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10 November 2015

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Benefits of second generation antihistamines

Histamine is a chemical that transmits signals to the brain. It is released by cells in the immune system in response to certain allergens (substances which cause allergic reactions) and plays a central role in common allergic diseases, particularl allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and urticaria (hives)...
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Penis Enlargement

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It seems that penis size has been a source of male anxiety throughout history and across cultures...
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Chocolate and Health

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The consumption of cocoa, which gives chocolate itsflavour, has a long history. Since as early as 1500BC...
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Risk factors for Testicular Cancer

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Testicular cancer on a whole is uncommon, accounting for approximately 1% of all malignancies in men but has increased incidences in younger men...
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Tim’s experience managing eosinophilic oesophagitis

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Eosinophilic oesophagitis (EE) is an allergic condition in which elevated levels of eosinophils in the oesophagus cause inflammation...
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Top Health News

Good news for hay fever sufferers

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A forecast of below average rainfall over spring is expected to give hay fever sufferers in Melbourne a bit of reprieve this season...
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Recall on Ircal and Refresh Night Time eye ointments – potential for particle contamination

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Consumers and health professionals are advised that Allergan, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling certain batches of Ircal and Refresh Night Time eye ointments...
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Breakthrough discovery in cause, treatment and prevention of hypertension

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Hypertension affects more than four million Australians but the cause of the disease has never been understood...
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Sitting less a better goal than exercising more

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A Victoria University physical activity expert says that aiming for less time sitting is the best way to stay healthy...
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Uncovering the mystery of migraine

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It’s a disease that has baffled health professionals for years, but our researchers have taken a significant step forward in understanding migraine...
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Cardiovascular disease is more than a heart problem

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A Deakin University researcher is looking to lift the taboo on the sexual problems that are often an unspoken side-effect for the 3.72 million Australians living with...
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Food in skincare products linked to development of allergies

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Firstly goat milk and now oats have been revealed as allergenic ingredients in skin care products in a latest study...
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Dr Joe on allergies

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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

There is a mental institution that every year picks two of it’s most reformed patients and questions them. If they get the questions right they are free to leave.

This year the two lucky gents were Patty and Mike. The doctor first questions Patty.

"Patty you know the tradition of this institution so I imagine you know why you are here. You will be asked two questions, and if you get them right, you will be free to go. Do you understand all that you have been told?" said the doctor with a rather sly grin.

Patty nodded and the doctor began to question him. "Patty if I was to poke out one of your eyes what would happen?"

"I would be half blind of course," Patty answered without much thought.

"What would happen if I poked out the other eye?"

"I would be completely blind," said Patty knowing that he had just gotten his freedom.

When Patty got into the waiting room however, he told Mike what the questions would be and what the correct answers were.

The doctor calls in Mike and he followed the same procedure that he had with Patty. "Mike the first question is what would happen if I cut off your ear?"

"I would be blind in one eye," he said remembering what he had been told.

This received a perplexed look from the doctor but he just simply asks the other question so that he could figure out what the man was thinking.

"Mike, what would happen if I cut off your other ear?"

"I would be completely blind," he answered with a smile as if he knew he had passed.

But then the doctor asked him what his reasoning was, and he said flatly,

"My hat would fall down over my eyes."
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