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Do you snore? Are you tired?

Sleep apnoea affects 25% of Australian men and 9% of Australian women.The most common form is called obstructive sleep apnoea, where your airwaymay be blocked for 10 seconds to several minutes during sleep. Your brain runs low on oxygen and so triggers th
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Cold and flu – facts and fiction

Old wives tales and urban myths abound around the treatment of colds and flu. How do you sort out the facts from all the fiction?Sneezing and coughing is the only way infection is spreadFiction: Breathing in the expelled droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze will certainly expose you to
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Preventing Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer (or colon cancer) is the most common preventable cancer in Australia with more than 17000 new cases diagnosed this year, and 80 Australians dying each week. We have one of the highest rates of this disease in the world. What are the factors that could help to prevent it?1. Screening
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Just a gut feeling

The Gut-Brain linkThe gut contains many of the same neurotransmitters (the cell-to-cell communication mechanism) as the brain and plays a huge role in your overall health - much more then just the digestion of your food. The gut-brain axis is a bidirectional link between your central nervous system
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Mouth Ulcers - Causes, Prevention, Treatment

Possible CausesTrauma- This is the most common trigger e.g eating rough or sharp food or hot, acidic or spicy foods; biting the inside of the cheeks or the lips; sharp broken teeth or dental fillings; ill-fitting dentures; and injury from tooth-brushing or orthodontic bracesEmotional Stress and lack
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​Glue Ear: Are antibiotics and grommets the only option?

GLUE EAR: ARE ANTIBIOTICS AND GROMMETS THE ONLY OPTION?Many children will have ear infections that are painful, but generally not serious, and they will recover quickly. But some cases linger, and this is the most commoncause of hearing loss in children. When it lasts f
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