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Scientists Have Identified a Specific Diet That Could Save 11.6 Million Lives a Year – ScienceAlert

Everyone knows they should eat more greens. But according to a review just published in The Lancet, we should double our consumption of vegetables, nuts, fruits, and legumes, and eat half the amount of meat and sugar. This “Planetary Health” diet could prevent 11.6 million people from dying prematurely every year, the researchers said, and it… Read More »

High fibre diets make for healthier lives

People who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of… Read More »

Union says lives risked as trial sees ambulances diverted from Blayney hospital

Paramedics are concerned that a month-long trial closure of the emergency department to ambulances at Blayney District Hospital could put lives at risk. The closure, initiated before Christmas, means ambulances are being diverted to either Orange or Bathurst hospitals, approximately 35 kilometres and 37 kilometres away respectively. Health Services Union NSW secretary Gerard Hayes claimed the additional… Read More »