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The truth about diets: detox, cleansing and fad diets versus healthy balanced n…

Many Australians want to lose weight and can improve their health by doing so. Significant proportions of Australian men (64%) women (47%) and...
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How Much Weight to Gain During Pregnancy

Why should I put on weight during pregnancy? How much weight should I put on during pregnancy? How much weight do […]
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Weight Loss (CBT)

There are many different programs available to help people lose weight. Obesity may seem simple but is in fact a complex long term problem and...
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A last resort: Surgery for weight loss

Several surgical techniques have been used to treat obesity including gastric bypass, gastroplasty, gastric banding and liposuction.

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Heart Fat Associated with Higher Risk of Heart Disease in Postmenopausal Women

A higher volume of a certain type of fat that surrounds the heart is significantly associated with a higher risk […]

Stopping heart attacks before they occur

The difficulty with primary prevention of heart attacks is that it deals with risk. Primary prevention is the term we […]

Are prebiotics the answer for lactose intolerance?

New research led by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and NC State University demonstrates the effectiveness of using […]

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Alcohol and Drinking

Drinking alcohol is common in Australia, and many people enjoy drinking. Excessive consumption of alcohol, either chronic alcohol consumption or...
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Bed Wetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)

Bed wetting (also known as nocturnal enuresis) is a common condition which most children outgrow by age five as the organs which control...
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Cancer: Overview

Cancer, a condition characterised by abnormal cell growth, is a leading cause of death in developed countries. It can affect any of the body’s...