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Issue 190  |  Tuesday March 17, 2015


IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Tooth Pain - Likely causes and what can be done

Dental pain or toothache is defined as a physical condition, related to the teeth and surrounding structures, which may range from a mild sensation of discomfort to excruciating agony. Find out about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options...
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HOT TOPICS

What are dental caries and what are the symptoms?

Dental caries is an infectious disease that can lead to cavities (small holes) in the tooth structure that compromises both the structure and...
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Healthy teeth in kids

Good dental hygiene, a healthy diet and regular dental check-ups are an important part of maintaining children's primary teeth...
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What are the risk factors for Coeliac Disease?

It is clear that coeliac disease is associated with the ingestion of gliadin, which is a component of gluten. Gluten is present in wheat, rye, barley and...
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The health benefits of a gluten free diet

A gluten free diet, as the name suggests, is a diet free of gluten. Gluten is a storage protein derived from wheat, barley, rye and...
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TOP MEDICAL NEWS

Endometriosis treatment now widely available for Australian women

Endometriosis is a condition affecting 5-10% of young women, often forming in their teens and twenties. Unfortunately, the condition may go undiagnosed for many years...
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Next generation of anti-arthritic drugs

Gold nanoparticles could be used to build a new class of anti-arthritic drugs that are more effective and have fewer side- effects, according to...
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High risk of bowel cancer for gene carriers

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have found that screening for bowel cancer in genetically high-risk populations should begin early...
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Diet and nutrition essential for mental health

Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health,...
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Halting Huntington’s disease

In a world-first, Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers have found a way to repair parts of the brain affected by Huntington’s disease...
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Understanding how the immune system functions within the skin

Scientists have discovered a new mechanism by which immune cells in the skin act as the body’s ‘border control’, revealing how these cells...
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Preterm births may be triggered by baby’s genes

Some babies may be genetically predisposed to being born too soon, and variants in the DNA of the fetus - not the mother - may be the trigger for some early births...
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Dr Joe explains babies and sleep
Fine motor skill development milestones for early primary school- 5-8 years
How to make baby hand and feet moulds