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18 May 2018

Hot topics this week

Cold and flu prevention at work

Cold and flu spread more easily in the winter months because they thrive in colder, less humid environments. Whether you work in an office, healthcare facility or other workplace, you are at risk of contracting a virus at work, from colleagues or from visitors...
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Screening tests for women planning a pregnancy

Screening a woman’s blood before or during pregnancy allows a doctor to identify conditions which might affect her or her baby's health...
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Diet and nutrition during cancer: Dr Andrew Dean

Patients undergoing treatment for early cancers, such as early breast cancer, often find that they put on weight, which they really don’t like...
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Exercise for brain health

People who start and maintain a strict exercise regime report increased fitness, mood and quality of life. However, getting to this stage is a hurdle...
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Benefits of work life balance

Work life balance refers to your ability to balance the commitments, responsibilities and goals of your paid work with personal commitments, responsibilities and desires...
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Preparing for a good death

A good death means you do it in your own way, in your own time, and that’s something important that we can do. There are three important things to remember at the end of life stage...
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Latest News

Australia’s first wirelessly powered cardiac pacing device

The size of a grain of rice, the device is being trialled in heart failure patients who have failed to respond to, or are otherwise unable to receive, conventional pacemakers...
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Exercise prescription for all cancer patients

Exercise should be prescribed to all cancer patients as a standard part of their cancer care to help counteract the effects of cancer and its treatment, according to a new position statement...
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Doctors warn against unnecessary CT scans in children presenting with new onset seizures

New medical advice is recommending doctors avoid Computed Tomography (CT) scans when evaluating children and adolescents who present with their first seizure...
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Jogging may not be enough to meet physical activity targets

One third of joggers do not meet the minimum guidelines for physical activity, which is 150 minutes per week of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity in 10-minute bouts...
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Gut serotonin increases fat

The key chemical for happiness and sadness, serotonin, is also a force in our body’s weight gain and calorie control...
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Participants wanted for polycystic ovary syndrome study

Researchers are seeking females with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who want to improve their physical activity and nutrition behaviours...
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Accept yourself, and you’ll eat better

The battle to correct eating disorders has taken an interesting turn with researchers finding that acceptance of weight, body and appearance can be linked to promoting healthy eating...
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

A motorcycle mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley-Davidson when he spotted a well-known cardiologist in his shop. The cardiologist was waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike.

The mechanic shouted across  the garage:

"Hey, Doc, want to take a look at this?"
The  cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working on the motorcycle.
The  mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and said:

"So, Doc, look at this engine. I opened its heart, took the valves out, repaired or replaced anything damaged, and then put everything back in. And when I finish, it works just like new. 

"So how come I  make a pittance every year and you make millions, when you and I are doing basically the same work?" 
The  cardiologist paused, leaned over, and whispered to the mechanic:

"Try  doing it with the engine  running."
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