February 2018 by the US Department of Defence could boost the memory of sufferers of epilepsy, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease. It operates through deep-brain stimulation created by electrical pulses. Though this is not the first device of its kind, it does have a wider potential application than previous efforts, such as Ohio State University's Alzheimer's-targeted pacemaker. - Interesting Engineering.com …

 

The Power of Identity-Based Habits

If progress is happiness, then mastering the key to developing lasting positive habits is one of the most important skills we can all learn if we want to enjoy life more. One of the keys and possibly the most important element to building lasting habits is focusing on creating a new identity first. Experts suggest that our current behaviours are a reflection of our current identity. The outcomes and results we are getting in our lives right now are simply a mirror image of the type of person we believe that we are (either consciously or subconsciously). Let’s say you decide you want to become a competitive cyclist after watching the Tour De France for the 20th year in a row. You are most likely starting out as a novice and a very…

 

National Skin Cancer Action Week 18 to 24 November 2018

With two in three Australians diagnosed with skin cancer by age 70, the Action Week is an important reminder of the risks of exposure to UV radiation, the need for sun protection and early skin cancer detection for all Australians. More than 2,000 people in Australia die from skin cancer each year, and Cancer Council estimates that Australia spends more than $1 billion per year treating skin cancer, with costs increasing substantially over the past few years. Most skin cancers can be prevented by the use of good sun protection, yet too many Australians still have a tan. Despite many Australians referring to a “healthy tan”, a tan is not a sign of good health or well-being. In fact, tanning is a sign that you have been exposed to enough UV radiation to…

 

How A Military Approved Technique Helps You Fall Asleep In Two Minutes

Excerpt of Bustle Article by Alice Broster Are you sick of tossing and turning because you can’t sleep? Sleepless nights may be a thing of the past once you know how to use this technique.   Yes, there is a trick to falling asleep fast and it can help you to fall asleep in just two minutes. It’s so good, it has even got the seal of approval from the U.S. Army. Originally published in 1981 in a book called Relax and Win: Championship Performance. This technique suggests some magical steps to relax your body then your mind that will leave you fast asleep in 120 seconds? One: Relax the muscles in your face, including your tongue, jaw, and the muscles around your eyes. Two:…

 

Get involved in Queensland Mental Health Week 2018

Get involved in Mental Health Week, 6-14 October 2018 and show your commitment to positive mental health at your workplace.  Mental Health Week promotes the importance of mental health and wellbeing and helps to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. The Department of Health states on their website that almost half of the total Australian population (45.5%) will experience a mental disorder at some point in their lifetime. This is why we need to do more to reduce the stigma and support those in our workplaces suffering with a mental health disorder. One day it might just be us. At Tyack Health we are hosting a morning tea for our team in Mental Health week to remind ourselves to take a break, breathe and connect.  Could you…

 

Improving Fertility Problems Naturally

Problems with infertility in men and women have been steadily on the rise over the past few decades. The fertility society of Australia estimates that one in six couples are having trouble with fertility.  Practitioners are seeing a rise in couples who have been struggling to conceive, simply give up hope as a result of feeling emotionally and physically drained.  Both men and especially women go through an array of tests, invasive procedures and treatments (which takes its toll on their physical and mental state.)  Adding to the problem some surgical procedures to treat certain conditions of infertility may lead to even further damage of the fallopian tubes and ovaries.    What is causing this rise in infertility?w

 

Science Seeks Clues for Acupuncture's Success

Learn how acupuncture might help when Western medicine doesn't have an answer.

 

Fathers Have an Impressive Effect on Children's Health

It is not surprising that paediatricians try to encourage fathers to play an early role in the care of their children. Research clearly shows the developmental and health benefits good father figures play in raising children.

 

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Top 5 Reasons You May Not Actually Be Hungry

Over eating is a growing problem in our modern world that leads to so many physical and psychological health issues if not addressed in time. When we do overeat regularly, not just on Christmas day, it’s akin to digging our graves with our teeth because it tends to shorten our life expectancy and increases our risks of developing so many avoidable diseases. Hunger-like signals are often misunderstood to make us think we need food.  It can mean all sorts of things.  Below are the top 5 causes of what is referred to as, "fake hunger." The great news is we can improve how we look and feel significantly through simply reacquainting ourselves with ‘healthy Hunger’ and craving the right sorts of food.  A massive misunderstanding is that we have come to…

 

Pesticide Detector for your Fruit and Vegetables

Unless you grow your own fruit and vegetables it is difficult to know what pesticides may be on them.  A lot of fruit and vegetables are now imported from the United States, Italy and China being the largest source of imports for Australia.