It’s taking too long to treat rural Aussies who have a stroke

Addressing inequity between metropolitan and regional acute stroke care requires attention to each component of regional workflow, according to the authors of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia. About 56 000 strokes occur in Australia annually at an estimated economic cost of $5 billion per year; in regional Australia strokes occur at a rate of 250 per […]

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Trans teen who began transitioning at four is having gender reassignment surgery

16-year-old Trinity Neal, from Delaware, U.S, knew that she was living in the wrong body before she had even started primary school. Born male, Trinty would dress up in her mum’s clothes and adamantly express that she was a girl. Trinity was then taken to a specialist child therapist who confirmed that she had body dysphoria, but by then Trinity’s […]

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Putting the Kids First! Celebs Who Crush Coparenting

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have different ideas about how to raise kids. But the former couple prioritize coparenting for the sake of their children Violet, Seraphina and Samuel.  “You have to be on the same page. You have to cooperate,” the Batman actor explained to Today.com in November 2017. “If you recognize that you both have the best interest […]

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Three quarters of teens who vape report using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances

More teens who vape are using addictive or mind-altering substances than previously believed, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The data paint a different picture than previous research because of the significantly higher proportion (75 percent) of teens who vape using nicotine, marijuana, or multiple substances and not just flavoring. These findings add to […]

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Women who take the Pill have a smaller hypothalamus in the brain

Women who take the Pill each day have an ‘essential’ brain region which is 6% SMALLER, scientists discover The hypothalamus is crucial for the normal production of hormones The small region plays a role in mood, appetite, sex drive and sleep This is the first time changes to its size have been found in women using the Pill   Early research […]

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WHO launches initiative to boost insulin access for diabetics

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it had begun an initiative that would cut prices and dramatically increase insulin access for diabetics. The UN health agency voiced alarm ahead of World Diabetes Day Thursday at the soaring prevalence of diabetes in the world, with nearly three times more diabetics today than 35 years ago. There […]

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WHO praises didgeridoo and choir singing for health

Playing the didgeridoo is good for your health! World Health Organization’s review of evidence praises the wind instrument as well as choir singing, calligraphy and waltzing The World Health Organisation (WHO) looked at more than 900 publications Evidence ‘shows a robust impact of the arts on both mental and physical health’ Dance can relieve PTSD while group knitting can help dementia […]

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Mum who thought she just had 'baby brain' actually had a brain tumour

A new mum who put her headaches and tiredness down to ‘baby brain’ was devastated to discover she actually had an incurable brain tumour. Claire Curtis, 30, had been experiencing headaches and feeling tired for months before her diagnosis, but just put it down to the stress of being a new mum. Doctors prescribed her medication for migraines, but when […]

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Student, 22, who was diagnosed with blood cancer at 14 is now thriving

Student, 22, who was diagnosed with stage four blood cancer at 14 is now studying for a master’s at Oxford after beating the killer disease Amelia Brown became fatigued and suddenly lost weight in October 2010 Was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma on April 15, 2011 Endured six months of chemo on top of two weeks of radiotherapy  Told the […]

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