Healthy Living

Computer and Desk Stretches

Most of us know that lengthy periods of sitting at a desk or computer can cause muscle tension and pain, to fix this pain all we have to do is take a five minute break to do some stretches, most of which can be done sitting in your chair. More...

Mite Guard Rx Allergy Protective Bedding System

Mite Guard Allergy Protective Bedding System More...

Swine flu Pig flu?

Experts on the prevention, handling and treatment of influenza-type viruses and pathogenic material are meeting in London over the next two days and the threat of a global swine flu outbreak will feature strongly in the discussions. More...

Heavy on my mind

A true account of one woman as she delve deep into her psyche and regurgitates the issues that are responsible for her becoming overweight? More...

Kidney Health Week

The Governor General and Patron in Chief of Kidney Health Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, will officially launch Kidney Health Week 2009 at the Canberra Hospital this morning before visiting the Hospital's dialysis unit. More...

IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment with Iberogast Natural Herbal Remedy

Twice as many women as men suffer from bowel symptoms, enduring bloating, acid problems and wind. Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS with Iberogast the Natural Herbal Remedy More...

Project Blue

One in four women will experience depression in their lifetime, Project Blue is a social media movement focused on causing a dramatic shift in the way depression is represented across the media - with the mission of empowering over 1 million women to take positive action toward achieving mental health. More...

Quit Smoking

Despite the resolutions of thousands of Australians to quit smoking this New Year, research has found that 9 in 10 quitters will be unsuccessful within a few months - a concerning trend given the 300,000 hospitalisations and 15,000 deaths each year from tobacco related illness. More...



Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy can affect different people in different ways, some may find that they have minor motor skill problems whilst other are totally physically dependent new research in this field will provide more hope to those suffering from Cerebral Palsy. More...

Australia at cutting edge of melanoma treatment

A recently published article in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 'The most common challenges in melanoma diagnosis and how to avoid them', indicates seven of the most common pitfalls in detecting melanoma*, all of which are already being addressed to varying degrees in Australia. More...

Positive

Can good things emerge- unexpectedly- from the cancer journey? Positive by Sally Collings. Reeling from the death of her mother to cancer, Sally Collings saw nothing positive about the disease. After reading that two out of three cancer survivors and their families consider that something good has come of their experience More...

Chickenpox Vaccination

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is a highly infectious disease that usually causes an itchy red rash and blisters. It is one of the most common childhood diseases and can affect adults as well as children; in adults the disease is worse. Vaccinations are available. More...

Treatment for Advanced Liver Cancer

A milestone has been reached for Australians diagnosed with advanced, inoperable liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) with the availability of Nexavar® (sorafenib tosylate) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 February. More...

Electronic Prescriptions

Medical software specialist Best Practice steps in to eRx electronic prescriptions. GPs and pharmacists will soon be able to exchange prescriptions electronically, with the partnering of medical software specialist Best Practice and national electronic prescriptions platform eRx Script Exchange. More...

Aussies Waking Up to Allergies

As the alarm clock wakes you this morning, spare a thought for the 9-in-10 moderate-to-severe Aussie allergy sufferers who report being woken often by their allergies. This comes from new research which also shows that on a bad allergy day, they sneeze on average 40 times a day and 22 times just in the morning! More...

managing type 2 diabetes

Gastric banding surgery more cost-effective for managing type 2 diabetes in obese than conventional care More...

Help Clinical Trials stay in Australia

Australia is losing its attractiveness as a prime location for running clinical trials. This is due to competition from Asia, South America and Eastern Europe, where trials can be run less expensively and there are more people willing to volunteer. But you can help keep jobs & research in Australia More...

Suckers

Suckers; In the tradition of Fast Food Nation, a feisty, well-argued and very provocative calling to account of a huge and rapidly-expanding industry. More...

Mental Health

New report calls for mental health to be better integrated into primary care, The World Health Organisation (WHO) and The World Organisation of Family Doctors (Wonca) today released a joint report that aims to offer help to hundreds of millions of people who are affected by mental disorders but cannot receive the care and treatment they need. More...

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