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01 September 2015


In the Spotlight

What are the symptoms of asthma?

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Asthma is a common disease affecting more than 2.2 million Australians. Approximately 1 in every 6 children, 1 in 7 adolescents and 1 in 9 adults in Australia currently have asthma. These rates are considered high compared to the rest of the world. The worldwide number of people with asthma is increasing, especially in developed countries such as Australia...
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Hot Topics

How do we breathe?

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The respiratory system consists of all the organs involved in breathing. These include the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi and lungs...
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Asthma and Breastfeeding 

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Women with asthma often wonder what they should know about breastfeeding with this condition. Often there are concerns regarding taking medication...
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What happens during a lung function test?

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Lung function tests are simple and safe investigations routinely used in clinical practice for the diagnosis and evaluation of a variety of respiratory diseases...
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Top Health News

Assistance for those in pain to think clearly

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Pain affects not only how we feel but also how clearly we think, research has shown...
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Cancer death rate projected to decrease over next decade

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The downward trend in cancer death rates looks set to continue, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare...
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National salt reduction goal could aid fight against cardiovascular disease

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Setting a national salt reduction target could be an effective way to stem cardiovascular disease, propose University of Sydney researchers....
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Stand up for your heart health

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A new University of Queensland study found that more time standing could improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels while lowering fats in the blood...
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New treatment for severe depression with far fewer side effects

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Electroconvulsive therapy remains one of the most effective treatments for severe depression, but new UNSW research shows ultra-brief pulse stimulation is almost as effective...
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Treating breast cancer with progesterone could aid survival

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A special technique where breast cancer cells are “rescued” for research has been developed at the University of Adelaide. Coupled with advanced scientific technologies...
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Applied Microbial Genomics set to revolutionise public health in Australia

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The new Doherty Centre for Applied Microbial Genomics is set to help transform the detection, tracking and treatment of infectious diseases...
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Depression in teenagers: The warning signs and tips for parents 
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Pregnancy: Exercises to do and avoid
 
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Caffeine’s effect on kids 
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Recipe of the Week

Healthy Carrot Cake

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A classic favourite, this version of the carrot cake recipe is sure to be a hit, minus the usual calories.
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years.

He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%.

The elderly gentleman went back to the doctor after a month and the doctor said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again."

To which the gentleman said, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!" 
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