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Habits That Makes You Prone To Diabetes

August 6 2018

Diabetes is one of the leading cause deaths in the world. It is a disease that can affect everybody. Even the people that are less likely to acquire it. People that exercise every day or have a healthy body weight can still acquire it from maintaining negative habits. Staying up late or struggling to fall...


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What To Eat When You Have Gallstones

August 2 2018

Gallstones are twice as common in women as men. They are made from cholesterol and bilirubin, which are components of bile within the gallbladder. When these components aggregate, they form stones. The size of gallstones can vary from pebble sized grainy stones up to one large hard stone. Both specific foods and lifestyle factors influence...


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Tinnitus: Why Are My Ears Ringing?

July 27 2018

Tinnitus affects 1 in 10 Australians – that’s over 2,000,000 of us. A ringing, swishing, or other noise in the ears or head when no external sound is present is called tinnitus. Usually, it’s more of a nuisance than a serious medical problem. In rare cases, it can be a sign of an underlying medical...


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Migraines and the Link to Other Health Conditions

July 23 2018

Research hasn’t shown that migraines are the cause of any other medical conditions. But they are linked to a number of ailments. The link may be stronger if you have aura — symptoms that come before your migraine. They can include flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling in your hands or face. What conditions have ties...


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Common Causes Of Sharp Head Pains

July 4 2018

A headache can come in many different forms. Something that involves sharp pains can be one of the most terrifying of the bunch. Unfortunately, at times determining the reason behind sharp head pains is not the easiest thing to do because of the fact that its causes can be varied, ranging from benign to very...


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What Is Sepsis? This Life-Threatening Condition Is on the Rise

June 21 2018

What is sepsis, and how is it different from a regular infection? Most of us think that sepsis is a type of infection. But it’s technically a condition that occurs when the body launches an extreme response to an infection-bacterial, viral, or fungal-that you already have. “It’s not a disease caused by a specific agent,”...


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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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