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Metabolic Syndrome


Metabolic syndrome, also called syndrome X, is a collection of risk factors which together increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that 20-30% of Australian adults are affected. Risk Factors Metabolic syndrome is diagnosed when you have three or more of the following risk factors: Excess weight around

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Iron Deficiency


Iron is an important mineral which is needed for many different functions in the body. Its main role is to help in the formation of haemoglobin in red blood cells, which carries oxygen around the body. A deficiency of iron can result in anaemia, with symptoms including extreme tiredness/fatigue, shortness of breath and feeling lightheaded

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Taking care of your teeth


Taking good care of your teeth and gums on a daily basis is an important step in reducing the risk of future dental problems…. Continued

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How much exercise do I need to do?


We all know that there are benefits of being more active. Yet the 2017-2018 Australian National Health Survey found that almost half (45%) of Australian adults (aged 18 to 64 years) didn’t exercise for the recommended 150 minutes per week or more, and only 15% met the recommendations for both overall physical activity and muscle

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Mumps, Measles, Rubella and Chickenpox


Mumps, measles, rubella, and chickenpox are infectious diseases that may occur during childhood. Children are more likely to be infected as they haven’t yet developed immunity to them and they tend to gather in groups and come into closer contact with each other. They are also generally not as good with some aspects of hygiene

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Reducing Diabetes Risk


Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease, estimated to affect 1.7 million Australians. In fact, 280 of us are diagnosed each day – that’s one every five minutes. And many people with type 2 diabetes remain undiagnosed. The majority (85-90%) of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes and the good news is that there

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Managing Morning Sickness


Morning sickness is a common symptom of pregnancy and often goes away by the end of the first trimester, but in some cases may continue for the duration of pregnancy. The exact cause of morning sickness is unknown, but it’s thought to be caused by changes in hormones during pregnancy. And while it’s called morning

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What to do when your kids won’t eat their vegetables


According to the latest National Health Survey (2017-2018), only one in 17 children ate the recommended daily amount of fruit and vegetables. So what can you do if your child refuses to eat them? Here are a few ideas that may help: Ideas to Try Offer variety. Offer your kids a range of different types

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Heart Health


Heart disease is Australia’s single leading cause of death. In 2017, heart disease claimed the lives of 51 Australians each day – that’s one person every 28 minutes. While both men and women are affected, men are more likely to develop heart disease than women. There’s no single cause for heart disease but there are


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