e-cigs found to have ten times the cancer causing substances of tobacco

E-Cigarettes More Harmful Than Thought

New research from Japan shows that E-cigarettes have more that 10 x the cancer causing substances found in tobacco. As reported in Medical Observer: E-CIGARETTES contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists say, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking. A […]

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Vale Robin Williams: An important perspective on depression.

After the sad death of Robin Williams I found an interesting post by blogger Tom Hawking that highlights that depression is not particular sadness, but rather a profound sense of nothing. Depression isn’t about feeling sad, it’s about feeling nothing. And how do you fight nothing? As Hyperbole and a Half writer Allie Brosh wrote: The most frustrating […]

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Do You Know How Homophobia Feels?

Do you know how homophobia feels? Just this weekend I was camping with friends. The scene was idilic. We were in a wonderfully cosy house on the edge of a river in Sydney’s national park. As we sat drinking coffee on the verandah a group of young people, two girls, two guys went past in […]

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gonorrhoea on the rise

Gonorrhoea On The Rise In Australian Study

Gonorrhoea is on the rise according to a recent Australian study that notes the biggest rise has been within the gay community and other men who have sex with men. Importantly it’s vital to know that the high proportion of infections were found in either the throat or the anus. Unlike gonorrhoea in the penis with […]

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homophobic actions by Jetstar Staff

Jetstar Airways Homophobia

Can you imagine  what it would be like to arrive in a new city tired, keen to get to your final destination and your bag comes out with an airline manufactured homophobic taunt? For blogger “One Sleepy Dad” this was exactly his experience when flying with Jetstar Airline Australia. Utterly disgusted to find my luggage […]

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do you recognise these signs of drowning?

Can You Recognise The Signs Of Drowning?

Today I was alerted to an important article on how many people are not able to recognise the signs of drowning. While movies portray people thrashing, screaming and calling for help, Dr Francesco A. Pia reports that in real life the signs of drowning are very different. Dr Pia reports on what he calls “The Instinctive […]

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home renovation asbestos risks

Highlighting Home Renovation Asbestos Risks

Today I wanted to share a recent medical report highlighting the risk of home renovation asbestos exposure. Many of my friends are keen renovators however the article in Australian Medical Observer reports disturbingly low use of protective equipment to prevent exposure to asbestos. Asbestos exposure carries high risks of cancers like mesothelioma If you are […]

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e-cigarettes

Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

A recent study in London has found that E-Cigarettes, an electronic gadget that essentially delivers nicotine using the same motions as cigarettes, has been noted to help some people quit smoking. On one side of the room are those marketing the device stating that they are safer then regular cigarettes as they don’t have the […]

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