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Chronic pain sufferers 'not believed', with most saying they face stigma over the condition

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  Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Video: 'It's put significant strain on my relationship and affected all parts of my life' (ABC News) Related Story: Cannabis does not reduce chronic pain, major study finds Related Story: Chronic p...

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Hot, wet start to Summer sees fly numbers boom across Australia

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No matter how much you swat, wave, yell, or occasionally swallow flies, their persistence always beats yours. And tropical to start to summer for most of the country has provided the perfect breeding conditions for these pesky insects. Associate Professor James Wallman from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong said f...

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Aged care royal commission to examine use of restraints on patients after cases in NSW, Victoria

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  Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. Video: Footage provided to the ABC showed a man restrained at a Sydney nursing home. (ABC News) Related Story: 'You wouldn't tie your dog up' like this: Dementia patient restrained 14 hours in one day Rela...

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Heart attack risk factors

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Your risk of having a heart attack or stroke Knowing your risks is the first step to avoiding a heart attack or stroke. Heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australians, but it can mostly be prevented.  There’s no one cause for heart disease, but there are risk factors that increase your chance of developing it. ...

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How oral allergy syndrome, a form of food allergy, may be linked to your spring hay fever attacks

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Key points: Oral allergy syndrome occurs when foods prompt an allergic reaction The symptoms can mimic those of pollen allergies that cause hay fever Extreme reactions can include anaphylaxis, when the throat swells and closes up  Nikki Atack hasn't eaten raw fruit or vegetables for more than a year because she fears...

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Walking isn't just good for you — it's good for the economy

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It's a truism that walking — as with most forms of exercise — is good for you. John Howard credited his longevity as PM, in part, to daily walks; Albert Einstein walked to sharpen his mind; writer Henry David Thoreau needed four hours a day to preserve his "health and spirits". But walking isn't just good for you...

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Households advised to run taps for 30 seconds amid lead poisoning fears.

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Households have been officially advised to run their taps for at least 30 seconds in the morning amid lead poisoning fears. Australian households have been officially advised to run their taps for at least 30 seconds in the morning amid fears of lead poisoning from plumbing products. The alert was issued in July by enHealth — a standing...

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New 3D printer set to 'turbocharge' fight against cancer

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An Australian innovation in 3D printing could soon help in the fight against cancer. Key points The 3D bio-printer can rapidly print human cells to help with testing cancer drugs Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar is financially backing the start-up behind the technology It's hoped the technology will eventually grow skin, tis...

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Your poo is (mostly) alive. Here's what's in it

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If you've ever thought your poo is just a bunch of dead cells, think again. Most of it is alive, teeming with billions of microbes. Here's what studies in healthy adults reveal makes up our poo. Water Our faeces is largely (75 per cent) made up of water, although this differs from person to person. Vegetarians have a higher wate...

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'Arrogant' private health changes could hit less wealthy hard

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Big changes are coming to private health insurance that are meant to make things simpler but doctors and patients say Australians could be caught out by the new four-tier system. "I don't think they're going to simplify anything at all, in fact I think they're going to make it more confusing," former health insurance lobbyi...

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