Amy Corderoy

Amy Corderoy

Amy is Health Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. Before working at the Herald she worked as a freelance journalist and radio presenter, as well as writing for a number of publications for doctors. She also keeps a health blog at www.dailylife.com.au.

Baby fat grown in adults could help them lose weight

Amy Corderoy Humans are capable of growing new '‘baby fat'’ that could actually help them lose weight and become healthier, a study has found.

Mapping the world's emotions with Twitter

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Amy Corderoy Real-time Twitter analysis is being used to map the world's emotions, according to Sydney researchers who have already seen noticeable changes in the national mood since the federal budget was...

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Human need for protein causes us to overeat: study

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Amy Corderoy The human need for protein is so powerful we are driven to over-eat in our search to consume more of it, Sydney researchers say.

Scales of injustice: menopause and weight gain combine for the perfect storm

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Amy Corderoy It's that extra pinch from the button on your jeans. That pull against your shirt that surely wasn't there last year.

Smoking gun

Are lead levels linked to crime?

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Amy Corderoy An Australian expert has tied childhood exposure to a spike in assaults. But not all are convinced.

Jolie admission could prompt more cancer tests

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Amy Corderoy, Sarah Berry An announcement by Angelina Jolie that she has had a preventative double mastectomy is likely to encourage more Australian women to test for breast cancer gene mutations, cancer groups said.

Cancer clusters

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Amy Corderoy Spikes in illness rates are clear. But finding a cause is never easy, writes Amy Corderoy.

Needing 8 hours a night may be a dream

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Amy Corderoy SLAVISH adherents to the eight-hours-a-night sleep rule can relax. Research suggests we all have our own sleep patterns that change according to how much shut-eye we get.

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Workplace stress keeps counsellors busy

Dijana Damjanovic, Amy Corderoy SEASONAL stress and the poor global economic circumstances are causing a less than merry Christmas for thousands of workers.

'Tis the season to be jolly well sad

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Dijana Damjanovic and Amy Corderoy Seasonal stress, global economic gloom make Christmas less than merry for workers.

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Putting in long hours becomes a weighty problem for today's women

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Amy Corderoy Those extra hours in the office might be padding out your pay packet, but they could also be adding inches to your waistline.

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Newton's 'peaceful life' in US ends in a Miami police cell

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Amy Corderoy, Glenda Kwek THE troubled actor Matthew Newton is facing charges in the United States after a late-night incident in a Florida bar, having left Sydney to escape attention after he allegedly assaulted a taxi...

Stroke test exposes patients to higher risk

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Amy Corderoy SUFFERERS of ''mini strokes'' could be missing out on life-saving care because doctors are sending them home from hospital based on an inaccurate and misleading test, research shows.

Parents missing the signs that their children are obese

Amy Corderoy Health PARENTS had such ''extreme misconceptions'' about their children's weight that they often cannot see when their child is obese, a study has found.

New hope for many melanoma sufferers

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Amy Corderoy, Kate Hagan THE first drug proved to extend the lives of patients with late-stage melanoma has been authorised for use in Australia.

Poisoning cure - give fat a chance

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Amy Corderoy IT may mean death for your diet but it turns out fat could save your life. An injection of fat could prove the antidote for some serious poisons, emergency doctors say.

Chiropractic complaint

Millions spent on suspect treatment

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Amy Corderoy The federal government has spent nearly $30 million over the past five years subsidising alternative medical treatments that are unproven for many conditions and could be dangerous to some patients.

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Tanning doses are off colour, study finds

Amy Corderoy Health SUNBEDS can deliver wildly different doses of UV radiation, with some exposing users to levels up to six times the strength of the midday sun, research shows.

Nutrition

Proposal for junk food ad ban takes shape

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Daniella Miletic and Amy Corderoy Junk food advertising would be banned during popular shows for children such as Junior MasterChef, advertisers would be stopped from using free toys to promote fast food and school chocolate...

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War on child obesity could put chocolate out of bounds

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Amy Corderoy, Daniella Miletic CHOCOLATE fund-raising drives in schools would be banned along with junk food advertising during popular shows such as Junior MasterChef under a plan to tackle childhood obesity.