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28 September 2016


In the Spotlight

Obesity and its cost on the workforce

Obesity is costing the Australian economy $637 million dollars each year due to indirect costs associated with increased sick leave, lower productivity, unemployment, disability, early retirement and workplace injuries...
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Top Health News

Results from the largest ever global sleep apnoea study

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The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), does not reduce recurrent...
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Adult toilet anxiety – it’s more common than you think

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If the thought of using a public toilet makes you feel a little uneasy, you’re not alone. Swinburne researchers have developed a scale aimed to assess the anxiety people commonly experience...
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Laser pointers are too accessible and are dangerous

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Laser pointers bought legally for less than $30 are a threat to eyesight – with one pointer found to be 127 times over the legal limit...
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Mitochondrial disease commonly misdiagnosed

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At least 30 Australian children (1 in 200) born every week are at risk of developing some form of mitochondrial disease in their lifetimes, yet 90% of affected people are misdiagnosed,..
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TGA Warning: Weight loss drugs for sale on the internet

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Australia’s medicines regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has warned of the dangers of buying weight loss medicines online, particularly from unknown overseas websites...
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Hot Topics

Why we feel hungover

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Anyone who has experienced a hangover would probably describe it as an unpleasant experience. It can last anywhere between 8 and 24 hours, and disrupt daily tasks and responsibilities...
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How menopause affects your skin and what you can do about it

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Menopause is a time of significant changes to the skin which is one of the largest and most complex organs in the human body. While the appearance of skin is associated with beauty,...
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Who’s in the room at a birth?

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In Australia, obstetricians, GP-obstetricians, or midwives may deliver babies. In teaching hospitals, midwifery or medical students, as well as junior doctors or trainee obstetricians may...
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Real Stories

Testicular torsion: Rick’s painful encounter with twisted testicles

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Irritable bowel syndrome: A pain in Libby’s butt

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Nocturnal Enuresis: Stephen recalls his bed wetting days

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Laughter is the Best Medicine!

A doctor examined a woman, took the husband aside, and with a serious frown said, "I don't like the look of your wife at all."
 
"Me either doc," said the husband. "But she's a great cook and really good with the kids."
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