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Foods to avoid during pregnancy

There are many foods which pregnant women should avoid to reduce their risk of infectious food-borne diseases which are associated with poor...
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Food poisoning prevention and food safety

Food-borne diseases are diseases that are transmitted by food. Food that has been contaminated with pathogens – including micro-organisms like...
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Food additives

Food additives are chemical substances added to foods to improve flavour, texture, colour, appearance and consistency, or as preservatives during...

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Addressing the issue of antibiotic resistance

A Griffith University researcher says we urgently need to safeguard current antibiotics and discover new ones to avoid what has […]

Key protein stops breast cancer spread

A discovery by La Trobe University breast cancer researchers could spare some women from having unnecessary treatment. Researchers from the […]

Suicide risk assessments don’t prevent suicide

According to research published today in the BMJ, the current system of categorising a patient’s suicide risk isn’t effective....

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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...