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16 August 2016

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It takes 2 minutes to change your perception of body size!

A new study from Macquarie University has found that people’s perception of their own and other people’s body weight can change in as little as two minutes. The study looked at how the perceptual mechanisms in a person’s brain adapt in response to images of one’s own or other people’s bodies that have been manipulated to look thinner or fatter than they really are...
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Top Health News

Research shows we choose unhealthily low body fat as attractive for women, but normal body fat as attractive for men

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A new study has found that both genders consider an unhealthily low body fat content for women as attractive, however for men, a healthy body type with a normal body fat content, is considered more attractive...
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How exercise protects your brain in later years

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Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in the later years, a landmark 20-year study has found...
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Picking up nerve damage from chemotherapy before it happens

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Understanding how chemotherapy-induced nerve damage impacts on the quality of life of Australia’s cancer survivors is the goal of a new survey launched by UNSW...
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New test identifies symptomless, irreversible blindness disease earlier

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UNSW scientists have developed a testing protocol that identifies the blinding eye disease glaucoma four years earlier than current techniques...
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Domestic violence mistaken for ‘baby blues’: be aware

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Women who suffer domestic violence during pregnancy are at an increased risk of post-natal depression and health professionals should know the warning signs...
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Sexuality following childbirth

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Sexual changes after childbirth are common. Here is some information on when to engage in sex after childbirth, and changes in a woman's body after childbirth....
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Hot Topics

Our blood: What it does and how

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Learn interesting facts about your blood, why it is so important, the parts that make up blood and how these are produced. Our blood even changes as we age...
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Cold and flu: what to eat and drink to get better faster

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Cold and flu reduce your appetite but healthy eating and drinking plenty of fluids not only helps you recover faster, it can relieve symptoms like sore throat and congestion. Find out more about foods that help relieve cold and flu....
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BMI: what it means and its limitations

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The body mass index is a physical measurement used to assess your total amount of body fat. Depending on the BMI value calculated, you may be underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese...
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Skin rashes

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A rash is defined as a change in the skin's appearance, which may involve alternations in texture (eg rough or smooth) and/or its colour. The skin may also become itchy,...
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Video of the Week

The simple foods you need to eat to be and stay healthy

Something that we all do every day is eat. But eating can get complicated – there is a lot of variety and choice, and a lot of contradictory advice on what’s best for us. Dr Joe Kosterich explains the basics of what we need to eat.
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Tool of the Week

Body Language Quiz

How well can you read people? What’s your emotional intelligence?
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

In a school science class four worms were placed into four separate jars.

The first worm was put into a jar of alcohol.
The second worm was put into a jar of cigarette smoke.
The third worm was put into a jar of sperm.
The fourth worm was put into a jar of soil.

After one day, these were the results:

The first worm in alcohol - dead.
The second worm in cigarette smoke - dead.
The third worm in sperm - dead.
The fourth worm in soil - alive.

So the science teacher asked the class "What can you learn from this experiment?"

Little Johnny quickly raised his hand and said. "As long as you drink, smoke and have sex, you won't have worms."
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