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Can Ectopic Fat Raise The Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease?

November 29 2017

It’s not the amount of fat in your body but where it’s stored that may increase your risk for heart attack, stroke, and diabetes, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital recruited 200 people and looked at the differences in fat...


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15 Ways High Blood Sugar Affects Your Body

November 21 2017

High blood sugar symptoms can be subtle at first; left untreated, they can have a serious impact on your health.  High blood sugar symptoms Glucose, or sugar, is the fuel that powers cells throughout the body. Blood levels of this energy source ebb and flow naturally, depending what you eat (and how much), as well...


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5 Symptoms Of Multiple Sclerosis You Should Know

November 18 2017

Almost 200 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) every week. They join the 23,000 people in Australia and approximately 2.5 million people throughout the world already living with this debilitating disease. MS is the most common acquired chronic neurological disease affecting young adults, often diagnosed between the ages of 20 to 40 and, in...


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The Must-Know Update On How To Detect Melanomas

November 14 2017

The Medical Journal of Australia has revealed three new signs that should be taken into account when approaching the diagnosis of life-threatening melanoma. According to research from Cancer Council Australia, “approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70”; when new skin cancer research emerges from a country...


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Women 50-74 Years Are Invited For Free Breast Screening

October 27 2017

  Breast screening – It’s an invitation that could save your life The risk of breast cancer increases with age. The incidence of breast cancer is also increasing. That’s why the free breast screening program has now been expanded to include women up to 74 years of age. This could possibly detect an additional 600...


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Cervical Cancer 101 : What You Need To Know

September 30 2017

Every year there are about 730 new cases of cervical cancer found in Australian women. Most women with early cancer of the cervix will be cured. Even if the disease is not discovered until after it has advanced, treatment is still possible but the likelihood of a long-term cure is lower. Cervical cancer is often...


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What You Need To Know About Prostate Cancer

September 25 2017

More men die of prostate cancer than women die of breast cancer. Did you know that prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia with 20,000 diagnosis and close to 3,300 deaths each year? Only men have a prostate. It is a small gland that sits below the bladder near the...


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Help Stop The Spread Of Influenza

September 20 2017

Five ways to prevent the spread of flu at home, work, and school. One of the most effective ways to protect you, your friends and family from influenza (the flu) is to practise good personal hygiene. Below are five ways to prevent the spread of the flu.   1. Cover your mouth and nose when...


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National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

September 6 2017

Bowel Cancer is Australia’s number 2 cause of cancer deaths, so don’t ignore number 2! It is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in Australia and around 80 Australians die from the disease every week. Bowel cancer develops in the wall or lining of the colon. It begins when cells grow too quickly, forming...


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What Is Cardiomyopathy?

September 4 2017

September 3-10 is Cardiomyopathy Awareness Week. So what is this heart disease all about? Cardiomyopathy is a term used to describe a disease of the heart muscle. The name means CARDIO – heart, MYO – muscle, PATHY – disease. It is unknown how many people in Australia have this condition currently, but a general estimate suggests...


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