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Flu immunisation rates down: Why aren't we getting the jab? - ABC Online
For years I refused to get the flu jab. I know, I know. The elderly and infants put at risk. Unnecessary time off work. I felt bad about it. I ummed and ahhed. I still didn't get the shot. I'm just one of the people the WA Government is targeting, in a ...
Push for flu jab as WA vaccine rates slump
WA flu vaccine rates 'alarming low' in WA
Government worried about declining rates of flu vaccinations
Consumption of chocolate is associated with lower atrial fibrillation risks, study finds - News-Medical.net
A study published online in the journal Heart found that regular consumption of chocolate may be associated with a lower risk of developing irregular heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation (heart flutter). The findings suggested that the associations seem ...
Chocolate may prevent irregular heart beat
Six bars of chocolate a week could cut risk of common heart condition
Sweet Therapy: Chocolate May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat
Antibiotics for pneumonia failing many - The Australian
One-in-four patients with pneumonia don't respond to antibiotics, leading to calls for older Australians to get vaccinated against a deadly strain of the serious lung infection. A US study of 250,000 people presented at the American Thoracic Society ...
Just one alcoholic drink per day could increase breast cancer risk, say experts - News-Medical.net
Drinking just one alcoholic drink a day significantly increases the risk of breast cancer, according to a new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). Credit: AndreyCherkasov/Shutterstock.
A drink a day tied to higher breast cancer risk, report says
Just one alcoholic drink a day increases risk of cancer, study says
'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk
Early puberty linked to poverty in Melbourne-based children's survey - ABC Online
Children who grow up poor are much more likely to hit puberty earlier than more well-off kids, Melbourne-based research has suggested. The research, published in the American Journal of Pediatrics, also suggests children are hitting puberty about five ...
Disadvantaged lives linked to early puberty
Early puberty hits kids who grow up in poor homes
Study links being poor with early puberty and bad health
Tasmania votes down voluntary euthanasia bill for third time in 10 years - ABC Online
For the third time in 10 years, Tasmania's Lower House has voted down voluntary euthanasia legislation that would have allowed people to end their own lives in certain medical circumstances. MPs were allowed a conscience vote on the Voluntary Assisted ...
Euthanasia bill sparks Tasmanian debate
Voluntary assisted dying debate
State Sanctioned Suicide Bill Launched in NSW Parliament
Palliative care report reveals system is failing rural Australians - Talking Aged Care
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Despite a rapid increase in the need for palliative care services in Australia, people living in rural areas are still struggling to access end-of-life care. Posted about 6 hours from now. by Madison White. Providers · Caring & Carers · End of Life ...
End of life care up for discussion
Need for Palliative care rising in Australia
Groups endorse guide on palliative care in aged care
Increasing skin cancer rates call for annual total body examinations - News-Medical.net
As rates of skin cancer, or melanoma, rise for men and women in the United States, health experts are debating the effectiveness of annual total body examinations in helping to detect the disease in its earlier stages. Skin cancer is the most common ...
A Word from Dr. Pfenninger Use sun protection for young and old|
THE GARDEN SPOT: Remember sun safety while working outdoors
Dothan dermatologist explains skin cancer warning signs
Leave the old pack behind - Yass Tribune
Despite the fact that it has a relatively small population, Yass is amongst the towns that have the highest rates of smoking per capita in Australia. Grand Pacific Health's Tackling Indigenous Smoking team are marking World No Tobacco Day on May 31 by ...
Don't give up on giving up
Big Tobacco is losing the fight to stop plain packaging of cigarettes
Brands Test Limits as UK Introduces Plain Tobacco Packaging
Why the Nutrition Labelling Guidelines Need to Change - NDTV
The first thing that you must do when buying stuff from the supermarket is to read the nutrition labels and read them carefully. This is the only source of information that consumers have to fall back on when it comes to packaged foods. But, what if ...
Here's why it's time to rethink nutrition labelling
Why fatty foods like cheese and nuts probably aren't as bad as everyone thinks