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02 August 2016


In the Spotlight

Australian doctors operate on a baby’s spine before it's born!

A team from Mater, in collaboration with a team from Vanderbilt University Hospital in the USA, are the first in Australia to have performed in-utero spinal surgery on a baby diagnosed with spina bifida at Mater Mothers’ Hospital...
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Hot Topics

Inflammatory bowel disease and doctor’s advice on how to manage symptoms

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IBD conditions occur because the immune system does not function properly. They are typically incurable and require lifelong treatment...
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What to eat while breastfeeding

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During the first six months after delivery, the baby is fed only on breast milk, and the baby depends on the mother for all nutrient requirements. Eating a healthy diet while...
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What to do about neuropathic pain

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Neuropathic pain is related to injury to or dysfunction of the nervous system. It does not help protect from injury like physiological pain...
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Personal experience – gestational diabetes

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We spoke to Lauren about her experience with gestational diabetes in her first pregnancy. This condition affects as many as one in ten pregnant women in Australia...
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Top Health News

Research on how Australians view pornography

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Most Australians have viewed porn but few report any ill effects, a new report in The Journal of Sex Research reveals...
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New guidelines on antibiotic usage in children 

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Experts have recommended that doctors can stop antibiotics sooner in children, helping them to leave hospital earlier and fighting antibiotic resistance...
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Ipad game teaches heart attack warning signs

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Arm and chest pain, cold sweat, nausea, dizziness and shortness of breath could all be signs of a pending heart attack, according to the new Flinders’ School of Nursing and Midwifery iPad ‘game.’
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TGA notice on Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation device

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Consumers and health professionals are advised that Medtronic Australasia, in consultation with the TGA, is issuing a hazard alert for following Medtronic deep brain stimulation device...
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Our body’s first responses to cancer helps it to grow!

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Researchers have discovered that the first-stage response of the immune system can contribute to melanoma, colon and breast cancer growth,...
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10 yr old invites you to do the Top 8 challenge

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My name is Olivia Gray and I’m here to tell you about the Top 8 Challenge and why I invite you to take it with me on August 8...
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New on Parenthub
Dr Joe: Mobile phone use in kids
Baby walkers: helpful or harmful?
Song for learning colours in Maori
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Video of the Week

Caring for a loved one with schizophrenia

Psychiatrist Zafar Sharif of Columbia University talks about caring for a loved one with schizophrenia.​
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

Three retirees, each with hearing loss, were taking a walk one fine March day.

One remarked to the other, "Windy, ain't it?"

"No," the second man replied, "It's Thursday."

And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's have a drink."
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