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Weight Loss Sabotaged by Poor Gut Microbiota and Vitamin Deficiency

A clinical study review [1] led by researchers from the Sorbonne University in Paris found that increasing Vitamin B and Vitamin D levels in overweight people could lead to the kind of changes in gut microbiota that can, in some people, promote weight loss. The review looked at recent clinical trials and literature from around…

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The Drug Excipients Most Likely to Cause Allergic Reactions

While there is significant ongoing research into allergic reactions caused by active ingredients in medications, a related area that has received very little attention is allergic reactions caused by excipients used in medication. Excipients are ingredients added to medication that have no therapeutical benefit. They are the extras, like colours, flavours, preservatives, stabilisers and fillers…

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Why Zinc Lozenges Kill a Cold Quicker than Zinc Tablets

When researcher George Eby’s daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of three, he knew that keeping colds and flus at bay while she underwent treatment was going to be an important task. Eventually the little girl did contract a cold and was given a zinc tablet to support her weakened immune system as…

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Foods that Trigger Rosacea – What the Evidence Tells Us

In survey conducted by the American National Rosacea Society, 78 percent of respondents said they had changed their diet to reduce the frequency and severity of rosacea flare-ups. 75 percent of this cohort said they had seen improvement in their condition since they started avoiding certain foods.  Recent literature on the subject points appears to back…

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31 Common Medications About to be in Short Supply Throughout Australia

During the next three months, 31 new, commonly used medications, will be in short supply throughout Australia, according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). These medications include commonly prescribed antibiotics, chemotherapy drugs, antispasmodics for incontinence, birth control pills, endometriosis drugs, angina drugs, anti-inflammatories, blood pressure beta blockers and cancer medications. If you have trouble finding…

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Cancer-Causing Benzine Found in Sunscreen

Just last week (28 April 2022), Australia’s Therapeutic Drugs Administration (TGA) issued an urgent recall for six popular brands of sunscreen due to concerns over unacceptable levels of a known cancer-causing compound found in these products. The agency has warned that more products may be added to the list in coming weeks as their investigations…

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Top 5 Vitamins and Minerals to Bolster Immunity This Flu Season

No need to consult a calendar, you can feel it in the air – autumn is here and winter is tip-toing around the corner. The change in season inevitably brings about an increase in colds and flus and the best way to avoid catching these infectious fun-spoilers is by bolstering our natural immunity. We can…

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From Dizziness to Dry Mouth – The Lesser Known Symptoms of Menopause

Most women on the confident side of 40 are familiar with what menopause symptoms to look out for. They’re the ones we hear about the most. Aside from the irregular periods, there’s hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain and general lethargy. However there are many less common and less well known symptoms of…

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Leading American Endocrinologist Supports Use of Natural Thyroid Extract

Twice as many people participating in a thyroid treatment trial felt natural thyroid extract worked better for them compared to the synthetic version – and the clinical results of the trail appear to back them up. The study, published for the American Thyroid Association by Dr Thanh D Hoang evaluated the therapeutical benefits of desiccated…

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How Green is Your Moisturiser?

Skin care products contain a wide range of ingredients of varying quality and effectiveness, and unfortunately some of these ingredients can include microplastics, preservatives and polluting ingredients that have long-lasting effects beyond the bathroom drain. All those products we use on our bodies invariably end up being washed down the drain or the loo, and…

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Why you might be lacking Choline

While most health-conscious people are aware of the importance of B-group vitamins, the vital role of one in the group – Choline – receives little fanfare. Is the lack of attention warranted our should we be paying more attention to this important macronutrient? What is Choline? As mentioned above, Choline is a B-group essential nutrient,…

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New study shows treatment could repair nerve damage caused by MS

A new study has shown promising results for a treatment that would not only alleviate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) but also repair damage to nerves caused by the autoimmune disease. Current MS treatments work by reducing episode relapses, but don’t reverse or prevent the neurodegeneration that progresses the disease caused by these episodes,…

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Medication shortages in 2022 – what drugs will make the list?

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, doctors, hospital administrators and pharmacists alike were kept awake at night worrying about shortages of essential medications. According to University of Canberra, medication shortages rose 300% in Australia between 2019 and 2020. Medication shortages have been an on-going theme in the global health sector for many years however as the world…

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Got unexplained allergies or hives? Check your medication

If you’re suffering from unexplained allergies or hives – and you’ve ruled out the usual and not-so-usual triggers –  you may want to look at the ingredients on the label of your medication. While we’re all familiar with the notion that air-born pollens, dust mites, animal hair, chemicals, certain foods as well as food additives…

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Glaucoma Patients Find Dry-Eye Relief in Combination Drops

People with glaucoma are often prescribed 2 or 3 different kinds of eye drops that work together to reduce pressure on the eye. These eye drops are also designed to prevent extreme fluctuations in pressure which can make the condition worse. To avoid these fluctuations, the eye drops must be applied 3 – 5 times…

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Why we should be testing more for B12 deficiency

The symptoms of B12 deficiency can often be mistaken for a wide range of other conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, anaemia, Alzheimer’s and even hypochondria. When presented with the non-specific symptoms, practitioners often diagnose these conditions without first testing for B12 deficiency. The reason for this is understandable – most medical practitioners assume…

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Preventing accidental medicine poisoning of children

While medicine is designed to help us regain good health, any medication, whether prescription or off-the-shelf, has the potential to be harmful if taken at high dose or by a person not suffering from the condition the medicine is formulated to alleviate. Children, with their small, developing bodily systems and inquisitive minds are particularly vulnerable…

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