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Is Melbourne about to have another frankenfood moment?

Is Melbourne about to have another frankenfood moment? I only ask because of this, the so-called Tradie Slammer at new city venue Wonderpop. The Tradie Slammer burger. It’s a meat pie wedged inside a brioche bun, and it’s the creation of Raymond Capaldi. Chef Capaldi says he was inspired by something he ate when he […]

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Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 — Infants born addicted to opioids may be more likely to have smaller heads that might hinder their development, new research suggests. “Babies chronically exposed to opiates [during pregnancy] had a head size about a centimeter smaller” than babies born to moms not using drugs, said lead researcher Dr. Craig Towers. […]

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Coffee May Have Another Perk for Kidney Patients

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 — Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease? According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic kidney disease, a hike in daily caffeine intake appeared to lower their odds of an early death. The benefit remained “even after considering other important […]

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Yet Another Reason Why It’s Hard to Stop Smoking

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — Could losing their sense of identity be one reason why so many smokers find it hard to kick the habit? That’s the conclusion of new research out of Britain. “When people attempt to quit smoking, what they are really doing is attempting to bury part of their old identity and […]