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Recently there has been an explosion in the popularity of drinking 500mL of celery juice each day across celebrity, social media and general wellness circles. But is there any evidence to support the use of celery juice for these purported health benefits? Or is it just another short-lived wellness trend?

Aug 05, 19

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a pruritic, chronic, relapsing inflammatory skin disease, which has been increasing in prevalence since the 1960s; it affects up to 20% of people worldwide. An epidemiological survey found the highest rates to be in industrialised nations, including Australia and New Zealand, and suggested the increase in prevalence is due to interactions between genetic and environmental factors. Even though eczema is seen across all ages, it is most common in children, with 50% of the cases diagnosed by the age of one.

Jul 29, 19
Cannabis and Paediatric Epilepsy

Since the passing of the Australian Federal government’s Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill in February 2016, much has been done, both here and overseas, to investigate the anticonvulsant activity of the Cannabis genus. 

Jul 22, 19
Sleep and Insulin Resistance

The impact of sleep and circadian dysregulation on our metabolic health are complex and multifaceted. Supporting healthy sleep habits are vital to reducing the burden of diabetes

Jul 08, 19

Anxiety, hyperactivity, sleep problems – these are very common concerns parents have about their children and that affect the entire family’s wellbeing. A parent can only be as relaxed as the least unruffled child in the family. 

Jul 01, 19

The coconut palm tree, fruit and oil (Cocus nucifera) have a long history of use in Malaysia, India, the South Pacific and the Philippines for many religious, dietary and medicinal purposes.[1,2] The multifaceted application of coconut by traditional paradigms has also been observed in recent years with a resurgence in the popularity of coconut oil, particularly for dietary and medicinal purposes.[1,3,4]

Jun 24, 19

Determining the correct dose of nutrients and supplements for children can be overwhelming. To add to the confusion, many supplements will only show an adult dose on the label. So how can we convert that to a dose suitable for children?

Jun 21, 19

Could probiotics be beneficial in reducing gastrointestinal and upper respiratory tract infections?

Jun 11, 19

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