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08 December 2015


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How to prevent skin cancer

Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world and most Australians are at risk. Find out how to protect your skin from the sun this summer to avoid skin cancer...
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Hot Topics

Skin checks and finding the right skin clinic

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When choosing a skin clinic to have your skin check it’s important to consider the qualifications of staff, cost, information and follow-up...
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What is skin melanoma?

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Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that originates from the cells in the skin responsible for pigmentation (colour), known as melanocytes...
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Breast reduction

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Many women with large breasts experience varying degrees of physical and psychological distress,...
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Organ and tissue donation

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For many people, organ donation is their last hope of survival. Some serious conditions can cause organ failure, which may not respond to medications...
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Top Health News

Screening for a silent killer cuts risk of stroke and death

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Screening for asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) in people aged 65 and over and treating it with anticoagulant medications could greatly reduce the risk of stroke and premature death,...
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New flu protections following high season

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Vulnerable Australians will get free access to even stronger protections against the flu in 2016 following another record number of reported cases this year...
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Hair samples reveal effects of ecstasy use

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For the first time, researchers have used hair samples to measure levels of stress caused by MDMA use...
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Rare cancers: let’s take a different approach

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Renowned cancer expert Professor Ian Olver has urged a different approach when it comes to finding treatments for rare cancers...
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Scarlet fever making a comeback

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An international study has tracked the re-emergence of a childhood disease which had largely disappeared over the past 100 years...
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Natural immunity may lead fight against liver disease

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Researchers have uncovered the role played by a family of genes, which can suppress hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection within the liver...
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Sports technology to reduce injury

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RMIT University researchers are putting the “smarts” into sports with leading-edge technologies designed to prevent sporting injuries...
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Video of the Week

Dr Andrew Dean on melanoma prevention and skin checks 

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Recipe of the Week

Festive Prawn Rice

A scrumptious recipe, perfect as a side dish for special occasions or a healthy family meal at any time.
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

One morning, Alex went to see his doctor and told him that he hadn't been feeling well at all.

The doctor examined Alex, left the room, and came back with three different bottles of pills.

Looking at Alex he says, 'Take the green pill with a big glass of water when you wake up. Take the blue pill with a big glass of water after you eat lunch. Then just before going to bed, take the red pill with another big glass of water.'

Startled to be put on so much medicine, the man stammered, ‘Doc, exactly what is my problem?'

The doctor replied, ‘Alex, you're not drinking enough water.' 
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