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Drugs in sport

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Asthma Issues: sport, travel, and pregnancy - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Many patients with asthma run into trouble when they play sport. They may also be concerned about the use of asthma medications when pregnant or travelling.

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

The World Anti-Doping Code in sport: Update for 2015 | Issue 5 | Volume 38 | Australian Prescriber

The World Anti-Doping Agency prohibits certain methods and drugs that may enhance performance, harm the athlete or violate the spirit of sport. Some may be...

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Kids' Health - Topics - Addiction - when you just can't stop

When someone first starts to use drugs, it is called substance abuse. We say someone is addicted to drugs when they have no control over whether they want to use the drug or not. That person feels that they HAVE to have that drug.

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Performance and image enhancing drugs - ADF - Alcohol & Drug Foundation

Performance & image enhancing drugs are taken by people with the intention of improving their physical appearance & to enhance their sporting performance.

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Sports and Activities | Epilepsy Action Australia

Seizures during sports activity are rare, and exercise may benefit those with epilepsy, but physicians, coaches & parents should know what to do if it occurs.

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Meldonium and the WADA Prohibited List | Issue 3 | Volume 39 | Australian Prescriber

Sports anti-doping

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Combining sport with type 1 diabetes: Alex's experience | myVMC

Elite athlete and type 1 diabetic Alex Kozeniauskas shares his experience on balancing the demands of type 1 diabetes with competition at the highest level.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Kids' Health - Topics - Cheating - at sport and games

All kids know about cheating. You might know someone who has cheated, you might know about someone who has cheated or you might think about cheating or cheat sometimes yourself. So what does it mean?

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Lifestyle Risks (31-64yrs) - Your Dental Health | Australian Dental Association

Smoking, drinking, poor diet, sports drinks and oral piercing all affect dental health. Information for Adults 31 - 64 years.

Read more on ADA – Australian Dental Association website

How far is too far - how far is too far: exercise

Exercise and sport are important parts of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Physical activity has benefits for your mental, physical and social health. However, for some people exercise can become an obsession which is anything but healthy.

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