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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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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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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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Diet and depression link is not all in the mind

New evidence of a biological link between diet and depression has come from the first study to analyse associations between […]

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 – […]

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Skin Rashes

What is a rash? Common causes of rashes Acute skin rashes Blanching rash Non-blanching rash Chronic rashes Medical conditions associated […]
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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...