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Reviewed   8  April   2020      
The 1918 Spanish Flu infected approx 500 million people world-wide (about 27% of the then world population). It killed more than:
    (1) The Bubonic Plague 1347-51 (approx 38 million - that was 1 out of 2 Europeans alive at that time)
    (2) Total No of people killed in WW1 1914-18 (est 16 million)
    (3) Total No of people killed by HIV AIDS to date (est 32 million)
For more on the 1918 Spanish Flu    >>click here

Kidney Cysts can be associated with serious disorders that may impair kidney funcion. What are the Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment?                                             >>read more

Beat High Blood Sugar People with diabetes should be eating foods that lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol, plus reduce excess weight - some of the triggers that likely contributed to diabetes in the first place. We list 11 ways you can lower your high blood sugar.                                                >>read more

Diabetes is recognised as a serious global health problem, resulting in cardiovascular complications, eye and kidney diseases and limb amputations. Almost 1 in 4 Australians  25 years and older either has diabetes or pre-diabetes. It will be one of the major health problems facing the world in the 21st century.                                             >>read more

Kidney cyst

Halle Berry diabetes spokesperson

Breast is Best - Combating Infant Malnutrition Malnutrition problems in children under five are directly related to their diet since birth. Doctors agree that Breast feeding is by far the best method of feeding infants. Babies need breast milk from birth to 6 months of age - minimum.
   Ideally your baby should be breast fed up to 18 months.
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baby face
Meningitis - Bacterial, Viral, Fungal, Parsitic, Non-infectious
Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflamation of the protective membranes coverering the brain & spinal cord known as the meninges (men-in-jeez). Children under 5 years are most at risk.
   If Bacterial Meningitis is not treated quickly it can cause death within hours.
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MRI brain
MERS - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome MERS is a new respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Symptoms of MERS include; fever, coughing, & shortness of breath.
   Approx. 30% of people confirmed to have MERS have died.
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MERS virus
Medical Milestones of the 20th Century At the beginning of the 20th century life expectancy at birth in the UK was 45 years. Today however the average life expectancy for a child born in the UK is 81 for males and 84 for females. We investigate the advances in medical science in the past 100 years that have extended our life expectancy.                          >>read more

Alexander Fleming
Late-Life Exercisers are More Healthy than Elderly Non-Exercisers
Even if you only took up exercise later in life , your health will still benefit.
For those who remained active the chance of being a healthy ager was over seven times that of non-active participants                                        >>read more

Old man on bike
1918 Spanish Flu Also known as the Great Influenza Pandemic, the 1918 Flu and La Grippe, was possibly the most devistating epidemic in recorded human history. It was a deadly strain of the H1N1 influenza virus, killing 50 million plus, people in 25 weeks. Pope Francis proclaimed Fatima visionaries Jacinda and Francisco Marto, victims of the Flu, saints on 13 May 2017 ~ 100 years after their 1st vision of the Virgin Mary.           >>read more
Postman New York 1918
An Orange a Day Keeps Cancer at Bay Citrus fruit can inhibit the growth of tumours and reduce stroke risk; according to an Australian scientific study by the CSIRO. They found consuming citrus fruits could reduce the risk of mouth, larynx and stomach cancers by up to 50%.                      >>read more

Ten Tips for Dedicated Dieters Ten quick tips to help all of us struggling to loose weight. See the benefits of drinking tea before each meal. Essentials to keep in your fridge or pantry to provide healthy "Minute Meals". For more analysis on the most popular Diet programs click on >>Diet Analysis                 >>read more

Lady drinking tea
                                      Dr  RICHARD's  Desk
Dr Richard Tomlins MD has practiced medicine in Australia, Indonesia and Myanmar for more years than he cares to remember. We include some of his humorous and insightful articles for your edification and enjoyment.     >>read more

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This site is dedicated to those IABC Members & Guests who are no longer with us. Some of their images are represented on the pages covering 2005 to 2009.
We remember their laughter and good fellowship.

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  Britannia Bulletin  Download Duncan's latest free illustrated historical e-book Roman Britannia Bulletin #1 from Smashwords: click here >>

ANZAC 1975 Lone Pine 1975
Duncan's private pilgrimage to Anzac Cove and Lone Pine in May 1975
There were no tour buses in those days.
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>> view illustrations for dMAC Digest Vol 4 No 6 ~ Waterloo. The illustrations for the e-Book have been posted on this web site showing battle scenes, the main generals, plus some of their more coulourful subordinates, such as Dominque Larrey, Surgeon to Napoleon's Imperial Guard, and his 'flying ambulances'.

Culann - Warrior Monk View the illustrations for the historical e-novel by Duncan MacDonald "Culann - Celtic Warrior Monk". It is set in Ireland and Britain during the 7th century CE.