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Leading professionals in health, fitness and associated research discuss wellbeing.

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    • Health & Fitness

Leading professionals in health, fitness and associated research discuss wellbeing.

    Dr Candice Delcourt, stroke as a neurological condition

    Dr Candice Delcourt, stroke as a neurological condition

    Dr Delcourt is a Senior Research Fellow at The George Insititue for Global Health, where she leads the neurology program and is also a clinical neurologist. The rate of stroke, adjusted for age, is going down in Australia, but because we are an ageing population, stroke is an increasing burden. There are good treatments, and there are also lifestyle choice we can make to lower the risk.

    • 28 min
    Professor Frini Karayanidis, multi-tasking

    Professor Frini Karayanidis, multi-tasking

    A new large-scale study has shown that older people can muti-task as well as those in their twenties - with some learning. "Contrary to common belief, our brain continues to develop throughout our lifespan. This development is implemented differently in the minds of the young and old, ill and healthy," says Professor Karayanidis.

    • 25 min
    Dean O'Rourke, breathing therapy

    Dean O'Rourke, breathing therapy

    Dean O'Rourke specialises in bio-feedback breathing analysis and clinical training technologies for the optimisation of breathing and orofacial function. He works with sufferers of a broad range of chronic conditions such as asthma, respiratory allergies, recurrent respiratory infections, pre ortho and orthodontic conditions, sleep disorders, chronic pain management and anxiety disorders. He also specialises in advanced sports specific breathing training for elite sports performance.

    • 29 min
    Dr Myles Young, men's health and weight loss

    Dr Myles Young, men's health and weight loss

    SHED-IT Recharge is a trial of 120 men who will receive new, cutting-edge strategies on feeling mentally well, along with existing resources designed to teach them how to lose weight, become more active and improve their diet without eating like a rabbit.

    • 27 min
    Robyn Latimer OAM, Turette syndrome

    Robyn Latimer OAM, Turette syndrome

    Robyn Latimer OAM, President of the Turette Syndrome Association of Australia Inc. discusses Turette syndrome, a nuerological disorder characterised by rapid, repetitive and involuntary muscle movements and vocalisations called tics, and often involves behavioural difficulties.

    • 27 min
    Professor Tim Roberts, chronic fatigue syndrome

    Professor Tim Roberts, chronic fatigue syndrome

    Tim Roberts, Emeritus Professor, School of Enivronmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle, is acknowledged as an expert in the area of chronic pain, fatigue and autism. The premise behind his approach is that all disease has a molecular basis. His research consistently finds that there is a distinct profile obtained that correlates with a particular symptom set. The data are used to propose to the clinician treatment options that often are aimed at normalising the metabolism of the individual.

    • 28 min

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