Health Articles

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Women's Cancer and Afternoon Teal

Approximately 1,400 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Sadly, the death rate for ovarian cancer is relatively high – 2 out of 3 Australian women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die, and around 75% of women are diagnosed at an advanced stage.

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Glaucoma

The good news is that, if you are found to have glaucoma, it is treatable. Although damage to the optic nerve is not reversible, further damage to your eyesight can be stopped or slowed down.

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Should you go Gluten-Free

The only way to know if you have coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity is to be tested by a health professional. It cannot be self-diagnosed based on symptoms.

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Dementia

In Australia, 10% of people over the age of 65 and 30% over the age of 85 have some form of dementia – that’s more than 340,000 Australians. Dementia is more common in older people, although younger people are sometimes affected.

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Teenagers and Alcohol - an unhealthy combination.

For adolescents, drinking alcohol contributes to the three leading causes of death for this age group – unintentional injuries, homicide, and suicide. In addition, over 50% of alcohol-related serious road injuries occur in the 15–24-year-old age bracket.

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