A changing climate may contribute to more mosquito-borne disease, but it doesn’t guarantee it.
The east coast of Australia is currently experiencing one of its worst outbreaks of mosquito-borne disease in years.
If you’re not regularly active, extreme exercise and exercise in extreme heat is unwise.
Exercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. Put simply, this is due to the balance between how much heat the body generates and how much it is capable of losing.
Research suggests that sunlight may have benefits that we have not yet discovered.
Summer sunshine makes most of us feel better, but there may be more to the benefits than just feeling good.
An ice cream on a summer’s day may hit the spot, but it won’t help you beat the heat.
While most of us agree ice cream and cold beverages are refreshing summer treats, do they actually help cool us down?
Avoiding food poisoning could be as simple as using an esky to transport your food to the picnic.
Warmer temperatures and eating outside go hand-in-hand, but picnics can sometimes lead to nasty surprises. Food poisoning is unsurprisingly more common in summer months. Every Australian experiences food…
Sunscreen shouldn’t be your only defence against the sun – clothing, hats, sunglasses and shade are equally important.
With the long, hot Australian summer comes the imperative to manage the country’s enormous skin cancer risk. Along with the growing raw numbers (11,545 skin cancer cases diagnosed in 2009) and rates of…