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Asthma And Hay Fever’s Common Connection

Asthma and Hay Fever’s Common Connection

As soon as the daffodils begin to flower and the lambs frolic, it’s a sure sign spring is here. While spring brings about new growth, it also brings about dread to the 15 percent of Australians who suffer from hay fever. What’s more, around 50 percent of those sufferers will also be battling with asthma, an inflammatory and long-term lung

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Vaccination Before Vacation

Vaccination Before Vacation

When you’re going on a much-needed overseas holiday, it can be easy to focus more on what you’re going to do when you get there, as opposed to what you should do before you go. However, alongside planning your itinerary, you should also schedule a doctor’s visit for vaccinations. Six to eight weeks before you leave the country, book a

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Hyper-what? What You Need To Know About Hypertension

Hyper-what? What You Need To Know About Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is not something to be blasé about. In fact, the sooner you act, the sooner you can be back on the right track to better health. Seventy-one percent of Australians with a blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg do not know they have hypertension. And, those who do know, may not know why. Understanding and being

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The Critical Two: What Your Teen Needs

The Critical Two: What Your Teen Needs

You may be aware of what a baby needs to be healthy, but do you know what your teenager should be eating? When your teenager was a baby, it was easy to keep them satisfied. They drank breast milk or formula, and you knew they were getting all the nutrients and nourishment they needed. However, as they got older, it

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A Dietary Dilemma For Women

A Dietary Dilemma For Women

If you’re a woman and a regular consumer of red meat, you may want to consider making some dietary changes. In recent years, studies have shown links between red meat and Alzheimer’s disease, heart failure, and accelerated aging. However, a new study conducted in the UK shows that red meat may also increase a women’s risk of developing colon cancer.

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Predicting The Future Of Alzheimer’s

Predicting The Future Of Alzheimer’s

What if scientists could tell you whether or not you would get Alzheimer’s disease? It seems like a far-off fantasy, but that is the reality thanks to a new blood test. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that involves the death and degeneration of brain cells and their connections. It’s the most feared disease after cancer, with 160,000 Australians currently

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Lung Cancer And A Common Misconception

Lung Cancer And A Common Misconception

Smoking may be the leading cause of lung cancer, but it’s not the only cause. Being aware of other risks can make all the difference to your perception of lung cancer. While smoking tobacco is responsible for around 90 percent of all lung cancer cases, there is also a growing number of non-smokers who are falling victim to the disease.

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A Bowel Broadcast: How To Remain Regular

A Bowel Broadcast: How To Remain Regular

Being embarrassed about your bowel movements can encourage a lack of understanding. There is a common misconception that having regular bowel movements means you go at least once per day. Regular means daily, right? Wrong. Regular is what normal means to you. If, for as long as you can remember, your bowel movements occur every second or third day, or

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Remove The Allergens In Your Home

Remove The Allergens In Your Home

If you have seasonal allergies or allergic asthma, your home can be a health hazard. Removing allergens may just make all the difference to your health and well-being. No one wants to feel like their home is making them sick. However, as those with seasonal allergies and allergic asthma will know, it just as well could be. If you’re coughing,

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Dying Of Embarrassment: Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Dying Of Embarrassment: Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Thousands of people in Australia are dying of embarrassment every year. Too scared to speak out or tell their doctor what’s going on, thousands of people are enabling bowel cancer to have a higher death rate than it needs to have. Therefore, this June is a prime opportunity for people to stand up, take notice, and get the word out

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