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Why people living with illness are turning to social media for support

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Health | 0 comments

Turning to the internet for medical advice can be a bad idea. But what about turning to Facebook to find others going through the same...

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Increase in pregnancy obesity leading to poor health outcomes for mums and babies

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Health | 0 comments

Women who are overweight or obese and planning to get pregnant should be encouraged to reduce their weight, experts say, as new research...

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Codeine is coming off the shelves this week. Here’s what you need to know

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Health | 0 comments

From Thursday, you’ll have to see a GP to get a script if you want painkillers containing codeine. But those who use the opiate...

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What you need to know when choosing a mental health professional

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

Nearly half of us experience a mental illness at some point, and we all pass through periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict. So...

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Get hayfever? US guidelines confirm steroid sprays trump antihistamines

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

If you suffer hayfever, it might be time to ditch the antihistamine tablets in favour of a nasal steroid spray only, according to US...

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Five things we learned from Dolly Doctor

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

You could argue she’s something of a national treasure, and there’s no question too embarrassing to ask her. Dr Melissa Kang,...

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Same-sex marriage debate putting kids at risk, experts warn

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Health, Marriage | 0 comments

Children raised by same-sex parents do as well as children raised by heterosexual parents, an Australian research analysis finds. This...

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Why do hospital staff dread Friday the 13th and full moons?

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

You’ve probably been warned about avoiding black cats, walking under ladders, or breaking mirrors. And if you think dreading...

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What you need to know about the health star rating on foods

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

The Federal Government’s system of Health Star Ratings claims to help consumers “make smarter choices”. But how does it...

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A gyno’s guide to good vulva and vagina health

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

Most of us know the importance of regular breast checks, pap tests, and STI screenings. But when it comes to our vulvas, we tend to look...

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What drives women to have labiaplasty?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Health | 0 comments

Labiaplasty — a surgical procedure to remove or reduce the size of the inner labia – is the fastest growing cosmetic surgery in the world....

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