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how often should i get my teeth cleaned?

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

Teeth cleaning at the dentist can remove plaque that regular brushing and flossing can’t. From shutterstock.com If you went to your dentist for a check-up and dental clean in the last year, give yourself a...
will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?

Will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?

While this research has merit, it doesn’t exactly tell us eating chicken reduces risk of breast cancer. From shutterstock.com You might have seen headlines recently claiming eating chicken reduces a person’s risk of breast cancer. These reports...
why do i dwell on the past?

Why do I dwell on the past?

Dwelling on the past, like writing in a diary, is part of being human and helps us form our identity. But not all memories are helpful.shutterstock Many of us enjoy writing in a diary,...
no, eating chocolate won’t cure depression

No, eating chocolate won’t cure depression

If you’re depressed, the headlines might tempt you to reach out for a chocolate bar. But don’t believe the hype. from www.shutterstock.com A recent study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety has attracted widespread media attention. Media...
supermarkets put junk food on special twice as often as healthy food, and that’s a problem

Supermarkets put junk food on special twice as often as healthy food, and that’s...

Supermarkets may discount junk foods to capitalise on the ‘impulse buy’. From shutterstock.com Half-price chips, “two for one” chocolates, “buy one get one free” soft drinks: Australian supermarkets make it very easy for us to...
league of gentlemen – challenge charity lunch

League of Gentlemen – Challenge Charity Lunch

Over the last three years, Kate and Joel Gniel have watched their youngest son go through cancer treatment. Not only have they seen first-hand the stress it can place on a family but also...
why women are more likely to have dodgy hip implants or other medical devices

Why women are more likely to have dodgy hip implants or other medical devices

Hip implants and other medical devices are not always designed with women in mind. from www.shutterstock.com The past year has seen wide concern about the safety of medical implants. Some of the worst scandals have involved...
what is sepsis and how can it be treated?

What is sepsis and how can it be treated?

At least 5,000 Australians die each year as a result of sepsis, more commonly known as blood poisoning. From shutterstock Sepsis, colloquially known as blood poisoning, occurs as a result of an infection, usually from...
want to avoid a botched beauty procedure? this is what you need to be wary of

Want to avoid a botched beauty procedure? This is what you need to be...

Regulation doesn’t cover procedures performed in a beauty salon in the same way it does those performed on the operating table. From shutterstock.com Recent news that more than a dozen cosmetic beauty operators have been...
what is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect a community?

What is herd immunity and how many people need to be vaccinated to protect...

The vaccine coverage needed for herd immunity varies from disease to disease. Ryoji Iwata/Unsplash The term herd immunity comes from the observation of how a herd of buffalo forms a circle, with the...