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weekly dose: ranitidine, the heartburn medicine being recalled because of cancer-causing contamination

Weekly Dose: ranitidine, the heartburn medicine being recalled because of cancer-causing contamination

Ranitidine, which works by either neutralising acid or reducing the production of stomach acid, is available in a range of generic and brand name formulations. Author photo Ranitidine is a medicine used for the short-term...
is there such thing as an addictive personality?

Is there such thing as an addictive personality?

There are a few things people predisposed to addiction have in common. from www.shutterstock.com Most of us know somebody who tends to get over involved in certain behaviours, and the saying often goes that...
5 ways to boost your immune system

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Your immune system is responsible for defending your body against various infectious organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and foreign invaders. However, a poor lifestyle can lead to a weaker defense and a greater...
how to check if your mum or dad’s nursing home is up to scratch

How to check if your mum or dad’s nursing home is up to scratch

If family members are in a nursing home, it’s difficult to know if they’re getting the care they need. Here are some ways to find out.  Nancy Beijersbergen/from www.shutterstock.com If you’ve read the headlines about...
how to manage grass pollen exposure this hay fever season: an expert guide

How to manage grass pollen exposure this hay fever season: an expert guide

Spring has sprung, which means it’s hay fever season. From shutterstock.com Nearly one in five Australians are affected by hay fever. If you’re one of the unlucky ones, you’ll know how troublesome the symptoms can be. Grass pollen...
home grown cannabis to be legal in the act. now what?

Home grown cannabis to be legal in the ACT. Now what?

Two cannabis plants per person and four per household will be legal in the ACT from January 31. Esteban Lopez/Unsplash The Australian Capital Territory took the next step towards regulation of the illicit drug...
depression: it’s a word we use a lot, but what exactly is it?

Depression: it’s a word we use a lot, but what exactly is it?

People with depression experience symptoms that affect their mood, cognitive function and physical health. from www.shutterstock.com Depression is a serious disorder marked by disturbances in mood, cognition, physiology and social functioning. People can experience deep sadness...
it’s safest to avoid e-cigarettes altogether – unless vaping is helping you quit smoking

It’s safest to avoid e-cigarettes altogether – unless vaping is helping you quit smoking

The recent vaping-related deaths in the US have brought the issue into the spotlight around the world. From shutterstock.com Health authorities in the United States are investigating 530 cases of lung illness, including seven deaths, reportedly connected to vaping....
going to the dentist regularly is important

Going to the Dentist Regularly is Important

Many people, young and old, have a fear of going to the dentist.  Fear, or not, it is important to visit a Wavell Heights dentist on a regular basis.  You should visit your dentist...
women may find it tougher to get an abortion if the religious discrimination bill becomes law

Women may find it tougher to get an abortion if the religious discrimination bill...

Women may need to shop around for a new doctor if the first one refuses to perform an abortion for religious reasons. from www.shutterstock.com If the Religious Discrimination Bill passes into law, women may find it harder...