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Why all the hype about vitamin D?

Vitamin D deficiency does not display obvious symptoms, nor is it often diagnosed, by doctors. But without treatment it can have significant health effects. Vitamin D is a hormone that controls calcium levels in the blood; crucial for bone and ...

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Sweet healing

With a rise in antibiotic resistance, a crisis in chronic wound management has been averted with a new treatment.  New research from the University of Technology Sydney has shown that the most effective type of honey for the treatment of ...

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A message from Professor Patsy Yates

To celebrate National Palliative Care Week, Palliative Care Australia is making end-of-life care everyone’s business. Throughout our lives, every one of us will experience the loss of someone close, whether a family member, neighbour or friend. At some point we ...

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Killing stress

With work-related mental health issues on the rise, it seems a fitting time to address workplace stress prevention.  In a perfect world, we would all have a job that is without stress of any kind – we would have the ...

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Stop infections spreading

Wash your hands of infectious diseases. This is the call of the World Health Organisation’s campaign for yesterday’s World Hand Hygiene Day, which aimed to promote simple, low cost and effective infection control and prevention in hospitals, primary care settings ...

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