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Everything You Need To Know About Meningococcal Disease

June 5 2018

About the disease Meningococcal disease is an acute bacterial infection that can cause death within hours if not recognised and treated in time. In Australia there are 5 main strains of the disease, all of which now have vaccinations available from your doctor. *Note that the C-strain vaccine available through Australia’s free National Immunisation Program...


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6 Knee Pain Causes That Have (Almost) Nothing to Do With Being Old

May 17 2018

Your knees are the largest joints in your body for a reason you need them for practically everything you do. And as a result, they endure a whole lot of abuse. Knee pain is common among people of all ages. Knee pain can come with crunching, popping, swelling, or instability (or, if you’re extra unlucky,...


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Foods to Avoid If You Have IBS

May 16 2018

Switching up the foods you eat is the first step toward finding relief. If you’ve ever felt sick after eating a sketchy meal, you know just how uncomfortable the cramping, bloating and frequent trips to the bathroom can be. But for people with irritable bowel syndrome—a chronic condition that affects the large intestine—foods that many...


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How to Start a Low-Sodium Diet

May 9 2018

A high-salt diet can up your odds for high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. The average Australian consumes 4,000 milligrams of sodium a day- well above the recommended 2,300 milligrams for healthy adults. Most of the sodium we consume doesn’t come out of a salt shaker. It hides in breads, condiments, deli meats and...


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12 Subtle Lupus Symptoms That Are Easy To Miss

May 2 2018

What exactly is lupus? And how can you tell if you have it? Lupus, short for systemic lupus erythematosus, affects an estimated 20,000 Australians and it occurs when something goes wrong with the immune system. Normally the immune system produces antibodies that protect us from viruses and bacteria. But when you have lupus, the immune system can no...


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18 Superfoods For Your Heart

April 26 2018

We know that cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the No. 1 cause of death globally. We also know that 80 percent of chronic disease could be alleviated by following a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco, maintaining a healthy weight and getting regular exercise. It’s clear that healthy eating and living (like exercising more!) can make a huge difference. Read on to...


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Important Things To Know About The Flu

April 24 2018

The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. The flu is spread by contact with fluids from coughs and sneezes. It is estimated that flu contributes to over 3,000 deaths in Australia each year. The “swine flu” virus – also known as influenza A (H1N1) – emerged in...


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5 Smarter Ways to Detox Your Body

April 20 2018

Forget colonics and ultra-low-calorie juice fasts. If you want to clear out toxins and boost your overall health, there are smarter and safer ways to do it. Here are five expert-approved tactics that are guaranteed to make you feel like a better, fresher version of yourself. 1. Eat Clean Cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage and...


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How Do I Check Myself For Melanoma?

April 19 2018

Australians are well known for our love of the beach and other outdoorsy activities, but all that time spent in the sun doesn’t come without some associated risks. Sadly, Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. On average, 30 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma every day and more than 1,200 will die...


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Hot or Cold? Know Which One to Go for When an Injury Strikes

April 19 2018

Did you just sprain your ankle or pulled your hamstring and you don’t know whether to apply hot or cold compress? You are not alone. A lot of people have a hard time deciding whether hot or cold is the right one for the problem. Continue reading to learn once and for all when to...


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