Health & Lifestyle

The Know Your Own Skin Campaign

Experts are urging .baby boomers' to recognise signs of sun damage with the The Know Your Own Skin Campaign, as the risk of skin cancer increases with summer fast approaching. More...

SomnoDent Sleep Apnea Appliance

The most common type of sleep apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), occurs when the airway becomes completely blocked during sleep, usually because the muscles in the back of the throat become too relaxed and block the upper airway. More...

The Plague of Youth Binge Drinking

A recently released report by the Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre and Ambulance Victoria .Trends in alcohol and drug related ambulance attendances in Melbourne 2009-10' has highlighted the increasing link between excessive alcohol consumption and hospitalisation. More...

Sarah Murdoch Register4

Sarah Murdoch, Patron of the National Breast Cancer Foundation has launched a viral video about Register4, Australia's first online community where you can register to voluntarily participate in breast cancer research. More...

The Effectiveness of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the practice of massage by accredited professionals to achieve positive health and well-being (physical, functional, and psychological outcomes) in clients. More...

Scar Wars Pharmaceutical versus Cosmeceutical

.Will there be a scar?. and .What can I put on my scar to fade it?. are two of the most common questions asked of a dermatologist, particularly after dermatologic surgery. More...

Simple Lifestyle Changes can Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Get active, watch your weight and cut back on alcohol to reduce your risk of breast cancer. That's the message from National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre on World Cancer Day. More...

Valentine's Day and Pap Tests: What do they have in common?

A recent news poll survey revealed 42% of us have some form of personal grooming planned prior to Valentine's Day, whether it is a bikini line wax, trim or brazilian! Interestingly, when it comes to our next Pap test date, that figure leaps to 97% More...



The Role of UVA in Skin Cancer

While it was once thought that UVB was the prime culprit of skin cancers, a new study undertaken by Professor Gary Halliday's research team suggests that the role of UVA in causing skin damage leading to skin cancer has been severely underestimated. More...

Young Australians Share Their Stories to Save Lives

Three Australians have shared their story, via YouTube to help other young people understand how important it is to ask and know family, partners and friends wishes in regards to organ and tissue donation. More...

Safe Breast Imaging Points

Safe Breast Imaging has not been forced to stop operating. We made a conscious decision to cease operations for now due to the ongoing harassment, scrutiny, investigations, media coverage, letters to the clinics we have operated from. More...

What Works for Depression in Young People?

Can chocolate ease the symptoms of depression? Does art therapy help? Will St John's Wort fix the blues? How effective is light therapy? More...

Rotary Clubs Partner with the Australian Lymphology Association

Primary Lymphoedema results in significant swelling of the legs and sometimes the arms and can become evident at different stages of life. The condition is seen in young children, teenagers and adults of all ages. It can be difficult to diagnose and treatment is often delayed due to a lack of awareness even amongst health professionals. More...

Rosehip added to Arthritis Australia Complementary Therapies Sheet

Announcing the new addition of Rosehip (generic) to the respected Arthritis Australia Complementary Therapies Information Sheet. More...

ReDormin Sleep Study

According to the formula, having a partner in your bed at night means you'll enjoy better quality sleep and increase your snooze time by 21 minutes. However should your partner snore, be prepared to sacrifice 14 minutes of your sleep time. It also suggests sex before sleep encourages a restful slumber and means we can enjoy six more minutes of sleep. More...

Relief From PMS with Intermittent Low Dose Prozac

All over the world, pre-menopausal women are dreading .that time of the month' which they call .the curse' because of the sometimes dreadful symptoms that occur. More...

Ridding the World of Polio

Australia has committed AUD$50 million over four years to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, while the Gates Foundation has committed US$40 million, at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia. More...

Party Drug Users Risking Memory Loss

The party drug mephedrone can cause lasting damage to the brain, according to new research led by the University of Sydney. Also known as .meow meow' and .MCAT', mephedrone's immediate effect on the brain is similar to a combination of ecstasy and methamphetamine. More...

Online Tool Assesses Family History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Women concerned about their family history of ovarian or breast cancer are being encouraged to go online with their general practitioner to complete National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre's new risk assessment tool. More...

Natalie Bassingthwaighte Speaks Out About Childhood Pneumonia in Banghladesh

Every 20 seconds, a child dies from pneumonia. That's 4,320 young lives lost every day from a preventable, treatable disease that receives very little attention. More...

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