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Reducing Diabetes Risk


Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease, estimated to affect 1.7 million Australians. In fact, 280 of us are diagnosed each day – that’s one every five minutes. And many people with type 2 diabetes remain undiagnosed. The majority (85-90%) of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes and the good news is that there

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Managing Morning Sickness


Morning sickness is a common symptom of pregnancy and often goes away by the end of the first trimester, but in some cases may continue for the duration of pregnancy. The exact cause of morning sickness is unknown, but it’s thought to be caused by changes in hormones during pregnancy. And while it’s called morning

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What to do when your kids won’t eat their vegetables


According to the latest National Health Survey (2017-2018), only one in 17 children ate the recommended daily amount of fruit and vegetables. So what can you do if your child refuses to eat them? Here are a few ideas that may help: Ideas to Try Offer variety. Offer your kids a range of different types

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Heart Health


Heart disease is Australia’s single leading cause of death. In 2017, heart disease claimed the lives of 51 Australians each day – that’s one person every 28 minutes. While both men and women are affected, men are more likely to develop heart disease than women. There’s no single cause for heart disease but there are

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Facts about the Flu Vaccine


Commonly called “the flu”, influenza affects between 5 and 20% of Australians each year and has been estimated to result in around 300,000 consultations with general practitioners (GP) annually. Having the influenza vaccine won’t guarantee that you won’t get flu, but it significantly reduces the risk. Studies have shown that the vaccine can provide between

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Preventing Bowel Cancer


It doesn’t get as much attention as other types of cancer, but bowel cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Australia. It is estimated that 1 in 12 Australians will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime.  It can occur at any age but is more common after the age of 50. Symptoms

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Confused About Healthy Eating?


If you’re unsure about what to eat, you are certainly not alone. There’s plenty of confusing and conflicting information out there when it comes to good nutrition, but unfortunately, much of it isn’t evidence-based. While they may not be as exciting as the latest diet fad, the Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADGs) provide information about the

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Choosing the Right Contraception


If you’re having sex and don’t want to fall pregnant, then contraception (birth control) is a must.  However, there are many options available and it is important to choose the right one for your needs.  Using the contraception you choose correctly will increase your chances of avoiding a pregnancy. Currently available forms of contraception work

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Sleep Apnoea


Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition where a person’s breathing repeatedly stops during sleep. It occurs due to partial or complete blockage of their airway while sleeping. Someone with OSA may stop breathing for anywhere between a few seconds and 90 seconds at a time. These episodes (known as apnoeas) can occur up to hundreds