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21 February 2017


In the Spotlight

Four good habits add up to lower weight gain

Researchers looked into the association between weight gain and meeting simple guidelines for four key behaviours by surveying a cohort of 1,155 people at two points five years apart...
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Top Health News

New ‘smart needle’ to make brain surgery safer

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A new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide...
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Stopping heart attacks before they occur

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The difficulty with primary prevention of heart attacks is that it deals with risk. Primary prevention is the term we use in medicine to describe the process of commencing treatment before...
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Battling the side effects of prostate cancer: currently enrolling

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A study at Deakin University is seeking men with prostate cancer to participate in a world first trial which aims to examine the benefits of a unique exercise and nutritional program...
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Are prebiotics the answer for lactose intolerance?

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New research demonstrates the effectiveness of using prebiotics to change the composition of the gut microbiome of those suffering from lactose intolerance...
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Heart fat linked to higher risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women

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A higher volume of a certain type of fat that surrounds the heart is significantly associated with a higher risk of heart disease in women after menopause...
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Life with a feeding tube

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13 year old Bella Gray had a feeding tube inserted in her stomach at the age of 7. When she got the tube, little did she know that it would change her life forever...
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Hot Topics

Conjunctivitis from contact lenses

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Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) is a type of allergic conjunctivitis. In GPC, a foreign body causes prolonged mechanical irritation, which results in a reaction in the eye. Most commonly,...
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How to spot decay on your kids’ teeth

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The most common chronic disease of childhood is early childhood caries (aka nursing bottle decay, or baby bottle decay). Early childhood caries is the presence of one or more primary teeth with tooth decay,...
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How the heart beats

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The adult heart beats around 70 to 80 times a minute at rest. When you listen to your heart with a stethoscope you can hear your heart beat. The sound is usually described as...
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GP Q/A: What is causing my skin to itch?

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Some people with diabetes can get a tingling itching or burning sensation usually in the legs and feet from irritation of the nerve endings...
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Fine motor skills in kids and how to develop them
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It’s Australia Healthy Weight Week

The truth about diets: detox, cleansing and fad diets versus healthy balanced nutrition

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Cognitive behavioural therapy for weight loss

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How much weight to gain in pregnancy

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A last resort: Surgery for weight loss

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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

After losing a lot of weight over the past few years, a lady was throwing out all the clothes from her wardrobe that she no longer fit into.

Her six year old daughter was watching as she held up a huge pair of jeans.

"Wow," the lady said, "I must have worn these when I was 120."

Her daughter looked confused, then asked, "Mummy, how old are you now?"
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