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Friday, 21 Feb 2020
Category: Health & Hygiene

Blood Vessels Under the Microscope

WHAT ARE BLOOD VESSELS AND WHY DO WE NEED THEM? Blood vessels (BVs) transport blood around the entire body. Blood is made up of red blood cells (carrying oxygen and nutrients to feed the body), water, hormones, proteins, salts, platelets, and white blood cells (to defend against germs and disease). Early doctors and scientists knew […]

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Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital officially opened

Families in Melbourne’s western suburbs will have access to specialist maternity and paediatric care closer to home with construction of the new $200 million Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital now complete. Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority CEO Robert Fiske, joined Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos, and Ron Kirner and family to officially […]

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What is a community hospital?

Community hospitals are a new type of health facility that are being developed to expand our public hospital network and deliver a range of walk-in hospital, community health and social care services close to home. They will improve your patient experience by providing more access to in-demand services in one place. So, you will be […]

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Infants with siblings and pets less likely to develop allergies

Having older siblings and a dog that lives in the home could reduce the likelihood of infants developing egg allergies, according to a new study published in the latest edition of the journal Allergy. Food allergy, along with its most concerning manifestation – anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction) – is an increasingly common problem among children in many industrialised countries […]

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4½ myths about sunscreen and why they’re wrong

Many Australians are reluctant to use sunscreen, even though it’s an important element in preventing the skin cancers that affect about two in three of us at some time in our lives. The Cancer Council says myths about sunscreens contribute to this reluctance. Here are 4½ sunscreen myths and what the evidence really says. Confused about the ½? Well, it’s […]

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