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Mediterranean diet cuts breast cancer risk

A Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of a deadly form of breast cancer by 40 per cent, a large study has found. Scientists monitored more than 62,000 women over a period of 20 years to see how their breast ...

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Obesity comes with increased kidney risk

Australia’s obesity epidemic is not just hurting waistlines but also taking a toll on people’s kidneys. A report from Kidney Health Australia has found being overweight or obese can up to double someone’s chances of developing chronic kidney disease. Almost ...

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Women’s hearts ‘invisible’ to doctors

Australian clinicians are being challenged to keep in mind the health of women’s hearts, not just that of men. There are concerns more Australian women are dying from heart disease than men because they are not being treated correctly. A study ...

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Autoimmune diseases linked to dementia

People who suffer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) may have an elevated risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers have linked autoimmune disease to an increased risk of going on to suffer dementia. There are more than ...

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Models for remodelling

Aged-care facilities undertaking refurbishments must consider the value and benefit to residents of every change they make. But which assessment tools should they use to help make these decisions? Updating a living environment in an aged-care facility through refurbishment may ...

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