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Issue 195  |  Tuesday May 26, 2015


What is Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is a condition affecting the nerves in the central portion of the eye’s retina, which is known as the macula. Globally, it is the leading cause of vision loss and is responsible for some 50% of visual impairment...
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How to prevent cold and flu at work

Avoiding exposure to cold and flu viruses is the basis of prevention, and avoiding people who have a cold or flu is one important way...
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Top tips for reducing stress

Stress is a common condition that can have serious adverse effects on your quality of life and health...
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Nutrition for healthy eyes

The eyes, like all other organs of the body, depend upon nutrients, vitamins and minerals, to maintain their health and proper function...
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Ageing changes of the eye

As age progresses, the lens gradually loses its elasticity and ability to accommodate, giving rise to a condition called presbyopia,...
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Is depression and back pain genetic?

If you suffer from depression and back pain odds are it’s down to your genes, suggests new research from the University of Sydney...
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Exercise away diabetes risk

A QUT study will investigate the impact of different exercise strategies for men at-risk of developing diabetes...
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Omega-3 providing hope for cancer patients

The chemistry involved in designing drugs with the potential to treat cancer is complex and finicky. The placement of a single atom can be the difference between...
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Social media blurs lines between sport and alcohol culture

Alcohol companies are finding new and sophisticated ways to use the power of social media to pitch drinking as pivotal to the sporting experience...
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World first study reveals antibodies that may trigger psychosis in children

A world first study revealing the presence of two antibodies in a sub-group of children experiencing their first episode of psychosis...
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Understaffed wards lead to infections and worsening health

Patients on wards understaffed by nurses are more likely to experience a range of negative outcomes, including surgical wound infection,..
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Education for reduction in injurious falls

A new study has found that individualised education programs which engage older patients in falls prevention strategies can reduce falls...
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Male circumcision: To snip or not to snip?
Twelve practical tips for creating storage space in kid’s bedrooms
Number flashcards and great number games