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Obesity-related health issues could skip a generation

Children of obese mothers may be spared the related health risks, but their grandchildren may not.

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Prosopagnosia, the facts

We all have trouble recognising faces but for those suffering from prosopagnosia, facial blindness is a daily reality.

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Study uncovers humans with ape-like feet

One in every thirteen people displays flexible “ape-like” feet similar to that of our evolutionary relatives.

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Kiss goodbye to MS this World MS Day

This World MS Day, May 29, we are being urged to paint our lips red and help kiss goodbye to MS

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Bowel cancer prevention

Age, genetics as well as diet and lifestyle affect the risks of developing bowel cancer. Professor Michael Findlay joins the program to discuss the benefits of early intervention and diagnosis.

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Antibiotics cure chronic back pain

Millions of chronic back pain sufferers could avoid major surgery by taking antibiotics.

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Human cloning breakthrough

In a significant step for medicine, US scientists have used human cloning to generate potentially life-saving cells.

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Angelina Jolie writes of double mastectomy

American actress Angelina Jolie, has confirmed she underwent a double mastectomy after discovering she was at risk of developing breast cancer.

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20 minutes of sunlight may lower blood pressure

A UK study has found that exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and cut the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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World Asthma Day: The global burden of asthma

Despite the drop in asthma-related deaths worldwide, the respiratory condition is still inhibiting the lives of more than 80% of the people who live with it

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Coffee decreases risk of breast cancer returning

Drinking two cups of coffee a day could inhibit breast cancer from returning, new research suggests.

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No Evidence Of Bird Flu Human-To-Human Transmission – WHO

World Health Organisation officials say there is still no evidence that the latest strain of bird flu is transmitted from human to human.

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China hit by more bird flu cases

Officials in Shanghai and Beijing report new cases of bird flu, which has now infected 55 people in China and killed 11.

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Open mind needed to crack the human brain code

A million dollar US project hopes to unlock the mysteries of the brain & map its pathways.

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Magic Mushrooms could help treat depression

The first ever clinical trial exploring the use of hallucinogens from magic mushrooms to treat depression has come under fire.

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Metabolic syndrome

Carrying extra weight around your middle? Suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol or have problems with sugar? You could be one of the 25 per cent of Australians suffering from Metabolic Syndrome explains Jennifer Elliott.

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Antibiotics: a risky business

The very real risks of antibiotics are fast outweighing the small benefits, experts have warned, with serious side effects and antibiotic resistance a growing concern

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Fighting inflammation with food

Often occurring after injury, inflammation can lead to disease if it becomes chronic. But new research has found a way to fight the painful swelling with the right foods.

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Bowel cancer

14,000 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year and unfortunately 4,000 will succumb to the disease. Julian Wiggins, CEO of Bowel Cancer Australia, joins us to discuss the facts & common symptoms of this particular illness.

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Top tips for pest control

There’s nothing worse than having mosquitoes wake you up in the night or having cockroaches move in. Andrew Fennell from Pestrol talks to us about at home some solutions for unwanted pests and insects.

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Epilepsy – Purple Day

Epilepsy is a complex condition that can affect anyone at anytime. Carol Ireland, CEO of Epilepsy Australia, explains the various types of seizures, signs and symptoms associated with the condition and how we can help on Purple Day.

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The season for semen

It seems that even for sperm, there is a season, with the colder months coming up trumps for those trying to conceive, according to the latest research.

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The Healing Power of Touch

A recent study has found that reflexology may be an effective complementary therapy for patients undergoing breast-cancer treatment.

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Lymphoedema Awareness Day

March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month, as we shine the spotlight on this incurable condition that affects 8,000 cancer survivors a year.

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