Australian Boomers Fatter, Sicker Than Parents (Just Like American Boomers)

Posted on 09/28/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayAustralians — they’re just like us! And that’s not such a good thing … A new study from Aussie professor Graeme Hugo finds the proportion of Australian boomers with three or more chronic conditions is a whopping 700 percent greater than in the previous generation. And much like their American counterparts, Australian between ages 53 and 62 are more than twice as likely to be obese as their parents were at that age.

Hip and Knee Implants: Old Ones May Be Better Than New Ones

Posted on 12/27/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhen it comes to artificial hip and knee joints, new doesn’t necessarily trump old. A five-year Australian study has found that the newer hip and knee replacement joints, including the metal-on-metal hip implants, are performing no better than the older, less expensive devices that used plastic. In fact, 30 percent of the new joints are performing worse than the older versions, researchers found. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, looked at Australian patient data on …