Health Articles

We have searched our journals and the web to bring you articles that we think might be of interest to you.

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National Condom Day

The aim of National Condom Day 2017 is to help people feel more assertive when it comes to making decisions about sex, and in raising the topic of condoms and safe sex with a partner.

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Overweight and Obesity

Gaining weight can increase your risk of health problems, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. People with most of their body fat around their waist, which surrounds our vital organs, are at an increased risk.

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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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Shingles

No one knows exactly why the chickenpox virus reactivates to cause shingles. Factors that may play a role include increasing age, conditions or medicines that weaken the immune system, and stress or illness.

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Heartburn

Simple changes to diet and lifestyle may assist in preventing or reducing heartburn. Keeping to a healthy weight, giving up smoking, and avoiding foods that aggravate or cause symptoms may help reduce heartburn. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about other strategies that can assist with managing GORD.

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