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15 March 2016


In the Spotlight

Coeliac Disease: The risk factors, symptoms and treatment

Coeliac disease is a common condition which affects 1% of people in Western populations. In Australia, it occurs in at least 1 in 250 people. Symptoms may start at any age, ranging from infancy to adulthood. For unknown reasons, it is 2-3 times more common in women than men...
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It’s Coeliac Awareness Week

What is eaten on a gluten free diet?

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While a gluten-free diet excludes a wide range of foods based on their cereal contents, there are also a wide range of foods which can be eaten,... 
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How to manage abdominal bloating

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The treatment of bloating mainly depends on the underlying cause of the symptom. Your doctor would have performed a number of necessary tests to exclude serious problems...
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Preparing for a Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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Endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract allows the physician to examine the mucosal lining of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. The procedure will usually be performed...
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Top Health News

Spending on mental health services hits $8 billion

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Expenditure on mental health-related services in Australia has increased in recent years, according to a new report...
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Weekend binge just as bad for the gut as regular junk food diet

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If you thought you could get away with indulging in junk food only on the weekend, think again. New research suggests yo-yo dieting is just as bad...
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How doctors communicate directly affects patient outcomes

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The way a doctor collaborates with their hospital peers can significantly impact patient outcomes, a University of Sydney researcher has found...
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New horizons in understanding the benefits of fibre

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Despite being the hallmark of healthy eating, dietary fibre rarely captivates the public’s attention, however a new study challenges common perceptions...
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Wash all supermarket produce to be safe

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Pre-washed supermarket fruit and vegetables should be washed again to remove all traces of pathogenic bugs, says a Victoria University food researcher...
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Gut reaction: Bacteria play gender roles

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Gut bacteria play vastly different roles in men and women even when the microbe balance of the gut looks exactly the same, Victoria University researchers have found...
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Fallopian tube removal lowers ovarian cancer risk

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Women facing hysterectomy – surgical womb removal – are urged to consider removal of their fallopian tubes to reduce their risk of ovarian cancer...
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Video of the Week

Dr Joe explains Coeliac Disease

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Recipe of the Week

Hot Beef and Potato Curry

This fiery simple to make beef curry will satisfy the taste buds of those who love their curry hot.
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

An old man went to the doctor complaining of a terrible pain in his leg.

“I am afraid it’s just old age”, replied the doctor, “there is nothing we can do about it.”

“That can’t be” fumed the old man, “you don’t know what you are doing.”

“How can you possibly know I am wrong?” countered the doctor.

“Well it’s quite obvious,” the old man replied, “my other leg is fine, and it’s the exact same age!”
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