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Men neglecting eye health at the expense of their overall wellbeing

men's health

Men are neglecting the health of their eyes to the detriment of their overall wellbeing, according to Optometry Australia.

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Flu vaccine won’t definitely stop you from getting the flu, but it’s more important than you think

flu

While the flu vaccine cuts your chance of coming down with influenza, that’s not the whole story writes Allen Cheng and Kristine Macartney.

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Cold homes causing heart problems: experts

heart problems

The flu isn’t the only health woe Australians have to worry about this winter, with chilly household temperatures putting many people at greater risk of developing heart problems.

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The truth about cholesterol…why we need it

cholesterol

We’ve all heard of cholesterol – the good, the bad, and the ugly. But what is it, and why do we need it? We speak to Professor Kerry Anne Rye for her views on why cholesterol is an essential part of our diet

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Is exercise the new cure for cancer?

cancer

 Including exercise within cancer patients’ treatment reduces the risk of cancer mortality by 28-44%, according to a new comprehensive review led by Associate Professor Prue Cormie, Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Associate Professor at the Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Health and Ageing.

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5 slightly disgusting facts about mozzies

mosquitos

Travelling to Asia, Central and Latin America may promise adventure; but it also means a likely encounter with the Aedes aegypti mosquito – the delightful carrier of, among other diseases, Dengue Fever and Zika. But while that may be no surprise, these little critters do have some interesting habits that you may wish we’d never

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Risk of heart attack greater after flu Risk of heart attack greater after flu

heart attack

The risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days after a serious respiratory infection, Australian research has found.

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Gene breakthrough for bowel disorders

bowel

A key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders has been identified by scientists.

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Diet changes that can help manage an irritable bowel

irritable bowel syndrome

People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can find symptom relief with a variety of dietary changes. Results from a new trial show that no one fixed approach will work for everyone, but there is merit in taking the principles behind the spectrum of dietary options and adapting to ‘what works’ for a person.

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Most Australians don’t know MS symptoms…do you?

MS

Nearly 7 million Australians know someone with multiple sclerosis (MS) yet research has revealed the disease is worryingly misunderstood. A Galaxy poll commissioned by MS Research Australia shows the majority of Australians don’t know what MS is and less than half can identify the early symptoms.

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