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MRSA superbug infections rising in kids with eczema
MRSA superbug incidence is rising dramatically in children with eczema.
Mediterranean diet good for the ageing brain
The Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil or nuts has been shown to be good for the ageing brain, significantly improving memory.
Parents blind to kids' obesity
The vast majority of parents of overweight or obese children think their child's weight is about right, according to US research.
Physical activity for elderly men as good as quitting smoking
Boosting physical activity levels among elderly men is as good for health as giving up smoking, according to a 12-year study.
Terminally ill to get access to super
Terminally ill people with fewer than 2 years to live are to be granted access to their superannuation from July 2015.
Teenagers' bad diet leads to poor marks
Teenagers who consume a diet high in junk food are more likely to underperform those who eat well, at school.
Never too late to boost a woman's sex drive
Research questions the role of menopause as a risk factor for sexual problems in women, finding the main predictors of changes are desire and arousal.
Cocaine use linked to permanent heart damage
Cocaine use could cause permanent heart damage, with persistent high blood pressure and blood vessel stiffness.
Influenza-related muscle pain cases no cause for alarm
Myositis (muscle inflammation) is usually a temporary complication of flu, and a cluster of cases in Melbourne is no cause for alarm, experts say.
Ant sting anaphylaxis mostly due to jack jumpers
Jack jumper ants are the most common cause of anaphylaxis (severe allergy) after ant stings, followed by bulldog ants, a study shows.