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The truth about cholesterol…why we need it

cholesterol

We’ve all heard of cholesterol – the good, the bad, and the ugly. But what is it, and why do we need it? We speak to Professor Kerry Anne Rye for her views on why cholesterol is an essential part of our diet

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Incontinence: No laughing matter

incontinence

One in four Australian adults are incontinent, 80 per cent of them women. Half of these women (1.7 million) are aged 50 and under.

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Is exercise the new cure for cancer?

cancer

 Including exercise within cancer patients’ treatment reduces the risk of cancer mortality by 28-44%, according to a new comprehensive review led by Associate Professor Prue Cormie, Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Associate Professor at the Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Health and Ageing.

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5 slightly disgusting facts about mozzies

mosquitos

Travelling to Asia, Central and Latin America may promise adventure; but it also means a likely encounter with the Aedes aegypti mosquito – the delightful carrier of, among other diseases, Dengue Fever and Zika. But while that may be no surprise, these little critters do have some interesting habits that you may wish we’d never

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The unhealthy habits killing Australian women

unhealthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in Australia and has been for more than two decades. But despite ongoing educational campaigns and medical recommendations – Australian women are still risking their long-term health with bad habits. Christa Dang, Professor Cassandra Szoeke and Professor Martha Hickey investigate. A chest x-ray of a woman

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Risk of heart attack greater after flu Risk of heart attack greater after flu

heart attack

The risk of having a heart attack is 17 times higher in the seven days after a serious respiratory infection, Australian research has found.

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Gene breakthrough for bowel disorders

bowel

A key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders has been identified by scientists.

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Diet changes that can help manage an irritable bowel

irritable bowel syndrome

People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can find symptom relief with a variety of dietary changes. Results from a new trial show that no one fixed approach will work for everyone, but there is merit in taking the principles behind the spectrum of dietary options and adapting to ‘what works’ for a person.

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Most Australians don’t know MS symptoms…do you?

MS

Nearly 7 million Australians know someone with multiple sclerosis (MS) yet research has revealed the disease is worryingly misunderstood. A Galaxy poll commissioned by MS Research Australia shows the majority of Australians don’t know what MS is and less than half can identify the early symptoms.

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Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute scientists halt stomach and bowel tumour growth

cancer

There’s new hope for patients with stomach and bowel cancer after Melbourne scientists discovered a way to suppress the growth of tumours.

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