HEALTH & MEDICINE

Australia: Melbourne Thunderstorm Asthma feature

Thunderstorm-asthma and pollen allergy

29th Nov 2016. A eighth person has died from asthma complications allegedly linked to a rare weather phenomenon, as a thunderstorm coincided with a high pollen count in Australia, officials said. Up to 8,500 people have been affected by 21 Nov. 2016 Melbourne ‘thunderstorm asthma.’ Continue Reading

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You should never carry your phone in your pocket

A study, headed by America scientist Dr Devra Davis, has observed the potential serious health ramifications of prolonged exposure to these radiation-emitting devices. The research suggests radiation emitted from mobile phones is similar to that used in the medical field to treat and detect cancer and enhance the absorption of drugs in the brain. MORE… Continue Reading

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New Report Doesn’t Prove Cellphones Cause Cancer

There’s still no solid evidence that cellphone use increases cancer risk, experts say. Continue Reading

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How To Live A Happy Life Alone

Loneliness is a feeling I know very well. I live in an apartment with no one but my dog, and I don’t get a whole lot of company because most of my friends have moved to another town, got married… Continue Reading

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more… Continue Reading

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14 Things Positive People Don’t Do

Positive people don’t have a magical power that you don’t possess. Instead of letting stress control them, positive people take control of their life by managing stress and striving to improve every day. Check out these things that positive people… Continue Reading

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10 Things You Never Realized You Could Do To Be Happy

Mental Health Have you been looking for happiness? You probably don’t know there’re simple things you can do to be happy. Matthew Manning has shared his opinion with us on Quora. Here’s what you never realized you could do to… Continue Reading

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Farting Helps Fight Cancer, Scientists Claim

Scientists have claimed that the toxins inside farts can actually help fight cancer, as well as a number of other diseases. Researchers over at Exeter University have claimed that breathing in small amounts of Hydrogen sulfide can protect cells and… Continue Reading

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34 Menopause Symptoms

Many women experience some physical and emotional symptoms during menopause, caused by hormonal imbalance. Typically, a woman will begin to experience menopause symptoms around her mid-40’s as her body’s reproductive capability comes to the end. more.. Continue Reading

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Foods to Avoid When You Have No Gallbladder | LIVESTRONG.COM

The gallbladder is a small organ that sits next to the liver and is important for storing bile. Sometimes hard deposits, known as gallstones, form in the gallbladder and will clog up the ducts, resulting in intense pain. Gallstones can… Continue Reading

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10 Tips to Prevent a Painful Gallbladder Attack Naturally

Sometimes one of the compounds in bile — usually cholesterol — becomes so saturated that it forms a solid. This is called a gallstone. It is estimated that as many as one in 10 people have gallstones, though they might… Continue Reading

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List of Good & Bad Foods for Gallstones | LIVESTRONG.COM

While many gallstones are harmless, some cause gallbladder inflammation, triggering pain and infections. While a healthy diet won’t dissolve gallstones, it can help lower your risk of developing the stones and reduce symptoms once they form. Healthy eating can also… Continue Reading

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Foods & Drinks Not to Consume With Gallbladder Problems | LIVESTRONG.COM

The gallbladder stores and excretes bile and bile acids necessary for digestion of fat. Gallbladder problems include cholecystitis, or the inflammation of the gallbladder, and cholelithiasis, or gallstones. Gallbladder problems may cause severe pain, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and a… Continue Reading

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New research shows early breast cancer treatments may be ineffective

  August 21, 2015 | Written By Starts at Sixty Writers in Body Health & Wellbeing | Source: startsatsixty.com.au “New research shows early breast cancer treatments may be ineffective”

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Yes, manopause is real!

Your husband’s grumpy, he’s feeling hot and sweaty. He has lost his libido. Sound familiar? Your husband could have menopause. It’s something we’ve suspected for years but now researchers have found that menopause is a real thing that affects men… Continue Reading

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There is an Elephant in the US “VA” waiting room and pretending it’s not there will not work!!

238,000 US veterans died waiting for health care – leaked document A leaked document shows nearly one-third of the 847,000 veterans in the Department of Veteran Affairs’ backlog died while waiting for treatment, amounting to more than 238,000 patients, according… Continue Reading

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The definitive answer to the question we all were afraid to ask: Do we need to poo daily?

We all wonder if we’re normal, particularly when it comes to bodily functions. One that we’ve always wanted to know is, do we need to poo daily? Some of us are completely happy to talk about our bowel movements over… Continue Reading

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Health check: how do generic medicines compare with the big brands?

 Researching, developing and bringing a medicine to market is a costly process and now exceeds US$2.6 billion. Pharmaceutical companies are given a patent period of 20 years, including time for clinical trials, where they have exclusive marketing rights to recoup… Continue Reading

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Is Your Restaurant Steak Real? BBQ Guy Details How Restaurants Could Be Cheating You.

