Thursday, December 8, 2011

How Much Fluid Do You Need?

Not drinking enough water can affect your saliva production and dental health.

How much fluid do you need per day?

Men: 2.6 litres (about 10 cups)
Women: 2.1 litres (about 8 cups)
Pregnant Women: 2.3 litres (about 9 cups)
Boys 14-18: 1.9 litres (about 8 cups)
Boys 9-13: 1.6 litres (about 6 cups)
Girls 14-18: 1.6 litres (about 6 cups)
Girls 9-13: 1.4 litres (about 5-6 cups)
Children 4-8: 1.2 litres (about 5 cups)
Toddlers 1-3: 1 litres (about 4 cups)

Drinking plenty of water keeps your heart health, boosts brain power and reduces headaches, may lead to weight loss and beats fatigue, just to mention a few.

Source: Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Blacktown Hospital are seeking volunteers to participate in a long-term cardiovascular research study with a new treatment for type 2 diabetes.

To participate in the trial you must:
  • Be over 50 years old
  • Have type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Be able to attend seven visits during the first year of the trial and two annual visits until the end of 2015

Participants receive all study related care and study medication at no cost and will be compensated for travel.

For further information please contact:

Sue Hendon
Blacktown Hospital
02 9851 6031

This research project has been approved by the Western Sydney Local Health Network Human Research Ethics Committee (Westmead Campus)