BRAIN FOOD

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As we get older, changes occur in all the parts of our body. Not just the changes that we see looking in the mirror every morning, but changes on the inside too. We all feel aches and pains but something we don’t feel is certain parts of our brain shrinking as we age, including the […]

FREEZING THE PAIN AWAY

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For many of us, living with pain or inflammation from an injury or disease day in, day out for the rest of our lives is reality. But maybe it doesn’t have to be. There’s a treatment in Australia that is starting to be used more widely that could bring some relief. It’s called Cryotherapy. Cryotherapy […]

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT SUICIDE BUT HOW?

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The latest Australian suicide rates show suicide is a serious concern in our communities. What can you do if you, or someone you know, is struggling? It can be a difficult conversation but Lifeline Hunter, Central Coast and New England North West CEO Rob Sams says talking about suicide is important. “Every life lost is […]

Do you have breasts? Then Read This

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When was the last time you checked your breasts? A year ago? A month ago? Never? Some women can’t even recall the last time they took a few minutes to check for any changes and many men have never checked theirs. Yet a simple breast check could save your life. More than 3300 Queenslanders are […]

Your Body is not the Problem

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Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice, a diet gone wrong or a cry for attention. They are serious mental and physical conditions that involve complex and damaging relationships with food, eating, exercise, and body image. The most common indication of an eating disorder is extreme dissatisfaction or an unhealthy concern about your appearance, food […]

Ulan takes First Place in First Aid

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Spider bites, electrocution and severe bleeding were just some of the injuries confronting teams at the Coal Services Western Region First Aid competition held near Mudgee on July 14. Six teams competed at the event, with Glencore’s Ulan Surface Operations taking home the winning title. The teams were challenged through simulated emergency first aid situations […]

Flick the Flu

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Queensland Health is warning about a huge increase in flu cases this year. So far this year, there have been over 27 thousand flu cases reported in the state, three times more than the five-year average. There are thousands of new cases every week, with the worst of the flu season yet to come. You’re […]

MATES helping Mates in Mining

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A new report suggests the rate of suicide among male mining workers may be increasing. The Suicide in the Australian Mining Industry: A National Study Report from the University of Melbourne’s School of Population and Global Health was commissioned by MATES in Mining, Construction and Energy and is the first national study to look into […]

Look After Your Heart

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The importance of heart health is well known, but a landmark Australian study has found a worrying link between a health lifestyle and another disease. The Heart Research Institute (HRI) is an internationally recognised medical research institute that performs ground-breaking cardiovascular research. Scientists at HRI have made a world-first breakthrough discovery linking, for the first […]

Are You Bogged Mate?

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Are you bogged mate? aims to boost awareness and start conversations in the community about the rising issue of depression and suicide rates among men in rural areas. We caught up with founder Mary O’Brien to find out more about the work they do. Mary was raised on the land, so she understands the diverse […]

Control Your Cholesterol

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Do you ever reach into the bag of hot chips and get your hand slapped away and nagged at to watch your cholesterol? What the hell is cholesterol anyway? Cholesterol is a type of fat found in all animal cells. And even though most of us have evolved past the chasing down prey and communicating […]

CS Health Opens New Facility

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Growing demand for occupational medical services has seen a new provider enter the Gunnedah region. CS Health, a business unit of Coal Services, officially opened its local premises on Tuesday, 6 September. Located on the grounds of the Gunnedah Hospital, CS Health will open for business on Monday, 19 September to provide services to mining […]