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I’ve been diagnosed with iron deficiency, now what?

iron deficiency

Iron deficiency is the most common nutrient deficiency in the developed world, affecting around one in three women of reproductive age.

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Low levels of alcohol good for the brain, study shows Alzheimer’s risk reduced

Alzheimer's

While a couple of glasses of wine can help clear the mind after a busy day, new research shows that it may actually help clean the mind as well. The new study shows that low levels of alcohol consumption tamp down inflammation and helps the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Doctors warned following codeine overhaul

codeine

Doctors have been warned to watch out for codeine-dependent patients following the introduction of prescription-only codeine drugs earlier this month.

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Hike for your heart health and love this Valentines Day

heart health

Who knew you could find heart health and heart love just by walking. Read on to meet loved up pair, Beryl and Max who first took their stroll together six years ago this Valentine’s Day.

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Dog paralysis condition linked to eating chicken necks

dog paralysis

Chicken necks are a common treat for dogs, but pet owners are being warned they have been linked with a potentially fatal form of dog paralysis, writes Dr Nerissa Hannink, University of Melbourne

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Health Check: how can extreme heat lead to death?

extreme heat

Our climate is becoming hotter. This is our reality. Those most at risk are the elderly, people with chronic illness, those living in socioeconomic disadvantage, outdoor workers, and athletes who play their sport in brutally high temperatures. But extreme heat can affect anyone at any age. So, what happens in our body during times of extreme heat? And

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Eight healthy habits for 2018

healthy habits

If you have been lagging behind the “healthy” start to the new year, don’t despair, it’s not too late to kick start your healthy habits now. VicHealth says ensuring good health and wellbeing does not have to be a chore, releasing eight tips to ensure a healthy start to 2018.

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Should raw sushi-eaters be worried about tapeworms?

tapeworms

Australians love their sushi and consume more than 115 million servings of seaweed-wrapped rolls and sashimi (slices of raw fish) per year. But a story doing the rounds is enough to scare anyone off their raw salmon lunch.

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Anaphylaxis risk from pre-packaged foods for those with severe food allergies

allergies

Australians with severe food allergies are at risk from pre-packaged foods and have no way of being sure products are safe, researchers say.

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A groundbreaking new blood test that can detect eight common types of cancer

cancer

A team of Australian and US researchers are heralding a simple new blood test that can detect early stage cancers before they have a chance to spread.

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