Here's the good news: According to a comprehensive new study, the average life expectancy will increase globally by 2030, with South Korean women born that year expected to live 90.8 years, the longest of the 35 countries analysed. Here's the bad news: Americans will die younger than their international peers and possibly even shorter than their parents.
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Health Minister Greg Hunt is due to make the announcement today - the Federal Government has just approved the sale of medicinal marijuana in Australia.
The treatment - used for patients with cancer, epilepsy and motor neurone disease — could now be available via prescription from a GP in as little as eight weeks.
We're looking at the end of February soon, so I suppose this is a good time to ask - and how are your New Year's Resolutions going?
If you need an extra boost, Professor Selena Bartlett from Queensland University's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation may have the answer to keep those goals long-term.
We all have those people in our lives. You know the ones. They're on top of their work and social lives and never turn up to the office with coffee spilled down the front of their shirts.
They're accomplished for a reason. They recognise that the morning sets the entire tone for the rest of the day and utilise it in effective ways. We don't expect you to nail all of these immediately, but here are some of the most popular and time friendly morning habits of successful CEOs and business leaders.
Superfoods are garbage. It feels like every time someone realises an under-eaten or foreign food is high in nutrients and gluten-free, be it kale, quinoa or açai berries, marketers slap the "superfood" label on it and suddenly, it's on grocery store shelves with jacked-up prices, catering to wealthy folks who fall for these kinds of tactics.
You most certainly know someone taking fish oil pills — those fishy, translucent gold capsules — for their purported heart benefits. But evidence continues to mount that fish oil might be snake oil. At the very least, it doesn't pack nearly the punch we once thought. Instead, it's probably just worth eating actual fish, which is loaded with plenty of healthy vitamins and minerals.
Diagnosing disease often requires analysing and detecting single cells with lab tests that cost hundreds of dollars each. Hospitals in a poor country stricken with a disease epidemic like HIV or malaria simply might not have the funds to run all of those tests. Scientists are looking for a cheaper option.