If overnight temperatures are due to fall below your inside temperature, open the house as much as possible from late afternoon.
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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?
Tennis Australia recommends suspending play when the “wet bulb globe temperature”, which accounts for sun, air temperature and humidity, exceeds 34°C.
It seems obvious that a game should be suspended if it's too hot to play, but it's not as easy as implementing a maximum temperature.
If you don’t have a motorbike license back home, your insurance might not cover you if you have an accident abroad.
Just 82% of young Australians have insurance when they travel overseas. But even if you have insurance, you might not be covered for everything.
Antibiotics are only useful for treating infections caused by bacteria, not viruses or fungi.
It's hard to predict how long it will take to feel better after you start taking antibiotics. But if you start feeling worse one to two days after starting the therapy, you must see your doctor.
Two in five Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence.
Australians are more aware of domestic violence and sexual assault than before. But a worrying proportion blame victims for abuse, think women are lying, and don't believe consent is always necessary.
Alcohol ads can be broadcast during sports on weekends and public holidays.
The alcohol industry introduced rules to self-regulate placement of alcohol ads in November 2017. We reviewed the first six months of regulation and it was unlikely to protect young people.
Up to half of stillbirths happen unexpectedly and a clear cause is never identified.
A Senate Report has put forward 16 recommendations to reduce rates of stillbirth in Australia targeting a 20% reduction in the rate within three years. We can do this by focusing on five practices.
Around 5% of children are diagnosed with ADHD.
Rates of ADHD medications prescribed for children have gone up by 30% in three years. But our research found only one in four children who meet ADHD criteria are taking medication.
A history of dispossession and transgenerational trauma underlie the day-to-day struggles of Indigenous people.
A diagnosis of mental illness is only one in a number of risk factors for suicide. And for Indigenous Australians, a history of dispossession and disempowerment plays a much bigger role.