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Local supermarkets to test for horse meat

In the wake of Europe’s horsemeat scandal, Australian supermarket chain Woolworths will conducts DNA tests on its home brand frozen meals, which contain meat imported from New Zealand.

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Dispelling the myths about cancer

There are many myths out there about cancer; February 4 is a chance to get the facts and help in the fight against this disease.

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Cancer-Fighting Berries

For the first time, scientists have unearthed cancer-fighting properties in the compounds that give berries their vivid colour.

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Ignoring the snore could lead to future health risks

More than just an annoying bedtime habit, snorers may be at a higher risk of having clogged arteries and suffering from cardiovascular diseases than those who are overweight or suffer from high cholesterol.

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Ovarian Cancer: the warning signs

Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it’s too late because their aren’t any early detection tests. Alison Amos, CEO of Ovarian Cancer, talks to us about the warning signs to look out for that could give those at risk the best chance of survival.

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‘Chunder from down under’ makes world headlines

A new strain of norovirus, responsible for acute gastroenteritis, has caused havoc across the Tasman and scientists warn it could be on its way back.

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High heels while pregnant could harm your baby

Pregnant women who choose to wear high heel shoes could be causing serious injury to themselves or their unborn child.

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Researchers crack the insulin code

Australian researchers have made a discovery that could spell the end of daily insulin injections for millions of diabetics.

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No Tan Jan

For some, summer just wouldn’t be the same with out a sun-kissed tan. But one organisation is asking us to “fake it don’t bake it” this January.

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Create A Day Spa At Home

Want to create a day spa at home? Tamara Hart, from Green Living Cosmetics, gives us her best tips for creating the spa-like environment at home and get super relaxed before the busy festive season.

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Paralysed dog walks again after nose cell treatment

Jasper the dachshund is walking again after pioneering surgery to inject his paralysed back legs with cells grown from the lining of his nose.

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The gift of sound

Four in every 1000 children are born profoundly deaf. The Sound World is giving the gift of sound to deaf children worldwide. We speak to the organisation’s founder Rosa Alpert about the initiative and it’s official ambassador, designer, Akira Isogawa.

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Asbestos Awareness Week

In the leadup to Asbestos Awareness Week, asbestos world expert Professor Nico Van Zandwijk talks to us about

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Get cholesterol-wise

One Australian dies every 24 minutes from heart disease, and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in New Zealand. Pharmacist and medical herbalist Gerald Quigley gets us up to speed on maintaining good cholesterol health.

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Menopause and Manopause

Dr Helen Smith is a GP who specialises in endocrinology. She talks to us about helping women through life’s hormonal changes and explains how men can experience manopause.

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Sun Sensibility

Every year more than 10,000 Australians are treated for melanoma, 27 people a day, and 1,200 will lose their lives to it. Kerryn Grieves, head of research at Sun Sensibility, tells us about the research in the field and the inroads that are being made.

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Malaria cure is in sight, say researchers

Researchers at the University of Cape Town say they may be close to producing a cure for malaria following their discovery of a compound that disrupts the malaria parasite’s lifecycle in animal models, effectively destroying it.

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Emily Tapp Melanoma Foundation

Louise White lost her daughter to a melanoma, aged 27, in 2006. She is now the founder of the Emily Tapp Melanoma Foundation.

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Breast cancer: are you at risk?

Age and gender form the biggest risk factors for breast cancer, according to Carole Renouf, the CEO of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

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“Kissenger” delivers cyber-smooch for long-distance lovers

A robotics researcher in Singapore has developed a machine with synthetic lips that transmits kisses through the internet. Called “Kissenger”, the device is designed to connect distant loved ones, with a cyber-smooch.

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Fight autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, are one of the biggest killers in the world. Nutritionist Cyndi O’Meara shares tips for how to challenge our body to fight these.

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DNA chip could prevent athletes’ heart-related deaths

A microchip test that can detect hidden heart defects in professional athletes is set to go on sale this autumn, prompted by a string sudden deaths of top flight sports stars in recent years.

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What a drag, Israeli team grows “highless” marijuana

Cannabis growers in Israel have cultivated marijuana that doesn’t get you high. According to its developers, high-less pot gives people suffering from chronic pain and disease a way to get the all the medical benefits while keeping their senses.

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Gene therapy helps children with rare brain disorders

Gene therapy provides new hope for children with AADC deficiency, a rare genetic disorder that causes neurological impairment and impacts a child’s ability to move and eat.

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