Spending too long in the sun can damage your DNA. But what about if you retreat back to the shade? How long does it take to get back to normal?
Here’s how to avoid a trip to the emergency dentist this holiday.
The average Australian school kid spends more time watching TV or gaming and less time being active over their summer holidays. Could more chores be the answer?
Average temperatures in Australia are already high by international standards, but what happens when they continue to rise? How much heat can our bodies withstand?
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.
Whenever summer rolls around, it’s easy to forget the basics of sunscreen. How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on?
Mosquito coils can help beat the bite of mosquitoes are most effective outdoors, and best avoided in closed, indoor settings.
While bee sting deaths are rare, bees cause more hospitalisations than any venomous creature.
Extreme heat divides people from the environment and from each other. So with the rapid densification of our cities, what kind of legacies are we building for future generations?
Some people swear by cold showers to cope with a long, hot summer. Here’s why they’d be better off taking a warm one.
Cycling is a great form of exercise, and what better time to get started than the new year. But before you launch yourself up a mountain, review these tips from an experienced MAMIL.
Simple steps can lower your risk of bringing home traveller’s diarrhoea, respiratory infections and mosquito-borne diseases from your holiday.
Many of us don’t treat alcohol with the respect the drug demands.
It’s a long, hot summer’s day and you’re looking forward to an ice cream. But within seconds of your first bite, you feel a headache coming on: a brain freeze. What’s going on?
If you want to stick to your New Year’s resolutions, a behaviourist’s approach might help you create and keep new, healthy habits.
Seawater has been used to treat skin problems, sinuses and mental health issues for centuries. And the evidence largely stacks up.
Christmas holidays can be a risky time for both your bank balance and your state of mind, but there is also some evidence indicating you are at higher risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Whether cheap or expensive, sunglasses play a crucial role in eye protection against ultraviolet radiation.
The risks of UV radiation exposure are well-known, but some scientists are exploring lesser-known benefits of UV light.
First we feel thirsty and fatigued, and may develop a mild headache. This eventually gives way to grumpiness, and mental and physical decline.