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This year’s budget includes $448.5 to modernise Australia’s Medicare system, by encouraging people with diabetes to sign up to a GP clinic for their care. The clinic will receive a lump sum payment to care for the person over time, rather than a fee each time they see their GP. …

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most likely date to give birth

Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their pregnancy in October last year, the whole world has been watching the couple like a hawk. Fast forward to today and the speculation is growing as to when the royal baby will arrive. Kensington Palace said the baby would arrive in Spring, …

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Love hormone helps to lose weight, study finds

Ditch the keto diet, scales and any strategy you’ve been convinced will help you lose weight, because according to new research, the key to successful weight loss lies in the hands of the “love hormone” (AKA oxytocin). Oxytocin is a hormone that plays an essential role in social interaction, trust, …

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Scientists locate brain circuit that curbs overeating

The brain is our control centre. Every part of the body follows the signals and instructions sent out by the brain. It’s the very root that determines why, how and where body fat is stored. It drives our motivation to exercise (or not), and regulates hormone production, metabolism, hunger and …

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How to store rice properly to avoid food poisoning

If you’re a meal-prepper or leftover-lover, you’d know that having extra cooked rice on hand makes life a whole lot easier (and tastier). But before you go ahead and reheat your rice-based lunch you’ve packed for today, you might just want to take note of this terrifying news: eating reheated …

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A doctor weighs in whether it can help you get pregnant

If you’re hoping to fall pregnant, you probably know that having sex around the time of ovulation is super important. But did you also know that what you eat can influence your chances of having a baby? ‘The Fertility Diet’ – outlined in this book by Dr Jorge Chavarro and …

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