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28 July 2017


Latest News

How to prevent short-sightedness and other interesting eye facts

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Is our tech-laden modern world wearing out your eyes? Eye health researcher Scott Read says it’s a case of not just stopping to smell those flowers, but having a good look at them too...
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Have a cuppa to prevent Alzheimer’s and diabetes

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There is now even more reason to enjoy a cup of tea. The humble cuppa can help prevent a number of diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes...
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One third of fake images go undetected in study

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Photo manipulation is easier now than ever – we must be more vigilant, especially against fake images used in journalism or in courts, as well as in magazines and social media...
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Airborne bacteria remain alive for 45 minutes

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Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing and wash your hands. Some common disease causing bacteria can spread up to 4m and remain alive in the air for up to 45 minutes...
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Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients

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The world’s largest randomised controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found it is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients...
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Exhausted immune cells aggravate IBS symptoms

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Researchers have discovered that a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome is associated with exhaustion of the immune system in patients...
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Binge watching has long term health impact

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Fans planning a marathon recap might want to reconsider binge-watching their favourite show. The amount of time older adults spend watching TV now could impact their health years later...
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Most read on myVMC this week

Combining sport with type 1 diabetes: Elite athlete Alex shares his experiences

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Alex is not your average athlete. He is one of over 150,000 Australians living with type 1 diabetes, and he has just cycled from Melbourne to the Barossa Valley in five days...
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How to know if my partner is cheating on me

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One reader asks our sex therapist and relationship counsellor, Desiree Spierings, how to tell if their partner is having an affair...
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Lifestyle tips for carers of people with dementia

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As an individual’s dementia worsens, they will need more care and assistance. If you are caring for someone with dementia, you may find the following tips useful...
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Dr Joe: Lower back pain

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The lower back is probably the most common spot where people experience pain. Dr Joe Kosterich talks about low back pain, why it occurs and simple things you can do...
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

An elderly patient went to the dentist for her annual dental check up.

"Your teeth are good for at least the next 50 years," the dentist beamed.

She replied, "But what will they do without me?"
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