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05 July 2016


In the Spotlight

Could my loud snoring be a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

Obstructive sleep apnoea is thought to affect between 0.3-5% of people living in Western countries. The incidence of obstructive sleep apnoea is lower in women, with men affected 2-3 times more often. It increases with age and if untreated, it may have serious consequences...
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Hot Topics

How much sleep is normal and how much is needed?

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About 60% of the adult population sleep for between 7 and 8 hours per night, 8% sleep for less than 5 hours per night and ~2% sleep for 10 hours or more...
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Top tips on sleeping well

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Sleep is crucial to daytime functioning, cardiovascular health and metabolism. The amount of sleep, sleep quality and timing of sleep are all determined by many everyday activities and attitudes...
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Why are sleep disturbances more common in menopause?

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Sleep disorders which may affect menopausal women include insomnia, sleep disordered breathing and sleep difficulties underpinned by other conditions that increase...
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Top Health News

Does having a sweet tooth mean you are more prone to being overweight or obese?

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Sugar is the latest target in the fight against obesity, with calls for Australia to follow the lead of countries such as the UK, Mexico and Hungary and introduce a tax on sugary drinks...
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Could special shoe insoles prevent falls in the elderly?

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Trips and falls that are so common and costly among the elderly could be reduced with special shoe insoles invented at Victoria University...
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Impact of Vitamin D on eyesight

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Do you live in Brisbane? Are you aged between 18 and 25? If so you’re invited to take part in a QUT study looking at the role vitamin D plays in how accurate our eyes are at focussing near and far...
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Increase in type 1 diabetes linked to increased life expectancy

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Researchers from the University of Adelaide say the global increase in cases of type 1 diabetes is directly linked to advances in medical care, with the underlying genetics of...
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Hormone drug could cure asthma and other fibrosis-related diseases

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Relaxin is the hormone that aids women to give birth – produced by the ovaries during pregnancy it ensures that the pelvic ligaments soften, for a brief time, long enough to push...
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Mobile devices help manage diabetes

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An innovative pilot program led by the University of Canberra has found mobile devices such as iPads can help people with type 2 diabetes better manage and improve their overall health while also ...
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Video of the Week

Dr Joe on the importance of sleep

Dr Joe Kosterich talks about how long people sleep, some of the problems of not getting enough sleep, and helpful tips for changing your sleep patterns.
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Tool of the Week

Portion size advice 

Are you wondering how much food we actually need each day?
See Eat for Health’s advice on getting portion sizes right

Laughter is the Best Medicine!

Tom speaks frantically into the phone, 'My wife is pregnant, and her contractions are only two minutes apart.'

'Is this her first child?' the doctor queries.

'No!!’ Tom shouts. 'This is her husband.'
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