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Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-11 09:53:27 -0700 | health-news

Australia, for all its beauty and adventure, has one thing in common with the rest of the world: the amount of motor vehicle accidents. In fact, motor vehicle accidents represent a greater threat than the deadly wildlife that we all...
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Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-09 02:49:48 -0700 | health-news

Worried over your flea tormented dog or cat? Solve the flea problem in the most effective way, with Frontline Plus and Frontline Spray, world’s most favoured flea killer products. Pet owners the world over use these Frontline products to prevent...
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Source: The Age

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-13 22:35:54 -0700 | health-news

How can people make an informed choice when drugs cannot be discussed openly, when drugs are demonised and prohibited? We must discuss drugs openly and bring them into a regulated market so people can be educated to their dangers. Tobacco...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-15 22:27:30 -0700 | health-news

Australia already has a category of nurse specialists who can prescribe some medicines  nurse practitioners. Burlingham/Shutterstock We started the week with a new proposal by the Grattan Institute to shake up the hospital workforce and allow nurses to take on...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-15 14:03:29 -0700 | health-news

Condoms break, contraceptive pills are missed and in the throes of passion, contraception might be overlooked. So from time to time, a woman may need emergency contraception, known as the morning-after pill. The morning-after pill is available in Australian pharmacies...
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Source: The Age

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-15 21:20:15 -0700 | health-news

The anti viral drugs Tamiflu (oseltamvir) and Relenza (zanamivir) have been promoted as a treatment for influenza. But most specifically, they have been claimed to reduce transmission of influenza and reduce complications such as pneumonia. Governments have bought them so...
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-15 23:20:24 -0700 | health-news

When asked why they did not get the recommended vaccinations, 45 per cent of the 1042 travellers surveyed said they believed vaccines were not required and 33 per cent believed there was no risk of illness...Traveller's diarrhoea Suffering factor: 3/5...
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Source: The Globe & Mail

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-15 14:48:45 -0700 | health-news

Video video Video We knew that paternal depression existed and it affects about 5 to 10 per cent of dads, said Garfield, a pediatrician and researcher at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. A father's depression can harm...
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-15 22:35:23 -0700 | health-news

Companies with a "strong" or "satisfactory" score were judged to have acceptable levels of investment risk, and companies with an "early warning", "marginal" or "distress" score had escalating degrees of risk. "According to our Health of the Market report, approximately...
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-14 01:28:11 -0700 | health-news

When we launched The Fertility Centres... there was always going to be someone who would follow, she said. I'm a little bit surprised that it took people two years to twig to that. Virtus, which became the world's first publicly...
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-15 08:45:26 -0700 | health-news

Surprisingly, about one in three young adults aged 18 to 34 were deficient, double the number of people aged between 65 and 74. Although most of those surveyed were mildly deficient in vitamin D, more than 1.1 million people had...
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Source: The Guardian

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-14 22:58:46 -0700 | health-news

It is unclear whether the new strain reduces the effectiveness of the vaccine and, if so, for how long. Photograph: David Crosling/AAP The vaccine used to immunise against whooping cough might have bred a more evolved strain of the disease....
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-10 19:40:21 -0700 | health-news

An expert has warned the Federal Government that withholding tax benefits from families who choose not to immunise their children is unlikely to achieve real change. Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton will discuss the issue when he meets with his...
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-12 07:12:49 -0700 | health-news

Mental health patients are concerned about the quality of services and the consequences that may arise if Queensland psychiatrists in the public sector resign because of disputes over new contracts. 'Buddha', 39, has been battling mental illness with the help...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-04-13 19:30:38 -0700 | health-news

With the right training and supervision, assistants could safely take on 15% of nurses' workloads. John Keith/Shutterstock Employees are the public hospital system's most valuable resource, and its biggest cost...To keep hospital care affordable in a time of rising demand,...
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