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

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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

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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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Research breakthrough in disease affecting 1-in-10 women

Researchers are one step closer to identifying genes linked to a gynaecological disease affecting 1-in-10 Australian women. A global study into the genetic causes of endometriosis has identified a wider array of genetic links to the disease than what was previously known.

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The truth about cholesterol…why we need it

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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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Incontinence: No laughing matter

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One in four Australian adults are incontinent, 80 per cent of them women. Half of these women (1.7 million) are aged 50 and under.

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Is exercise the new cure for cancer?

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 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

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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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The unhealthy habits killing Australian women

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in Australia and has been for more than two decades. But despite ongoing educational campaigns and medical recommendations – Australian women are still risking their long-term health with bad habits. Christa Dang, Professor Cassandra Szoeke and Professor Martha Hickey investigate. A chest x-ray of a woman

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

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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

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

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