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12 July 2018

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The personality traits that make smartphones more addictive

A third of young Australian smartphone users have reported feeling anxious if unable to regularly check their phones, according to a newly published Deakin University study...
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Exercise 4-5 times a week to slow your heart’s ageing

Participating in exercise 4-5 days per week is necessary to keep your heart young, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology...
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Patients with severe paralysis regain use of hands and fingers

Six people with severe spinal cord injuries have regained the use of their hands and fingers through a non-invasive spinal stimulation technique...
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Eggs do not increase cardiovascular disease risk

University of Sydney researchers aim to help clear up conflicting dietary advice around egg consumption, as a new study finds eating up to 12 eggs...
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Ditching junk proteins for enhanced weight loss

Our favourite burger, pizza and meat pie may need a re-think after new research by CSIRO shows Australians are not eating the right types, or the right quantity of protein for...
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Why your goals may be making you miserable

In an age where we are constantly juggling different goals across work, leisure and other commitments, researchers have found pursuing goals that are at odds with each other...
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Hot topics this week

What are drugs? An introduction to pharmacology

Pharmacology explains what drugs are, what they do to body functions and what the body does to them...
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Oral thrush (monoliasis, oral candidiasis, OC)

Oral thrush (candidiasis) is a yeast infection that occurs in the mouth. It is caused by the fungus Candida albicans. Anti-fungals are used in treatment...
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Could my loud snoring be a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition characterised by episodes where a person’s breathing repeatedly stops while they sleep. ‘Apnoea’ refers to the lack of breathing, while...
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What happens during a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is a common procedure that allows examination of the inner surface of the colon (large intestine) by means of a colonoscope...
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

A woman went to doctor’s office. She was seen by one of the new doctors, but after about 4 minutes in the examination room, she burst out, screaming as she ran down the hall. An older doctor stopped and asked her what the problem was, and she explained.

The older doctor marched back to the first and demanded, "What's the matter with you? Mrs. Terry is 63 years old, she has four grown children and seven grandchildren, and you told her she was pregnant?"

The new doctor smiled smugly as he continued to write on his clipboard. "Cured her hiccups though, didn’t I?"
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