A 2002 study supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) found that children who live in homes with more than one pet in their first year of life are about 70% less likely to develop allergies as children who live in homes with one or no pets.
Touch is one of the most common ways to spread germs. When you sneeze or cough, some germ droplets are transferred to your hands, while others fall onto the surfaces around you or get airborne. Healthy hygiene practices, such as regular handwashing and keeping high-traffic surfaces clean can help keep you healthy. But there may be something else you can do…
Your tongue helps you hold and direct the food you eat, taste flavours and create sounds for speech. It may also help diagnose your health issues.
Sprains and strains are common ailments for adults and children undertaking physical activity such as group sport, exercise classes, or a workout at the gym. While a sprain and a strain are similar in symptoms, the muscle and ligament groups that are impacted vary.
Around 30% of adult Australians are active in sport or some sort of physical recreation activity twice a week or more. Keeping active makes us healthy and happy, but it can result in injuries. Most are not severe, but some require a trip to hospital.
The experts will tell you: germs are everywhere. But the good news is that making your house a more hygienic environment doesn’t have to be a dreary chore. In fact, Just Another Mother blogger Rowena Newman, discovered it could be kind of fun. Especially if you get the kids on board.
If your tummy feels uncomfortable and puffy and you’re gassier than a carbonated drink, chances are you are facing a battle of the bloat. Here are 10 tips for avoiding an upset stomach.
The common wisdom is that our reliance on technology – and smartphones in particular – will lead us all to our doom! But there’s another school of thought to suggest that ‘an app a day’ may be replacing ‘an apple a day’ as our shortcut to good health. Just Another Mother blogger, Rowena Newman, weighs up the arguments.
It’s easy to make fun of the poor hapless snorer, but regular and heavy snoring is no laughing matter. It can affect the sleep of the snorer along with everyone else in the house, impacting on mood, energy levels and the ability to think clearly. It can even be the cause of a sore and irritated throat...
Choosing between wearing glasses or contact lenses to help correct your vision is mostly a matter of personal preference. But while taking glasses on and off has little effect on the health of your eyes, slipping contacts in and out does require some special care and attention. Follow the guidelines below to help keep your eyes in good condition.