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9 Reasons not to try nanging
Nanging is the inhalation of nitrous oxide from bulbs used to whip up cream. NO inhalation carries risk and can cause death.
6 Things you should know about new hepatitis C treatments
New hepatitis C treatments have high cure rates, low side effects and can be taken as tablets. myDr.com.au summarises what you need to know.
7 things to know if you're travelling to a Zika virus hotspot
7 things your doctor wants you know if you are travelling to a Zika virus hotspot, brought to you by myDr.com.au
7 foods that help fatty liver disease
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise in Australia and Sydney researchers have identified 7 foods that should improve the course of the disease.
Low back pain - exercise and education most effective
The best way to prevent lower back pain is a combination of exercise and education.
Chromium supplements linked to cancer
Chromium, a supplement used in diabetes and weight loss products, accumulates in fat cells in mice and may cause cancer.
New UK alcohol guidelines offer little cheer for drinkers
New alcohol guidelines in UK show any level of drinking is linked to cancer.
myDr's top 10 health news stories of 2015
Check out the top 10 health headlines in 2015 brought to you by the myDr news team.
Take more steps - live longer
The beneficial effects on survival of increasing steps to 10,000 per days are as significant as those from taking statins.
Diet can protect against psychiatric conditions
There is growing evidence that early diet, and the diet of the mother, can affect the development of psychiatric disorders in later life, a Melbourne professor says.
Red wine health benefits for type 2 diabetes
A glass of red wine with dinner for people with type 2 diabetes can reduce heart disease risk and improve blood sugar profiles.
Diabetes risk raised by high blood pressure
Having high blood pressure puts a person at risk of developing diabetes. Every 20mm rise in systolic blood pressure increased the risk of diabetes by 60%.
Coffee and alcohol blamed for sleep problems of over-55s
Coffee and alcohol are to blame for sub-optimal sleep patterns in the over-55s.
Mediterranean diet is good for your gut
The Mediterranean diet increases production of short chain fatty acids which in turn reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases, diabetes and heart disease.
Apple watch saves man's life
Apple watch saves man's life, alerting him to high resting heart rate which turned out to be a symptom of rhabdomyolysis, a dangerous medical condition.
Atrial fibrillation risk not affected by coffee
Coffee drinking does not increase the risk of atrial fibrillation, according to one of the largest studies on the subject.
5 nutrition myths that need busting
5 common nutrition myths that need to be busted, including that you shouldn't fry with olive oil and that potatoes are fattening.
5:2 diet no more effective than continuous dieting
The 5:2 diet has been shown to be no more effective than continuous dieting for long-term weight loss.
Coeliac testing in pharmacies not reliable
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has issued a warning to consumers to avoid in-pharmacy tests for coeliac disease, or risk being misdiagnosed
Mediterranean diet plus olive oil lowers risk of breast cancer
Risk of breast cancer was cut by 68% in those who ate a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive compared with those who stuck to a low-fat diet, large study finds.