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Australians Living Longer but Suffering More Chronic Diseases

Australians Living Longer but Suffering More Chronic Diseases

ABC June 25, 2014, 11:43 am Australians are living longer but lifestyle-related chronic diseases are taking an increasing toll, according to the latest report on the nation's health. The report, issued every two years by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), has found Australia

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Paracetamol Warning - Arthritis Australia's Response

Paracetamol, the most Common Household Medicine is Poisoning 150 Australians per Week It’s the most common painkiller in every medicine cupboard but paracetamol is poisoning 8,000 Aussies a year. More than 150 patients a week are hospitalised as a result of paracetamol poison

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Osteoporosis Burden of Disease Report 2012

View Report: http://www.osteoporosis.org.au/news/latest-news/new-research-report-launched-4-december 2013/ Parliamentary Event Osteoporosis Australia launched a new Burden of Disease study on 4 December titled, Osteoporosis Costing All Australians – A new Burden of Disease analysis 2012-2

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Stress an Important Factor in Fibromyalgia

Stress an Important Factor in Fibromyalgia

14 November, 2013 Nicola Garrett 0 comments Stress can exacerbate the symptoms of fibromyalgia in females, Australian research shows. The study of 98 female patients with FM who were matched with 35 healthy female controls found that higher levels of stress were associated with h

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The KOPE Programme - Kids Overcoming Pain Education

NEW HOPE FOR KIDS IN PAIN Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA has received Telethon funding to pilot a West Australian first programme for children and adolescents with persistent pain conditions and their parents. Up to 40 young people plus their parents will be able to participate in the programme, w

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Mosquito Warning Issued After Ross River Virus Detected at Coastal Breeding Sites

 Updated Tue 22 Oct 2013, 4:00pm AEDT Photo: Officials are warning people to cover up to avoid mosquito bites. (ABC TV) Map: Bunbury 6230 The Department of Health has issued a warning to residents to avoid mosquito bites after the first detection of Ross River virus in mozzie popu

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Is A Smoking Gun

  17 September, 2013Amanda Davey Two-thirds of people with rheumatoid arthritis are smokers, according to an Australian expert who says smoking only 1-7 cigarettes a day doubles the risk of disease. Speaking at a symposium for rheumatologists in Melbourne on the weekend, Dr Michelle Leech sa

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New Immune Cell 'Could Help To Combat Autoimmune Disease'

New Immune Cell 'Could Help To Combat Autoimmune Disease'

US scientists have identified a new means of manipulating the immune system in a way that could be used to combat various autoimmune conditions. According to the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) research, a new and distinctive type of immune cell called eTACs could be the key to preve

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Broccoli Could Help Prevent Arthritis

Broccoli Could Help Prevent Arthritis

Eating plenty of broccoli could help to prevent or slow down the onset of osteoarthritis, researchers said. Scientists at the University of East Anglia found that sulforaphane, which is found in broccoli as well as Brussels sprouts and cabbage, delays the destruction of cartilage in joints. Research

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Gout Drug May Help Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

Gout Drug May Help Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

Patients taking allopurinol for gout for at least five years have a two-thirds reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer. Allopurinol is a drug that is commonly used in the treatment of gout. It blocks the working of an enzyme called xanthine oxidase and so reduces levels of uric acid which otherwi

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Mushrooms Are Vitamin D Factories

Mushrooms Are Vitamin D Factories

Three or four button mushrooms are able to make enough vitamin D for the average person's estimated daily needs, says a respected Australian scientist. But there's a catch. Like humans, button mushrooms need exposure to sunlight for the photochemical manufacturing to kick into action. Button mushr

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RA Increases Risk For Blood Clots

RA Increases Risk For Blood Clots

A new study published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases adds to the evidence that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) increases the risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clots in the veins. VTE is comprised of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Deep vein thrombosis

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