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What is drug abuse?

In 1997, 4.9% of Australians aged 18-34 suffered from a drug use disorder. In 2001, 37.7% of the Australian population over the age of 14 years...
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What is delirium?

Delirium is a psychological disease. This condition is an acute confusional state, characterised by disturbance of consciousness accompanied by...
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Understanding Medicine or Drug Overdose

A drug overdose occurs after a person consumes too much of a drug, medication or poison. Overdose can occur accidentally when a person...

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New thinking about how we perceive shapes, lines and movement suggests this information is first deciphered in the retina of […]

Methadone can protect injecting drug users against hep C

Up to two million hepatitis C infection cases could be averted worldwide in the next ten years if opioid substitution […]

Stand up for your heart health

Stand up and be counted: That’s the message from a University of Queensland study that found more time standing could […]
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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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Diets and Healthy Food Choices

Healthy food choices are essential for keeping the body in optimum condition. But dieting and choosing healthy foods is not just about counting...
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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...