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Tim’s experience managing eosinophilic oesophagitis

Eosinophils cause inflammation of the oesophagus. Tim talks about having eosinophilic oesophagitis and getting food stuck in throat.
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Oral mucositis and nutrition

Mucositis can have a very severe impact on a patient's ability to eat and drink. Nutritional support is an essential component of cancer...
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Coeliac disease (video)

Until fairly recently the term “gluten free” really only meant something to a relatively small group of people, but times […]

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HIV researchers welcome recommendation to list PrEP on PBS

A recommendation that the HIV prevention drug PrEP be approved for public subsidy has been hailed as an essential step […]

Social isolation health message fails to cut through

Social isolation has been shown to pose a greater health threat than smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise – […]

Opioids for muscle and joint pain in older people may be harmful

A University of Sydney study has shown that opioids offer older people with muscle and joint pain little benefit, whilst […]

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Skin Rashes

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Blood Glucose Control (Blood Sugar Levels)

Our blood glucose level, or blood sugar level, is the amount of glucose in the blood. Glucose levels are measured most commonly to diagnose...