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Catch up on interviews, articles, issues and the latest news.

National Centre for Farmer Health likely to close

Thu, 3rd May 2012, Health and lifestyle

The National Centre for Farmer Health is likely to close, after the Victorian Government cut its funding. 

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Patient Support Groups

Thu, 3rd May 2012, Health and lifestyle

If you've just been diagnosed with an illness, or you've undergone major surgery, you might feel bewildered and alone. You might wonder what the future holds.

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Meat and a healthy diet

Thu, 3rd May 2012, Health and lifestyle

Lean meat is good for you if eaten in moderation.

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Longevity in our genes

Thu, 3rd May 2012, Health and lifestyle

In this edition, the secret to longevity in life - could it lie in our genes? Sophie Scott talks to scientists and internet security experts about the safety of electronic health records.

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The good oil on cooking oils

Thu, 3rd May 2012, Health and lifestyle

For heart-healthy eating, we're advised to use plant-based cooking oils. But how do you get the best out of the oils you use in the kitchen?

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Is a red face a sign someone has high blood pressure?

Thu, 3rd May 2012, Health and lifestyle

As any makeup artist knows, a touch of red in the cheeks can give you an appealing healthy glow.  But a face that's too rosy is perceived by many as unhealthy – a common belief being that it's a sign your blood pressure's up.

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Benefits of seniors' exercise programs

Thu, 3rd May 2012, Health and lifestyle

Canadian researchers show that weight training and muscle strengthening can help thinking ability and memory.

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Allied health

Thu, 26th April 2012, Health and lifestyle

An allied health practitioner is a trained professional who works with others in the healthcare team to support a person’s health care. The aim is to support diagnosis, recovery and quality of life. 

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Your brain could become your password

Thu, 26th April 2012, Health and lifestyle

When it comes to high-tech passwords, there are fingerprint scanners for computers and facial recognition programs for closed-circuit cameras, and retinal scans are a mainstay of the movies. 

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Wellbeing

Sat, 21st April 2012, Health and lifestyle

Wellbeing is not just the absence of disease or illness. It is a complex combination of a person's physical, mental, emotional and social health factors.

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