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31 October 2017


Latest News

Foods which make you feel less hungry quicker

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Dieting could be revolutionised, thanks to the ground-breaking discovery by the University of Warwick of the key brain cells which control our appetite...
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Genetic testing for hereditary cancer mutations now on Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)

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The Medical Services Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that genetic testing for patients with hereditary mutations, including BRCA 1 and 2, predisposing to breast and/or ovarian cancer will now be listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule...
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Silica dust – the cancer risk tradies cannot see

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With new estimates showing that over 230 lung cancer cases in Australia each year are caused by exposure to silica dust in the workplace, Cancer Council Australia is calling for tradies to be more aware of cancer risks on the job...
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Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen

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New Cancer Council research shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust common sunscreen myths...
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1 hour of exercise a week can prevent depression

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Even small amounts of exercise – from as little as one hour per week – can offer significant protection against depression, an international research team led by the Black Dog Institute has found...
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A dose of ‘wait-and-see’ reduces unnecessary antibiotic use

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Asking patients to take a ‘wait-and-see’ approach before having their antibiotic prescriptions filled significantly reduces unnecessary use, a University of Queensland study has shown...
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Users of social media at risk of low self-esteem

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Researchers have discovered a link between increased use of social networking sites and the internalisation of the thin ideal—the degree to which women strive to achieve an ideally slim female body....
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Most read on myVMC this week

Eccentric exercise explained by Professor Ken Nosaka

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Exercises involving eccentric movements that contract or lengthen muscles have increased health benefits, explains Professor Ken Nosaka in this video...
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Treatment for melanoma: Dr Dean

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Our Medical Director Dr Andrew Dean talks about melanoma and the best treatment options...
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How to prevent heart disease: Prof Sullivan

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Clinical Associate Professor David Sullivan explains the significance of family history and cholesterol in cardiovascular disease, the importance of promoting awareness...
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How we sleep

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What happens when we sleep? Sleep is a state of reduced awareness and responsiveness. In humans, sleep is also associated with reduced movement. Sleep consists of two different phases...
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

“Just relax”, the hospital staff kept telling Jim, but it was to no avail. Jim’s wife was in labour and Jim was a nervous wreck.

After what seemed like a week, to both Jim and the hospital staff, a nurse came out with the happy news, “it’s a girl”, she cried.

“Thank God, a girl”, said Jim, “at least she won’t have to go through what I just went through!”
New on Parenthub
Installing a car seat correctly
Becoming a father: The second trimester of pregnancy
Preschool maths: Counting, patterns and ordering houses worksheet
GP Q/A – Getting your old body back after childbirth
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