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21 June 2016


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Treating pain after shingles

Shingles is an inflammatory condition characterised by a blistering, itching and burning rash that eventually heals. For some people the pain does not go away once the rash has healed and this is postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). This pain experienced in PHN is neuropathic pain which is very difficult to treat...
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Hot Topics

Why am I leaking urine?

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Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary leakage of urine. It affects all age groups and causes psychological distress and functional problems....
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Dr Joe on managing a leaky bladder

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Dr Joe Kosterich talks about diagnosing the problem, treatments for urinary incontinence, including surgical and non-surgical methods, and managing urinary incontinence...
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What causes tooth sensitivity?

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Tooth sensitivity can be classified into two categories: one may indicate a problem with the tooth's nerve and blood supply; and the other...
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Making a decision on cosmetic surgery

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All people considering having cosmetic surgery must weigh up the potential risks and benefits of the surgery as well as their personal circumstances...
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Top Health News

Improving access to continence information

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One in four Australians aged 15 and older is incontinent. And don’t assume they’re all infirm and elderly; those most at risk are pregnant women,...
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World-first blood test for Parkinson’s

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La Trobe’s blood test will enable doctors to detect with unprecedented reliability the abnormal metabolism of blood cells in people with Parkinson’s,...
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New treatment for alcohol addiction

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Alcohol addiction causes almost 3.8% of deaths worldwide but a study led by QUT researchers offers new hope in the form of a drug...
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Can nutrient supplements give antidepressants a boost?

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An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people with clinical depression...
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New gene link for Motor Neurone Disease

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Researchers have contributed to a breakthrough in our understanding of Motor Neurone Disease which will lead to the development of a new genetic test for the fatal disorder...
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Government’s subsidised dental care plan

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The newly announced national Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme will ensure every Australian child – and millions of low-income adults – is eligible for subsidised dental care...
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Recipe of the Week

Fennel and Broccoli Soup

A smooth, tasty fennel and broccoli soup ideal for a light meal.
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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

The old family physician being away on vacation, entrusted his practice to his son - a recent medical student.

When the old man returned, the youngster told him among other things, that he cured Miss Ferguson, an aged and wealthy spinster, of her chronic indigestion.

"My boy," said the old doctor, "I’m proud of you, but Miss Ferguson’s indigestion is what put you through college."
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