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Get Active For A Healthy Heart

August 15 2018

Any exercise is better than none. More is better. Regular, moderate physical activity is great for your mental, physical and overall heart health. It’s never too late to start and get the benefits. Many Australian adults aren’t active enough to get health benefits. Are you one of them? How much activity should I aim for?...


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Simple Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

August 14 2018

  The phrase ‘healthy lifestyle’ is an abbreviated definition of how you should live if you want to get the healthiest body you can—one that both looks good and feels good. You know the obvious behaviours that describe someone who is healthy and takes care of themselves. A healthy person doesn’t smoke, tries to maintain...


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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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Simple Ways To Cut Down On Fat

July 18 2018

Fats can wreak havoc on our bodies and contribute to weight gain if we eat too much. Although we need fats in our diet, many of us are unaware of how to maintain a healthy weight because we’re not consuming the right amount and types of fat. Cutting down on fat is not as hard...


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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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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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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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