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Are you getting enough vitamin D?

Are you getting enough vitamin D?

It seems that although we love our sunburnt country, we’re not getting out in it enough – a Deakin University study of 11,000 Australian adults released earlier this year found one-third were deficient in vitamin D and almost three-quarters (73 per cent) had levels considered by many experts to be ...

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“My dad’s dementia changed my life”

"My dad's dementia changed my life"

“I moved in with Dad in February 2010, about a week after Mum died. Dad had been diagnosed with dementia about a year before. With his grief, at first it was hard to discern what was dementia and what was depression. He didn’t even want to live, so for the ...

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STI risk among single women

STI risk among single women

Seven out of ten single women regularly practice unprotected sex, a UK report revealed this week. The study found that a large percentage of women aged 18 to 40 were most at risk of STI infection, since they admitted to routinely practicing sex without protection. Research found that the average ...

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Placebos: the future of medical treatment?

Placebos: the future of medical treatment?

Mums count on it when they kiss their children’s injuries better and many involved in natural medicine admit to having faith in the concept. And with more and more research scientifically verifying its presence, practitioners of conventional medicine are being called to embrace the power of the placebo effect. It ...

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Help for heavy periods

Help for heavy periods

About one in three women experience heavy bleeding when they have their period. Researchers at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne have now been given a $500,000 National Health and Medical Research Council grant to help find new ways to manage the problem. “This is a serious condition that affects ...

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“I see letters in colour”

"I see letters in colour"

“For as long as I can remember I have seen letters and numbers in colour. ‘A’ has always been red, ‘O’ is white, ‘K’ is blue, and ‘L’ and ‘R’ are green, as are three and seven. The colours I see never change for any given letter or number. Some ...

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Warning for serial desk-eaters

Warning for serial desk-eaters

Bad news for those who regularly eat lunch glued to their computers: you have twice the chance of developing deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), a potentially fatal blood clot. A recent New Zealand study done on 400 workers found that deskbound eaters had a 2.2-fold increased risk of blood clots. Earlier research ...

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