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Inner City Legal Centre

Transgender people in Sydney will soon be able to access a range of free legal advice with the opening of Australia’s first legal service dedicated to issues affecting them. The not-for-profit Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC) has teamed with law firm Dentons to launch a pilot of the Transgender Legal Service on September 10. The …

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HRT

This week, I’m answering questions from QNews Magazine readers about gonorrhoea, breast cancer in trans women and butt implants. I was recently diagnosed with gonorrhoea, but I never have sex without condoms. How could this happen? Well you are not the first to ask this! Gonorrhoea is a very common bacterial infection, and it can …

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Midsumma Festival 2018

Mental health support services for young people in Gympie have received a boost with the opening of a new headspace centre this week. The service will provide young people aged 12 to 25 and their families and friends free and confidential for mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and work and study support. …

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Peach emoji

Anal problems are very common, but people are often too embarrassed to get help and let their problems grow before finally going to the doctor. Anal itch is a good example. If you have an itch that won’t go away, it could be due to dermatitis or sensitivity to soap, or it could be a …

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Health experts in New South Wales have warned of an outbreak of a multi-drug-resistant strain of Shigella among gay men around the state. Shigella is a bacteria that causes a bowel infection which can result in vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, fever and nausea. ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said infection takes place when tiny particles of …

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Condoms

The US government’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tweeted an apparently necessary reminder about condom usage: they’re single-use only. We’ve heard of reusable plastic bags, but this is ridiculous. “We say it because people do it: Don’t wash or reuse #condoms! Use a fresh one for each #sex act,” the tweet by …

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lifeline

By Anthony Jorm, University of Melbourne and Betty Kitchener, Deakin University Australia’s leading mental health organisations have launched a new campaign – #YouCanTalk – to encourage Australians to ask people they’re concerned about if they’re thinking about taking their own life or have made a plan to do so. This recommendation runs counter to commonly-held …

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LOWER BACK PAIN

Have you been suffering from short-term lower back pain or long-term lower back pain? Lower back pain is one of the most common health complaints which affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Lower back pain is a common contributor to taking time off work. For many, the back pain …

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A man clutches his stomach in pain and discomfort in this stock photo

No matter what time of year, there are always unpleasant tummy bugs doing the rounds, causing stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhoea. There are a few different bugs that can cause this. If you’ve been around a few other people who have had the same illness, especially if it came with fevers and headaches, you’ve probably …

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U equals U

An Australian study has found that successful daily antiretroviral therapy (ART) effectively stops the transmission of HIV between gay and bisexual men. The research supports the findings of previous studies showing that men on treatment for HIV with an “undetectable viral load” cannot pass it on to other people. The latest study, called Opposites Attract, …

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