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This week: Sleep awareness week

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Sleep Hygiene

The aim of sleep hygiene is to translate what is known about the biology of sleep into practical advice for promoting sleep through lifestyle and...
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Sleep Physiology

Sleep is a state of reduced awareness and responsiveness. In humans, sleep is also associated with reduced movement. Sleep consists of two...

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. Dr Linda Schachter talks about causes, risk factors, symptoms,...

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Mental health associated with changes in foot pain

Mental health is associated with changes in foot pain, according to researchers from Southern Cross University. Dr Paul Butterworth, a […]

New research unravels complex stroke mechanisms

New research at the University of Adelaide has led to a deeper understanding of how the brain responds to stroke […]

Predicting flu outbreaks

Researchers are working to enable influenza outbreaks to be predicted in much the same way as meteorologists forecast weather. The […]
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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction - the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that enables penetration during sex is a common health problem for men,...
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Psychology and Psychotherapy

Psychology is the science of the mind and psychotherapy refers to the range of treatments provided by practitioners of psychology. They include...
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Schizophrenia: An Overview

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health condition which is characterised by symptoms like hallucinations, delusions and disorganised behaviour....
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Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

WHO estimates that about 5 million people around the world die from smoking every year. With the extensive knowledge we possess regarding the...
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Preventing Cancer: Ultraviolet Radiation

What is ultraviolet radiation? Sources of ultraviolet radiation Sun Solaria Incandescent lamps Arc discharge Lasers Exposure to ultraviolet...
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Nutrition and Cancer

The nutritional needs of a cancer patient depend on several factors, including the stage (treatment, recovery and living after recovery),...