You might pay top dollar for a nice steak dinner at a restaurant, but is the cut you purchased really what you’re getting? The YouTuber running the channel Ballistic BBQ recently demonstrated how pieces of meat can be pressed together… Continue Reading

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Liam Bartlett: Mobile phones and brain cancer — when will we stop to listen?

THE City of Berkeley in San Francisco is famous for its university campus, free speech and free loving. In short, a reputation as one of the most liberal municipalities in the United States. So probably no surprise that its council… Continue Reading

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Cancer Cluster Closes a Perth Fire Station

PERTH fire station will no longer be staffed by firefighters after four were diagnosed with kidney cancer within six years. FIRE and Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson announced on Saturday all staff from the Success fire station will be permanently… Continue Reading

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Scientists may have found a way to stop breast cancer spreading to the bones

29 May 2015 | Fiona MacDonald | Source: sciencealert.com “Scientists may have found a way to stop breast cancer spreading to the bones”

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Reasons to eat kiwifruit

May 25 2015 | by Joel Callen | Source: oversixty.com.au “Reasons to eat kiwifruit”

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5 hidden sugar bombs you should be aware of!

by Alexandra O’Brien  It seems like a pretty easy rule to follow – when you’re doing your weekly shop, if an item is packaged, it’s likely laden with sugar. We all know that the sweet stuff is absolutely everywhere and… Continue Reading

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Nearly 200 scientists warn of cellphone health risks — RT USA

Biological and health scientists from Russia and Iran to the USA are calling on the UN, the World Health Organization and national governments to develop strict regulations concerning devices and cellphones that create electromagnetic fields. The scientists are from 39… Continue Reading

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Treasurer’s Budget 2015

Hi reader, The annual budget speculation is reaching fever pitch and once again it appears the world’s poorest are the ones who are going to suffer the most. Recent reports have suggested that Australia’s foreign aid budget is set to… Continue Reading

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Mourning The Loss of The Former Self When Chronically Ill

When one becomes chronically ill there are many emotional and behavioral changes that have to be made in order to properly cope with dealing with the symptoms, limitations, and loss associated with becoming ill. Today we are going to talk… Continue Reading

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Companies give staff colouring books.

Some of Australia’s biggest companies including ANZ Bank, Wesfarmers and Bupa are handing out adult colouring books to staff to help handle the stress of the modern workplace. by Irene Harrison Melbourne neuropsychologist and author of Colourtation (a colour book… Continue Reading

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Scientists discover revolutionary method to regrow heart muscles.

Prolonging the life of heart attack victims may become a reality for millions as scientists have successfully tested on mice a way to activate the regrowth of heart muscle. Human trials are expected to follow. The combined effort of Australian… Continue Reading

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Healing Power of Prayer Undeniable, According to 1,500 Medical Studies

For the devout, there never has been any question that prayer has the power to heal. by Newsmax Health Staff Now, more and more medical research from leading hospitals and universities across the U.S. has shown conclusively a belief in… Continue Reading

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Check out Bar codes on Supermarket Products

by Helen Turner Check out Bar-codes on Aldi products This is worth knowing, so take the time to read this, especially the 2nd bit…. (SCROLL DOWN) A week or so ago, Current Affair did a Report on frozen vegetables imported from… Continue Reading

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Australian Nursing Federation WA secretary Mark Olson calls for HIV testing at Fiona Stanley Hospital | Perth Now

Alleged contamination incidents at Fiona Stanley Hospital include: ● A part missing from a retractor needed to hold back a patient’s abdominal wall during a liver operation. The patient had to stay anaesthetised for an extended period, while nurses tried… Continue Reading

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WATCH: Here’s why you get allergies every spring

 – ScienceAlert Springtime. The season for sneezin’. But why, just because plants want to have a good time and reproduce, do we have to suffer through the sneezes, the watery red eyes, and the runny noses? Don’t blame the flowers… Continue Reading

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Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Have Altered Stress Hormones

Parents’ traumatic experience may hamper their offspring’s ability to bounce back from trauma A person’s experience as a child or teenager can have a profound impact on their future children’s lives, new work is showing. Rachel Yehuda, a researcher in… Continue Reading

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New evidence proves chronic fatigue really is a biological disorder

by Fiona MacDonald This is the first robust evidence that the illness, which can leave people bed-ridden for months at a time, is a biological disorder with distinct stages – and it means we’ll also be able to diagnose it… Continue Reading

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The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”. The small mechanical pump was meant to relieve the burden of his failing cardiac muscles, but Carlos (not his… Continue Reading

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Cool heads are needed on the abortion-breast cancer link

Senator Eric Abetz “I don’t have that scientific expertise” but he simply reported the fact that many studies do “assert that there is a link”. A Mexican wave of moral indignation swept through the chattering class this month in Australia “when… Continue Reading

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