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Zucchini & Vegetable Slice

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Recipe for health 1 large zuchini grated 1 medium carrot grated 1 medium onion grated 2 cloves garlic crushed Approx 100 gms finely chopped lean ham   Add Combined 5 beaten eggs 1 cup grated low fat cheese 2 table spoons unsaturated oil (40ml)   Fold In 1 and a quarter...

Perinatal Depression in Men

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Postnatal depression in women is becoming more recognised. Although the problem often starts in pregnancy, it can takes months to be recognised after birth, when it affects the mother’s ability to care for her newborn.  What is poorly recognised is  that around 1 in 8 men...

Gambling Addiction

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Legend has it that Aussies will bet on two flies climbing up a wall!  Many people (70% of us) enjoy a lotto flutter, a punt on the Melbourne Cup or even the occasional night at a casino and do so responsibly.  Sadly for some people, gambling is a destructive problem affecting...

Why GPs check Blood Pressure

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GPs routinely check Blood Pressure. Blood Pressure (BP) is expressed as two numbers, X / Y Systolic pressure (the ‘X’) is the higher pressure when blood is pumped out by the contracting heart, while diastolic pressure (the ‘Y’) happens in between...

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

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Even though routine vaccinations cover our children against this bacterial infection there are still minor outbreaks.  Vaccination means fewer people are affected and symptoms are much less severe.  More importantly, there are less of the bacteria around the community to infect...

Meningitis & Meningococcal Infections

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Meningitis is potentially fatal, an infection within the brain and spinal cord caused by various bugs, commonly viral but also bacterial or by and amoeba. The first symptoms are not specific – high fever, a cold, headache – before the more worrying symptoms of stiff...