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The last thing you see before you die

Our lives flash before our eyes when we get close to death. A MAN nearly died when he slipped and fell off a steep waterfall. As the man was spiralling to the ground, his life was flashing before his eyes, and a new study has claims that actually happens to …

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Medicine’s ‘grubby little secret’

Many in the medical profession feel shame about admitting to suffering from mental illness. IN THE year it has taken for me to finish my medical residency as a junior doctor, two of my colleagues have killed themselves. I’ve read articles that refer to suicide among doctors as the profession’s …

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Self-inflicted sickies bosses are sick of

On Studio 10, Alison Stephenson and the panel discuss whether taking sickies can impact your career. Courtesy: Studio 10/Channel Ten Sporting injuries have led 14 per cent of Aussies to skip work. Picture Mike Batterham SOME sickies you just can’t help. When the flu is doing the rounds, the only …

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‘I have a disease that shouldn’t exist’

China is grappling with a surge in black lung, which is a result of decades of coal-fired development. The world’s second-largest economy and top coal consumer is just starting to address the problem. A lung blackened and diseased by coal dust. WARNING: Graphic content. WHEN Stephen Mellor spluttered up a …

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Is this ‘no cake rule’ ridiculous?

Mmmm cake. Should we really be banning it at work for the sake of our waistlines? FOR my daughter’s fourth birthday, Kitty wanted to help me bake a cake, put pink icing on it and take it to daycare to share with her friends. We baked the cake and took …

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Is sport making you put on weight?

Who doesn’t love a few beers while watching sport? WHETHER you’re watching a live tennis or cricket match, or attending weekend games nothing screams summer more than a cold drink and an ice cream. Then a few hours later you’ve wolfed down a meat pie, fries, a bag of chips …

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The big problem with modern dieting

If you look at photos like this and think of jumping on the Paleo bandwagon, you should probably read on. ONCE upon a time there was an Empress (actually she was stay-at-home mother of two with delusions of grandeur) who obsessed excessively over what she ate and what she fed …

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What a healthy lunch box looks like

How to pack a healthy lunch for your child at school A healthy wrap for lunch along with a few fresh and easy snacks, makes for a good lunch box. And don’t forget the bottle of water. Picture: Kathleen Alleaume AS THE first few weeks of the school year get …

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Your modern first-aid kit

As ever, the best approach to sunburn is to prevent it happening. HERE are the latest tips on how to treat the most common and serious medical conditions so you’ll know exactly what to do if one strikes. BURN “The number-one solution for a burn is 20 minutes under cool …

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Punisher’s secret drug abuse history

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to slaughter every drug dealer and addict in the country, making way for death squads and encouraging vigilante killings. Dateline investigates what his tough justice really looks like. Rodrigo Duterte is flip-flopping over the question of his reported addiction to fentanyl. RODRIGO Duterte has …

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