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feel like you’re a mozzie magnet? it’s true – mosquitoes prefer to bite some people over others

Feel like you’re a mozzie magnet? It’s true – mosquitoes prefer to bite some...

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Photo by Eric Nopanen on Unsplash It’s always you, isn’t it? The person busy swatting away buzzing backyard mosquitoes or nursing an arm full of itchy red lumps after a weekend camping trip. You’re not imagining...
is your teen off to schoolies? here’s what to say instead of freaking out

Is your teen off to schoolies? Here’s what to say instead of freaking out

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Schoolies is a rite of passage for many Australian teenagers as they finish their exams and leave school. But are you prepared?  from www.shutterstock.com For many parents whose teenage children are completing Year 12, this...
7 ways to manage your #coronaphobia

7 ways to manage your #coronaphobia

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Image: Shuttlestock As we’re slowly moving out of lockdown, many Australians will be feeling anxious about going outside, away from the safety of home, and returning to normal life. For most people, these coronavirus fears will be temporary. But...
what might trigger a return to ‘normal’? why our coronavirus exit strategy is … tbc

What might trigger a return to ‘normal’? Why our coronavirus exit strategy is …...

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Picture: Dave Hunt/AAP The unprecedented restrictions Australians are living with are working, so far, to curb the rise in new COVID-19 cases. Nationally, on average around 50 new COVID-19 cases were reported each day in the week leading...
concerned about the latest astrazeneca news? these 3 graphics help you make sense of the risk

Concerned about the latest AstraZeneca news? These 3 graphics help you make sense of...

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 Dan Peled/AAP Image The recent announcement the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine would now only be recommended for the over 60s has highlighted the many ways we think about risk. The decision reflects a greater understanding of the real,...
how your doctor describes your medical condition can encourage you to say ‘yes’ to surgery when there are other options

How your doctor describes your medical condition can encourage you to say ‘yes’ to...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock There are many factors that influence whether you choose to have surgery for a health condition. But one you might not have considered is the very name your doctor uses to describe your condition...
if weight loss is your only goal for exercise, it’s time to rethink your priorities

If weight loss is your only goal for exercise, it’s time to rethink your...

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Choose an activity you enjoy so it’s easier to stick to.Shutterstock As an aesthetic society, we often demonise body fat and stigmatise people with lots of it. There’s often an assumption that people carrying excess weight...
pharmacists can vaccinate adults against whooping cough, measles and the flu, but it might cost you more

Pharmacists can vaccinate adults against whooping cough, measles and the flu, but it might...

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Pharmacist immunisers are gradually being allowed to give more types of vaccines. FotoDuets/Shutterstock Vaccines have long been available from GPs and nurses. But in recent years, laws have changed to add pharmacists to the list...
6 ways to protect your eyes from damage and disease

6 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM DAMAGE AND DISEASE

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Our lives are somehow different from our ancestors. They had a different set of routines, goals, lifestyles, and challenges. Most of their work was laborious, physical, and required strength. Whereas we are moving towards...
had constipation? here are 4 things to help treat it

Had constipation? Here are 4 things to help treat it

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Medications, being out of your routine and not getting enough exercise can all cause constipation. Seasontime/Shutterstock Chronic constipation is incredibly common. Around one in four people worldwide report symptoms, while in Australia and New Zealand, it’s around one in...