Covid-19 Update

The “5 second rule” is real

Researchers breathe new life into the “five second rule” when it comes to food being dropped on the floor.

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The SCAR Project – Beyond the scars of breast cancer

The SCAR Project exhibition reveals how inner beauty and strength can transcend even the deepest scars of young women living with breast cancer.

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Research reveals genetic similarities among friends

Those who consider friends as family, have been on to something all along, as studies discover that they most likely share the same DNA.

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Eye tests used to detect early onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Studies have revealed that eye checks may hold the key to identifying Alzheimer’s before the disease takes hold.

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Secondhand smoke could kill your pet

Cancer kills more cats and dogs than any other disease, with new research suggesting second-hand smoke inhalation could be to blame.

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Wearable technology: the future of healthcare

The future of healthcare looks high-tech, with wearable technology improving wellbeing and reducing the risk of preventable diseases.

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A bad gut could be linked to Parkinson’s and MS

Scientists have discovered a link between common stomach issues like bloating and gas, and degenerative diseases.

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Mobile phone users fail to notice money hanging from tree

94 per cent of people on their mobile phones failed to notice money hanging from a tree.

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3 foods that will whiten your teeth naturally

Want whiter teeth? Try eating dark chocolate, cheese and strawberries.

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Drug Action Week 2014

Over 65 per cent of parents are foggy on the facts around cannabis use and its effects according to a new national survey.

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in squid

Canadian researchers have discovered antibiotic-resistant bacteria in raw squid.

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Macular Degeneration Week 2014

Regular eye checks and a diet rich in omega-3s can help prevent the onset of Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in Australia and New Zealand.

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No link between child vaccinations and autism

A University of Sydney study has ruled out any link between autism and childhood vaccinations.

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Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month

Ulcerative colitis is a debilitating disease that affects that the young. One young woman breaks the silence on this illness by sharing her story for Colitis Awareness Month.

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Brave heart

Throughout much of history, the heart has been seen as the throbbing seat of the soul – too delicate to tamper with. But thanks to a few daring, innovative doctors, a new era has been ushered in.

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New tapping technique promises weight loss

A radical new tapping technique is being heralded as the new weight loss solution.

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World health emergency as polio on the rise

The World Health Organisation has declared a public health emergency on polio after recent outbreaks.

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Fruit and vegetables protect pancreas

People who eat more fruit and veg are the least likely to develop pancreatic diseases according to an Auckland University study.

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New cervical cancer screening test could replace pap smears

The two-year pap smear could soon be swapped for a more accurate cervical cancer screening test for women every five years.

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MERS Virus, what you need to know

The close cousin of the SARS virus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is much more dangerous with cases of the illness spiking across the globe.

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Is your mobile phone ruining your sex life?

Is your mobile phone ruining your sex life? Men who hold their phone for more than 4 hours a day are more likely to be impotent.

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The greatest gift: Organ donation

Organ donation specialist Jeanette Lacey helps us to shed some light on pros and cons of becoming a donor and the process involved.

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HIV protection gel, one step closer

A gel that can be applied by women after sex could protect them from the risk of HIV infection.

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The blind could soon ‘hear’ colours and shapes

A new smartphone app could help blind people see by converting images into soundscapes.

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