Medicine from the kitchen – fixing health problems with a fork

For would-be doctors in the US, at least 10 medical schools now offer courses in culinary medicine – the use of food to treat and prevent disease. It’s the way of the future, says dietitian Sue Radd. Tasty option: Go with wholegrain for health. Photo: iStock “Doctors are well trained in the science of medicine but not in the science of food as a way to tackling disease. Yet if doctors understand food and the shortcuts to healthier eating they can pass that knowledge on,” she says. It’s not hard to find examples of how a diet makeover can work as well as a prescription drug. There’s the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet that includes nine serves of vegetables and fruit daily, together with …

Andy Murray captures ATP World Tour Finals to secure year-end number one ranking LONDON: On a carpet of confetti, Andy Murray posed with the spoils of his own magic six-month ride. A brilliant second half of the season earned the three-time major winner not just the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals trophy, but also the addition of his name among just 17 to have ended a year ranked No.1. It was Novak Djokovic in this position 12 months ago, and Djokovic whose less-demanding passage to Sunday's final and outstanding record against his career-long rival had led many to predict Murray's nemesis would spoil his party yet again. But not this time, as the O2 Arena celebrated the first British winner of the season finale and its only No.1. "This is something I never, never expected," he said ...

Australia v South Africa Test cricket: Darren Lehmann not blaming David Warner for ... Australia coach Darren Lehmann refused to single out David Warner for the "terrible" shot which sparked the collapse that has the hosts in dire straits in the second Test. After losing 10-86 to blow a strong position in Perth, Australia were skittled for a paltry 85 after their batsmen again failed to negotiate the swinging ball. They finished the first day 86 runs in arrears, staring at the prospect of a fifth straight Test defeat. The collapse was reminiscent of the capitulation at Trent Bridge last year where Australia were rolled for 60, all but handing the urn back to England. Warner came under intense criticism for his extravagant slash in the first over of the game to Vernon Philander. Former openers Simon Katich and Chris Rogers were both critical that ...

97.3 Breakfast team reshuffle, co-host Robin Bailey leaving the show Brisbane's 97.3 breakfast radio team has had a shake-up, with co-host Robin Bailey leaving the station. Australian Radio Network announced changes to its 97.3 breakfast team on Monday, with national content director Duncan Campbell citing the station and Bailey were unable to agree to terms. "Robin has had a great 10 years on-air with 97.3 and we're sad to see her go," he said in a statement. "While we worked hard to keep Robin as part of the team, we're disappointed that we were unable to agree terms. Terry Hansen and Bob Gallagher say goodbye to their co-host Robin Bailey. Photo: Supplied "All at ARN and the team at 97.3 wish her the very best. "We're extremely excited about 2017 and the fun and compelling content we will ...

Clubs believe inner circle at NRL controls the game A cost blowout at Rugby League Central is the underlying reason for the revolt against the leadership of ARLC chairman, John Grant, with the rebelling clubs convinced an inner circle is running the game. NRL clubs believe headquarters is costing the code $68 million a year and, although an undertaking was given to trim $10 million off the budget, it has not placated the leaders of the mutiny. Grant's reneging on a memorandum of understanding to pay clubs 130 per cent of the salary cap and issue perpetual licences caused clubs to demand his resignation, but the basic reason for their frustration is a belief a commission within the commission controls the game, particularly spending. The clubs will find it difficult sustaining the argument that headquarters expenditure is ...

'I am embarrassed for Australia': Education Minister slams ... Education Minister Simon Birmingham says he is "embarrassed for Australia" that our maths and science results have fallen behind countries such as Kazakhstan and Slovenia in the latest international rankings. The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, released on Tuesday, shows Australia dropping 10 spots in year 4 mathematics since 2011. Australia also fell five spots in year 8 maths and year 4 science. "I think they're appalling results," Senator Birmingham told ABC Radio on Wednesday.  "I am embarrassed for Australia that we are not performing at the standard that we would expect our schools to perform." Senator Birmingham said he agreed with educational researchers that the results are a "wake-up call" for Australia to re-examine what is being taught in schools. As he prepares to meet ...

Wife of Missouri governor-elect robbed at gunpoint; 3 suspects in custody KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The wife of Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greitens now has a security detail after being robbed at gunpoint on Monday. Sheena Greitens was leaving a St. Louis coffee shop when she was held up by three teenagers. She was not hurt, but the incident left her shaken. The Missouri State Highway Patrol extended protection service to the state’s future first lady after the incident. Spouses of Missouri governors usually get protection after the inauguration. The couple spoke with reporters outside their home Tuesday morning. They said they were glad police were able to make a swift arrest. Greitens, a Republican who defeated Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster in the November election, was emotional during the three minutes in which he spoke to the ...

AFL: Collingwood may cut ties with football director Graeme Allan Collingwood is set to cut ties with football director Graeme Allan after he joins former colleague Craig Lambert in accepting a one-year ban over the Lachie Whitfield affair that will also see the Giants player banned for six months. The new Magpies football boss, who signed a statutory declaration with the club over his role in the Whitfield matter, is almost certain to end his employment with the club as a result of pleading guilty to conduct unbecoming and accepting a one-year penalty. Banned: Graeme Allan. Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media While club bosses refused to take a position on Allan until the official details of the sanctions were released, Fairfax Media understands he remains extremely unlikely to return to the club after serving his ...