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15 September 2015


In the Spotlight

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 to avoid skin cancer...
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Focus on Skin Cancer

How to identify a suspicious mole

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Do you know the warning signs? Learn what to look for!
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What are the risk factors for melanoma?

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There are a number of risk factors for developing melanoma. The main lifestyle risk factor is unprotected exposure to ultraviolet radiation....
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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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Mental health effects of melanoma

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Being diagnosed with a life-threatening condition like melanoma can be emotional and distressing for the individual diagnosed, their carers and loved ones...
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Top Health News

Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil or nuts associated with improved cognitive function

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Emerging evidence suggests associations between dietary habits and cognitive performance...
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Free QUT clinic uses exercise to combat post-traumatic stress disorder and depression

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With post-traumatic stress disorder affecting almost one million Australians every year, QUT Health Clinics and the White Cloud Foundation have launched...
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Australia’s first medical cannabis trial, aimed at adults with terminal cancer

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UNSW will lead Australia’s first medical cannabis trial to assess whether cannabis products can enhance the quality of life for adults with terminal cancer in the final stages of their life....
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Children not immunised due to socioeconomic barriers

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Almost one in 10 Australian infants are at risk of severe infections because they are not up-to-date with their immunisations...
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Alternative therapies for menopausal women – a poor alternative?

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New research has found that nearly half a million Australian women aged 40-65 years could be using complementary and alternative medicines for menopausal symptoms...
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Sleep and movement: key to preventing chronic disease

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Is sitting the new smoking? The health-effects of our sedentary lifestyles were discussed at the recent Evidence-Based Integrated Healthcare symposium...
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Developing anti-obesity pills

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A weight loss pill could soon be possible thanks to the work of Deakin University medical researchers...
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Video of the Week

Dr Andrew Dean explains treatment for melanoma

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Learn about Melanoma

Laughter is the Best Medicine!

A man goes to the doctor and complains that his wife can't hear him.

"How bad is it?" the doctor asks.

"I have no idea," the husband says.

"Well, please test her. Stand 20 feet away from her and say something. If she doesn't hear you, get closer and say the same thing. Keep moving closer and closer and repeating the comment until she does hear you. That way we'll have an idea of her range of hearing loss."

So the man goes home and sees his wife in the kitchen chopping up vegetables for dinner.

From 20 feet away: "What are we having for dinner?" No answer.

From 10 feet: Same thing.

From 5 feet: Same thing.

Finally, he's standing right behind her: "What's for dinner?"

She turns around, looks at him and says:"For the FOURTH time, BEEF STEW!"
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