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Oxycodone prescriptions surge five-fold in 10 years

Video will begin in 5 seconds. More video Recommended Replay video What is oxycodone? Rabbitohs players Dylan Walker and Aaron Gray are believed to have had an adverse reaction to the prescription medication oxycodone, a drug used to treat pain. ...

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Call to curb 'junk' insurance policies that exclude private hospitals

Video will begin in 5 seconds. More video Recommended Replay video Private health leaves patient in the lurch John Grech had been paying private health insurance premiums for 20 years when his doctor told him he needed to be assessed ...

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Specific fruits and vegetables may prevent weight gain, say Harvard researchers

Video will begin in 5 seconds. More video Recommended Replay video Which fruits and veggies are most fattening? An extra serving of certain fruits and vegetables each day for four years can cause weight gain or weight loss. But which ...

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Bundaberg Rum advertisements on Dora The Explorer videos spark outrage

Video will begin in 5 seconds. More video Recommended Replay video Rum ad runs on Dora The Explorer video Just before Dora The Explorer begins her winter holiday adventure, children viewing on YouTube first watch an ad for Bundaberg Rum. ...

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Thousands of men abandoning controversial prostate cancer screening tests

Thousands of men are abandoning a controversial screening test for prostate cancer, causing diagnoses of the disease to plummet in Australia.  Some doctors have welcomed the trend, saying it will spare many men unnecessary diagnosis and damaging “over-treatment”, but others say ...

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New study tests whether healthy diets in the ACT are really more expensive than junk food

Pete Bromhead, from Jerrabomberra, with his boys Herby, 3, and Oscar, 1, shopping at Fyshwick markets. Photo: Rohan Thomson Junk food is widely assumed to be kinder to our wallet than nutritional food, despite its obvious health downfalls. Pete Bromhead✓ ...

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People who fidget live longer: study

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 6:33 PM Catherine Yeulet/Getty Images/iStockphoto Keep twiddling those thumbs — fidgeting is good for your health, according to a new study. Small, repetitive movements may help fight off the adverse health impacts ...

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Families caring for child with cancer struggle financially

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 6:40 PM iStock Caring for a kid with cancer is devastating — emotionally and financially. One in four families whose children were being treated for cancer lost more than 40% of their ...

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Company accused of ‘price gouging’ to drop $750 drug cost

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 8:54 PM @MartinShkreli via Twitter Hedge Fund Manager Martin Shkreli of Turing Pharmaceuticals raises the price on the drug Daraprim from $ 13 to $ 750. Michael Graae/For New York Daily News ...

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