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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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Chocolate doesn’t cause acne

University of Melbourne researchers have good news on two fronts: eating chocolate does not cause pimples; and they‘re calling for […]

Vaccination dramatically reduces hepatitis B in NSW Aboriginal women

The results of the largest study to examine hepatitis B notification rates for women in NSW suggest a newborn vaccination program […]

Old bones vulnerable to long-term use of oral corticosteroids

A review of data by University of South Australia researchers has found many older people taking oral corticosteroids long-term are not having...

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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...