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14 September 2016


In the Spotlight

What to eat to improve your cholesterol

Dietary changes are often the first things attempted to try to lower cholesterol levels. Losing weight, exercising and cutting down on “bad” fats are the cornerstones of a cholesterol-lowering lifestyle...
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Top Health News

Use of common pain relief drug in pregnancy puts child at risk for multiple behavioural difficulties

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Using the common pain-relieving medication acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with increased risk for multiple behavioural problems in children, according to...
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What happens when the nerves in our gut go haywire?

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A free public lecture at the University of Adelaide explained the important role of nerve signals in the gut in maintaining health, and how that system is disrupted by obesity...
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People with schizophrenia more than 3 times as likely to have sleep apnoea

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New University of Adelaide research has shown that people with schizophrenia are 3.4 times more likely to have severe obstructive sleep apnoea than people without...
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Engineering artificial skin for burns victims

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Dermal substitution (artificial skin) plays an important role in wound reconstruction after deep burns and injuries, providing a temporary seal to guard against infection and acting as a scaffold for tissue repair...
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Strong toes in elderly can reduce falls

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Researchers at Victoria University are investigating if toe training – strengthening the muscles in the toes and the feet – can reduce the incidence of falls in older people...
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Trial to help smokers quit cannabis

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An Australian research team is recruiting cannabis smokers who need help quitting or reducing their cannabis-use for a world-first trial of cannabinoid replacement therapy for relapse prevention in the community...
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Hot Topics

Memory loss: when to see a doctor and the questions they’ll ask

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Memory loss is a symptom where a person experiences an abnormal level of forgetfulness and inability to recall past events in their life...
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How to fix a dislocating shoulder

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Dislocated shoulders should be put back in place (reduced) as soon as x-rays have been taken. It is essential that this procedure is carried out by trained medical staff, as there is a risk of...
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Managing vaginal dryness: Interview with an expert

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Interview with Dr Joe Kosterich MBBS, General Practitioner and Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Virtual Medical Centre and Parenthub...
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New on Parenthub
Weight gain in pregnancy- How much is healthy?
GP Q/A: Why does my baby have green poo?
Sexpert Q/A – How do I get my libido back?
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Prostate cancer: Bernard’s journey

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Urinary tract infections in children

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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

After noticing how trim Alice's husband had become, a friend asked her how she had motivated him.
 
It was then Alice shared her dark secret:
 
"I put our teenage son's shorts in his underwear drawer." 
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