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27 September 2017


Latest News

Positive or negative attitude has a real impact on illness recovery

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The positive or negative thoughts that people living with chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease have about their illness impacts their recovery, new research led by Curtin University shows...
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Australia sets the standard in stroke treatment and care

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Australian stroke patients are set to receive the latest and world’s best stroke treatment and care following the launch of new Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management...
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Personality Bites: Scientists find biggest diet derailers

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With almost two in three Australian adults overweight or obese, a new CSIRO report has analysed the five main diet related personality types of more than 90,000 Australian adults...
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The issue of overtreatment and over diagnosis

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Researchers at Bond University have published a landmark article in one of the world’s leading medical journals, The BMJ, canvassing solutions to the vexing problem of overtreatment and overdiagnosis...
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Is back stiffness just a trick of the mind?

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New scientific evidence shows – for the first time – that feelings of back stiffness may purely be a protective mechanism to avoid further injury....
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Why the definition of PCOS harms women

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The changed definition of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) harms women and brings no clear benefit, say Australian scientists in the British Medical Journal...
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Genetic causes of cerebral palsy

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A new international research group has been established to investigate the underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy, spurred on by the discoveries of University of Adelaide researchers...
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Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste Recall

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Consumers and health professionals are advised that Trueway International, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling all batches of Ausganica Soothing Herbs Toothpaste 130 g. This product is also being withdrawn from the Australian market and will no longer be available...
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Asthma treatments and correct inhaler technique

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Our respiratory Medical Director explains asthma treatments and correct inhaler technique...
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Managing Vaginal Dryness: Interview with an expert

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Interview with Dr Joe Kosterich MBBS, General Practitioner and Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Virtual Medical Centre and Parenthub...
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What to eat to improve your cholesterol 

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Both dietary changes and drugs are used in the management of cholesterol levels. In most cases, the dietary approach is the first option, since dietary habits have a great influence...
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Nasal sprays and washes for cold and flu

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Nasal irrigation using sprays and washes has been used to remedy symptoms of colds and flus, and other conditions affecting the nose, for centuries. The practice is thought to...
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

A doctor examined a woman, took the husband aside, and with a serious frown said, "I don't like the look of your wife at all."
 
"Me either doc," said the husband. "But she's a great cook and really good with the kids."
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