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Reduce your risk of macular degeneration

Reduce your risk of macular degeneration

Macular degeneration, also known as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), is the leading cause of major vision loss in Australia, responsible for 50% of all cases of blindness.  About one in seven Australians over the age of 50 years has some signs of the ARMD....

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Okay guys, lets talk about STI’s

Okay guys, lets talk about STI’s

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that are passed on during unprotected sex with an infected partner. This includes vaginal, anal or oral sex. Anyone who is sexually active can get an STI if they don’t practice safe sex. There are many different...

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Optimising male fertility

Optimising male fertility

Preparing for pregnancy isn’t just something for the girls. Fertility problems are equally likely to occur in men as women. The good news is that there are a number of things that men can do to improve fertility and increase the chances of conceiving a healthy baby.

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Dealing with grief and loss

Dealing with grief and loss

Grief is a natural response to loss. This could be the loss of a loved one, relationship, pregnancy or pet. For some, it may be the loss of control and independence that comes with getting older. Others experience loss due to children leaving home, separation from...

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Constipation in Children

Constipation in Children

Constipation refers to difficulties passing a hard bowel motion (poo). The consistency of the poo and how hard it is to pass is more important than how often your child goes to the toilet. Bowel habits vary in children and some may only go every 2-3 days while others...

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Pain relief during labour

Pain relief during labour

Labour and childbirth is usually a painful experience and it is difficult to know how a woman might respond. Knowing all of the options available for pain relief will help you to decide what is best for you.
You may prefer to avoid drugs and other medical interventions or be happy to consider all available options. Include your wishes in your birth plan, but its best to keep an open mind, especially if you are having your first baby.

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The facts about intermittent fasting

The facts about intermittent fasting

What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting refers to fasting for certain periods of time during the day or week. This could be true fasting (consuming nothing but water) or consuming significantly less energy (calories) than usual during the fasting periods....

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Lowering Blood Cholesterol

Lowering Blood Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance which our body makes naturally and is found in some foods. It is carried around the body in our bloodstream by lipoproteins. The two main lipoproteins are low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HD

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