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Breast reduction

This is an operation to make your breasts smaller. It’s only suitable for certain people. Learn more here.

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Strength training for beginners

Strength training is any form of exercise involving weights or resistance. Learn how it improves your physical and mental health.

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Weight loss and dieting

Many diets are promoted in Australia, but they don't all work. Follow a healthy eating and exercise plan and you're more likely to keep weight off long term.

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Running tips for beginners

Running can be a fun way to exercise. It can help keep you in shape and lose weight too. This article shows you how.

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Diabetes

Diabetes is a long-term condition where blood glucose levels become too high as the body either produces little or no insulin, or can't use insulin properly.

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Guide to bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off in the long term. Learn about the different types of bariatric surgery here.

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Obesity

Obesity is a term used to describe being overweight. It can lead to symptoms that affect your life. Learn about your BMI, treatment options and prevention.

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Physical activity guidelines for older people

Over-60s should try to be active every day. Here's how much exercise you need to stay mentally and physically strong and prevent conditions such as osteoporosis.

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Back pain

Back pain is common and affects most people at some point in their life. Learn about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

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CT scans - information for radiographers and medical imaging providers

Information to support medical imaging services undertaking specialised scanning on children and young people.

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