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27 October 2015


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New treatments for advanced Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease affects the nervous system by progressively depleting neurons (nerve cells) in the mid-section of the brain. Three new treatments which have recently been developed for advanced Parkinson’s disease, have been shown through research to be safe and more effective than...
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Vaccination against Measles, Mumps and Rubella

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Measles, mumps and rubella are all vaccine preventable diseases. Without immunisation, children and adults may suffer severe disease, and even death...
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What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)?

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SLE is an autoimmune disorder that affects a range of different organ systems within the body. It is particularly likely to affect...
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Factors contributing to hangover including type of drink

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Anyone who has experienced a hangover would probably describe it as an unpleasant experience. It can last anywhere between 8 and 24 hours, and disrupt daily tasks and...
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Why we need to sleep

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The importance of sleep is clear from the strong evolutionary conservation of sleep. Most animals have evolved in such a way that...
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Top Health News

Recall on Ircal and Refresh Night Time eye ointments

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Consumers and health professionals are advised that Allergan, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling certain batches of...
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Double discovery boosts global quest for leukaemia cures

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Researchers have discovered how a form of leukaemia fights back against a ground-breaking treatment, providing vital new leads on how to...
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Hope for halting the progression of diabetic kidney disease

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Researchers have identified a possible new therapy for diabetic kidney disease, the major cause of chronic kidney failure in Australia and many other countries...
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Cancer survivors suffer lower libidos long after treatment

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New research has found that more than three quarters of cancer survivors suffer from lower libido after treatment – even if their cancers didn’t affect reproductive organs....
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Arthritis patients could be mismanaging paracetamol intake

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Many Australians with arthritis may be putting their health ‘at risk’ by inadvertently mismanaging the amount of paracetamol medications they consume...
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Common drug presents fracture risk to older women

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Researchers are urging caution in prescribing one of the world’s most commonly issued drug groups, citing links to increased fracture risks in older Australian women...
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Leading risk factors for death include smoking, high blood pressure and obesity

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A huge international study of global causes of death has revealed high blood pressure is the number-one individual risk factor associated with Australian deaths,...
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Video of the Week

Professor Christobel Saunders on Getting healthy after breast cancer treatment

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Recipe of the Week

Zucchini Slice

This simple recipe makes a delicious low-calorie zucchini slice which is perfect for a main meal or a healthy snack.
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Laughter is the Best Medicine

John was removing some engine valves from a car on the lift when he spotted the famous heart surgeon Dr. Michael Clark, who was waiting for the service manager.

John, a bit of a loud mouth, shouted across the garage, "Hey Clark...Is that you? Come over here a minute."

The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to where John was working on a car.

John in a loud voice, all could hear, said argumentatively, "So Mr. fancy doctor, look at this work. I also take valves out, grind them, put in new parts, and when I finish this baby will be as good as new. So how come you get the big bucks, when you and me are doing basically the same work?"

Dr Clark, very embarrassed, said softly, to John, "Try doing your work with the engine running."
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