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Mechanisms to reduce the symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

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If you dread the week (or weeks) leading up to your period, you are not alone. According to Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, up to 30% of women experience unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms just before menstruating.  For some women the problem is worse than for others and can significantly affect their quality of life.

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All men should know about these key health checks

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Men have a reputation for avoiding the doctor and not always prioritising their health. But regular health checks can pick up problems early, well before you develop any symptoms of disease.  This can help to prevent future health problems, or pick them up early, when they are easier to treat. Your doctor can explain the

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Great ways to ease the pain when your child has a cough or cold

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Unfortunately, winter brings an increase in the risk of coughs and colds, particularly in young children, who have a lower resistance to infection. Coughs and colds often come together and are usually caused by viruses. They don’t usually need treatment with medications, and antibiotics won’t help.  Most colds will get better on their own, within

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How to Tell if You Have Coeliac Disease

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Coeliac disease is a condition where the gluten found in food causes damage to the lining of the intestinal wall, preventing nutrients from being properly absorbed. According to the Coeliac Society, it affects approximately 1 in 70 Australians but around 80% remain undiagnosed. The symptoms of coeliac disease vary widely and while some people have

Self Care Activities for Dealing with Depression

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Feeling down or sad from time to time is a normal part of life. Usually, these feelings don’t last long but if you’re feeling down or sad most of the time and it starts to impact on your daily life you may have depression. Depression affects how you feel about yourself and makes day to

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Helpful Tips When Dealing with Children Who Have ADHD

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ADHD is a developmental disorder which begins in early childhood.  It is estimated to affect one in 20 children in Australia and is more common in boys.  In some children, these symptoms improve as they get older, but others will continue to have symptoms as adults. It’s normal for children to be restless and distracted

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12 Tips to Get you Moving and Feeling Great!

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According to the 2011–2012 Australian Health Survey, nearly 70% of Australian adults are sedentary or have low levels of physical activity, while 60% of us do less than the recommended 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per day.  There’s also increasing evidence showing the health risks associated with prolonged sitting and the benefits of

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Heart Health For Men

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The statistics don’t paint a pretty picture. Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Australia. In 2015 it accounted for 14% of deaths in males (and 11% in females).  At the age of 40, one in two men is at risk of developing coronary heart disease in their lifetime. The good news

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The Truth About Cooking Oils

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Cooking oils, what’s good, what’s bad, what’s the deal? Let’s bust open some myths! Coconut oil is the healthiest oil to cook with Despite all the claims there’s little evidence to support the health benefits of coconut oil. It’s high in saturated fat which can worsen insulin resistance and increase heart disease risk. And while

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Managing Menopause

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If you’re struggling with the symptoms of menopause, you are not alone. According to the Australasian Menopause Society, the majority of women will have at least some symptoms and for most women these symptoms will last for 5 to 10 years. The symptoms of menopause are a result of changing hormone levels, in particular a

 

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