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05 January 2016


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New Year’s resolution: Go for a check-up with your doctor

Long summer holidays are an ideal time to visit your doctor. If you've been neglecting your health check-ups, make a New Year's Resolution to see your doctor...
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Hot Topics

Sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions

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The New Year is a time of good intention. Get some tips which will help to fulfill your New Year’s resolutions...
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New Year’s Resolution: Quit Smoking

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Quitting smoking is likely to save you considerable sums of money, and will also improve your overall health. Quitting significantly reduces the risk...
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Gaming and childhood development

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In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of games, both console games and online games. The effects of these gaming activities on childhood development...
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What is Vitamin A and how our body uses it

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Vitamin A is essential for healthy functioning of the human body. As it cannot be produced by the human body all the vitamin A must be consumed as part of a healthy diet...
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Top Health News

Updating medicine ingredient names

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Over the years, some medicine ingredient names in Australia have become out of date. By using old ingredient names,...
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Over-the-counter medicines containing codeine will remain OTC until at least 2017

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A delegate of the Secretary to the Department of Health gave notice of the deferment of the delegates’ final decision on OTC codeine scheduling...
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e-Mental Health platform offers free mental health resources

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A new e-mental health platform offers an extensive range of free resources to assist the Australian community in enhancing their mental health and wellbeing...
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The healing power of love handles

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Question: when is a bit of surplus belly fat a good thing?
Answer: when it can help to heal a broken bone...
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Australian supermarket catalogues promote unhealthy eating

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Unhealthy foods are the most promoted items in Australian supermarket catalogues, according to an analysis by Deakin University obesity prevention researchers...
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“None for me, thanks”: social impact of changing alcohol habits

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Drinking alcohol is a large aspect of Australian culture but what happens when someone decides to stop drinking or cut back their alcohol consumption?
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Virtual heart care saves lives

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Lives are saved, long hospital stays prevented and quality of life improved when people with heart failure are monitored and supported at home by health professionals using...
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Dr Joe on How to Quit Smoking

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Colour flash card activities- 2-3 year olds

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Meditation for pregnancy

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Sexting guide for teenagers 

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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

A friend asks his friend for a cigarette.

His friend says, "I think you made a New Year resolution to quit smoking".

The man says, "I am in the process of quitting. Right now, I am in the middle of phase one.”

“What's phase one?”

“I've quit buying.”
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