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even in a pandemic, continue with routine health care and don’t ignore a medical emergency

Even in a pandemic, continue with routine health care and don’t ignore a medical...

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Picture: Shuttlestock As we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, many hospitals and health services are actually less busy than usual. Fewer patients are presenting to emergency departments and primary care services in Australia and around the world. They might be choosing...
worried about your drinking during lockdown? these 8 signs might indicate a problem

Worried about your drinking during lockdown? These 8 signs might indicate a problem

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Picture: Shuttlestock We’ve seen images of people “panic buying” alcohol since lockdown started in March. Now new data from the advocacy group Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) shows people are not just stocking up for...
my skin’s dry with all this hand washing. what can i do?

My skin’s dry with all this hand washing. What can I do?

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Picture: Irina Ba/Unsplash Washing your hands is one of the crucial ways we can all help limit the spread of COVID-19. Regularly and thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an...
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...

Headlines promise Australia’s on the ‘cusp’ of defeating coronavirus. We’re not and it’s too...

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AAP Image/Lukas Coch You might have seen headlines in the last day or so suggesting Australia is on the “cusp” of defeating the coronavirus pandemic. I’m here to say: make sure you read beyond the headlines. The reality (as acknowledged...
concern over decline in new general practitioners

CONCERN OVER DECLINE IN NEW GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

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The numbers of new medical graduates registered as general practitioners has halved in two decades, according to new research from The University of Western Australia. The study, published today in the Medical Journal of Australia,...
easter eggs can bring a little ‘normality’ to kids in isolation. but should we ration them or let kids eat how many they like?

Easter eggs can bring a little ‘normality’ to kids in isolation. But should we...

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Image: Shuttlestock This Easter will be especially challenging, with family isolation and many parents under financial strain, or other stressors. So, many parents will be looking to restore some sense of “normality” by welcoming the Easter...
the psychology of lockdown suggests sticking to rules gets harder the longer it continues

The psychology of lockdown suggests sticking to rules gets harder the longer it continues

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Picture: Shuttlestock The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of people to live under strict lockdown conditions, but the psychology of human behaviour predicts they will find it harder to stick to the rules the longer...
does jk rowling’s breathing technique cure the coronavirus? no, it could help spread it

Does JK Rowling’s breathing technique cure the coronavirus? No, it could help spread it

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Image; Neil Hall/EPA/AAP  Harry Potter author JK Rowling says a breathing technique has helped her coronavirus-like respiratory symptoms, a claim that has been widely reported and shared on social media. Her tweet includes a video from a UK...
don’t wait until it’s too late

Don’t wait until it’s too late

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Australians are being warned not to play down or ignore medical emergencies or existing conditions during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) is concerned some people are overlooking their...