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Laurence Zalokar

BCG
May 11, 2020

Could BCG Vaccine Protect Against coronavirus?

The BCG vaccine has been used for nearly a century to protect against tuberculosis, a…
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Acupuncture
April 23, 2020

The World After Coronavirus Pandemic

With COVID-19 infections now evident in 176 countries, the pandemic is the most significant threat to…
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GP
March 30, 2020

GPs Proven Ethical

GPs have once again ranked among the most ethical practitioners in Australia, according to the…
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IBS
March 16, 2020

IBS and FODMAPs

The FODMAPs diet  is used to help manage irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and it’s becoming…
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Mosquitoe
February 24, 2020

What Attracts a Mosquitoe ?

It’s always you, isn’t it? The person busy swatting away buzzing backyard mosquitoe or nursing…
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exercise
February 17, 2020

Teen Students Not Exercising Much…

In a study published in The Lancet today, we find out how 1.6 million adolescent school…
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air pollution
coronavirus
February 5, 2020

Coronavirus – Do I need a Face Mask?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international…
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alcohol
January 27, 2020

New Alcohol Guidelines

New draft alcohol guidelines recommend healthy Australian women and men drink no more than ten standard…
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climateChange
climate change
January 20, 2020

Climate Change and Health

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently declared climate change a health emergency, reflecting similar positions taken…
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bushfire
December 10, 2019

The Hazards of Bushfire Smoke

As bushfire smoke can cover very large areas, including major cities, it has the potential…
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food poisoning
December 4, 2019

Summertime and Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is unsurprisingly more common in summer months. Every Australian experiences food poisoning about once…
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Nobel Prize
October 18, 2019

The Nobel Prize goes to…

The recipients of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine are William G. Kaelin of Harvard Medical…
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anxiety
October 3, 2019

The Russian Anti-Anxiety drug linked to Gold Coast teens’ Overdoses

Phenibut was initially developed in the 1960s in Russia as an anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) drug . …
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uti
UTI
September 25, 2019

Chronic UTI

When Pippa Anderson woke with pain in her kidneys, her bladder constantly full and discomfort…
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depression
September 17, 2019

Gardening for Depression ?

People with depression and anxiety may be given “nature prescriptions”, with doctors  recommending walks and…
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cannabis
cannabis
September 10, 2019

10,000 Patients on Medical Cannabis

Since early 2018, patients have been able to legally import cannabis products through the TGA’s…
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influenza
August 30, 2019

This year’s ‘exceptional’ flu season explained

A combination of extreme weather and two circulating influenza A subtypes are likely behind the…
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wipe
bacteria
June 10, 2019

How quickly do microbes return after using an antibacterial wipe?

Anti-bacterial wipe only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to…
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introvert
June 3, 2019

Are you an Introvert ?

Introversion versus Extroversion runs along a continuum  that confuses and confounds.  Being an Introvert is…
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influenza
May 13, 2019

Two influenza A strains contributing to autumn flu surge

The number strains  notificationed is more than triple that recorded this time last year. A…
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GP
May 6, 2019

General Practice care still costs less than a dollar a day

An annual snapshot on the nation's health spending reveals the surprising cost of general practice…
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vegan
vegan
April 16, 2019

Can I go vegan and stay healthy?

The popularity of going vegan has exploded in recent years, with more than four times…
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cannabis
cannabis
March 8, 2019

Can cannabis live up to its promise as a wonder drug?

Around the world there is a huge patient demand for access to medical cannabis and…
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sleep
February 4, 2019

Sleeping Tablets – what are the Long Term side effects?

Lack of sleep is a common problem. According to data  over 1/3 of the population…
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x-ray
x-ray
January 2, 2019

Should you worry about getting an X-ray?

Most of us have had an X-ray for fractured bones or to allow the dentist…
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IBS
AcupunctureIBS
December 2, 2018

Acupuncture for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) describes a collection of symptoms. These commonly include chronic abdominal pain,…
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happiness
October 8, 2018

Matthieu Ricard on Happiness from the Tibetan pov

Born in France in 1946 as the son of French philosopher Jean-François Revel and artist…
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heart Disease
September 25, 2018

Does ASPIRIN Prevent Stroke Or Heart Attack?

Prescribing daily low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the healthy…
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Food For ThoughthealthIBS
September 9, 2018

Do probiotics do any good?

Does Taking Probiotics really help? Robina 7 Day Doctors and Acupuncture recommends this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2apKt2y3QpM&list=PLTi_n0Bd__XqA5tb8Te0OVr0rkmxfzjy6…
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healthscience
September 2, 2018

What benefit does physical activity give to your health?

What  does physical activity do for your health? Robina 7 Day Doctors and Acupuncture recommends…
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exercise
August 13, 2018

Can’t Shift Body Fat? Learn some Surprising Facts

Can’t Shift Body Fat? Learn The Surprising Facts with Exercise, Weight Loss & Calorie Counting…
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testosterone
testosterone
July 18, 2018

Testosterone Replacement Therapy – A Good Idea?

Record numbers of men are turning to testosterone replacement therapy to increase energy levels, muscle…
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dietweight loss
June 23, 2018

A Diet with a Difference: The LivingLite support program

The LivingLite support program Monitoring your weight loss progress can help you stay motivated long term,…
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mental health
June 21, 2018

Head to Health – A Mental Health Support Initiative

Head to Health is a new mental health information and support website: http://headtohealth.gov.au Wherever you…
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