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30 August 2016


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Video: Asthma treatments and correct inhaler technique

Our respiratory Medical Director explains asthma treatments and correct inhaler technique...
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Top Health News

Antibiotics not needed for sore throat or sinusitis

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An analysis of the evidence in the latest issue of Australian Prescriber suggests antibiotics have very few benefits for treating sore throat and acute sinusitis. Both conditions are common reasons for visits to the doctor...
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Demonising individual food groups won’t help solve the obesity epidemic

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Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to solve obesity and its related health problems, claim two of the world’s leading nutritional scientists in their newest research...
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The negative side effects of a paleo diet

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Despite growing in popularity, the Paleo diet causes more negative side effects than traditional diets according to research from Edith Cowan University...
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Unimmunised Aussies are bringing measles outbreaks home with them

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Unimmunised travellers visiting family and friends overseas remain the biggest source of measles outbreaks in Australia, according to new research by the University of New South Wales...
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Why some organs are more likely to develop cancer than others

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The reasons people and animals develop cancer in some organs but not in others may have more to do with evolution than any lifestyle or genetic factors, according to new research...
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1 in 6 Aussies dealing with chronic back problems

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An estimated 3.7 million Australians had chronic back problems in 2014–15, according to a report released by the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare...
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Hot Topics

Spotting a counterfeit drug

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Counterfeit drugs are fake medicines, or medicines which have been manufactured or packaged fraudulently. They do not meet quality standards, are not approved by health authorities, and their sale is illegal...
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Making a decision on circumcision

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Male circumcision is a surgical procedure which has been carried out for thousands of years, mainly for cultural and religious purposes. Evidence of male circumcision dates back over 5,000 years...
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Nasal sprays and washes for cold and flu

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Nasal irrigation (washing the nasal cavity with fluid) using sprays and washes has been used to remedy symptoms of colds and flus, and other conditions affecting the nose, for centuries...
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Short term health risks of alcohol consumption

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Alcohol is a legal drug in Australia and is commonly consumed by Australians for pleasure and sociability. When consumed in moderation the effects of alcohol are positive, after one...
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This Week: Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s Disease: Geoff shares his journey and advice for others

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Parkinson’s Disease: the impact on family and work life and Geoff’s advice for others

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Dementia: How Alzheimer’s Disease affects you and your carer

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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

"The doctor said he would have me on my feet in two weeks."

"And did he?"

"Yes, I had to sell the car to pay the bill."
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