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Explainer: what is delirium and is it dangerous?

16 March 2017

Image 20170203 1657 l344hg   The woman suffered two strokes in succession. The first was minor[https://theconversation.com/a-mini-stroke-is-a-warning-a-stroke-may-follow-64486] and her condition improved quickly. The second came on suddenly and was more severe[https://theconversation.com/how-to-recognise-a-stroke-and-what-you-should-know-about-their-treatment-63651]. The Conversation Luckily she was able...

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What’s most likely to kill you?

22 February 2017

Image 20170207 27202 ybzlw4 You’re far more likely to drown in the water than get killed by a shark, so why are we more afraid of the latter? from www.shutterstock.com.au Hassan Vally[https://theconversation.com/profiles/hassan-vally-202904], La Trobe University[http://theconversation.com/institutions/la-trobe-university-842] It’s...

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Hugh Jackman is #FeelingNuts on Twitter

13 October 2014

With winter in the rear-view mirror, a new and less chilling online campaign seems to have replaced the Ice Bucket Challenge. #FeelingNuts is highly visible on Twitter, and it could help doctors and other health...

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Better pain management at end of life

27 November 2013

ONE-QUARTER of elderly people experience pain during the last two years of their life, and the percentage of people with pain increases to about 50% in the last four months of life. Pain management...

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Quality Choices

Promoting quality at end of life

21 November 2013

*Calls for change to end of life care* Current practices in end-of-life medical care require major change to ensure more Australians experience ‘better’ deaths, according to a panel of medical, ethical and legal experts. The...

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MON

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

01 October 2013

Today, like every other day in Australia: 40 women were diagnosed with breast cancer  Most were aged between 40 and 69 years Whilst there is an 89% chance of surviving five years after diagnosis, another...

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New guidelines for fertility treatment

16 September 2013

FERTILITY problems affect more people than we might think, and they can have a potentially devastating effect on people’s lives. Some people spend years trying unsuccessfully to fall pregnant. It can be a long,...

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Asthma hospitalisation rates fall

11 September 2013

ASTHMA hospitalisation rates have dropped by one-third in children and almost halved in adults over the past decade, national figures reveal. An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report shows there were just 495 asthma...

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Diet

Mediterranean diet impacts the genetic risk of stroke

28 August 2013

FOOD HABITS are known to be critical determinants of cardiovascular disease (CVD) at both an individual and a population level. The effects of a gene-diet interaction on cardiovascular disease however is less well understood. A...

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Bed Question

Sleep deprivation, appetite and food selection

14 August 2013

WE KNOW that epidemiological evidence supports a link between sleep loss and obesity. It is also generally believed that sleep deprivation increases our desire for food. What is less well understood is the impact...

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