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The global burden of disease

The global burden of disease | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
The world is living longer—and seven out of ten deaths are now from diseases associated with lifestyle and old age
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You don't need 8 glasses of water a day. Eat these foods instead.

You don't need 8 glasses of water a day. Eat these foods instead. | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
You can meet your daily H2O requirement by eating oranges and drinking coffee.
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I'm proof that eating fat can be good for you

I'm proof that eating fat can be good for you | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
A report suggesting that healthy eating guidelines could all be wrong came as no surprise to 5:2 diet doctor Michael Mosley
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How much do I need to worry about salt in my food?

How much do I need to worry about salt in my food? | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
Too much salt in your diet is bad for health — but so is too little.
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Depression and asthma among biggest health threats to Australian youth: report

Depression and asthma among biggest health threats to Australian youth: report | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
The Lancet report finds chronic and non-communicable diseases responsible for 80% of adolescent poor health
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Growing Up Poor - Four Corners

Growing Up Poor - Four Corners | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
Growing up poor in modern Australia: this week Four Corners asks children what it's like being poor in the midst of plenty.
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Which country has the world's best healthcare system?

Which country has the world's best healthcare system? | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
We look at how patients pay for healthcare around the world and the general standard of care they might expect
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Is having no social life as bad for you as smoking?

Is having no social life as bad for you as smoking? | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
Relationships with friends and family reduce the risk of disease at every stage of life, says a new study. So should we all be getting out more?
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The HIV/AIDS pandemic, explained in 9 maps and charts

The HIV/AIDS pandemic, explained in 9 maps and charts | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
AIDS first emerged in the early 1980s, claiming thousands of lives each year as it spread. But it wasn't until the disease reached pandemic status more than a decade later that the global community...
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Processed meats cause cancer and red meat probably does too: World Health Organisation | theage.com.au

Processed meats cause cancer and red meat probably does too: World Health Organisation | theage.com.au | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
Sausage, bacon, and other processed meats cause cancer, a panel of health experts find after reviewing decades of research.
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Alzheimer’s and dementia are second biggest killer in Australia, data shows | Society | The Guardian

Alzheimer’s and dementia are second biggest killer in Australia, data shows | Society | The Guardian | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
The illnesses supplanted strokes as the number two cause of death behind heart disease in 2013 while suicide remains leading cause among young people
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Pacific islands see soaring obesity rates after adopting Western diets

Pacific islands see soaring obesity rates after adopting Western diets | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
EXC: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) data shows an obesity epidemic oacross most of Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the U.S. But the Pacific Islands east of Australia top the scale.
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First aid: a simple yet radical response to Africa's rising road deaths?

First aid: a simple yet radical response to Africa's rising road deaths? | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
700 people are killed every day on Africa's roads. Compulsory first aid training for new drivers would dramatically cut deaths
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HIV’s slow retrenchment

HIV’s slow retrenchment | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
THE latest dispatch from the war on HIV, the “Global AIDS Update 2016”, just published by UNAIDS, the UN agency responsible for combating the virus
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This chart shows how you will probably die, and it's changed a lot in 100 years | theage.com.au

This chart shows how you will probably die, and it's changed a lot in 100 years | theage.com.au | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
Wondering how you'll die? These charts give you a pretty good clue.
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Cancer survival rates worse for people in poorer areas, study finds

Cancer survival rates worse for people in poorer areas, study finds | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
Cancer Council research shows disadvantages in lower socioeconomic areas include higher drinking and smoking rates and poorer access to healthcare
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Indigenous babies hospitalised eight times more often than non-Indigenous

Indigenous babies hospitalised eight times more often than non-Indigenous | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
Report finds rates of injury among Indigenous children increases with remoteness, with the most frequent causes of injuries being falls, assault, transport crashes and intentional self-harm
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The Best Plant-Based Foods For Protein

The Best Plant-Based Foods For Protein | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
The benefits of protein are endless -- it sculpts muscles, assists with weight loss and improves satiety -- however, there is a longstanding misconception that plant-based protein isn’t a suffic
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The latest report from UNAIDS shows great progress against the disease

The latest report from UNAIDS shows great progress against the disease | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
Good news from the front. But there is still much to do
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How bad is meat for me? Frankly, the experts don't know

How bad is meat for me? Frankly, the experts don't know | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
Red and processed meat can cause cancer, the WHO says. But a ham sandwich still isn’t as risky as a 20-a-day smoking habit
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What we're dying from: the leading causes of death in Australia | News | The Guardian

What we're dying from: the leading causes of death in Australia | News | The Guardian | SSSC Health | Scoop.it
As the mortality rate in Australia continues to decline, here we’ve visualised the leading causes of death, for each gender, by age group
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