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It’s Australian Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Week

Asbestos and the diseases it causes

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibre which is highly resistant to methods of destruction. It is widely used in roofing, insulating and...
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What is Asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a fibrotic disease of the lungs caused by chronic exposure and inhalation of asbestos fibres. Asbestos is mixture of chemicals that...

Dr Feigen: Diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of mesothelioma

Australia has the world's highest instance of mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer found in people who have come into contact with asbestos. Dr...

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Natural immunity may lead fight against liver disease

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered the role played by a family of genes, which can suppress hepatitis C virus […]

Sports technology to reduce injury

RMIT University researchers are putting the “smarts” into sports with leading-edge technologies designed to prevent sporting injuries. A pair of...

Screening for a silent killer cuts risk of stroke and death

Screening for asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) in people aged 65 and over and treating it with anticoagulant medications could greatly […]
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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...