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Vasso’s Corner: There is no health without brain health

The human brain, often regarded as the most remarkable organ in our bodies, serves as the epicenter of all our thoughts, actions, and emotions. It orchestrates our every move, from …

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Mediterranean diet may reduce stress and anxiety, new study shows

New research has shed light on the Mediterranean diet’s potential in alleviating stress and anxiety. The new research was led by Dr Evangeline Mantzioris from the University of South Australia …

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Long-awaited support for Australians with endometriosis

It affects more than 800,000 Australian women and girls, yet endometriosis remains poorly understood in the community and even by health professionals. That’s particularly in the case in regional and …

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Vasso’s Corner: Microplastics: a growing concern for health?

Plastics: Plastics have become a common part of our daily lives, but there are increasing concerns about their potential impact on health. One of the main issues is the presence …

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Doctor in the house: Men’s mental health – Part 3

This is the third in a six-part series on mental health and this issue, looks at men’s mental health. Men, much like women, face different health challenges and social pressures …

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Doctor in the house: Women’s mental health – Part 2

This is the second in a six-part series on mental health and this issue, looks at how some issues are unique to women. Women face different health challenges and social …

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Vasso’s Corner: Different hearts – Male vs female

Female hearts are smaller than males: Before puberty, male and female hearts are about the same size. Yet, by adulthood, the female heart is 26% smaller compared to a males. …

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Vasso’s Corner: Healthy heart – Unlocking the benefits of taurine

Taurine is a naturally occurring bioactive compound found in certain foods, most notably seafood (clams, scallops, oysters, mussels, prawns, octopus, squid, salmon, tuna, mackerel); meats also contain taurine, though the …

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Revolutionary app offers vital prostate cancer info

It’s Australia’s most commonly diagnosed cancer, affecting as many as one in five men. But prostate cancer is also one of the most misunderstood conditions, wrongly considered an “old man’s …

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Doctor in the house: Mental health in Australia – Part 1

This is the first in a six-part series on mental health. Mental health is defined by the World Health Organisation as ‘a state of mental well-being that enables people to …

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