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Health Check: does brain training make you smarter?

Health Check: does brain training make you smarter? | Health News | Scoop.it
No one who has kept their head out of the sand over the past several years needs to be told “brain training” is a hot topic.
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Scientists reverse ageing process in mice

Scientists reverse ageing process in mice | Health News | Scoop.it
Researchers are poised to start human trials after discovering how to reverse the ageing process in mice.
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Making all clinical data public is vital for better medical care

Making all clinical data public is vital for better medical care | Health News | Scoop.it
An article published in the journal of the British Medical Association, BMJ, earlier this week illustrates a devastating problem with the “evidence base” in the academic medical literature.A large proportion…...
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Regulations to ensure phone apps don't make you ill

Regulations to ensure phone apps don't make you ill | Health News | Scoop.it
People who use mobile devices to monitor their health may be surprised to hear that up until now, there has been little definitive guidance on what medical apps need regulatory approval.
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Complementary medicines may put cancer patients' lives at risk

Recent German research found that more than 70% of people with cancer supplement their regular hospital treatment with complementary and alternative medicine.
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Optimising health literacy to improve health and equity - the Ophelia approach - Health Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Optimising health literacy to improve health and equity - the Ophelia approach - Health Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Health News | Scoop.it
Health literacy is crucial for people to be able to manage their health.
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Cold and Flu: Natural Remedies

Cold and Flu: Natural Remedies | Health News | Scoop.it
When you have a cold or flu, symptoms like coughs and sniffles are annoying and can leave you feeling pretty miserable. But you'll find many cold and flu can be temporarily relieved using natural remedies.
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AM - Universal vaccine a few steps closer 23/05/2013

AM - Universal vaccine a few steps closer 23/05/2013 | Health News | Scoop.it
Scientists in America say theyve come up with a new type of influenza vaccine that outperforms the current commercial equivalent using technology which they hope will pave the way for a new generati
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Science with Chris Smith: cure for the common cold - Breakfast - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The latest news from the world of science with Chris Smith.
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Sunscreen: the fountain of youth - Breakfast - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sunscreen: the fountain of youth - Breakfast - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Health News | Scoop.it
In a world-first study, Australian researchers have discovered what many of us have long known, sunscreen prevents ageing.
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): understanding its benefits and risks - Health & Wellbeing

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): understanding its benefits and risks - Health & Wellbeing | Health News | Scoop.it
HRT, once a source of worry and confusion, is now considered an effective and safe treatment for many women troubled by symptoms of menopause.
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Caring for carers - Life Matters - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Caring for carers - Life Matters - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Health News | Scoop.it
Caring for someone with chronic poor health, dementia or a disability is a demanding job and carers struggle to fulfil their own needs.
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Understanding pain: can the brain provide all the answers?

Understanding pain: can the brain provide all the answers? | Health News | Scoop.it
We now know that there’s much more to pain than simply what is happening in the painful body part, and attention has turned to the role of the brain.
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Link between gut and brain suggests therapies for autism

Link between gut and brain suggests therapies for autism | Health News | Scoop.it
Probiotics can alleviate the symptoms of autism-like disorders in mice, according to a US study published today in the journal…
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Zinc's secret anti-microbe powers revealed › News in Science (ABC Science)

Zinc's secret anti-microbe powers revealed › News in Science (ABC Science) | Health News | Scoop.it
Zinc kills bacteria by starving them of the essential metal manganese, new research has found.
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Sleep keeps brain fit by clearing waste › News in Science (ABC Science)

Sleep keeps brain fit by clearing waste › News in Science (ABC Science) | Health News | Scoop.it
Disease-causing waste that builds up during the day is cleaned out from our brain as we sleep at night, say researchers.
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Healthcare for older people after they've left hospital - Health Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Healthcare for older people after they've left hospital - Health Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Health News | Scoop.it
It's important to follow up on on older patients after they've left hospital.
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The use of social media in health care - Health Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The use of social media in health care - Health Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Health News | Scoop.it
The use of social media in health care is increasing.
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Stopping the silent epidemic of chronic kidney disease

One in nine Australians over the age of 25 (that’s 1.7 million people) has chronic kidney disease.
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Delaying retirement may prevent dementia

PEOPLE who work longer may have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): understanding its benefits and risks - Health & Wellbeing

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): understanding its benefits and risks - Health & Wellbeing | Health News | Scoop.it
HRT, once a source of worry and confusion, is now considered an effective and safe treatment for many women troubled by symptoms of menopause.
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Mindfulness Practice: Slowing Down – Tapping Into Our Inner Resources with Congressman Tim Ryan - New Dimensions - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Congressman Tim Ryan has a dream for America which is to create a society that has healthcare for all, a sustainable eco-system, fosters creativity at the highest levels, and time to connect with family and friends.
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Is it really the flu? The other viruses making you ill in winter

Facts about Flu – Perhaps the misery you feel when ill in winter isn’t the fault of the much-maligned influenza virus after all.RSV, hMPV, CoV… these may all sound like random acronyms, but they are…
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Is the man flu just a myth? - News

Is the man flu just a myth? - News | Health News | Scoop.it
Men are popularly maligned for wilting like cheap supermarket flowers at the first winter sniffle, however data from Flutracking.net, Australia's online influenza-like illness surveillance system, raises questions about the Manflu myth.
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