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Why do we experience allergies?

Allergy is an exaggerated immune reaction to a usually harmless substance like pollen. Uncontrolled inflammatory and other allergic responses...
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Spring allergies… in summer, autumn and winter!

Allergic diseases are becoming more common, and they don’t only affect people in spring. While high levels of pollen at spring time increase the...

Skin prick tests for allergies

Avoiding allergens is an important part of the management of allergic diseases such as food allergies, asthma and allergic rhinitis (hayfever)....

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A study into the behavioural habits of people undertaking a well-known weight management program has found social support plays a […]

High-fat, high-carb diet a cause of osteoarthritis

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The right dose for osteoarthritis treatment

Southern Cross University’s NatMed-Research Unit is looking for volunteers to participate in a research study to determine the right dose […]

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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)

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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...