Using whole, unprocessed vegetables and washing them thoroughly will reduce risk of food poisoning.
Illness from prepackaged salads isn't uncommon. So how do we protect ourselves from illness when eating salads?
Those with learning or other disabilities need someone to back them up in the legal system to avoid injustices.
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The most shocking moments of the true crime documentary Making a Murderer depict two police officers gently coaxing a softly spoken teenager to recount his role in a vicious crime. Warning: spoilers ahead.
For about 5% of women, the symptoms of thrush recur or never really go away.
While most women will have one or more episodes of uncomplicated and temporary thrush, some suffer from recurrent episodes. These can be shameful and often debilitating.
Trying to fall asleep can be a tricky, especially when we try too hard.
We know that not getting adequate sleep means we do a disservice to our brain and our physical and metabolic health. But what are the real secrets to a good night’s rest?
Girls are socialised early and told normal functions of the female body must be spoken of, if at all, in strictest privacy, indirectly, and not to men.
There are endless euphemisms for women's conditions and body parts. If you can't name a body part, how can you seek medical help if something appears to be wrong with it?
It’s important a woman has a good relationship with her general practitioner.
Women visit the GP more than men, particularly between the ages of 15 and 44. This difference is partly due to the management of gynaecological and reproductive issues.
Bacterial vaginosis affects at least 12% of Australian women.
Few women have heard of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and often confuse its symptoms with thrush. But improper treatment of BV can lead to persistent symptoms and distress.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that have been delivering health benefits for thousands of years by helping to establish healthy gut microbiota.
The human gastrointestinal tract harbours trillions of microorganisms, with up to 1,000 or so different bacterial species.
The link between Zika and microcephaly is not proven, but the incidence of both have greatly increased in the same areas.
Despite high rates of infection, the Zika outbreak would not have been particularly alarming had it not been for the sudden and – apparently associated – increase in the numbers of infants born with microcephaly.
The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is responsible for transmitting some flaviviruses, including Zika.
You might have heard the term flavivirus recently due to the outbreak of Zika virus. Zika, along with West Nile virus, dengue, yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis, belong to this family of virus.
Zika has reportedly been transmitted via blood transfusions and sex, so how worried should we be about it spreading?
For a fairly non-descript virus Zika continues to surprise us. Zika has hit the headlines yet again with the news that there’s been transmission in Brazil of two cases by blood transfusion.
These twitches tend to appear after exercise, when people are stressed, tired or are lacking nutrients in their diet.
You're sitting in a meeting and your left eyelid is twitching uncontrollably. You wonder if the person opposite can see it, and why it's happening.
‘That is Nauru. All the people are sad,’ explains the child who drew this picture.
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There is only so much trauma an individual can endure before it causes long-term problems for mental health, cognition and behaviour.
The Zika virus is suspected of causing this rare autoimmune disorder.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is not new. This year is the 100-year anniversary of its description.
Nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Spotlight has won applause for its quiet outrage and strong cast featuring Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo.
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As its final moments make clear, Spotlight is not just a movie about past wrongs in one US city. It's a story about too many people, in too many countries, including my home town of Newcastle.
The WHO has declared a state of emergency to mobilise funds for research and greater awareness.
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Overnight, World Health Organisation Director-General Margaret Chan declared the outbreak of Zika virus a public health emergency. So what does this mean?
The link between microcephaly in unborn children and Zika hasn’t been definitely confirmed, but vaccine development is a top priority.
As Zika fear rises, people are inevitably asking why we don't have a vaccine to protect against the mosquito-borne virus.
Do you struggle to keep your attention on the task at hand?
Trying to focus on a task involves attention control – the ability to maintain focus on something over a period of time. What exactly is an attention span? Does it relate to intelligence? Can it change?
By the time you feel thirsty, your body is already dehydrated.
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First we feel thirsty and fatigued, and may develop a mild headache. This eventually gives way to grumpiness, and mental and physical decline.
The scene for change has been set. But will the health minister act?
We start 2016 with big challenges for the health system and uncertainty as to how governments will meet them.
Fumigating mosquitos in Venezuela: the Zika virus has wide-ranging implications for largely Catholic nations in Latin America and elsewhere.
Love, sex and babies are the foundation of human existence. Without them the human race ceases to exist. Zika has suddenly disrupted this normal course of events.
Symptoms that can signify autism can also mean other things.
A recent survey of paediatricians found they often lacked enough information to accurately diagnose an Autism Spectrum Disorder in children.
It’s not all bad news.
These days it doesn’t just affect the rich: rates of gout have been increasing globally since the 1960s.
We’ve all heard BMI has shortcomings, so what scale should we use to predict our optimum weight?
Public health authorities are forever telling us how much we should weigh, but there is one essential element missing: shape.
Diet modification is one of the most prominent alternative autism therapies.
In some cases, clinicians recommend special diets; in others, they're instigated by parents eager to find anything that may help their child.