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Natural breech birth low risk for babies 03-08-2015

A new study shows the risks associated with the natural vaginal delivery of breech position babies is very low but doctors still encourage caesareans. The risks of a baby dying or suffering complications during a natural breech birth are "ver

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Menopause therapies deemed 'ineffective' 03-08-2015

Alternative menopause therapies are used by 13 per cent of women with hot flushes despite no clinical evidence of benefits, say researchers. The estimated 490,000 Australian women using alternative medicines for menopausal symptoms are wasting the

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  • Natural breech birth low risk for babies 03-08-2015

    A new study shows the risks associated with the natural vaginal delivery of breech position babies is very low but doctors still encourage caesareans. The risks of a baby dying or suffering complications during a natural breech birth are "ver

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  • Menopause therapies deemed 'ineffective' 03-08-2015

    Alternative menopause therapies are used by 13 per cent of women with hot flushes despite no clinical evidence of benefits, say researchers. The estimated 490,000 Australian women using alternative medicines for menopausal symptoms are wasting the

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  • Dialysis urged for remote communities 03-08-2015

    Delivering dialysis services within remote indigenous communities can help reduce chronic kidney disease and keep communities intact, doctors say. For Yalmay Yunupingu, moving to Darwin for five years so her husband, the Yothu Yindi frontman and r

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  • Vic donors told 'talk to loved ones' 03-08-2015

    As part of DonateLife Week Victorians are being urged to discuss with their families decisions to donate organs and tissue. More than 200 kidneys, 64 livers, 53 lungs, 31 hearts, 13 pancreases, one heart-lung and five pancreas islets were donated

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  • Playground accidents prompt monkey-bar warning 31-07-2015

    Falls from monkey bars were the second-highest cause of injury for children admitted to a Melbourne hospital for fractures over a two-year period The misuse of monkey bars is still ending in tears. After falls, monkey-bar mishaps were the secon

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  • Poor health literacy blamed for obesity 31-07-2015

    Poor health literacy, and not a lack of motivation, could be the main reason patients have difficulty overcoming obesity issues, UNSW research says. Many Australian GPs wrongly assume that obese patients are not sufficiently motivated to lose weig

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  • New alternative for gastric band approved 30-07-2015

    A balloon inserted into the stomach using an endoscope and then filled with saline solution to achieve weight loss has been approved. US federal health regulators say they have approved an inflatable medical balloon that helps patients lose weight

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  • Nasal balloon can help treat glue ear 30-07-2015

    Children with a common middle-ear problem can be helped with a simple nasal balloon avoiding the need for antibiotics, a study shows. A simple, cheap nasal balloon can help heal glue ear, a common childhood middle-ear problem that can affect heari

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  • New dependent drug guide for GPs 30-07-2015

    A new guide has been created for Australian GPS prescribing benzodiazepines to improve patient care. GPs prescribing benzodiazepines can now use an Australian-first guide aimed at reducing patient harm and misuse of the sedatives.  Nearly

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  • Eating for two causes pregnancy weight problems 29-07-2015

    Pregnancy causes hormone-driven growth of the intestines that allows more energy to be extracted from the same amount of food, a study shows. Eating for two during pregnancy may lead to a weight problem because of changes to the digestive system,

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