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Surprise! Facial expression linked to heart problems

Surprise! Facial expression linked to heart problems

Scientists have discovered a tell-tale sign of heart and lung disease – the inability to show surprise in our face. US research published in Emergency Medicine Journal tested the facial expressions of 50 hospital patients who were in the process of being diagnosed and treated. Patients were scored on how ...

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Overweight Aussies at risk of diabetes

Overweight Aussies at risk of diabetes

The number of Australians diagnosed with diabetes has doubled since 1990, with more than a million people now living with the disease, and obesity is likely to be the cause of this, according to a report by private health insurer Medibank. In the report, it was revealed two thirds of ...

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What sleep will be like in 2030

What sleep will be like in 2030

Walk into your bedroom in a decade or two and you’ll be entering the ultimate tech zone. Tucked away in your pyjamas, sheets, mattress, lamp, curtains and walls will be technology that’s working constantly to ensure you get the best possible night’s sleep. That’s the theory of Australian futurist Morris ...

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Bowel cancer rates have doubled in young Australians

Bowel cancer rates have doubled in young Australians

Bowel cancer rates have doubled in young Australians 20-29 years and are up by 35 per cent in 30-39 year olds over the past 20 years according to research published in the Journal of Gastroenterology. While bowel cancer rates are stabilising or dropping in over 50s, research has found a ...

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“We were diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks apart”

“We were diagnosed with breast cancer two weeks apart”

Marlene’s story “When my hand first brushed against a small, hard lump in my chest, I didn’t think anything of it. It was like a frozen pea situated high in my breast. Still, when Angela caught me rubbing at it, she urged me to get it checked. I was convinced ...

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The breast cancers we don’t talk about

The breast cancers we don't talk about

“I have inflammatory breast cancer” Stephanie Lumb, 47, training officer “The first inkling I had that something was amiss was a sense that my body was failing. It’s hard to articulate because there were no aches or pains, but something didn’t feel right. Soon after, in May last year, I ...

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5 great new developments in breast reconstruction surgery

5 great new developments in breast reconstruction surgery

1. Nipple preservation during a mastectomy Surgical techniques are improving for ensuring nipple survival during breast reconstruction. At the time of surgery, a biopsy is taken from the under-surface of the nipples, which is then checked for cancer cells while the patient is still anaesthetised. If there is no cancer ...

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