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Life-saving cancer breakthrough

Life-saving cancer breakthrough

Patient trials for a revolutionary new cancer treatment discovered by Melbourne researchers could begin within the year. In research published in the journal Cancer Cell, scientists claim that the new drug can be used to kill leukaemia and lymphoma cells by blocking their protein production. This would effectively eliminate the ...

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Flu virus warning

Flu virus warning

Australia is experiencing its worst influenza outbreak in years, and experts warn the worst is yet to come. Nearly 5000 cases of the influenza virus were reported nationwide in June alone. To put that in perspective, during the 2009 global swine flu pandemic there were 15,623 cases reported in Australia in ...

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Breakthrough drug stops Alzheimer’s

Breakthrough drug stops Alzheimer's

A new drug that stops the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer’s diseaseis being developed by scientists. Early trials have shown it holds back memory loss, confusion and the inability to carry out daily tasks for three years. At present, the small number of drugs available can only treat the symptoms and ...

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Why not exercising is as bad as smoking

Why not exercising is as bad as smoking

Researchers say sedentary, non-active lifestyles are responsible for a whopping 5.3 million deaths worldwide, and the issue should be treated as a pandemic. The study, which was published in medical journal The Lancet, claims that people in higher income countries are the least active of all. Lead researcher Dr I-Min ...

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Are sleeping pills safe?

Are sleeping pills safe?

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) recently banned several types of sleeping pills after revelations elite athletes were relying heavily on them for extended periods. The AOC has singled out zolpidem, sold under the brand Stilnox, nitrazepam (sold as Mogadon) and flunitrazepam (Rohypnol) for its black list. In extreme cases, our ...

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Living with giant limbs

Living with giant limbs

Lymphoedema sufferers live with constantly swollen, painful limbs. Nicola Conville meets four people fighting back. Four inspiring people tell how they overcome their debilitating disease to live fulfilling lives. “I box, run and swim … my body doesn’t hold me back” Ellie McMillan, 24. “I have primary [inherited] lymphoedema. The ...

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Cancer no longer a death sentence

Cancer no longer a death sentence

Cancers affecting the bowel, blood, prostate, breast, skin and pancreas kill 18,500 people a year, but you can massively reduce your risk 1. Get screened regularly Early detection is the best chance of a cure in most cancer cases and can even prevent you from getting cancer in the first ...

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Wonder supplement for athletes

Wonder supplement for athletes

It is the first milk produced by all mammals after giving birth – and now questions are being asked about whether the cow version of colostrum is a super-supplement for athletes, an effective immune-booster for the wider community or just overpriced protein powder. Colostrum is rich in antibodies and proteins ...

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Winter detox plan

Winter detox plan

Why not try a one-week cleanse? Perhaps you’ll lose a little weight, you’ll definitely feel chirpier and you’ll even feel fitter. Start with soup Dive into your detox with a two-day soup fast. Make a large batch of vegetable and legume soup, with extra cabbage and a dash of miso ...

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