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08 June 2016


In the Spotlight

Tips on preventing migraines

Migraine is the most common type of severe, recurring headache. However, it often goes undiagnosed, as the individuals who experience them fail to consult a health professional to discuss their migraines and obtain a prescription for medicine. Instead...
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Hot Topics

Cold or Flu: Which Do I Have?

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Colds and flus both infect organs in the respiratory tract including the nose and throat. Both also come with unpleasant symptoms like fever, cough and blocked nose...
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Is drinking too much coffee affecting my health?

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Caffeine can be consumed safely by humans, provided it is consumed in moderation. Research shows that most adults can consume up to 400mg of caffeine per day, without negatively...
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When should children be taken for health checks?

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In this article the ages at which children should see a doctor or nurse, the type of tests they will perform, and the types of information they will be interested in, are outlined.
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Top Health News

Australia’s first robotic hip operation

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Robot technology for hip operations has been used for some years in the United States, but the operation on a patient at Brisbane’s Holy Spirit Northside Hospital is the first time...
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Is there a link between oral health and chronic disease?

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The University of Sydney’s new Chair of Lifespan Oral Health, Professor Jöerg Eberhard plans to establish a world-class research centre to unravel connections between...
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Women need more mental health support

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Women experience higher rates of depression, anxiety and eating disorders than men but constantly fall through gaps in the health system,...
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Breakthrough may stop multiple sclerosis in its tracks

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An international research team has demonstrated that a new plant-derived drug can block the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS)...
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Research reveals recovery from schizophrenia is possible

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SANE Australia has highlighted research for Schizophrenia Awareness Week 2016, which reveals that recovery is possible for people living with the condition...
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Managing asthma during pregnancy

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Asthma management is particularly important during pregnancy. The risk of pre-eclampsia, foetal growth restriction, preterm birth and the need for caesarean delivery....
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Dr Joe’s advice on the safe consumption of alcohol

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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

A nurse at the beginning of the shift places her stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient's posterior chest wall.

"Big breaths," instructed the nurse.

"Yes, they used to be," remorsed the patient.
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