Australia wants to ban unvaccinated children from preschool – should they?

No jab, no play. So says the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who has announced a proposal to bar unvaccinated children from attending preschools and daycare centres. Currently, 93 per cent of Australian children receive the standard childhood vaccinations, including those for measles, mumps and rubella, but the government wants to lift this to 95 per […]

Good hydrations: how do drinks affect our health? Fruit juice, fizzy drinks, milk and health drinks

Shared from the New Scientist:  https://www.newscientist.com/round-up/good-hydrations/?cmpid=ILC|NSNS|2017-GLOBAL-inlinelink&utm_medium=ILC&utm_source=NSNS&utm_campaign=inlinelink Good hydrations: Is fruit juice better than soda? Fizzy pop is just candy in a can, and diet alternatives are full of nasties. Pure 100% fruit juice is best – or so we’re led to believe Sugary drinks rot your teeth, and the more you drink, the more they […]

Why do some people’s armpits smell? Swapping bacteria from a less smelly person can fix that

Stinky armpits? Bacteria from a less smelly person can fix them Sweet smelling Glowimages/Getty By Jessica Hamzelou Got BO? Blame the bacteria living in your armpits. In some people, bacteria cause body odour that no deodorant can disguise. But replacing them with underarm bacteria from a less smelly person can solve the problem, for a […]

Why do miscarriages occur? Timing when you get pregnant could prevent a miscarriage

Timing when you get pregnant could prevent a miscarriage By Jessica Hamzelou Miscarriage could be caused by too many ageing cells and a fluctuating immune response. This finding suggests that carefully timing a pregnancy could prevent miscarriage and increase a woman’s chances of delivering a baby. “All the ‘treatments’ we’ve been giving to women who […]