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Summer Water Safety

Summer Water Safety

Most of us enjoy spending time around water in the summer months, from heading to the beach to relaxing at home around the pool. But whether at home, visiting friends or family, or on holidays, it’s always important to keep safety in mind when near water, particularly...

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Top Tips for a Healthy Gut

Top Tips for a Healthy Gut

There’s increasing evidence about the importance of gut health for our overall health and wellbeing. After all, it’s not much help eating the perfect healthy diet if we are not digesting our food properly.  What’s more, digestive problems can make us feel unwell and...

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Healthy Eating when Travelling

Healthy Eating when Travelling

Whether due to limited healthy food choices, lack of kitchen facilities or the temptation of energy-dense foods and all-you-can-eat offerings, maintaining healthy eating habits can be more challenging when travelling. However, with some forethought and planning, it is...

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Physical activity recommendations for kids

Physical activity recommendations for kids

Regular physical activity and limiting sedentary time is important for the health and development of children of all ages.  Encouraging kids to be active each day helps to build good habits that will stay with them throughout life. Australia’s Physical Activity and...

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Men’s Health: Gout

Men’s Health: Gout

Gout is a painful inflammation of the joints. An attack of gout usually comes on very quickly and the joint becomes red, swollen and very painful.  Gout most commonly affects the big toe but can occur in other joints including the hands, wrists, elbows, knees and...

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Tooth Care for Toddlers

Tooth Care for Toddlers

Tooth decay is on the rise in Australia, particularly among children. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), 42% of children aged 5-10 years have experienced tooth decay in their primary (‘baby’) teeth. Yet a recent National Child Health...

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Decreasing the Risk of Dementia

Decreasing the Risk of Dementia

Dementia isn’t one specific disease, but instead a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks.  This can interfere with the person’s social and working life....

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Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

While there’s no one Mediterranean diet, this style of eating plan is typically rich in wholegrains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, olive oil, and fish but relatively low in red meat and dairy products. Sweets and processed foods are occasional treats and wine is...

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes (or GDM, for short) is diabetes which first presents during pregnancy and which usually resolves after a woman gives birth.  However, women with GDM are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. GDM affects approximately 5% of...

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Too Busy To Be Healthy?

Too Busy To Be Healthy?

In today's busy world, it can be difficult to prioritise our health. But whether it’s skimping on sleep, eating too many takeaways or neglecting the gym to stay back at the office a few too many times, putting your health at the bottom of the priority list isn’t a...

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Does being cold actually give you a cold?

Does being cold actually give you a cold?

Do you remember when your mum would tell you to come inside and put a jumper on, or the cold will be the death of you? Well it’s time to find out if she was telling the truth! Being exposed to cold will cause a cold Colds are caused by viruses, not the weather. The...

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Preventing and Managing Burns

Preventing and Managing Burns

As the temperature drops and we look for ways to keep warm during winter, the risk of accidental burns can increase.  Follow these tips to keep you and your family safe at home this winter. Heaters. Whether gas or electric, always check your heater before you start...

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All men should know about these key health checks

All men should know about these key health checks

Men have a reputation for avoiding the doctor and not always prioritising their health. But regular health checks can pick up problems early, well before you develop any symptoms of disease.  This can help to prevent future health problems, or pick them up early, when...

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